If someone else can do as good a job at better cost then don't they deserve the buisinesss? To argue otherwise isn't the voice of a professional photographer, but someone requesting charity. The professional selling through more expensive/traditional stock libraries should be selling better images, and the libraries should be providing a better service - if they're not then they'll go under.
Originally Posted by waynecrider
I suspect the stock market is good - more is being published than ever before, but the model is changing. Literally everyone wants high quality images but most of those can't pay old style licensing fees.