Tag Archives: stock photos

Stock Photo Research Tool Rebuilt

Update: Moved to a new host. Send me feedback if you want this tool to stay up and running. I’ve built a new research tool prototype with new tech, to help you find ideas/topics/subjects for your stock images, i.e. what to shoot. The old one was hitting the database too hard, and built on difficult […]
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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 […]
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When do Microstock Photographers Upload Images?

For at least as long as I’ve been involved with microstock I’ve been running into forum posts and being sent emails asking when should microstock images be uploaded/submitted for two specific reasons: 1) The best time for reviewers to be ‘generous’ with acceptance. 2) The best time for accepted images to appear in front of […]
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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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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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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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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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