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Selling photos across agencies

January 4, 2017
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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Tax Forms W-8BEN at Shutterstock, Adobe Stock, Fotolia or Dreamstime

Every contributor faces this at the start, and many will have received a new message to renew it these days: The tax forms at the big US based microstock agencies. So let’s have a quick look at how to fill … Continue reading

December 30, 2016
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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Stock photography and me in 2017

In the last few days, I published a list of my best selling images in 2016, and a very detailed look back at how the year went for me. Now let’s take a look forward to what I plan to … Continue reading

August 13, 2015
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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The one sentence that scares me in Shutterstock’s quarterly results

As a company listed on the public stock market, Shutterstock Inc. is the only microstock agency that allows us some insights into the market based on the numbers they have to publish in their quarterly results statement. In the most recent … Continue reading

January 7, 2015
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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Another year has passed – thanks for 2014

Last year, I have written my look back to the first year of “independence” as well as an outlook to the second year at the end of January. As my exclusivity with iStock ran out at that time, it was logical. … Continue reading