Michael Jay Fotograf Berlin

Selling photos across agencies

December 28, 2016
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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My best selling images in 2016

In recent years, I decided to not publish overall numbers anymore. Still I often get asked to share at least some revenue details, and I have decided to occasionally publish image sales or royalties made from series and sub sets … Continue reading

October 25, 2016
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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How many stock images are subscription customers licensing effectively?

As a regular discussion point amongst stock contributors, there is a question how many images of their daily or monthly package subscription buyers of stock images at sites like Shutterstock, iStock or Adobe Stock are actually using. Reverse engineering subscription … 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

December 3, 2015
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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Shutterstock drops initial review for contributors

As announced yesterday in their contributor forums, Shutterstock has decided to virtually remove their initial acceptance review for new contributors. The official line is that you only need “1 out of 10 images accepted” while it was “7 out of … Continue reading