Shutterstock is het grootste stockbureau. Het verkoopt de meeste foto's en vrijwel alle fotografen behalen bij Shutterstock hun hoogste omzet. Shutterstock had voorheen een strenge selectie om toegelaten te worden als fotograaf. Eind 2015 is dit veranderd. De keuring om geaccepteerd te worden als fotograaf is nu veel makkelijker.
"As the Shutterstock artist community grows, we are constantly looking for ways to better support, educate and empower our contributors to become successful in our marketplace. Just within this past year we launched a contributor support center and relaunched our contributor forum on a more dynamic and user-friendly platform.
As the next step in improving the contributor experience we have decided to implify the sign-up and onboarding process by changing the requirement from 7 to 1 out of 10 images accepted for initial submission. We found that the "7 out of 10" rule is no longer an effective standard to evaluate if a contributor can be successful in our marketplace. We know that we can better educate and support our contributors once they are active on our platform and have access to our many resources and support tools.
As always, we will continue to evaluate all images we receive per our standards. This change will simplify the sign up process for any artist interested in joining the Shutterstock community and will improve the overall contributor experience."