This survey will attempt to measure the income and expense trends for photographers between 2004 and 2005, as well as the percent of income photographers are receiving from the three major brands relative to the income from all other stock agencies. There is also a separate survey for agencies and portals. Everyone can participate including non-subscribers.
Getty Images reported revenue for Q4 of 2005 of $185.8 million compared to $162.1 million for Q4 of 2004 and $184.5 million in the previous quarter. Investors are unhappy because Getty didn't meet analysts expectations.
This group of releases includes: Jupiterimages Names New Creative Team Leaders; ShutterStock Acquires Photosights.com; Media Bakery to Represent Index Stock RM; Index Stock Imagery Expands to the Czech Republic; Beateworks Announces Inclusion in Pearson Asset Library; ASPP Announces Sponsors of March 2006 Education Conference; The Trust for Public Land to Underwrite EcoPhotography's Next Book Project; and the UK's Capture, Ltd. Launches a New Online System.
This edition includes items on: PhotoAlto Produces RM Collection; iStockphoto Updates Site; Getty Or Jupiter; Picture House In Chicago; End of an Era for Nikon; More Acquisitions For Amana; Reuse Fees; PictureArts Images Removed From Getty Site; Newspaper Reading; and New Stock Photo Information Resource.
After reading Story 790 Jeff Burke of JupiterImages called to my attention that JIUnlimited.com in not JupiterImages primary web site. Rather, "Jupiterimages.com is the JI 'mothership' website" and currently has over 740,000 images on it. This story provides updated numbers for Jupiter and expanded information on other portals.
Our Photographer's Choice survey showed that photographers received an average of $236.56 per image for all the PC images they had on the Getty site in 2005. The sum of all income reported was $254,540 for a total of 1,076 images.
Is there likely to be increased use of still images? Not of the generic and concept type imagery that so many are shooting. In this article I explain why.