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Selling photos across agencies

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

August 19, 2016
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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From Zero to $100 a month with microstock in 2016

It’s been more than two years since I wrote How to make $200 from Shutterstock, iStockphoto or Fotolia?, my most read post up to date. A lot of little changes happened in those two years that add up. The libraries in … Continue reading

July 11, 2016
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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How many images do you need to make x dollars on Shutterstock, iStock, Fotolia?

I’m seeing the question “How many images do I need to make $ xxx?” in different variations being asked over and over again by stock beginners. I think, it is an important and good question because it shows that the … Continue reading

November 17, 2015
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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Paying models for photo shoots? How much?

There is an ongoing discussion amongst photographers which I just happened to see at three places within a week. So here is my take on the repeating question: How much do you pay your models? And what do you do if … Continue reading