Posts by: Sean Locke

When “microstock” was born, it came about because of a frustration with the traditional stock houses and their tight membership.  From free sharing between designers, a combination of pricing and sales increases brought the industry to a place where contributors could earn a living with some hard work.  Now, photographers are experiencing the opposite with [...]

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This is great news.  Stocksy United has unveiled an innovation that makes life easier for buyers who license RF images, but end up with changing needs.  It’s the new “Upgrade Image” feature, and as far as I know, it’s exclusive to Stocksy.

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I love doing stock photos for the various holidays and celebrations around the calendar, and this portfolio update highlights my new Stocksy United exclusive series for Cinco De Mayo.  Sure, it’s just a “few” days away, but there’s still time to get your party on!

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It’s “Portfolio Update” day here on the blog, and today I’m featuring two new (short) series that are available exclusively at Stocksy United.  One features some adorable baby chicks to help herald in Spring, and the other series is for the Jewish holiday of Passover, which, by the way, begins the evening of [...]

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As you may have gleaned from my recent posts, I’ve been trying to get more “real” and “authentic” images into my stock image portfolio at Stocksy United.  One theme I’ve been trying to hit hard is the idea of “local businesses” or “craftspeople”.  Recently, I had the opportunity to team up with a [...]

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For this week’s portfolio update, I’m featuring a brand new series and a series from a few years back, both on Stocksy United, and both celebrating the Spring holiday of Easter.  It’s actually great timing, because one of the images was featured in today’s Stocksy United email promoting their Easter gallery.

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Several days ago, Getty Images announced that it was making a large portion of the creative work it represents “free” for certain “non-commercial” websites to use.  While many bloggers applauded the move on Twitter, most photographers across the internet decried the move, despite Getty’s comment to the contrary.   What should you [...]

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Recent events at iStockphoto and Getty Images have put iStock exclusive and non-exclusive contributors in a bind.  They are tied, financially, to a company that they no longer wish to support.  I’ve had some emails in my inbox with questions about the world outside of iStockphoto (for contributors).  Let’s look at some things to keep [...]

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Crazy winter!  I meant to get this portfolio update online yesterday, but with the 1/2 inch of snow we got (LOL), our district called a snow day, so I played with the kids instead.  Our forecasters are the worst!  So, today, I’m highlighting a relatively new series that can be found on Stocksy [...]

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New Stocksy Artist Pages

On February 28, 2014 By

Royalty free stock image agency Stocksy United rolled out a change to the artist profile/landing pages on the site, and boy, I think buyers are really going to dig this.  It really adds a new way to organically move around the site, brainstorming and discovering content you didn’t know you were looking for.

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