If you’ve been shooting all summer and haven’t had time to keep up with your reading here are links to a few stories you might want to check out as we move into the fall.
To begin, be sure to complete the recent Stock Photo Revenue Trends Survey
. Initial results show that two-thirds of the respondents have seen their annual revenue decline since 2010 with the most significant declines in the 2013 to 2015 period. However, 19% of respondents saw revenue growth of 20% or more between 2013 and 2015.
Gross 2015 revenue for 75% of the respondents was $40,000 or less. While this information is a good start, we need a lot more respondents to get an accurate and more detailed picture of what is happening in the industry.
Here are some recent stories you should read.
Understanding Which Stock Images Will Sell
Decision Time For RM Photographers
Changing World Of RM
New Image Marketing Strategy Needed
Rights Simplified Pricing: Alternative To RM
Is Simplified RM Really Needed?
Does RM Licensing Still Make Sense?
Distributor Sales Of Stock Images
Where Getty’s Headed In H2 2016
Over 97% Of Getty Visitors Come To Look At – NOT PURCHASE – Imagery
Aurora Photos Adapts To Changing Business
Stocksy: Impressive Growth
iStock Statistics: First Half 2016
iStock: Downloads Don’t Tell Whole Story
Shutterstock Q2 2016 Financial Results
Offset: Is This Premium Editing?
What Does Shutterstock Need For Growth?
Adobe Stock Adds Premium Collection
What Is “Commercial” Stock Photography?
Picfair Passes 3 Million Image Mark
Brooks Institute To Close
Is Studying Photography In College A Good Idea?