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Selling photos across agencies

April 2, 2018
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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What are concepts in stock photography and how to use them for success?

While in recent years, “authentic” seems to be the preferred buzz word in stock photography, there is another one that always sounds important but is kind of hard to grasp: Concept! It can mean so much or so little, depending … Continue reading

My #EyeEmPaid in 2017

May 4, 2017
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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I made $1,254.93 in four months with #EyeEmPaid, do you want to know how?

I have been writing this blog for four years, I have mentioned EyeEm a lot of times but so far I did not have a single article dedicated to them. That’s something totally uncalled for since they turned out to … Continue reading

March 24, 2017
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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Shutterstock shows sudden knee-jerk reaction on similar content

For some time now, and especially last year, there was a series of complaints brought forward by contributors about others pushing their serial images into searches and such blocking existing and other new content coming in. There certainly has been … Continue reading

February 22, 2017
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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New iStock/Getty ESP sales reports are the least transparent report you will ever see

“Increasing transparency” was what Getty Images announced in their second unification newsletter for iStock on November 15 of last year. Now the first report is available in their ESP system. You can download it as PDF which in my case … Continue reading