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Articles from January 1999

Robert Tod Responds (Picture Perfect)

By Jim Pickerell | 1486 Words | Posted 1/25/1999 | Comments
Robert Tod, President of Todtri and Picture Perfect has provided a response to our Story 192 entitled ''Picture Perfect in Arrears.''

1999 Survey

By Jim Pickerell | 637 Words | Posted 1/25/1999 | Comments
We have a major new survey which attempts to determine both income and expenses of stock photographers so we can make some judgements as to profits. We encourage all stock photographers to respond to this survey. The survey may be returned by mail or answered on-line. Non-subscribers responses are welcome.

Picture Perfect In Arrears

By Jim Pickerell | 2960 Words | Posted 1/19/1999 | Comments
Picture Perfect and Todtri Productions, Inc. are seriously delinquent in their payments to stock agencies and photographers. Both organizations are owned by Robert Tod and based in New York City.

Boughn Moves Again

By Jim Pickerell | 469 Words | Posted 1/19/1999 | Comments
Ellen Boughn is on the road again. She is now Vice President-Photography for Artville in Madison, WI after being with Definitive Stock in Seattle for about four months.

Random Thoughts 2

By Jim Pickerell | 1168 Words | Posted 1/19/1999 | Comments
More short news items of interest to stock photo producers and sellers.

Sheldon Marshall Fired at VCG

By Jim Pickerell | 330 Words | Posted 1/19/1999 | Comments
Sheldon Marshall has been replaced as Chief Executive of Visual Communications Group by Andrew Nugee. VCG is the still image marketing subsidiary of United News and Media in the UK and parent of FPG International in New York.

January 1999 Selling Stock

By Jim Pickerell | 5261 Words | Posted 1/10/1999 | Comments
With this file you can print out the entire January 1999 issue of SELLING STOCK which includes a reaction to Jonathan Klein's argument for lowering Photographer percentages, a suit against PhotoDisc for usage of an image without a model release, and a major feature on the changes in photographer/agent relationships as a result of major agency consolidation on the industry.

Photographer Percentages

By Jim Pickerell | 1193 Words | Posted 1/6/1999 | Comments
Photographer Larry Aiuppy points out the fallacy in Jonathan Klein's thinking when Klein compared, in his recent New York speech, the percentage compensation phototgrapher ''talent'' receives to that of movie stars in the entertainment industry.

Impact Of Major Agency Consolidation

By Jim Pickerell | 4724 Words | Posted 1/6/1999 | Comments
In the last few years as more and more of the marketing of stock photos has been taken over by conglomerates, bringing drastic changes to the industry. Often, what benefits these companies does not benefit the individual photographer. This article examines certain issues important to photographers, and suggests photographer strategies for the future.

Random Thoughts

By Jim Pickerell | 1115 Words | Posted 1/6/1999 | Comments
A new feature of Selling Stock contains a number of short items of interest to stock photo producers and sellers.

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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.

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