Anyone who knows me, knows that I have been really hard on Pond5 over the past year. And it’s real easy to complain about how things are going there and the poor relations they have with contributors.
So, I while contemplating yet another rant, I decided to think about the positive things at Pond5, because in reality, the positives do outweigh the negatives.
Pond5 is still in the top tier of Microstock agencies in revenue sharing. From the get-go, they’ve offered a 50/50 split compared to the 30% or less provided by the other big names. They still allow artists to set their own pricing. And the process of submitting is still pretty simple, making it easy to grow your online portfolio.
So, despite the many issues on the negative side, I have to say “Thank You” to Pond5 for remaining an “overall” positive marketplace for Microstock contributors.