Mostphotos is not your typical microstock agency. There are no reviewers for starters. Yep, that’s right – you can upload anything that meets their fairly broad requirements. On top of that, images can be rated by other members.
It begs the question though – can Mostphotos really a microstock agency, or is it just a photographers hangout?
A ‘real’ stock agency. That’s the big question isn’t it – does a microstock agency have to have reviewers to be legit? Can feedback from peers be useful? Will Mostphotos succeed in the long run?
From my perspective, Mostphotos is worth being with for now, since you can have large presence there and there is the reality that you may sell some images. But it’s certainly not the sort of agency I would stake my reputation on. Many images which get approved are technically flawed and would never be bought by a discerning client. But perhaps that’s where the peer based feedback comes in. People can learn here in an environment that still gives them exposure before being shot down by the big nasty reviewers over at Fotolia or Shutterstock.
Personally I will continue uploading to Mostphotos in the hope that sales will continue to improve, as management has reported that sales for the site have doubled recently (as of December 2011). It also gives exposure to some images that would never see the light of day on other agencies due to having “low commercial value”.
So if your new to this game or you are looking to expand the agencies that represent your work, check out Mostphotos and see for yourself whether they count as a ‘real’ microstock agency.
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