I started this blog on December 31, 2008. After initially being hesitant of the Microstock market, I decided to test the waters. So far I’ve had mixed results and a very sharp learning curve. It seems clear to me that
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They live somewhere where it always snows, they hardly get out and you may never actually see one, but if you do, and more so if you are actually considering seeing one on a regular basis, consider this before getting romantically involved.
Having said all that, I suspect that there are a fair few stock image contributors who would love the job. A few years ago I discovered a job ad. for microstock reviewers, I posted the ad. here and it received a surprising amount of views.
Google Trends shows that Getty Images and iStock are just not trending like they used to, while Shutterstock is in favour, at least for now..
A lot of people enter microstock believing it will be a breeze, many microstock sites make joining as a contributor fairly easy and I think this helps in misleading people..
There has been a lot of speculation in the last 24 hours after people noticed a crown symbol (indication of an exclusive member) on Yuri's istock profile. To stem the speculation he has just announced this..
I think many photographers will be able to relate to this story, so it's worth sharing here. Enjoy the read.
Tens of thousands images have been removed from iStockphoto in a coordinated protest by photographers. Deactivation Day on iStock was held on February 2, many photographers deactivated their images before this date.