Yuri Arcurs Elite Academy Program

Posted on 1/12/2016 by Jim Pickerell | Printable Version | Comments (0)

Yuri Arcurs, one of the most successful stock photographers in the world, is running another of his photographer training programs in Capetown, South Africa. This program is for 17 to 24-year-olds that are highly competitive, goal-oriented and have strong entrepreneurial and creative characteristics. Candidates must survive a two-week Boot Camp beginning February 1, 2016. (This is not marine training, but it will be an intense experience to determine what the candidates know and how quickly they learn.)

This fifth Elite Academy Program is a privately funded program that runs for two years. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity to get photography training from a leading expert, travel to exotic locations, and acquire working experience through interactions with real projects, clients and top models. The deadline for applications is 17 January 2016. For more information check out this link.
Below you will find some information concerning Yuri’s iStock production and sales and the sales of a few top photographers who have either gone through earlier Academy programs programs or worked with Yuri.

  Year   Downloads Downloads Downloads Downloads   Maximum Downloads Maximum
People Start   End 2012 End 2013 End 2014 End 2015   Downloads In 2 Years Downloads
                End 2015   In 2015
PeopleImages 2014       7,100 38,000   38,000 38,000 30,900
Yuri 2013     35,000 70,000 85,000   86,000 51,000 16,000
Yuri Arcurs 2005   1,400,000 1,500,000 1,500,000 1,600,000   1,700,000 200,000 200,000
laflor 2006   240,000 260,000 270,000 280,000   290,000 30,000 20,000
kupicoo 2009   100,000 140,000 160,000 180,000   190,000 50,000 30,000
Squaredpixels 2009   88,000 120,000 140,000 160,000   170,000 50,000 30,000
shapecharge 2004   100,000 110,000 120,000 130,000   140,000 30,000 20,000
gradyreese 2007     59,000 67,000 73,000   74,000 15,000 7,000

    Images Images Images Images Images   Images Images Images
People Country End 2011 End 2012 End 2013 End 2014 End 2015   Added Added Added
                In 2013 In 2014 In 2015
PeopleImages South Africa       14,862 21,505     14,862 6,643
Yuri Canada       77,925 77,914   77,925 77,925 -11
Yuri Arcurs South Africa 9,968 11,962 26,665 67,434 89,949   14,703 40,769 22,515
laflor Denmark 11,735 15,784 3,435 9,131 14,427   -12,349 5,696 5,296
kupicoo Spain 5,927 9,168 10,710 12,837 15,309   1,542 2,127 2,472
Squaredpixels Denmark 6,339 11,208 14,608 17,014 21,699   3,400 2,406 4,685
shapecharge Denmark 6,655 9,516 3,564 7,241 12,663   -5,952 3,677 5,422
gradyreese USA     4,313 7,712 11,157   4,313 3,399 3,445

People Link
PeopleImages http://www.istockphoto.com/user_view.php?id=11721662
Yuri http://www.istockphoto.com/user_view.php?id=10204782
Yuri Arcurs http://www.istockphoto.com/user_view.php?id=629407
laflor http://www.istockphoto.com/user_view.php?id=922921
kupicoo http://www.istockphoto.com/user_view.php?id=5074146
Squaredpixels http://www.istockphoto.com/user_view.php?id=5074674
shapecharge http://www.istockphoto.com/user_view.php?id=321121
gradyreese http://www.istockphoto.com/user_view.php?id=1846989

See here for more information about Yuri’s 2012 Boot Camp.  Also see this video.

Copyright © 2016 Jim Pickerell. The above article may not be copied, reproduced, excerpted or distributed in any manner without written permission from the author. All requests should be submitted to Selling Stock at 10319 Westlake Drive, Suite 162, Bethesda, MD 20817, phone 301-461-7627, e-mail: wvz@fpcubgbf.pbz

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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