laryn — Wed, 10/09/2013 - 09:02
Silicon Alley's First Billionaire Aims To Dominate Images On Web
The emergence of microstock–the low-priced, generic images that customers don't want to shoot themselves–knocked the photo industry on its heels. Shutterstock and a competitor, iStockphoto, were selling images that once cost $500 for $1. Incumbent ...
laryn — Sun, 09/08/2013 - 02:25
A Look At Yuri Arcurs' Microstock Empire
German broadcaster Deutsche Welle produced this interesting segment on photographer Yuri Arcurs and how he turned his microstock photography into a million-dollar photography empire. Here's a mind-boggling statistic: on average, Arcurs sells one of his ...
laryn — Wed, 09/04/2013 - 16:47
Caryle Group's Getty Images Ratings on Review for Cut by Moody's
“Getty is a leader in the field and these other companies are newer to the business, but are going through high growth because they are focusing on the microstock segment,” Salas said. Shutterstock sold 4.5 million shares at $17 apiece in its initial ...
laryn — Fri, 07/26/2013 - 14:41
Microstock King Yuri Arcurs Says Mobile is the Next Big Disrupter
Earlier this month, bestselling microstock photographer Yuri Arcurs announced both a $1.2 million investment in Scoopshot (a crowdsourced photo app) and a new exclusivity agreement with Getty Images/iStockphoto. If you dismissed the news the first time ...
laryn — Thu, 07/25/2013 - 12:28
Video by: Ron Risman
Cameratown (press release)
Freefly Systems is pleased to announce that the award-winning MoVI M10 camera stabilizer will begin shipping to customers starting August 15th for $14,995. The company will also start taking pre-orders for its new smaller camera stabilizer, MoVI M5 ...
laryn — Sun, 07/21/2013 - 16:06
A Man Can't Live on Image Credit Alone
People who made a good living licensing stock photos for $$$$ 20 years ago see their business dry up as services offer microstock photos for pennies. Similarly, blogs CAN find people to provide photos “for credit”, and there will always be plenty of ...
laryn — Tue, 07/16/2013 - 09:05
Scoopshot Scoops $1.2m to Grow its Crowdsourced Photo Site
The Next Web
The funds come from Yuri Arcurs, who has made a pretty good living as a microstock photogpher – he sells one photo every eight seconds, apparently. And we're told the cash bounty will be used to grow its international presence in the UK, US and Germany.
laryn — Fri, 07/05/2013 - 14:49
A Guided Tour of Yuri Arcurs' New Studio
In this video Yuri Arcurs gives us a tour of his new photo studio, and the €300,000 (~$400,000) of lighting equipment that he has lying around in it. It's a studio fit for the king of microstock — one who sells over 2,000 photos a day and over 2 ...
laryn — Tue, 06/25/2013 - 19:09