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Microstock Photography by Douglas Freer

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CHAPTER 10 Case Studies

In the course of preparing this book, I asked a number of microstock contributing photographers to volunteer to outline their microstock experiences and provide me with some numbers. The statistics and responses presented here are from the end of 2006, and the figures will no doubt have changed since they were compiled (e.g., anecdotal evidence suggests that Fotolia is improving and iStockphoto is giving some ground to the newer competition). Nonetheless, they provide an interesting snapshot of the microstock market as it matures and expands. Their additional comments were also fascinating, and I have taken some of the more relevant figures and comments and detail them below.

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