Bruce Livingstone Set to Keynote Global Microstock Expo Where Top Contributors Expand Their Business Revenues and Knowledge

Bruce Livingstone Set to Keynote Global Microstock Expo Where Top Contributors Expand Their Business Revenues and Knowledge

Tickets Now on Sale for 2013 Conference in Berlin, Expanded to Include Video and Illustration Tracks BERLIN, Germany : April 23, 2013— Tickets are now available for Microstock Expo 2013, with expanded tracks focused on video and illustration as well as photos, powerful masterclasses and abundant networking opportunities with industry leaders, vendors and service providers. The weekend kicks off with a special keynote by industry pioneer Bruce Livingstone, founder of iStockphoto and CEO of the newly minted stock cooperative, Stocksy. In addition, there will be plenty of opportunity to produce your own high-end stock photos and footage in fully produced shoots with models, sets and stylists. Microstock Expo will also soon solicit nominations for the first ever MEXPO awards, recognizing both the serious and hilarious in the microstock world. As the microstock industry enters its second decade, several seismic shifts are happening in the art and business of stock, with very recent industry developments such as Shutterstock’s new Offset collection, and unprecedented changes in the exclusivity landscape. The most serious professional stock contributors attend Microstock Expo to connect with peers, discuss trends, negotiate with top vendors and fresh startups, and investigate time-saving, creativity-boosting workflow techniques. The Microstock Expo is the brainchild of longtime microstock insiders and analysts, Amos Struck and Lee Torrens. Thanks to sponsorship by Shutterstock, Depositphotos and ProImageExperts, the Expo returns to Berlin, Germany on November 16 and 17, at the andel’s hotel, with an optional PhotoWalk on November 15. Hundreds of professional microstock artists and agency leaders in video, photo and illustration from across the globe will make connections, add revenue streams to their businesses and discuss key ways the microstock industry can continue to evolve. Early bird tickets are €249 + 19% VAT, until June 1st, when they increase to €299. The andel’s hotel offers a rate of €99, including breakfast and in-room Internet. Lunches are included with the conference passes. The schedule, speakers and sessions will be regularly updated on MicrostockExpo.com as November draws closer. Why Attend? “At the last Expo, I physically distributed my portfolio to seven new agencies, increasing my revenue practically overnight, deepened relationships with great global stock contributors and key vendors, and found more service vendor partnerships that streamlined my workflow and saved me money,” said Andres Rodriguez, one of the world’s top-selling microstock contributors. “Microstock Expo is enjoyable and engaging, and in my opinion, a powerful investment if you...

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STOCKFRESH.COM : DREAM GROUP KNOWS MICROSTOCK

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dream Group Launches New Stock Photo Site Stockfresh.com Budapest, Hungary – June 1, 2010 – After the success of the widely popular stock photography sites Stockxpert (stockxpert.com) and stock.xchng (sxc.hu), Hungary based Dream Group is entering the stock photo marketplace once again with Stockfresh (stockfresh.com) a brand new microstock offering. The new website aims to offer the best royalty free images in the market at prices everyone can afford – via a hassle-free, clean and easy to use interface. At launch the Stockfresh collection features over 100,000 images for sale from top stock photographers and studios such as Yuri Arcurs, Ron Chapple’s Iofoto, Monkey Business Images, Dmitriy Shironosov and many more. They can be purchased through a wide range of pay per download and subscription plans available at highly competitive prices, and with Stockfresh’s exceptionally high artist commissions customers can always be sure that their money goes to the right place. In addition to this, the website’s easy to use, intuitive and uncluttered interface helps customers save time on their projects. Stockfresh was founded by Peter Hamza and Andras Pfaff who have been in the stock photo industry for nearly 10 years and were also behind the highly successful free stock photo community stock.xchng and its microstock sister site Stockxpert. After working together with some of the biggest agencies they decided to become independent again and sold their shares in those sites to create something new and exciting from scratch along the values they believe in – in Peter Hamza’s words “simplicity, quality, fair pricing and last but not least fair commissions”. For more information visit http://stockfresh.com. About Dream Group Dream Group is a creative venture set up by a group of young professionals who believe in the combination of imaginative thinking and technological competence for the sake of successful business. The first establishment, Dream Interactive digital agency was set up in 1997 in Budapest, and over the past 10 years it has become one of the most successful interactive agencies in Hungary. Founded in 2001, Dream Group’s stock photography division included the widely popular free stock photo community stock.xchng and its microstock sister site Stockxpert.com until they were acquired by Getty Images in 2009. Dream Group’s newest stock photography offering is Stockfresh.com. Other projects include SeeMe, a mobile marketing agency, and two companies focusing on event marketing: Dream Lab and Glamour Models. Contact Information Peter Hamza...

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NEW ISRAELI MICROSTOCK AGENCY OPEN’S

‘Microstock IL’ opened in Israel aims to offer a vast repository of images for commercial use. Covering life in Israel, and Jewish, Islamic and Christians holly places. The uniqueness of ‘Microstock Israel’ is in its focus on images from Israel and the Middle East.   The site features an impressive selection of pictures surrounding many issues of life in Israel: Business, Religion, Landscape, Architecture, Beauty, Life Style, people, and more.   With prices starting at 1$ an image the site owners intend to become a leading player in ethnic stock photography industry and to offer a solution to an existing need among many publishers and companies.   According to Yaniv Hanina; Co-Founder: “There is great demand for Israeli images worldwide, especially among Muslim, Christians, and Jewish publishers and small businesses.  Our photo pool stands at 100,000 images with 6,500 new images added each month.   “Many professional photographers in Israel are unable to make a living selling pictures because they lack an effective marketing system that can locate the niche customers. ‘Microstock Israel’ gives them a platform to display and sell the pictures to the specific audience needing them.   “It’s important for us to promote and strengthen the status of Israeli photographers and help them. While international agencies filter out large portion of ethnic images we welcome and promote them.   site address: www.microstock.co.il   The people behind Microstock IL ‘Microstock Israel’ site is a subsidiary of a|s|a|p Creative , an 18 years veteran stock agency, serving hundreds of customers. our company represents world renowned quality photography and has reserves of millions of images (12.5...

