LookStat announced it is offering a free trial of its new microstock
keywording and uploading services to stock photographers who are active in
“We’re committed to creating technology and services to enable stock
photographers to streamline their workflow and to spend their time on what
they do best – creating great images,” said Rahul Pathak, LookStat’s
CEO & Founder.
LookStat offers the following services:
• Keywording – IPTC-embedded title, description and 30-50 keywords that
are SEO friendly and microstock compliant.
• Retouching – All image post-processing including RAW conversion, color
correction, cleanup and logo removal.
• Uploading & Submission – Uploading and submission of images to up to 10
microstock sites. This includes complete management of the submission process
including upload quotas, model release attachment and resubmission.
• Anal... (more)
I am very excited to show you up some initial results of our hard work for
quite a long time. Pixamba.com opens it doors for the contributors and image
buyers. You are warmly welcome to join us and start selling your photos and
illustrations with Pixamba. We offer high resolution stock images at very
affordable prices and we are here, online and offline for any question or
suggestion you may have.
Original post blogged on Pixamba Blog.
E' arrivata oggi la Fotolia Newsletter *Avviso Importante - Moduli e
Informazioni sulle trattenute fiscali*
Premettendo che non sono un fiscalista, vorrei sintetizzare la questione
relativa ai contributors singoli residenti in paesi che hanno accordi fiscali
con gli USA (come l'Italia) e raffrontarla con altre già affrontate.
Vi rimando al già pubblicato post Fotolia Tax Center per le modalità di
compilazione online del modulo W-8BEN, con il quale si certifica di:
risiedere in un Paese nel quale vige un trattato fiscale con gli USA
Dalla newsletter di Fotolia si legge:
I residenti all'estero che abbiano inviato un modulo corretto e convalidato,
non sono soggetti a imposte sulle vendite al di fuori del territorio USA.
Inoltre non è richiesto un numero ITIN (Individual TaxPayer Identification
Number) I residenti di un Paese che rientri tra quelli con Trattato fiscale
CEPIC 2010 New Media Conference: Yuri Arcurs
Versione Italiana in coda al post
This is the first of a series of posts about the recent CEPIC New Media
Conference, stay tuned.
Yuri Arcurs - CEPIC New Media Conference
The New Media Conference was opened by Yuri Arcurs, the top-selling
microstocker, who presented his career and outlined some aspects of the
future of this industry.
The beginning of the stock photography journey of the current
“Mr.Microstock” dates from 2005:
shoots stock for fun and as a hobby while studying psychology at the
University used friends as models 50$ budget for photo shoot 500 total images
for sale on Shutterstock
Then Yuri has begun to study the subjects that sell more, what are the best
themes, the body language that “works” and the most successful models.
© Yuri Arcurs – Fotolia.com
This picture “Young girl eating apple and carrying set of... (more)
Stock Photography on Ulitzer
Got a digital camera? Now you can earn money selling your pictures on the
If you have a good eye and if you are a creative person, you can generate
very nice monthly income by selling your pictures on stock photography web
sites. In a month or two you will start collecting monthly PayPal transfers
for few hundreds bucks from any agency you decided to work with.
You probably can not live from a few hundreds bucks a month, but come on –
at least it pays you back for all that nice and expensive photographic gear
you have purchased last year, and pays back quit fast. I truly love online
stock photography phenomenon, since it is the first in the world and probably
the only business model which allows amateur photographers like you and me to
earn some money from they lovely hobby. In fact, if you are a talented
photographer and you ... (more)
Pixamba CEO David Mail launched today Stock Photography topic on Ulitzer.
David Mail is a CEO of Pixamba Ltd (http://www.pixamba.com), a royalty free
stock photography agency and media services company. Pixamba offers
microstock and midstock images at affordable prices starting from
$0.75/image. Pixamba is also a developer of ProStockMaster software
(http://www.prostockmaster.com), the first in the world desktop workflow
management application for contributing stock artists.
Stock photography consists of existing photographs that can be licensed for
specific uses. Publishers, advertising agencies, graphic artists, and others
use stock photography to fulfill the needs of their creative assignments.
A customer who uses stock photography instead of hiring a photographer can
save time and money, but can also sacrifice creative control. Stock images
can be p... (more)
So, the first week "on the air" went very well. Not an easy week, but
We rapidly increase our midstock and microstock collection of royalty free
images and this keeps our hands busy all the time. The infrastructure we
choose for www.pixamba.com is extremely versatile and can be adjusted
according to the system load and storage capacity. Since both the load and
the images collection growth all the time, and fast, we work around the clock
ensuring high system uptime and short response time.
It seems that we are on the right way: the response time of the system is
very good even now and it is going to be even faster soon, when we'll do some
more IT & development work.
Meanwhile, our editors receive daily hundreds of adorable new royalty free
photos and illustrations like this one:
Thank you all, our new customers for your support ... (more)
The number of submissions grows daily, hope it will keep going this way.
The MIN upload size went down from 6 MP to 4 MP, thus helping our
contributors to submit many stock illustrations that were prepared for other
stock agencies at smaller sizes. We also have found and fixed a few site
issues, including MS IE tricks with our categories tree.
Original post blogged on Pixamba Blog.
What are the most popular microstock clichés? Let’s discover them through
Fotolia. We can visit the Fotolia’s “from this month Best Sellers” page
(here a screenshot)
Fotolia’s Bestsellers page
or we can browse round the Top Selling contributors portfolios to know them
and to see what are their most popular works. A special thanks to Amos Struck
for his Microstock Photo Plugin for Wordpress that let me buy and insert, in
a few clicks, all the Fotolia’s pictures of this post, directly with
caption, referral links, title, alternate text.
Multi-ethnic pile of hands © Yuri Arcurs #5270375
A classic pile of hands, people formally dressed, business team concept.
Full Yuri’s porfolio
© Yuri Arcurs – Fotolia.com
business team work © Andres Rodriguez #4665940
Business work team concept with the addiction of another great cliché:
Full Andres’ Portfolio
© Andres Rodriguez... (more)
NEW YORK, NY, December 22, 2009 – Fotolia is part of a handful of companies
that grew during the global recession, and this month, the online image
provider celebrates its fifth anniversary. During 2009, the company saw its
online library double to over 8,000,000 images and nearly 2 million images
were downloaded every month. Since December 2006, membership increased nearly
10-fold, with over 1.5 million people worldwide now signed up to the site.
CEO Oleg Tscheltzoff explains the secret to Fotolia’s success: “Sourcing
photos, vectors, and videos that are legal for commercial and promotional use
from the most talented artists around the world has enabled Fotolia to
provide incredible value. Designers, marketing, and creative professionals
traditionally paid upwards of $500 per image in the past. Fotolia offers the
same quality and usage rights starting at $1.”
Fotolia launches a strong operation to attract “big” contributors. With
the slogan “Gain instantaneous recognition with Fotolia!”, Operation
Level Ground gives artists the freedom to upload their existing portfolios to
Fotolia and receive equivalent download ranking. Artists have the chance for
their achievements to be recognized by increasing earnings while enhancing
their global profile.
For those who have sold microstock in the past, Fotolia will recognize their
download sales from other services. For those who have sold “macrostock”
and traditional stock photography, Fotolia will recognize their lifetime
sales as equivalent to download sales.
Non-microstock Sales to Rank Conversion $15,000+ in image sales obtains
Fotolia Gold Rank $65,000+ in image sales obtains Fotolia Emerald Rank
$100,000+ in image sales obtains Fotolia Sapphire Rank
For example: $15,000 in ... (more)