As an “independent contributor”, I am constantly looking for opportunities to expand my distribution of stock images. This week, I’ve decided to take a look at Dreamstime, and I found that while support is helpful, the uploading process is quite painful. So, I’ve written a greasemonkey script to help the process along.
With their recent changes, iStockphoto has essentially left smaller buyers (the occasional buyer, small businesses, churches, students, etc.) in the dust. Read more on this “strategy” here: http://www.michaeljayfoto.com/agency-news/the-new-istock-is-live/ . The buyers aren’t being quiet about their discontent.Continue Reading →
iStockphoto is currently having downtime and is unavailable because they’re putting into place their new pricing/credit/purchase scheme. At the time of this writing, I believe it’s been down about 9 hours so far. If you’re needing an alternative for licensing royalty free stock photos, may I offer some alternatives?Continue Reading →
Autumn is almost here, and that means it’s almost time to disguise your children and send them out into the streets foraging for chocolates and sweets. Of course, Halloween is coming! Today, I’m going to show how to put together a spooky front door for the Trick-Or-Treaters for a few bucks. You can license […]Continue Reading →
iStockphoto made an announcement to contributors today, and it’s sure to make some buyers happy, some buyers angry, most, if not all, contributors angry, and pretty much everyone confused. You can read the announcement here: http://www.istockphoto.com/forum_messages.php?threadid=362716Continue Reading →
There’s a cool new web based design tool on the block, and it’s called Canva! This Australia based website gives beginning through advanced designers a way to design online without using complex desktop tools, combining stock photography and other elements to come up with an end product without going overboard on cost.Continue Reading →