Michael Jay Fotograf Berlin

Selling photos across agencies

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

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
Comments Off on How many images do you need to make x dollars on Shutterstock, iStock, Fotolia?

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
Comments Off on Paying models for photo shoots? How much?

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

October 21, 2015
by Michael Jay Fotograf
Comments Off on The Mobile Stock experiment continued

The Mobile Stock experiment continued

Two weeks ago, I decided to test the waters in “mobile stock”. What I call “mobile stock” is any kind of image licensing platforms that are mainly supplied through apps on my iPhone (or Android phones, of course). So let us take … Continue reading

October 13, 2015
by Michael Jay Fotograf
Comments Off on Making money from mobile smart phone images? An experiment.

Making money from mobile smart phone images? An experiment.

For maybe a bit more than two years, mobile sourcing of images for licensing to commercial and editorial customers has become a bigger topic. It’s hard to say where things started to get serious but when