Change View Options:

Pond5 Relaunches Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC Plugin

By Jim Pickerell | 190 Words | Posted 6/23/2015 | Comments
Pond5 has re-launched its free Pond5 plugin for Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC which gives editors instant access to nearly 5 million royalty-free video and audio clips.

Shutterstock Partners With Penske Media: Editorial Imagery and Video Distribution

By Jim Pickerell | 390 Words | Posted 6/22/2015 | Comments
Shutterstock, Inc. and Penske Media Corporation (PMC) have agreed to form an alliance that will create and license entertainment and fashion images and videos to the world’s top media, publishing and creative companies. (Check out PMC brands and events.)

Unhappy With Image Pricing: Consider Picfair

By Jim Pickerell | 528 Words | Posted 6/22/2015 | Comments
Tired of giving up 70% to 80% (and often more) of what a customer pays to use your image to a distributor? Consider Picfair. Unhappy with the prices distributors are charging for your images and want more? Consider PicFair.

Authenticating And Protecting Cell Phone Images

By Jim Pickerell | 935 Words | Posted 6/18/2015 | Comments (1)
Suppose there was a smartphone app that automatically sent every image capture to the cloud and stored all the metadata including date, time and exact location down to within 100 feet or less of where the picture was taken. (Also imagine if camera manufacturers built that into cameras.) It's coming!

Microstock Image Revenue Will Decline

By Jim Pickerell | 562 Words | Posted 6/17/2015 | Comments (2)
Thanks to Adobe Stock gross microstock revenue will start to decline. Let me explain why. I estimate that about $143 million of Shutterstock’s 2014 revenue came from subscription and that there were about 114 million subscription downloads. It all those customers were to switch to Adobe Stock they could probably get all the images they need for $43 million or less and save $100 million annually. Check out the numbers.

Will User Generated Content Kill Stock Photos?

By Jim Pickerell | 573 Words | Posted 6/17/2015 | Comments (1)
Matt Munson, CEO of Twenty20, recently made the case for why User Generated Content (UGC) will be The Death Of Stock Photos. He argued that “stock photos do not depict reality” and that “brands that use them risk coming off as generic and out-of-touch” with consumers.

Adobe Stock Launched: Royalty Rates UP!

By Jim Pickerell | 779 Words | Posted 6/16/2015 | Comments
Adobe has launched [St] Adobe Stock as part of its Adobe Creative Cloud subscription offering. Creative Cloud customers are now able to launch Adobe Stock directly within CC desktop software such as Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop or After Effects, and add watermarked or licensed images to their Creative Cloud Libraries. This will allow them to access and work with images across multiple desktop tools.

Visual Connections Announces New York Conference

By Jim Pickerell | 313 Words | Posted 6/16/2015 | Comments
Visual Connections has announced the dates for its October conference in New York. This year Visual Connections New York 2015 will be on October 28th immediately following the DMLA (formerly PACA) Annual Conference that runs from Sunday October 25 through Tuesday the 27th. And if that isn’t enough photo related events for you PhotoPlus Expo will be October 22-24, 2015 at the Javits Convention Center.

Tracking Image Usage

By Jim Pickerell | 937 Words | Posted 6/15/2015 | Comments
LMKtag (also Lamark) has developed a relatively inexpensive system to embed tags, invisible to the naked eye, in digital images files. These tags link back to a LMKtag database that contains the image creator’s name and contact information as well as whether the image is available for licensing. The database can also include caption information and other metadata about the image and the creator can adjust this information at any time.

Does Anyone Like Your Photographs?

By Jim Pickerell | 690 Words | Posted 6/12/2015 | Comments
Photocrowd is a relatively new social media site (launched in September 2013) that is designed to encourage photographers to shoot more pictures, work on assignments, participate in contests, build cool portfolios and socialize with each other.

Free Stuff

Read More

Microstock

Adding Images To iStock: Contributor Trends
An increasing number of iStock’s most productive contributors seem to be pulling back on their production of new images. Of the 430 photographers and illustrators we have been tracking for more...
Read More
iStock Photographer And Illustrator Comparisons
Since 2009 I have been tracking the image downloads of some of iStock’s leading contributors. Beginning in 2012 I increased the number of individuals tracked on a semi-annual basis to 430. Whil...
Read More
Sales For iStock Leading Contributors Continue To Decline
Downloads for 430 of iStock’s leading contributors have continued their steady decline in the first half of 2015.  Getty had hoped that the launch of iStock subscriptions in April 2014 and...
Read More

Macrostock

Newzulu Signs Partnership With Alamy
Newzulu Limited (ASX: NWZ) is pleased to announce that it has entered a strategic partnership and content syndication agreement (Agreement) with Alamy. Newzulu’s crowd-sourced news archive will...
Read More
Masterfile Update
Several of my readers have differing opinions with regard to the meaning of the term “no exchange of equity” as it appeared in Masterfile’s May press release. I thought it meant tha...
Read More
Sourcing Images From Cell Phone Users
Should traditional agencies be making more of an effort to source images from cell phone users? Sixteen months ago Alamy introduced its Stockimo app and started accepting images into its collection t...
Read More

Education

HMH – Is $300 Per Picture A Deal?
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) has started requesting images directly from some very experienced stock photographers and offering them $300 for all-future-rights, including copyright, to any image t...
Read More
Pearson Education Sourcing Images Through Scoopshot
Scoopshot, the leading mobile platform for photo and video crowdsourcing, has partnered with Pearson. In an effort to reach out and engage millennials, Pearson is using Scoopshot to crowdsource photo...
Read More
Young Photographers Alliance Announces Resignation of President and Treasurer
President Bob Hendriks and Treasurer Deborah Free have quietly announced resignation from their Young Photographer’s Alliance (YPA) positions as of December 31st 2014.
Read More

Stay Connected

Sign up to receive our FREE weekly email listing new stories posted.

Follow us: Follow Selling Stock on FacebookFollow Selling Stock on RSSFollow Selling Stock on LinkedInTFollow Selling Stock on witter

Categories


About This Site


This stock photography news site focuses on the business side of photography with a special emphasis on stock photography. Our goal is to help photographers maximize their earnings based on the quality of their work and the commitment they are prepared to make to the trade. The information provided will be applicable to part-timers as well as full time professional photographers. We’ll leave it to others to teach photographers how to take better pictures.

Jim Pickerell launched his career as a photographer in 1963. In 1990 he began publishing a regular newsletter on stock photography. In 1995 the information was made available online as well as in print and was gradually expanded to a daily service. Click here for Pickerell's full biography.