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iStock Screen Capture

Last week, iStockphoto raised the weekly limits for photo contributors.

New upload limits for non-exclusive contributors:

  • Base: 18
  • Bronze: 20
  • Silver: 24
  • Gold : 30
  • Diamond: 38
  • Black Diamond: 40

New upload limits for exclusive contributors:

  • Bronze: 60
  • Silver: 90
  • Gold: 120
  • Diamond: 150
  • Black Diamond: 200

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iStock

iStockphoto has been kicking around for 10 years now.  The site has had over 100 million downloads of various types of media files.

Many photographers have become full-time, specialist microstock photographers thanks to the likes of iStock.  Over the years, other photographers have grown to loath iStock, and its contributing photographers, claiming that they are killing the photography industry.

Regardless of where your stance is on microstock photography, there’s no doubt that it has changed the industry forever.

Read more about iStock’s 10th anniversary, along with a contest that it’s kicked off in conjunction with this celebration, in the press release below. [click to continue…]

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ThinkStock

Getty Images has launched a new microstock subscription site called ThinkStock.  The site is built around a subscription model for image buyers and pulls from Getty’s image libraries at Getty Images, iStockphoto and Jupiterimages.  The flat rate subscription of $249/mo or $2499/yr allows users to download up to 25 images per day and 750 images per month on a royalty-free basis.

More details in the press release below. [click to continue…]

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Desert Walk - Image Credit BVDC Stock Photography
Image Credit: BVDC Stock Photography

Here’s a scary story that I received from Fotolia for all of you who brave the elements to get the shot… [click to continue…]

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Dreamstime

Stock photography agency Dreamstime has added canvas and poster formats to its repertoire of products, thus increasing purchasing options for customers and additional revenue sources for contributing photographers.  Prices for poster and canvas prints range between $13 and $80 for a 20″ x 60″ size.

More details in the press release below. [click to continue…]

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Shutterstock has acquired BigStockPhoto.  It doesn’t look like there will be any changes for BigStockPhoto photographers at the moment; however, Shutterstock plans to grow BigStockPhoto in the future.

More details below. [click to continue…]

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