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« on: February 19, 2021, 12:10 »
I launched Selling Stock in 1990 with the goal of publishing articles that would help professional photographer understand the stock photography business and the opportunities it offers. For a couple decades many photographers earned significant additional revenue from the licensing of stock images. A large number earned their entire living by producing photos on speculation and licensing them as stock.

However, in the last decade there has been a steady and increasing decline in the ability of even the most talented image creators to earn a reasonable return for the time and money they invest in producing stock images.

Recently, I identified about 70 stories Ive written on a wide range of topics related to the stock photography business and made them available for anyone to read FREE OF CHARGE at this link. 

Hopefully, you will find them useful.

« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2021, 14:56 »
Stock agencies will start generating new images using AI trained on examples accumulated in their portfolio.

« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2021, 16:11 »
will start?! its been already happening since at least a year or so.... even i already sold image made with ai gan.
I think its pretty obvious that will boost microstock companies in some categories. But I doubt that will be for all industry specially for news and documentary stuff.

Clair Voyant

« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2021, 18:05 »
The future of stock photography... That is the best oxymoron I've heard in a long time.


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« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2021, 08:09 »
How can it be any future in something so completely and utterly destroyed in the name of GREED!  the whole concept is finished!


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