“There is only one Coliseum or Pantheon; but how many millions of potential negatives have they shed,—representatives of…
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“There is only one Coliseum or Pantheon; but how many millions of potential negatives have they shed,—representatives of billions of pictures,—since they were erected! Matter in large masses must always be fixed and dear; form is cheap and transportable. We have got the fruit of creation now, and need not trouble ourselves with the core. Every conceivable object of Nature and Art will soon scale off its surface for us. Men will hunt all curious, beautiful, grand objects, as they hunt the cattle in South America, for their skins, and leave the carcasses as of little worth. The consequence of this will soon be such an enormous collection of forms that they will have to be classified and arranged in vast libraries, as books are now. The time will come when a man who wishes to see any object, natural or artificial, will go to the Imperial, National, or City Stereographic Library and call for its skin or form, as he would for a book at any common library.” Oliver Wendell Holmes, The Age of Photography, June 1859 [caption id="attachment_321" align="alignnone" width="734" caption="The British Museum © Zsolt Biczó #2380770"][/caption]
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 7 Dec. 2011 – Depositphotos, the fastest-growing stock photo agency in the world, announces that it is now accepting images for “editorial use only”. Depositphotos has expanded its license policy to accept non-model released and non-property-released images for editorial use as a descriptive visual reference to current events, newsworthy stories, social events, places and/or products. This new image category gives more flexibility to publishing houses, authors, newsrooms editors, journalists and bloggers to illustrate their stories by providing them with hi-quality images and news sensitive photos. The ‘editorial use only’ images will not be available for any commercial or promotional purposes.
WOW! When thinking about how to best describe the Microstock Expo in Berlin this year, the first word that comes to mind is always: Wow! I don´t think I have ever heard so many people thanking event organizers so many times and in such a euphoric fashion about what a magnificent job they have done. But trust me, it is well earned, and we can not thank Amos and Lee enough for the wonderful weekend. It was a perfect mix of meeting many people from the business; learning new ideas about microstock from professionals with many points of view, taking part in discussions on topics that matter; seeing professional photographers and photo-reviewers at work and, last but not least, having a lot of fun with a big bunch of really great people!
By adding over 1,000,000 images in 3 months, Depositphotos proves its claim to be the fastest growing stock photo agency in the world. Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 1 Dec. 2011 – Depositphotos, the fastest-growing stock photo agency in the world, announces the addition of its 5 millionth image. This milestone underscores its steady growth and commitment to be a huge player in the microstock industry. Depositphotos’ collection of premium, royalty-free images typically grows over 90,000 images each week. This rapid, steady growth ensures that users will consistently turn up fresh images during their searches. Whether you are a web designer, blogger, news editor or art director, Depositphotos makes it very easy, yet affordable, to buy a quality collection of premium, royalty-free stock photos and vector images. [caption id="attachment_267" align="alignnone" width="734" caption="Happy family walking on the beach - Outdoor © Yuri Arcurs #7707022"][/caption]
Redesigned website, 10 Times Better Performance, Increased Functionality and Improved Navigation. Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 29 Sept. 2011 – Depositphotos, the fastest-growing stock photo agency in the world, released a major website update. Depositphotos’ new website design is modern and attractive, and is created to satisfy customer’s needs and simplify the process of finding and purchasing the appropriate high-quality images.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 7 Sep 2011 – Depositphotos, the fastest growing stock photo agency in the world, announced a significant investment contract with TMT Investments. Based in Florida (USA), Depositphotos was founded in 2009, and soon established itself as a popular, cost-effective alternative for the acquisition of high-quality stock photo images. It proved itself as a first stock photo agency to offer bonus payments without hidden withdrawal conditions for every single image photographers uploaded for sale. Depositphotos’ image library grows by thousands of photos daily, and its ongoing programming effort strives to ensure site security and robust performance and improve its user interface to respond to users’ needs and desires. The state-of-the-art search engine helps buyers find high-quality images quickly and easily, and flexible pricing policies offer buyers several strategies to minimize cost and maximize quality. High commissions, coupled with special terms and the growing popularity of the service, provide image authors with an unlimited potential for earning. Continued improvements of Depositphotos’ service together with a successful marketing strategy contributed to the most significant growth in the microstock industry. During the last year the company website traffic increased tenfold and reached 1.8 million visitors per month. The number of images offered by the company exceeded 4 million.