contributors who want to retain their detailed historical royalty data up to and including December 31st 2016
have 5 days left
before that data disappears from the iStock site. After January 31, 2017 Account Management will only offer 23 months of summary
historical royalty data. It’s critical that contributors download all the data they require from the iStock site as soon as possible.
In this business it is difficult to know what to shoot and what not to waste your time on, even when you’ve got data. When all data disappears its as one photographer says, “like throwing spaghetti at the wall to see what sticks.”
If earning a portion of your living from the time invested in producing stock pictures is important to you then you need your sales data. Would anyone producing a product in any other industry consider increasing production without some information about historic sales? As one reader said, “Increasingly, our industry seems to be aimed at non-professionals who take pictures without an expectation of remuneration.”