Tag Archives: stock photography

Filesize and Resolution of Images Distributed for Microstock

Just a quick reference post to share some charts showing the most common file sizes and resolutions of images (photos and illustrations) distributed by Microstock contributors through picWorkflow. File sizes of JPEG images distributed to microstock agencies Interesting to see that 80% of files are 10meg or less, and on a steep curve. Whereas the […]
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Welcome to 2012 – picNiche State of the Union

Here we are heading into 2012, and with picNiche heading for 4 full years it’s looking like an exciting one to come 🙂 To mark the new year, I figured it would be a good time to talk a bit about what makes up the entire suite of ‘picNiche’ now, to brag a bit about […]
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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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Where do Independent Microstockers Submit?

Just a quick post today to take a look at some stats from picWorkflow on which Microstock agencies are commonly used (and in what proportion) by microstock photographers. (using Google Docs interactive charts so if the spaces below are blank, wait a few seconds and refresh) First up… the share of all picWorkflow accounts which […]
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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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TOP 10 Tips for New Microstock Photographers

If you’re new to stock photography in general, or even if you’re a seasoned traditional-stock veteran and looking to move into selling your images through microstock photography agencies, there are a few simple tips your really should keep in mind as you start. There are many who will tell you you’re already too late to […]
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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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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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