The stupid killing your milk cow world of stock photography

Head and bones of a cow on back of a pickup truck

How much is a photographer going to gain from giving away his image? How is a photographer going to pay for the cost of creating an image if he makes no income from it? Who is going to pay for the production costs of images if the photographers are supposed to give away their images. Most important who is going to make professional type of images when photographers have gone bankrupt giving away their images? Why do I ask. Read this article and then remember my articles about creative commons. Photography is dying and those that make the most money out of photographers are killing it helped by those print and online magazines that most need photography to get some one to read their blabber. How stupid is it to kill your milk cow as fotolia is thinking about with this new service called photoexpress. I can not but wonder where in the evolution process to doom, photographer lost their brain. Or is this aimed at the youngsters trying to move in to the world of fame and fortune? One thing is for certain, with this going on for a while, no one is going to get anything but a little degree of publishshitty. I mean why should I buy a car if I can get multitude of people to give me as many as I like for free?

IPTC Caption: 
Head and bones of a cow on back of a pickup truck in front of the butcher in San Miguel de Allende

Kristjan Logason is an Icelandic photographer based in Norway at the moment, where he mainly works in fine art and commercial fine art photography.Kristjan owns and runs The art of Icelandic photography.You can contact Krissby phone: +47.916.62749