Category Archives: Interviews

Interviews with Leading Stock Photographers, Analysts and Agencies

Introducing: Kozzi Images

Quick interview with Dan Kosmayer, founder of a new agency kicking into gear: Kozzi.com I’m finding his heavy use of technology driving growth at Kozzi to be an interesting and positive approach for a new agency, so figured I’d share this interview since Kozzi is now accepting all contributors Bob: What’s the background on Kozzi? […]
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Understanding Microstock in a Mature Industry

Everyone lately seems to be talking about dropping RPIs and the increased efforts to be a successful microstock photographer. Well I recently put together this presentation for StockInRussia microstock conference (It was a fantastic event, if you weren’t there, you really missed out), so I thought I’d screencast it (ended up with a full 90 […]
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Technology & Stock Photos with Dreamstime’s Serban Enache

I thought I’d posted this interview earlier, so aplogies to picNiche readers and to Serban for not posting this sooner. An interesting interview by Dreamstime’s Serban Enache on technology and developments in the stock photography industry from Dreamstime’s perspective: Hi Serban. Please introduce yourself for those readers who may not know who you are. I’m […]
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The Future of Stock Photography with Veer’s Aaron Booth

Veer is the microstock marketplace from Stock Photography giant Corbis. Their site is sleek, modern, community-focussed and offers a simple submission process with reliable and consistent reviews. Veer content is well managed and clearly a lot of the experience from traditional stock photo marketing and client-management is finding it’s way into the site. Answering questions […]
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Stock Photos & Technology with Shutterstock’s Jon Oringer

Shutterstock is a leading provider of stock photos, illustrations, and footage, with a collection of 12 million crowdsourced images. Shutterstock specializes in subscription products and pioneered the model of stock photography on subscription. Answering questions on technology in stock photography and the future of the industry is Shutterstock’s CEO Jon Oringer: You’ve made some excellent […]
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Flexible Stock Photography in the Cloud with Cutcaster

Cutcaster have just launched a great-looking redesign to their site, the interface is lovely and clean, navigation is quick and easy, and the larger images across the site will surely make it more appealing to image buyers. If you’re not already on Cutcaster, you should head over and check it out John Griffin is the […]
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Online Marketing & The Future of Microstock with Yay Micro

YayMicro.com is an online marketplace where photographers around the world can sell their images directly to customers. YAY offer over 1 million Royalty Free images and illustrations, prices start at $1.50. The site is available in English, Chinese, Spanish, Dutch and Norwegian. Japanese, German, French, Danish and Swedish are available as search languages. YAY focus […]
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Interviews with me about picNiche and Microstock

There’s a lot of information on this blog and others about getting the most out of picNiche, and on my views of microstock, stock photography in general, and how to maximise your earnings, increase your exposure, and effectively research to improve your portfolio. As part of the series of interviews I’m running at the moment, […]
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The Future of Stock Photography with Ellen Boughn

Ellen has over thirty years experience in the stock business gained at such organizations as Dreamstime, Corbis, Getty (Stone), UpperCut Images, Workbookstock, The Image Bank and After-Image. She has a deep understanding of all stock photo markets including right’s managed and microstock. Ellen is a frequent speaker at PhotoExpo, CEPIC and UGCX, a member of […]
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The Future of Stock Photography with Pixmac’s Vita Valka

Hi Vita. Please introduce yourself for those readers who may not know who you are. Well I’m a designer from Prague. To have some fun I’ve changed sides the other day. Now I’m thrilled to be the head of the most innovative microstock agency. I love media and the meta language of it. You’re already […]
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