26 Aug 2009 The Business of Microstock Panel Discussion

As the microstock market moves further away from its hobbyist origins, the traditional sector of the stock photo market is adapting to microstock as a business. But getting people experienced with both sectors of the market together in the same room to talk about the opportunities is not easy. Mediabistro and Microstock Diaries have created this very opportunity and we’re bringing it to the informal industry festival in New York City this October.

Titled The Business of Microstock, the panel will explore how photographers and businesses alike can make money in the microstock market.   Speaking on the panel are elite microstocker Andres Rodriguez, industry guru Ellen Boughn and Fotolia’s new Executive Vice President of North America, Garth Johnson.   Top stock photographer and industry entrepreneur Jack Hollingsworth will be moderating.

Andres Rodriguez

Andres Rodriguez

Ellen Boughn

Ellen Boughn

Garth Johnson

Garth Johnson

Jack Hollingsworth

Jack Hollingsworth

When and Where?

Time and place are conveniently chosen for this event as the entire photography industry descends on New York City for a variety of events, including PhotoPlus Expo which starts the following day.

Venue: The New Yorker Hotel, 481 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY 10001

Time: Wednesday, October 21, 2009. Doors open at 6:15pm. Panel begins at 7pm.

Price: Tickets are $75 per person (book online)

What Can I Expect?

While the panel is designed to give traditional stock photographers and business owners insight into how to make money in the microstock market, it will obviously have a lot of relevance to existing microstock photographers and related businesses.

The speakers were specifically chosen for their distinct experiences both in the traditional market (Jack and Ellen) and the microstock market (Andres and Garth, and Ellen again).

Most importantly, the venue bar will be open for networking and deal-making after the panel, so bring plenty of business cards.

Get more details and book online via the Mediabistro event page.

4 Comments
  • Rahul Pathak
    Posted at 20:57h, 26 August Reply

    Signed up for the event. Should be informative and fun! Also, I promised Lee that I’d buy at least one round in his honor at the bar afterward 🙂

  • mystockphoto
    Posted at 02:55h, 31 August Reply

    Hi all,
    don’t forget to take a photo of this special group, editorial license, free of charge 😉

  • Mark Milstein
    Posted at 07:50h, 02 October Reply

    I can’t imagine missing this event. I’ve signed up, and will be there to meet with Ellen, Garth, Jack, etc.
    Where else could you have all this collective industry knowledge in one place? I too will buy drink in Lee’s honor at the bar

  • Tyler Olson
    Posted at 17:02h, 12 October Reply

    Thanks for the mention. We will be shooting on the 20th as well 🙂

    I am sure you will be missed Lee! On the other hand, I am sure you will be having an exciting time of your own.

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