On May 30, 2019, controversial free stock photo site Unsplash announced that it crossed the 1 million images uploaded mark. That had much of the photo blogosphere up in arms.
Many photographers hate Unsplash because it encourages people to give away their pictures for nothing — not even credit. But I’m going to argue that Unsplash’s 1 million photo milestone is no big deal — outside of stock photography, at least.
I went down the Unsplash rabbit hole to figure out exactly what’s happening with this company, and I came up with 5 conclusions:
1. Unsplash is small and not growing as fast as you may think
2. Photographers are not uploading many pictures to Unsplash
3. Unsplash offers photographers no real incentives to upload images
4. You may not know how people are actually…
This is only a snippet of a Photography Article written by Michael Comeau
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