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June 27, 2014
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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Half Time Summary for 2014

The end of June also marks the half of the year. We have left winter and spring behind, enjoying the summer (if the weather is nice wherever you are) and the FIFA World Cup (if you’re into football). For stock … Continue reading

July 22, 2013
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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Exclusivity as found “only from iStock”

iStockphoto has put more emphasis on its “exclusive” images coming “Only from iStock” recently. Apparently this comes as a reaction to the founding of Stocksy United, a photographer owned agency which also represents quite a few of those artists that … Continue reading

July 8, 2013
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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How much does a microstock image really cost?

When it comes to microstock, often the same image can be found across different agencies and platforms. After our friend and¬†microstock superstar Sean Locke reported about the growing anger and confusion of clients about intransparent pricing, I¬†thought it might be … Continue reading

June 28, 2013
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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iStockphoto reducing image pricing and changes search results page

So, just after having executed the restructuring of their collection system, reducing the confusing 7 different price points to four, iStockphoto just announced (and executed) two more changes to their website: A reduction of prices for the low-end Main collection … Continue reading

May 14, 2013
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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iStock changing collections / price points – what I think about it

As iStockphoto announced in a Contributor newsletter yesterday, they are going to change the collections and price points.   Well, the basic idea behind this is that the old structure has grown over time with the addition of new collections … Continue reading