What's the future of microstock industry? Where is microstock going?
I would really appreciate your opinions on this matter, fellow dreamstimers (contributors, photogs, illustrators or admins). I have some thinkings that I can't get out of my head...
Stock photography began around 2004, when the first digital cameras were becoming very popular, I read once the Dreamstime history: it began being a traditional photography agency and
Large amounts of shots that we have today distributed among 30 or more sites. Dreamstime only has more than 11 million images...
So... what's the future for our, microstockers? Years ago you only needed quality photos but now... grazillions of quality photos are send every day, professional photos with any single fault, with the WB ok, the lightings ok, the focus, etc...
Subjects and ideas... I think that absolutely everything has been shooted. I'm not talking here about animals, landscapes or flowers, I mean more conceptual or elaborated ideas. You can find tons of very good shots showing all the ideas, concepts, situations, people of different ages and colors....
So, what's the next step? how will this industry survive? How could stock industry reinvent itself?
And I'm only a very very very small fish in a big pond
I would really appreciate your comments and opinions
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