What’s New on Microstock: Mobile Photography Webinar, Shutterstock Reached 500M, Creative Trends Infographic, Pixtastock New TOS, The Public Domain Project and more


Mobile Photography Webinar


A successful live webinar was held last February 8 featuring Morgan David de Lossy, the Head of Mobile at Fotolia and hosted by microstock expert, Amos Struck. The webinar focused on “Making Money from Smartphone Photos” and more than a hundred online guests tuned in to listen about the trends and progress that mobile photography has been making for the past 18 months.

Morgan explained which images sell the most and which ones are not worth uploading.  In this webinar, you will learn how to make a strategy in order to maximize your sales on mobile images.

The replay of the webinar is available for free but only for a limited time so hurry now and watch it.

As part of the webinar and a thank you for all those who tuned in, MyStockPhoto.org and Fotolia will be selecting three winners who will be receiving a great opportunity to have a personal portfolio review from Morgan David de Lossy. Winners will be announced on the Fotolia Blog and on MyStockPhoto.org so stay tuned!

To reserve your slot for the next live webinar, go here.

Shutterstock Reached 500 Million Sold Images

Pulsing Fish Under The Boat by Kristina Vackova

Pulsing Fish Under The Boat by Kristina Vackova

Shutterstock announced earlier this month that the number of image licenses, illustrations and vector graphics sold in their company has surpassed 500 million photos to date. The stock photo agency has licensed more than 100 million images in the last year alone. On average, 4 images are being licensed every second every day!

“The best marketplaces are built on simplicity and that’s what we work toward everyday,” said Jon Oringer, founder and CEO of Shutterstock on the continuing success of their platform.

To know more about Shutterstock’s new milestone, read this entertaining article here.

Infographic: Shutterstock’s 2015 Creative Trends


With millions of images in the Shutterstock collection, they are already able to predict the industry’s top trends by looking at what their customers are searching for. This year’s annual global trends infographic of Shutterstock is very impressive – an inclusive interactive report exploring creative trends in images, video and music around the world.


The full interactive report can be viewed here.

The data presented includes Global Trends, Visual Trends Around the World, Design Trends, Video Trends, Top Music Moods, Cultural Trends, Social Trends and a lot more.  By visiting the Shutterstock blog, you will get to know more trends, predictions and the complete list of all the images used in the infographic.

 Pixtastock New TOS

Image licensing agency PIXTA and Imasia have updated their Terms of Use effective January 30, 2015.

The scopes of the standard license and extended license provided in the Articles 6 and 7 of the Terms of Use respectively will be reviewed and updated to improve usability for the users.

For a summary of the updated standard and extended license and FAQs about the new TOS, visit Pixtastock Blog.

Pond5 Launches Public Domain Project


Pond5, the world’s leading online marketplace for royalty-free video footage announced earlier this year the launch of the Pond5 Public Domain Project, the first library of free public domain content specifically for media makers. The collection includes 10,000 4K video clips, 65,000 photos, thousands of sound recordings and hundreds of 3D models.

“For years, all of this amazing public domain content has been locked up and inaccessible to the average media maker,” said Pond5 cofounder and CEO Tom Bennett. “They deserve better. Our Public Domain Project empowers media makers to take advantage of this incredibly rich library that’s rightfully theirs.”


The digitized content includes never-before-seen video clips directly from the National Archives, NASA videos from rocket launches, the International Space Station, Olympic games of 1952 and a lot more.

All free media assets can be downloaded here. Read this article for more information about the Public Domain Project.

Watch the introduction video below.

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