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Selling photos across agencies

April 2, 2018
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What are concepts in stock photography and how to use them for success?

While in recent years, “authentic” seems to be the preferred buzz word in stock photography, there is another one that always sounds important but is kind of hard to grasp: Concept! It can mean so much or so little, depending … Continue reading

June 2, 2017
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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What are Model Releases you need for selling stock images

When starting to upload your images for licensing, be it on Shutterstock, EyeEm or Adobe Stock, lots of people will soon get feedback that they are required to upload model releases for certain images. This seems to be a widely … Continue reading

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