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« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2009, 14:50 »
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That's like a year old...

« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2009, 14:55 »
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Ahhhh, then we have to wait for the end of the world in 2012  :-\

Uncle Pete

  • Evidence please...

« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2009, 23:50 »
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So have we crashed yet? I'm putting on the seat belt and helmet.  ;D

« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2009, 00:27 »
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tan510jomast

« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2009, 10:36 »
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Having lived through 3 stock market crashes (the real one that is "la bolsa"),
I don't believe in anything on two legs who profess to know the future. My question is all those gurus have always been "where the f were you BEFORE the crash? why did you not put all your investments where your mouth is?" If you did, you would not be here trying to sell me anything about a recovery, you would be out sailing in your ocean liner !"  8)

« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2009, 12:11 »
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http://unsharpmasked.com/blog/2008/05/2008-stock-photo-market-crash/



C'mon, catch-up. According to most reports this is 2009 already.


Is what he wrote wrong or are people here just "whistling past the graveyard" to ignore the truth. If this comes true as predicted in 2010 do you say it's old news. When I read the subjects here it seems that people are agreeing with what he said but defending when somebody else points out the same thing.

« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2009, 12:25 »
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OT - yadayadayada, are you a recumbent rider?

« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2009, 16:10 »
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no I'm not a pedal pansy

« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2009, 09:38 »
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i guess its hard for microstock photos to crash...the world needs cheap and good photos...though sadly there are people that will not pay even a $1 for a photo.  :-\

Uncle Pete

  • Evidence please...

« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2009, 17:31 »
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i guess its hard for microstock photos to crash...the world needs cheap and good photos...though sadly there are people that will not pay even a $1 for a photo.  :-\

I should shut up and be happy with the last 22c download on IS? Before the real crash?  :D

batman

« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2009, 20:58 »
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i guess its hard for microstock photos to crash...the world needs cheap and good photos...though sadly there are people that will not pay even a $1 for a photo.  :-\

I should shut up and be happy with the last 22c download on IS? Before the real crash?  :D


the real crash will occur when buyers who "will not pay even $1 for a photo" start to demand paying the same price for a cup of coffee . i look forward to pay 22 cents for a chai, cuppacino or a cafe latte.
wow, what a great day it will be for coffee drinkers.  ;D

« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2009, 01:04 »
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Prices have gone up a lot since I started in 2006 and buyers haven't been driven away.  Last month was my best so far.  I am sure some want to pay less but I also think the vast majority are very happy paying much less than they used to with the traditional sites.  Nobody can predict the future, several people have predicted a fall in the microstock market since I started and so far they have all been wrong.  Perhaps it will happen one day but I am not going to waste time worrying about it.  The traditional sites have had problems but the big ones are still going, that means that there are still lots of buyers that are prepared to pay a good price for the right image.  Hopefully microstock sites will let us price some images higher in the future.

« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2009, 23:34 »
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I think the thrust of the article was not whether there would still be a market for images but whether it will be possible to make a decent living providing said images. If the market is mosly topped up by people who don't care or don't need to make a living (given the huge number of images already available) then it might be the end of 'stock photographers' if not stock photography. Not saying I agree, but not too many pay tailors any more.

« Reply #14 on: April 21, 2009, 00:40 »
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Getty loses NFL photo account. http://photobusinessforum.blogspot.com/2009/04/associated-press-and-nfl.html

With the stock licensing image revenue streams in freefall, commercial sales have remained profitable for photographers, especially Getty.

PhotoDuneMicrostock Insider

 

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