Signed up today at Mostphotos.com. This Swedish based agency sells all images at a fixed 25euro price and pays 50% commission -so that's a pleasing 12.5 euros for every sale. Better still, you can request payout of your commission after just one sale. No waiting months/years/forever to reach the minimum payout. You can also download your own images free of charge -making it a useful back-up. My thanks to http://www.microstockposts.com for making me aware of that! Too good to be true? Well the downside is that many people find sales are few there. They take Editorial images so I'm hoping my archive political and celebrity images get some sales there. Uploading is lightning fast and your images do not have to be reviewed -My first image (Boris Yeltsin) was online and on sale within a few minutes. My referral link is on the left of the screen should you wish to check them out.
Meanwhile, Shutterstock picking up nicely this month with 39 dowloads to date, with my BDE this week when I had 14. Thirteen of those were Seventies pop stars Thin Lizzy/Motors/Flamin' Groovies/Radio Stars and the other one was from last years Hastings Half Marathon (so probaly different buyers then!).
Finally, delighted to hear from http://www.picturenation.co.uk this week. I cannot go into details here but what I was told left me in no doubt they are coming back online and are currently working full out to make it happen. Regards, David
Back in the Seventies and Eighties I founded and ran several Fleet Street photo agencies specialising in stock images of celebrities from pop stars to politicians. These were syndicated to the National and International press and Television. These days I am active in the Microstock world and this blog charts my journey as well as, hopefully, providing inspiration and ideas to others. Image buyers should also find this blog useful with links to my portfolios and regular updates on new uploads. Unless otherwise stated all images are my copyright and may not be reproduced or copied. Comments are very welcome but will be reviewed before publication. Enjoy your visit. Regards, David.