Today was very strange. This noon during break I checked my pictures downloaded on the stocksites and I was amazed to see I sold more than 5 pictures in the morning. Normally my average is 1.5 pictures a day. Than I realized I had to check my all times total and indeed the thousand pictures sold milestone was passed. I have to say this is my best day ever, and I dare to suspect my friends to have downloaded them as a late April fool joke, as I never sold that many pictures in one day.
Anyway here are the pictures downloaded today
And on depositphoto (where I stopped uploading some time ago)
So 8 pictures on one day, it can’t get better.
Just received an email from dreamstime about a new WordPress plugin they made available that makes it a lot easier for wordpress users to insert pictures from their database. If you already have a dreamstime account blogging will become more fun and for others it’s worth to try it out. Here is the link to their announcement
New WordPress plugin from Dreamstime
When you’ve installed the plugin you will see a new button on the “Edit Post” window in wordpress as you can see on this print screen
When pressing the button you’ll be able to use a search function
And finally download the selected picture
That’s all, simple and genius.
Just started to delete my pictures on Istock or I’ll be screwed too.
Here some more info
and on CNN
Getty is accusing everybody of being a thief.
Just not sure who are the real robbers Getty?
Shutterstock is ways ahead my best agency. Not only because they sell most of my images but mostly because they tell me which pictures are crap and educate me to take better pictures.
They react as real photography professionals
One day later…
The weather is very good here in Belgium.
Had a lot of ideas to compose some new pictures but I really can’t pick up my camera now.
It’s a shame that all these shark companies are profiting of our works without contributing anything themselves.
I go on strike for a while.
Just want to make it clear, although I’m using this picture the embedded way I also bought it from Istock the normal way (with the converted credits I earned before closing my account)
My big toe tells me using this embedded picture is bad because Gettty controls it. Sooner or later they will replace or delete it although I bought the picture legally from Istock. I’ll come back when anything happens.
Some more interesting stuff about using their player. It’s seems to be a great opportunity to get invited to Washington
More about it by Sean (The famous photographer)