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GETTY IMAGES INTRODUCES THINKSTOCK

Introducing Thinkstock: a New Kind of Image Subscription A Complete Image Subscription Product Offering Premium Royalty-Free Imagery from Getty Images and Jupiterimages, and User-Generated Images from iStockphoto   NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Getty Images, Inc., the world s leading creator and distributor of visual and digital media content, today launches Thinkstock (www.thinkstock.com), a new image subscription product that provides one of the most complete offerings available in the marketplace. Developed for value-conscious creative professionals, Thinkstock is one of the only subscription products to offer this level of quality, simplicity and value all in one place, with world-class legal protection.   Thinkstock is the new industry-standard in the image subscription business,  said Jonathan Klein, co-founder and CEO of Getty Images. Thinkstock will change both the reality and customers  perceptions of image subscriptions. By delivering an affordable and simple offering with excellent legal protection, Thinkstock provides one of the most complete subscriptions available anywhere, with premium, professional and user-generated imagery all in one place.   Thinkstock offers creative professionals access to a comprehensive collection of imagery that is unmatched in its quality and variety, and provides all file sizes regardless of the subscription package. Thinkstock offers millions of select royalty-free images, vectors and illustrations from the industry s leading content providers: Getty Images, iStockphoto and Jupiterimages. The collection combines both user-generated content and professionally art-directed images ensuring Thinkstock provides a genuinely diverse range of concepts and subjects with original and creative interpretations. Each week, Thinkstock will add thousands of new, premium images, all of which have been reviewed against the strict legal standards that Getty Images is known for in the industry.   The streamlined Thinkstock subscription plan complete with broad global usage rights, enables customers to begin using their imagery immediately after it is downloaded to their desktops. The monthly or yearly subscription options, priced at $249 and $2499 respectively, grant customers access to the entire library of Thinkstock images with downloads of 25 images per day, up to 750 images per month. Additionally, Thinkstock will soon offer multiple-shot image packs, with prices ranging from $59 – $999, ideal for customers with smaller budgets or who require imagery for a specific project.   Recognizing that today s customers are working against accelerated deadlines to bring their creative projects to market, Thinkstock s simple, user-friendly website   powered by Getty Images   makes it easier than ever to find the right image for any project. The site utilizes Getty Images  proprietary...

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FOTOLIA SHARES TOP SELLERS OF 2009

NEW YORK, NY, January 12, 2010 – Sales of $1 images continued to generate six-figure incomes for the world’s top photographers in 2009. The three best selling images on Fotolia.com accounted for nearly 10,000 downloads this past year. Images from the top three sellers range from $1 – $20 per download, depending on the size required. “The best photographers and artists in the world upload their images to Fotolia because they know we aggressively market to buyers in 12 countries around the world,” says CEO Oleg Tscheltzoff. “Fotolia’s growth has been phenomenal, thanks to the quality and affordability of our stock imagery.” In alphabetical order, the top three sellers in 2009 on www.fotolia.com were: Artist: ioannis kounadeas http://www.fotolia.com/id/10056459 Artist: Monkey Business http://www.fotolia.com/id/8653783 Artist: pressmaster http://www.fotolia.com/id/6202659 -30- Over 1.5 million people prefer Fotolia, LLC for affordable, royalty-free images, graphics and HD videos. With the introduction of the Infinite Collection, Fotolia became the first worldwide microstock organization to offer both crowd-sourced and professional images on one site. Founded in New York City in 2004, Fotolia spans the globe with websites in 10 languages and offices in 12 countries. With over 8,000,000 images to choose from, find it on Fotolia. www.fotolia.com Media Contact: Jennifer Laraway Director of Communications, North America Fotolia, LLC Direct:...

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“WONDERS OF NATURE“: NEW PHOTO COMPETITION

Panthermedia is running a new Photo Competition in connection with NaturFoto Magazine. Prizes From Sony and MyPhotobook. (http://www.panthermedia.net), the leading and rapidly growing marketplace for royalty-free photography, presents together with the NaturFoto Magazine the new Photo Competetion „Wonders of Nature“ starting May 1st until July 31st. First and second prize are the Sony DSLR A200k Alpha and the DCS-W210 Cyber-Shot, followed by prizes fom MyPhotobook with a total value of 240 Euro. Our nature has become one of the central and most important issues in our society. Environmental protection, climate change and natural disaster, to name a few, are constantly discussed in our society. Did human-hand change the nature around us so rapidly during the past 50 years or is it the constantly recurring course of time? Our environment shows us stunning moments of time which we admire and cannot forget. Each region of the world has its very own nature phenomenon: sandstorms in Africa, the polar lights at the North Pole, hurricans in the sea and summer storms in Germany. The animal kingdom is full of an astonishing diversity, worth to be captured: a swarm of migratory birds on its way south, a brown bear in Norway hunting for salmon in a river or a spider´s web full of dew on a balcony. The „Wonders of Nature“ start almost outside of your own front door! Take your camera and capture the most beautiful moments for this competition. Join The Competition It’s very easy to participate. Photographers register as a free standard member at PantherMedia and upload their photo for the competition. As a member of PantherMedia they can then discuss the images and comment on them in the photocommunity and offer the images for sale via the stock agency. More information on the competition as well as sample images can be found...

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