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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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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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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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Pixmac offers a ‘New Deal’ for Microstock Photographers

After a pretty dismal showing from most microstock agencies during 2010, today the relative newcomer Pixmac has revised its contributor aggreement significantly. It’s built up a best-of-all-worlds policy which will really help them stand out from the crowd of relatively new agencies in the long term, and makes guarantees to photographers which I’m hoping will […]
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