Finally! Pond5 allows direct photo uploads.

It’s been over a year since Pond5 announced they were adding photos.  They started out with importing millions of photos from 123rf.com in a partnership and promised that we’d “soon” be able to directly upload and submit photos. Finally, they’ve opened up submissions. But is it too late?  By importing […] Read more »

Adding over 1000 new video clips to Shutterstock

So, I get a phone call out of the blue one day from an executive at Shutterstock. He asks if I have time to chat. And what a conversation it turns out to be. He was generally interested in my opinions about not only the microstock industry as a whole, […] Read more »

Pond5 releases Adobe Premiere Plugin

Pond5 finally did something this year…  Still no updates on their web site, but they created a plugin for Adobe Premiere CS6 users that allows them to browse/search for stock footage from within their Premiere projects.  If they can roll it out to a lot of users, it should make […] Read more »

The Summer Slump Cometh!

Twelve days into July and I can tell that the summer slump has smacked Pond5 in the face.  My sales are about average with last year, which was dismal.  And I think the Euro crisis has really hit ClipCanvas hard, as sales there have plummeted in the past two months.  […] Read more »

Long slow year, mostly…

It’s mostly been a long slow year for my MicroStock portfolio.  My Pond5 sales are down by 30% from same month sales last year. I know there’s a lot of infighting on the Pond5 forums about pricing, but when I slugged through the numbers I found a direct correlation between […] Read more »