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Posted by Marianne Winther on October 1, 2013
If you use photography of any description in a commercial context and there's an identifiable person in the image, then you have to make sure that the photo has a relevant model release. Period.
Posted by Marianne Winther on August 19, 2013
Mobile photography, as stock, would not have been on your radar even 6 months ago, but its evolution in recent months has been rapid and there's no getting away from it now as a serious source of creative content. The next generation of photography, which is mobile, is upon us and it's here to stay.
Posted by Marianne Winther on July 1, 2013
More than ever, Brands are now looking at how they are perceived by their clients – are they "stiff", "staged" or just "too slick"?
Posted by Marianne WInther on April 24, 2012
My sole objectives with this open letter is to get a debate going across all the microstock blogs and forums and to help raise the profile of my new business, Pocketstock.
Posted by Russell Glenister on September 26, 2011
Before I get into what this is all about I would like to apologize for not posting a new article for some time. I've been on a health drive, doing a lot of running. To take it to it's final conclusion, it almost was for me, I decided to run one of those strong man races.
Posted by Russell Glenister on May 6, 2011
Most of us seem to feel our iPhones can run our lives but I may be taking it too far? I was following up on a recent interview with Kelly Thompson at iStocks Feast debate and party, held at the Getty Gallery 4th May, and thought I’d use a free Dictaphone app to record our session. Now to be honest, it was noisy in Spud You Like, or wherever we were drinking our Potato Lattes, but that’s no excuse for me only getting 30 seconds of speech on my machine.
Posted on April 26, 2011
There has been a lot of doom and gloom in the World economy recently - there still is - how has this impacted your start to the year? Things have certainly picked up from the economic lows of 2008. Today sales are very much inline with our expectations
Posted by Russell Glenister on December 9, 2010
An old friend, who, although she will remain nameless, runs a stock photography cross media company based in London, once told me about a phone call she got from her then Lawyer. He asked her for lunch. Nothing unusual about that although there was when she received, post lunch, a £1,000 invoice for time spent at said lunch.
Posted by Russell Glenister on October 11, 2010
I must admit to telling a lie, not for the first time but a lie all the same. I have spent the past couple of weeks, not just chuckling, but belly laughing at the mess iStock have got themselves into.
Posted by Marianne Winther on September 1, 2010
I asked three stock industry stalwarts, what they think will happen to expensive shoots. High-end production: Is it dead, or just sleeping? After all we haven’t seen any or much of it for a while now...
Here are the answers they gave.
Posted by Russell Glenister on August 1, 2010
At Which Stock Agency, we often enjoy looking at highly amusing descriptions we find on microstock sites. We’ve had so much fun doing it we thought it might be an idea to share some examples with our image buying public.
Posted by Russell Glenister on June 9, 2010
Both Yuri Gellar and his sidekick Andres Turner have been at CEPIC making known their ever so important views of bending things and losing millions on property ventures and of course Microstock, which happens to be their common interest.
Posted by Charlie Adams on May 19, 2010
When I first heard that Veer were planning give cash to microstock contributors, just for supplying images, I thought I had misheard. That was not the case. At the highest level Veer are planning give $1.40 for every accepted image and there is no upper limit, so they are serious.
Posted by Carol Stapleton, our resident Art buyer on March 2, 2010
When researching the latest in our ‘best of’ series, Boutique Photo Agencies, we really struggled, at first anyway. That’s not to say we struggled to find agencies that term themselves as boutique, or indeed that can be classed in this category. What we really struggled with was, a clearly defined set of quality characteristics.
by Carla Locke, our woman under the conference table, on January 26, 2010
I can’t say I am surprised by the Veer announcing (see full posting at bottom) that they are now bringing Microstock in from the cold, giving it a nice hot drink and asking it to go out and save the planet for Bill Gates’ image business, who own Corbis, who happen to own Veer. So, why is Veer merging Royalty Free with Microstock? As they relayed online to their contributors,
by Russell Glenister on January 17, 2010
Do you have time to shop around? If not, you should make time, as you could save over $350 per image purchased, that is, if you know where to look.
Take this average business image as an example; what do you think its worth? Do you believe $50 for a 6mb file, would be fair? What about $16 for a 11.8mb file? Yes, that would be better.
by Russell Glenister on January 16, 2010
This is the kind of question one might ask, why ask? There is reason to this questions supposed madness, believe me.
Firstly, do cheap images really offer good value?
Well yes, they can. However, if my knowledge of economics has taught me anything, it is that the production of cheap goods (images) comes at a cost. So in the case of stock photography, if the producer and reseller are both to make a profit this probably requires, either, low costs or very high unit sales, ideally both...&.."test"..'test
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