Is there a Price War in Microstock?

By Lee Torrens Every now and then someone asks the question: is there a price war in microstock? I always say that there isn’t, but there’s occasionally some debate. Let’s explore. What is a Price War? It is said a price war exists when companies continually lower their prices to keep up with their competitors(…)

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The Mightiest Monarch!

The Mightiest Monarch!

By Cathy Aron Without doubt, the English Tudor King, Henry VIII must be one of the most famous. And this week we are commemorating Henry¹s birthday. Head of the Tudor dynasty, he had an unequalled and mostly turbulent personal life – six wives in total, many mistresses, and because of his fixation on having a(…)

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Shutterstock announces changes to Contributor Terms

Shutterstock announces changes to Contributor Terms

By Amos Struck In an email and their Terms of Service (ToS), microstock agency Shutterstock has announced changes to their Terms of Service (ToS) for contributors which will take effect on July 29th, 2015. Lowered payout threshold to $35 The headline of the changes as highlighted by Shutterstock is a reduction in the minimum they(…)

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Scenes from the Street

Scenes from the Street

By dinahhillsdon Street photography’s popularity lies not only in the dynamism and energy of its subjects, but also the stories that remain partially complete allowing every individual to create their own interpretation of the shot: ‘who they are?’, ‘what they’re doing?’, ‘what are they thinking?’ etc. New York City based photographer David Lykes Keenan’s book(…)

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Dreamstime Offers Enhanced Value for Subscribers

By Cathy Aron Dreamstime Offers Enhanced Value for Subscribers by Removing Daily Image Download Limits and Allowing Transfer of Unused Downloads Active Users Can Now “Roll Over” Previous Daily Quota Limit to a Monthly Quota Based on their Subscription Level to Better Accommodate Users’ Busy Schedules NASHVILLE, TN (— Dreamstime, the world’s largest community in(…)

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Shutterstock Updates Contributor Terms of Service

By Lee Torrens Shutterstock has announced some changes to their contributor Terms of Service, with the changes detailed on their contributor blog. Here’s the highlights: Lower Payout Threshold The new minimum balance to withdraw royalties (and referral commissions) is $35, down from $75. This means newer and smaller contributors can receive payments more regularly, and(…)

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New Guide! Film Photography in a Digital Age

New Guide! Film Photography in a Digital Age

By Allen Murabayashi The resurgence of interest in film photography is more than just nostalgia. There is still an ineffable quality to film. The physical tangibility combined with a slower, more intentional process has attracted a new generation of photographer to augment the stalwarts. We love film, and we’re constantly amazed at the companies, entrepreneurs(…)

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