Ron Chapple is one of the world’s top microstock photographers. In fact, he’s one of the world’s leading stock photographers whether rights-managed or royalty free. And with good reason. Ron is an established photographer who chose to follow the royalty-free trend early and is now reaping the rewards. His portfolio is full of top quality shots of interesting subjects. He certainly achieves his objective of avoiding mediocrity.
Ron created Thinkstock, an e-commerce royalty-free website that sold the photos in his portfolio through a global network of stock agencies. In 2004, Thinkstock was acquired by Jupitermedia.
Ron Chapple Studios produces images which are sold in all stock photography markets from high-end rights-managed to microstock. iofoto is the name of their microstock collection. The studio employs 5 people consisting of editors, digital artists, photographers and production staff. Ron also works in video providing aerial HD for an amazing client roster.
Microstock, for Ron, is simply the latest evolution in the stock photo industry’s quest to deliver images to the customer. His business is about balancing revenue among different distributors, whether rights-managed, royalty-free or microstock.