24 Nov Which Microstock Agency is the Best API Partner?

Application Programming Interfaces, or APIs, are now a core component of the stock photo industry at all levels. Images flow between agencies who sell each others' content, more so in the traditional space than microstock, but this is almost all via API. Businesses with photo-buying traffic, like free image sites, upsell paid images which they display via API. And agencies enable other businesses to...

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20 Nov Patrick Lor – Microstock Celebrity

Relative to the scale of his achievements, the career of Patrick Lor has flown relatively under the radar in the stock photo industry. Credited as Co-Founder, he took iStock from initial monetisation to a successful exit via Getty.  He then headed Fotolia North America for a few years before a stint as Entrepreneur in Residence at Canadian VC, iNovia.  He then founded Dissolve which...

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Kelly Thompson

19 Nov 500px Hires Kelly Thompson as Head of Marketplace

500px continues reinforcing their executive team with experienced industry talent. Today they've announced former iStock COO and Getty Images SVP, Kelly Thompson, joins the company as the new Head of Marketplace. Thompson will be in charge of expanding the marketplace and enhancing the service for enterprise customers. About Kelly Thompson Kelly is an industry veteran with a strong background in marketing and product development...

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18 Nov EyeEm Review

In December 2012, the world's favorite mobile photo sharing platform, Instagram, implemented a change to their Terms of Service that was intended to enable monetisation of their massive, growing community of photographers and celebrities.  They were opening the door to sell licenses to users' images.  This was a huge mistake, resulting in community outcry and a lot of photo deleting.  The company retracted the...

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16 Nov Microstock Keywording Service ‘Kboarding’ Opens Up

Kboarding, a professional keywording service for microstock contributors which I detailed in August, has completed development of their service and opened for business. The official release will be on November 23, but service is already online in "test mode", and they have a lot of plans for further development. The Idea Kboarding is an initiative by Russian stock photographer Danil Nevsky, intended to be...

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