anyone ever heard of pond5?wgzn (2120 pencils) | Wed, 2012-12-05 15:21
its a huge micro-stock site i was made aware of about 3 months ago.
prices are CRAZY LOW (especially compared to usual getty, corbis, veer or even istock stuff) and arguably there is as much good usable content.
i tend not to buy a lot of stock because many of my smaller projects cant justify typical $100 and more per image / clip prices. but here a lot of the stuff is well under that. even down to the $10-$20 level. at this price, i can justify buying stuff even as FPO examples...
and as a contributor its MUCH faster getting your stuff approved and posted. where istock usually takes like 8-11 weeks. pond5 generally has you up in a few days to a week.
contributors are free to set their own prices and there is a lot of debate within their community about various approaches...
not spamming. just surprised that ive been in the biz for 20 years and had never heard of the site.
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