FeaturePics.com has reached a new benchmark of 150,000 images and photographs offered for sale
150,000 images – maybe that is not a huge amount of images...
But when you are talking about 1000 new friends – it is quite a lot!
This year was a start.
We started this business because of Photography. The word “stock” had been added just because it is the correct term for the availability of the internet to provide a means for others to buy image licenses.
Stock photography. Is that a bad word?
We have been online for one year, and we have heard a lot of very interesting opinions. In summarizing them, we would like to highlight some misunderstood concepts.
- Stock photo is a 20 cent photo
Big and successful micro payment Mega-distributors payouts may be not so much per download, but they can provide a reasonable income because they sell a lot. Why not? We (at www.FeaturePics.com) are offering a different model. Photographers are setting their own prices and getting generous returns (70%). We are not a micro payment site, and if your images are competitive, better, unique – feel free to set a price that is not even close to 20 cents.
- Stock photos are “Handshake of Synergy” /“Business woman on the phone” type of photos
This is wrong. Stock photography consists of existing photographs – no less, no more. The beauty of stock photography is that a photograph can be used and reused multiple times. This photograph can be about family, business, agriculture, nature, traveling, you name it.
- Stock photography is killing professional photography
Wait a minute. Professional photographers have the powerful benefits of 24/7 e-commerce capability. The point being is to find a good match with an agency or agencies. Some of our FeaturePics.com Authors prefer to set a higher price for their professional images, and distribute the images less frequently. For the higher price they believe that it is worth their time and expense for equipment, models, studios, etc, and therefore a better product.
Artists set prices and get generous returns. Quality photos, reasonable prices, great service.
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