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 »

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 »

Time to upgrade my gear

While I have been out shooting a lot more footage for Microstock this year after a dismal performance last year, I am still spending a lot of time shooting commercials for local businesses and working on short films. The great thing about that is it pushes you to the limits […] Read more »

A look back at 2011

With the sad death of iSyndica, it’s just too difficult to pull together the small details in numbers for 2011.  But the overall numbers show a growth in sales for me, which is a good thing. But there’s a bit of bad news mixed in with the good.  Sales on […] Read more »