Fotolia and Adobe Stock’s Oddly-Sized HD Resolutions September 1, 2016

I started submitting stock footage to Fotolia early in my career, but stopped when they didn’t prove to be much of a player for me. That changed when I heard that Adobe was buying them and incorporating stock footage into their Creative Cloud offerings under the name Adobe Stock. That decision to start submitting new material has been beneficial, and I continue to upload clips regularly. But lately, I’ve noticed something odd about my 4K resolution files.

Will Pond5 Ever Do Away with Free-Form Pricing? June 15, 2016

One thing that attracted me to the Pond5 stock footage agency way back in 2008 was the ability to set my own prices. I wasn’t shackled to some set-in-stone pricing structure all the other outlets forced producers into. But are the tides changing at the Pond?

Should You Diversify Your Stock Footage Portfolio? March 7, 2016

I believe the stock footage industry as we all have come to know and love it is changing. As I approach one decade of shooting and submitting stock footage, I’ve seen quite a bit of change already. But now, agencies appear to be unifying prices, re-branding their image, juggling CEOs, and even offering subscription plans to customers. While this appears to be great for the consumer, it is not necessarily beneficial to the stock footage contributor.

Should Stock Footage Agencies Have a Return Policy? December 4, 2015

As a stock footage producer, I love waking up in the morning to see how many of my clips sold overnight. Of course, there are days when sell nothing, and days where I wonder why I have a day job. While I’m in a love-hate relationship with this roller coaster ride, there is one aspect that makes me really swing towards the “hate” side.

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