What should every Stock Footage site have?

I’ve been getting asked this a lot lately, so I thought I’d post a new blog with my opinion on what every Stock Footage site should have from a seller’s point of view: Clearly defined payment structure and schedule.  I’m tired of having to dig through several pages of “FAQs” […] Read more »

Time to start submitting your Stock Footage

Okay, you’ve been shooting video for some time and you’ve picked your best shots to submit.  What do you do next? If you are submitting to more than one site, you want to create a single clip that meets the needs of all sites.  So, keep your clip length to […] Read more »

Stock Footage 2009

A new year, heck a new decade has come.  Where does the time go? For stock footage in 2009 there were a few significant changes to existing agencies, but overall not a lot changed.  A few new agencies have showed up, but none of which I would personally consider submitting […] Read more »

The World of Stock Footage

Many photographers are starting to look towards expanding their portfolio into the world of Stock Footage. Indeed, cameras like the Canon 7D, Canon 5D Mark II, Nikon D5000 and Pentax K-X have blurred the lines between still and motion picture taking. Microstock Footage is not a new industry, however.  It’s […] Read more »

Being successful in the MicroStock Footage game

My good friend Jake Hellbach wrote an excellent article on the Shutterstock forum about some of the keys to his success in the stock footage business, which you should definitely read.  Besides being extremely talented, Jake is a pretty modest guy.  He really doesn’t like to use the word “successful”, […] Read more »