Stock Photography’s Fatal Flaw

Posted on 12/8/2011 by Jim Pickerell | Printable Version | Comments (4)

Image creators need to recognize that the fatal flaw in the stock photography business model is that there is no way to control supply relative to demand. This was not a big problem in the 1990s when demand exceed supply, but that state of affairs will never happen again. As a result Stock Photography is and will continue to be a very risky business.


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