Michael Jay Fotograf Berlin

Selling photos across agencies

August 5, 2015
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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Facebook ads and why there is nothing sad about it

I happened to stumble across a post by fashion and portrait photographer Dani Diamond on Fstoppers about his experiences, opinion on (or actually disappointment with) interaction rates on Facebook vs Instagram¬†. His complains are something I hear almost every day. … Continue reading

October 2, 2014
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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Is Ello a platform to be on for photographers?

You must have been sitting in a deep hole in Antarctica if you haven’t heard about Ello yet. There has been a lot of hype within the last week. So I thought it might be time for all those who … Continue reading

March 14, 2014
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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Why image theft is such a big problem

Getty Images’ recent decision to offer free (as in “no money involved”) use of their images for non-commercial use and their rationale behind it cause me to think about the topic of image theft as a problem to photographers. There is obviously a lot of truth in it: We experience every day in the internet that images are being used without much consideration of the original source and their copyright status. Continue reading

March 7, 2014
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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Stock Photographers are Prisoners

In ancient history (the early 1990’s) I was at university, studying economics. One of the big topics was the game theory – a series of concepts simplifying how individuals act in a free economy (the theories are also used for … Continue reading