Michael Jay Fotograf Berlin

Selling photos across agencies

March 13, 2014
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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Getty ends Flickr partnership after five years

The stream of news seems not to end these days: After Getty had announced its new Embbeded Viewer and iStockphoto plans to start a new subscription offer, an email was sent out to Flickr contributors who were part of the Getty-Flickr partnership over … Continue reading

March 6, 2014
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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Shutterstock and the Facebook Deal

In August 2013, Shutterstock announced a cooperation with Facebook, allowing advertising customers to use Shutterstock images in their Facebook ads. I wanted to see what is behind this and how it works – both for the client and us contributors. So … Continue reading

Toddler taking a bath, by Michael Zwahlen, available in the SMART Collection at Westend61

January 8, 2014
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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Westend61 launches true smartphone image collection

My German macrostock agency Westend61 has just announced the formal launch of its newest collection: Images taken and processed with smart phones! Say hello to the SMART Collection. Well, this is not the first time an agency is making a … Continue reading

July 31, 2013
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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Summer Portraits, Some Tears and a Spotlight in the Dark

A few months ago, I was very excited to have signed a contract with a German macro agency, Westend61. However, it took me quite some time to start uploading images for sale. It is still quite a challenge to create … Continue reading

July 11, 2013
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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What size of microstock images do you need for your project, part I: Web & Electronic Uses

Which image size do you need for your project? A few days ago, I tried to find out how much licensing a single image at different microstock agencies would actually cost me. In the process I figured out that all agencies have … Continue reading