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I’ve got a fairly successful set of images on Stocksy United that I license, around the theme of “The Clinic Exam Room”.  I’m also licensing a series shot “In the Hospital”.  Both were created in my studio, which is fine, but it always helps to go a step beyond if at [...]

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Submitting To Dreamstime

On September 25, 2014 By

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.

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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.

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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?

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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 Continue Reading

Every now and then, I like to take a break from image work and do a little scripting.  I see a lot of buyer and contributor confusion over all the changes coming to iStockphoto, so I put together this calculator in javascript.

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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=362716

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Now Licensing At Canva.com

On September 2, 2014 By

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.

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Summer is winding down, and the eyes in the sports world are not on professional teams or players, but the Little League World Series, along with its star female pitcher.  Coincidentally, I’m featuring a new image series, which is exclusively on Stocksy United featuring a youth baseball team.

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Time For Football Season

On August 13, 2014 By

Was that the crunch of leaves I heard?  The smell of bonfires?  The taste of pumpkin beer?  We must be coming upon Autumn, and that, of course, means football time here in America!  Today I just wanted to go back and highlight some of my past stock images that would be great for advertising during [...]

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