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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

October 27, 2016
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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6 other places to sell your photos online

There have been some discussions about the possibilities we as photographers and stock photo contributors have when agencies make changes to¬†our disadvantage. I often hear “well, we don’t have much choice, do we?”, sometimes hidden behind other reasoning. Well, while … 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 26, 2014
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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iStock changes payment schedules

In a forum post and email sent out to contributors, iStock/Getty have announced another major change for contributors. Actually there are two major changes: First of all iStock is now also formally be replaced by Getty Images as our contract … Continue reading