Future Of Stock Photography

Posted on 6/7/2018 by Jim Pickerell | Printable Version | Comments (2)

If you’re a photographer that counts on the licensing of stock images to provide a portion of your annual income the following are a few stories you should read. In the past decade stock photography as a business has declined dramatically. There is little hope that the situation will improve.

If stock photo earnings are important to you then it is definitely time for you to carefully consider your options moving forward.

I have offered a few suggestions of things stock agencies might do to grow revenue and give photographers who approach stock photography as a business a better chance to earn a reasonable return for the time and money they invest. However, as you will see from these stories, there is very little likelihood that any of these ideas will be implemented.

Know Your Return Per Image     5/31/18
http://www.selling-stock.com/Article/know-your-return-per-image

Stock Image Production Costs       6/4/2018
http://www.selling-stock.com/Article/stock-image-production-costs

Competing With Amateurs      6/6/2018
http://www.selling-stock.com/Article/competing-with-amateurs

How Many Unique Images Licensed Annually      6/11/18
http://www.selling-stock.com/Article/how-many-unique-images-licensed-annually

Disrupting Stock Photography        6/14/18
http://www.selling-stock.com/Article/disrupting-stock-photography

Is $1.00 Per-Image, Per-Year Enough?      5/14/18
http://www.selling-stock.com/Article/is-100-per-image-per-year-enough

Can Getty Raise Prices?   5/24/2018
http://www.selling-stock.com/Article/can-getty-raise-prices

Why Creators Are Dissatisfied With Getty     12/13/2017
http://www.selling-stock.com/Article/why-creators-are-dissatisfied-with-getty

Growing Revenue In The Future    4/6/2018
http://www.selling-stock.com/Article/growing-revenue-in-the-future

Growing Revenue At Shutterstock       2/17/2018
http://www.selling-stock.com/Article/growing-revenue-at-shutterstock

ShutterStock financial Results      2/22/2018
http://www.selling-stock.com/Article/shutterstock-2017-financial-results

Pursuing A Stock Photography Career     2/8/1018
http://www.selling-stock.com/Article/pursuing-a-stock-photography-career

Getty Promotion Offers 31% Discount    12/12/2017
http://www.selling-stock.com/Article/getty-promotion-offers-31-discount

Do We Need Floor Prices?      5/15/2018
http://www.selling-stock.com/Article/do-we-need-floor-prices

Escalating Price Based On Demand    5/10/2018
http://www.selling-stock.com/Article/escalating-price-based-on-demand

Getty Reports 2006 Results    1/31/2007
http://www.selling-stock.com/Article/getty-reports-2006-results

Return Per Image At Getty     11/21/2006
http://www.selling-stock.com/Article/return-per-image-at-getty-0

Blockchain Fairy Tale       5/2/2018
http://www.selling-stock.com/Article/the-blockchain-fairy-tale

Microstock.top Info
Stock Photo Production: Asia And Eastern Europe Dominate     1/5/2018
http://www.selling-stock.com/Article/stock-photo-production-eastern-europe-asia-do

Shutterstock Stats    2/8/2017
http://www.selling-stock.com/Article/shutterstock-stats

iStock Top Contributors Adding Fewer Images     1/5/2016
http://www.selling-stock.com/Article/top-istock-contributors-adding-fewer-images

iStock Photographer And Illustrator Comparisons    1/6/2016
http://www.selling-stock.com/Article/istock-photographer-and-illustrator-compariso-0


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Jim Pickerell is founder of www.selling-stock.com, an online newsletter that publishes daily. He is also available for personal telephone consultations on pricing and other matters related to stock photography. He occasionally acts as an expert witness on matters related to stock photography. For his current curriculum vitae go to: http://www.jimpickerell.com/Curriculum-Vitae.aspx.  

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