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Angry photographer rants

Microstock on Time cover

An angry, traditional photographer rants about how microstock photographers stole his big, fat pay cheque away, calls microstock low quality, and Robert—whose shot was bought by Time—a pervert:

Congratulations Robert, you’ve just become the poster-boy for exactly what is wrong about iStockphoto. A stock rate previously known to be $3,000 for the cover of Time Magazine you just sold for $30 – a 99% discount. After all big “wins”, the winner usually gets asked where they’ll go to celebrate. I’d ask you where you’re going with that dough, but you can’t even go to Disneyland, like winners in the past.