State Of Stock Photo Industry: 2013

Posted on 10/17/2013 by Jim Pickerell | Printable Version | Comments (0)

If you’re looking for an overview of the state of the stock photo industry as of October 2013 the stories listed below are a good place to start. Regular readers of Selling-Stock will have seen all this information before. For them, there is nothing new here although some of the stories were published in the last two weeks. If you’re looking for data and analysis – both current and historical – these stories are worth examining.

Size Of The Market

Survey Results: Global Stock Image Revenue

Stock Photo Market Statistics

General Market Trends

Stock Photography Future Growth Potential

Changing Photography Business

Decline in Return Per Image

Useful Photo Statistics and Trend Information – February 2011

Getty Images

Getty Facing Possible Debt Ratings Cut By Moody’s

Can Getty Take Market Share From Shutterstock?

Thinkstock vs. Shutterstock

Getty Strategic Decisions

Getty Statistics

Getty Images 2011 Revenue: Creative Stills Decline

Goldman Sacks 2007 Projections For Getty

Return Per Image At Getty – 2003 through 2007?


What Is Midstock?

Getty’s Midstock Revisited

iStock Earnings Per Download

iStockphoto Cuts Prices

Download Trends

Is Adding Images to iStock Worth The Trouble?

iStockphoto Sales History


Is Shutterstock’s Valuation Realistic?

Shutterstock Images Available Free To Facebook Advertisers

Shutterstock/Facebook Agreement: New Update

Shutterstock Q2 Revenue

Yuri Arcurs

Yuri Speaks

Crowdsourced Future

Is Crowd Sourced Photojournalism The Future?

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