geogphotos Posted February 23, 2021 Share Posted February 23, 2021 (edited) Shutterstock has been bad news for stock photography ever since it was founded. It started by offering 50 cents for reject slides. Photographers who should have known better were drawn in on the basis that these slides would otherwise be in the rubbish bin. Guess what, buyers were happy to buy the rejects for pennies and the photographer's selects on a 'proper' stock site went unsold. Good enough and cheap as chips became the rule of the day. You have to have sympathy with all the newbies who have been sucked into this. I have much less sympathy - none at all really, the exact opposite to be honest - for those who know full well what is going on and continue to take the pennies. The single best thing for the future of our industry would be the disappearance of Shutterstock. Edited February 23, 2021 by geogphotos 1 3 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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