Shutterstock new prices for “high volume” sales is an answer to price wars

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Not that long time ago we were writing that stock footage prices will go lower and lower because of many contributors stupid decision selling their works on low priced agencies. Because other agencies want to be competitive against such dumping prices

DJI Phantom 4 is a great drone for video stock footage but…

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We’ve been flying with DJI drones since it released the DJI Phantom 2 where GoPro 3 camera was needed. Later it could handle GoPro 4 too, which recorded 4K resolution footage from the sky. Now we are using DJI Phantom

iStockphoto / Getty Images admiting defeat and inviting people to contribute

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This could just be a rumor or badly interpreted information, but there is a source saying that almighty iStockphoto / Getty Images is in their last heartbeats and is using most sneaky tactics to save itself from miserable death. They

President Vladimir Putin stock footage six years after visit in Slovenia

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Shooting video stock footage is a future investment. This surely shows up nicely with some of our footage selling 6 years after gathering many inches of dust. Russian president Vladimir Putin visited Slovenia in 2011, when we were part of

Professional stock footage sell more than everyday lifestyle themes?

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Stock footage industry has more levels of quality media. But their sales depends from buyers use. Not every company is searching for best and most creative media to tell their story or fill some blank spots in their video projects.

January 2017 favorite stock footage sales via all stock agencies

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Year 2016 wasn’t that bad with sales income from stock footage. There was constant improvement on some websites and there were few disappointments on others. We had big hopes from Dissolve to catch up at least with Pond5 sales and

Shutterstock 2017 March number of sales rise but income is worse

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In the last post about “Shutterstock number of sales rise but income is lower” we mentioned that number of sales are rising, but our income not that much. We blamed our newly uploaded photo media which are most likely stealing

Not uploading to Videoblocks because of Dissolve forced high priced stock footage

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About a year ago we planned to try Videoblocks stock agency nevertheless the HD pricing tier is way bellow industry standards. Some contributors reported good income and because there is no agency share, the contributor receives 99% of the income.

Undervaluing your 4K stock footage on iStockphoto / Getty images ?

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Working for iStockphoto / Getty images is like working for exploitative employer. They don’t appreciate your work neither with attitude or payment. Not to mention dumping stock video market price. And this stock agency is doing exactly what we mentioned. Underselling 4K