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Articles from October 2001

Recession

By Jim Pickerell | 897 Words | Posted 10/30/2001 | Comments
The stock photo industry was in recession even before September 11th. Advertising pages in major magazines were off 9.2% in the first nine months of 2001 compared with the same period in 2000. Advertising spending is not expected to improve before the 3rd Quarter of 2002. Stock photo sales are off as much as 20% at some agencies. This story outline some of the ways the industry is likely to change in the next 18 months.

Getty's Third Quarter Results

By Jim Pickerell | 2110 Words | Posted 10/25/2001 | Comments
Getty's 3rd quarter 2001 revenue was $107.5 million, down 12.4% from the 3rd quarter of 2000. The company expects revenue of between $95 million and $105 million for the 4th quarter of 2001 making gross sales for the year about $454.1 million. At this level the revenue for the year would be down more than 6%.

Photononstop

By Jim Pickerell | 578 Words | Posted 10/19/2001 | Comments
Photononstop (formerly Groupe DIAF/SDP), a French company, has partnered with Envision in New York to expand the marketing of their work into North America, and to market worldwide, the work of the photographers represented by Envision. The new American operation will be branded Envision Stock Photography, Inc, and is a Photononstop subsidiary.

Portal or Print?

By Jim Pickerell | 1817 Words | Posted 10/19/2001 | Comments
One of the big questions for people trying to sell Rights Protected stock in the United States is what is the best way to promote the work -- a portal, or a print catalog. This story explores that question.

New Online Site At Getty

By Jim Pickerell | 712 Words | Posted 10/19/2001 | Comments
Getty Images Inc. has redesigned gettyimages.com, in an effort to increase scalability and efficiency for the company as well as provide significant benefits to online customers worldwide. The company generates nearly half its revenue on the Web, and expects the percentage to increase steadily despite the fact that in recent quarters it has seemed to plateau at just under 50%.

Random Thoughts 40

By Jim Pickerell | 1627 Words | Posted 10/10/2001 | Comments
This story includes short items on: Envision Establishes New Catalog Representation Model, Geographic Loses Greenberg Case, Liaison Pushes to Own All Imagery, Editorial Sales of September 11th in France, Andre Lloyd Promoted, Economic Slowdown Hits Design Community and more.

Getting Information From Corbis

By Jim Pickerell | 4273 Words | Posted 10/5/2001 | Comments
Corbis has been advised by counsel not to answer questions posed by Jim Pickerell, editor of Selling Stock, because Pickerell is scheduled to testify as an industry expert in a case where Michael Grecco is suing Corbis Sygma for lost transparencies. This story explains the situation and the questions Pickerell would like to see answered.

MY TURN - Wayne Eastep

By Wayne Eastep | 942 Words | Posted 10/5/2001 | Comments
With this story Selling Stock is launching a new occasional series of articles offering photographers and stock agents the opportunity to speak out on important industry issues. The aim is to provide a forum for diverse points of view. The first article is by photographer Wayne Eastep.

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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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