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Stock Performer: Best of the Best

Luis and Oliver from Stock Performer gave a fantastic presentation at Microstock Expo (if you couldn’t attend, the full conference videos should be online in the not too distant future, you should totally check them out, since I’m in there too ;)) and published their raw data and full analysis on a very thorough and […]
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GeoStockPhoto: The Marketplace for Geotagged Photos

Introducing a new and interesting agency to the stock photo community today: GeoStockPhoto. Geotagging isn’t all that new (flickr have been doing it for a decade), but using geo-tags (latitude and longitude embedded in each file) to help image-buyers find and purchase images certainly is. It’s something I hear from designers quite often that they’d […]
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Upload Speeds for 47 Microstock Agencies

I’ve been putting together a dataset to estimate wait times in the picWorkflow upload queues, and pulled out some data about the rates of agency’s FTP server receiving speeds. As expected, the agencies who accept footage have much faster connections than those who don’t, though a shameful showing from the networks of some of the […]
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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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picWorkflow gets image stats, free distribution and more…

The first phase of picWorkflow’s stats tools are now live on the site. There’s more to come, but already the stats tools can be used to improve your portfolio metadata, to distribute your images to more agencies, and to find out where your images may have problems and how to solve them. Agency Distribution Statistics […]
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Three awesome years of picNiche-ing

Well a couple of months behind schedule on this post (been working like crazy on picWorkflow lately), but picNiche was three-years old on June ’11 and I just wanted to give myself a little pat on the back and share some stats for the last 3 years: Almost half a million picNiche queries Around 5000 […]
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TOP 1000 Stock Photo Buyer’s Searches – THE List

I’m finally getting a decent dataset together to answer the burning question: What are stock photo buyers searching for? Here are THE top 1000 searches made by stock photography buyers over the last 6 months to 2 years. This data, and whatever else I can gleam from the various datasets I have (around half a […]
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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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