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Is Stock Photography Even Worth It?
For a little while now I’ve been wondering about stock photography. I’ve got a good collection of maybe 30-40 images that I think are wonderfully suitable for stock use, and they all fall within the guidelines that can be found on sites like istockphoto and shutterstock. The problem though, is it even worth the effort anymore?
From what I’ve been told and have read, the stock photography market was a viable income for photographers a while ago. With each download going for £30, you would have photographers building a nice healthy pension with ease. Nowadays though, the market is severely over-satured. Sure, there’s a quality test, but that hasn’t stopped the flood of photographs. There are so many now that one of the sites I researched had a download fee of $0.95 per download, with them taking a $0.65 cut.
The flood brings up another concern though, and that is the security of photojournalists’ jobs. If everything you need is accessible for such a laughable fee, why would you pay someone a full, proper wage?
Whether or not I should sign up at all, I still haven’t decided.
I was referred to an article that delves deeper into the matter, and offers a few insights into the mess that is stock photography.
BJP comes to iPad
The British Journal of Photography (BJP as it’s better known) have finally released an ipad version of their premium monthly photography magazine.
Fully interactive it features multimedia videos and extended sections from the print magazine albeit on a quarterly basis.
The first edition is totally free to download and features an interview with the legendary Dutch music photographer & now film director Anton Corbijn, it also features a video from Vogue photographer Tim Walker’s new film The Lost Explorer.