While looking at my own images on Shutterstock, I noticed the Shutterstock algorithm was suggesting my photos as “similar” images. I thought it was a bug on the Shutterstock website until I noticed that others had downloaded my photos from other sites then uploaded them to Shutterstock. Shutterstock’s similar photos algorithm then noticed this and suggested the stolen photos along with my photos.
Canadian photographer and filmmaker Michael Stemm recently sold an image through Shutterstock, earning $1.88. Little did he know that it would end up on Walmart products: 500,000 of them! A friend let him know when she noticed his image at Walmart, and the photographer believes that the company is taking advantage of him.
Again a small deviation from DIY and photography. Just to tell you about the Photoshelter collection. Photoshelter is an internet based stock agency that gives a great counter balance to the familiar sell-your-image-for-a-buck microstock sites.
There are a couple of thing that I like about Photoshelter, and I am going to talk about them in just a minute. But before that I want to share why I even write about those guys in this site.[Read More…]
In this Article Aron Brand will share some of the tips he has learned, with the hope to help you realize your commercial potential. I doubt you will be millionaires from this trying this, but it can help you recover the “lost money” you spend on your hobby, and get some new gadgets.[Read More…]