CEPIC 2017 Takeaways

By Jim Pickerell | 1382 Words | Posted 6/21/2017 | Comments
I’ve just returned from the 2017 CEPIC Congress in Berlin. Here are eight of my takeaways from the conference.

New CEPIC Executive Board (2017-2019)

By Jim Pickerell | 64 Words | Posted 6/21/2017 | Comments
On June 14th a new CEPIC executive board was elected to serve two years terms. Alfonso Gutierrez of AGE Fotostock, current president of CEPIC was elected to another two year term.

MEGA Expands Staff in US, UK and Germany

By Jim Pickerell | 340 Words | Posted 6/21/2017 | Comments
The MEGA Agency has expanded its staff in the US, UK and Germany to cope with the companies rapid growth. CEO Tom Tramborg said, “Our growth since launch has been phenomenal, so we are hiring new staff to keep up with the ever-increasing demand for Mega images.”

What Is A Premium Image?

By Jim Pickerell | 927 Words | Posted 6/20/2017 | Comments
Many of the attendees at the CEPIC Congress are working to produce a collection of more “Premium” images as a way to set themselves apart from the massive collections produced to a great extent by amateur contributors. To do this they are editing tighter and separating out images of the highest “quality” and production values. The argument for this is that there are still customers willing to pay higher prices for better quality, unique images with top quality models and great production values.

Photography At The New York Times

By Jim Pickerell | 445 Words | Posted 6/19/2017 | Comments
The New York Times 2020 Group published a report in January 2017 that said its daily reporting needed to become more visual. In April it was reported the day rate for freelance assignments would jump from a previous $200 to $250 (according to some contributors) to $450, with shorter assignments “that don’t meet the full day-rate requirement” paying out at $300, still higher than the previous full day rate.

Adobe Stock Adds Reuters, USA Today, and Stocksy Content

By Jim Pickerell | 493 Words | Posted 6/16/2017 | Comments
Adobe Stock has announced new partnerships that will bolster its collection: news images from Reuters; sports photos from USA Today; 400,000 images from Stocksy.

Getty Images Signs Drone Content Deal

By Jim Pickerell | 157 Words | Posted 6/16/2017 | Comments
Getty Images has announced an exclusive content distribution deal with drone pilot platform DroneBase. Beginning with over 200 creative video assets, the partnership will expand to include 360 stills and video and virtual-reality content.

Future Growth Potential For Stock Video

By Jim Pickerell | 818 Words | Posted 6/8/2017 | Comments
One of the big questions in today’s stock photo industry is the future potential for stock video use. Recently, the Digital Media Licensing Association (DMLA) conducted a webinar on this subject. A video is available here.

Learning What To Shoot

By Jim Pickerell | 1322 Words | Posted 6/6/2017 | Comments (1)
Stock photo agents tend to resist supplying photographers with much information about the specific images customers license. I would like to look back to the 1980s and 1990s and remind them how such information helped agencies grow their businesses and photographers produce more of what customers really wanted to buy.

U.S. Newspaper Future

By Jim Pickerell | 406 Words | Posted 6/5/2017 | Comments
According to Pew Research Center the combined print and digital U.S. daily newspaper circulation fell an estimated 8% to 35 million and 38 million for Sunday, the lowest levels since 1945.

Free Stuff

More Free Articles

Other Recent Stories

Microstock
InMagine Closing
InMagine has announced to its contributors that it will be shutting down its website on 30 September 2017 and will no longer be distributing your images, vectors and/or video on our website after tha...
Read More
Where Are Shutterstocks Most Productive Contributors Located?
Shutterstock, Inc. has released its 2017 Contributor Earnings report, which features it’s milestone of having paid out over $500 million in the 13 years since 2004 to the Company's global community o...
Read More
Earning Revenue From Non-Selling Images
Many of the non-sellers are very good images and would sell if customers only had a chance to see them. Back in January in as story entitled “How Can Shutterstock Grow Revenue?” I outlined an idea fo...
Read More

More from Microstock

Macrostock
PantherMedia Launches Premium RF and RM Option
PantherMedia announces the launch of its Premium Collection to potential contributors around the world. Inspired by the Panther DNA their Premium Collection aspires to have an identifiable unique spi...
Read More
Is RM Still A Viable Business Model?
Is Rights Managed(RM) licensing still a viable business model if your goal is to earn the maximum from your image collection? For most image creators the answer is clearly NO, particularly if part of...
Read More
Blend Free Shoot
Blend has launched a promotion they call “Monthly Free Shoot.” Each month they will offer their customers all the images from one entire Premium Royalty Free shoot for unlimited, absolutely FREE use,...
Read More

More from Macrostock

Education

Education
Pearson Education: Further Cuts Ahead
Pearson has begun “a strategic review” of its U.S. school publishing business which has been a drag on growth due to intense competition. Their goal is to speed up the company’s transition to a slimm...
Read More
Decline In Textbook Use
Pearson has reported that in 2016 the North American higher education courseware market was much weaker than expected and that their net revenues fell 30% in the final quarter resulting in an unprece...
Read More
Pearson Nine-month Interim Management Statement
Overall sales for Pearson fell 7% in the first 9 months of 2016, due to further inventory corrections by retailers in North American Higher Education courseware in July and August. Pearson noted that...
Read More

More from Education

Stay Connected

Sign up to receive our FREE weekly email listing new stories posted.

Follow Us

About This Site

This stock photography news site focuses on the business side of photography with a special emphasis on stock photography. Our goal is to help photographers maximize their earnings based on the quality of their work and the commitment they are prepared to make to the trade. The information provided will be applicable to part-timers as well as full time professional photographers. We’ll leave it to others to teach photographers how to take better pictures.

Jim Pickerell launched his career as a photographer in 1963. In 1990 he began publishing a regular newsletter on stock photography. In 1995 the information was made available online as well as in print and was gradually expanded to a daily service. Click here for Pickerell's full biography.

Top Categories