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iStockphoto Lauches New Subscription Model, Pays Contributors as Little as 28 Cents Per Image Download
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March 4, 2014
11:38 pm
Eric Reagan
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The popular stock photography service, iStockphoto, sent out an email to contributors today that it will begin offering a new subscription model to customers in April 2014. While iStock did not reveal the customer pricing for the subscription model, it is likely…

March 9, 2014
5:59 pm
CameraPhone Cash
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This type of pricing scheme will also reduce the number of potential stock photo buyers. Many graphic designers and others who regularly purchase stock photos cannot afford multiple subscriptions at numerous stock photo websites so they may just skip looking at iStockphoto entirely now.

March 12, 2014
1:04 pm
David Robin
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Yet another nail in the coffin of a once flourishing photo industry before it was so greedily commodified by the likes of Getty and its ilk. But let's not forget, these companies could not have perpetrated their myopic greed upon the photo industry without the passive, sheep-to-slaughter, short-sighted acquiescence of photographers themselves and their clients. I am willing to bet these very same photographers and buyers will be heard from in the future as they ponder the demise of their careers and the industry that once employed them.
To paraphrase T.S. Elliott in The Hollow Men: This is the way it ends, not with a bang but a whimper.

March 12, 2014
1:09 pm
David Robin
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Yet another nail in the coffin of a once flourishing photo industry before it was so greedily commodified by the likes of Getty and its ilk. But let's not forget, these companies could not have perpetrated their myopic greed upon the photo industry without the passive, sheep-to-slaughter, short-sighted acquiescence of photographers themselves and their clients. I am willing to bet these very same photographers and buyers will be heard from in the future as they ponder the demise of their careers and the industry that once employed them.
To paraphrase T.S. Elliot in The Hollow Men: This is the way it ends, not with a bang but a whimper.

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