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Articles from November 1999

VCG For Sale

By Jim Pickerell | 348 Words | Posted 11/29/1999 | Comments
United News & Media, (UNM) parent of Visual Communications Group (VCG), and Carlton Communications have announced a £7.8 billion ($12.6 billion) merger. VCG is scheduled to be sold as the new company focuses on its television business.

Digital Video Opportunity

By Jim Pickerell | 934 Words | Posted 11/29/1999 | Comments
Dirck Halstead, President of The Digital Journalist has founded a new agency to help still photographers produce and sell digital video projects for use on television and the web. The next training session is at Apple Computer in California in January.

Getty Completes Public Offering

By Jim Pickerell | 226 Words | Posted 11/26/1999 | Comments
Getty raises an amazing $269.1 million in a public offering of 6,900,000 shares. The share price was $39 per share. They raised enough to pay for the entire acquisition of The Image Bank and have plenty of cash to spare.

Glencoe Strikes Again

By Jim Pickerell | 346 Words | Posted 11/26/1999 | Comments
The Glencoe story takes more twists and turns. Additional titles have been discovered about which image sellers have not been notified or paid.

Getty And the Investment Community

By Jim Pickerell | 2031 Words | Posted 11/26/1999 | Comments
Getty's third quarter sales and their story to the investment community offer some interesting insights for photographers.

November 1999 Selling Stock

By Jim Pickerell | 6933 Words | Posted 11/10/1999 | Comments
Stories this month include: Getty Buys Image Bank, Tasini Decision Overturned, Speedpix, PNI and Cinebase to Merge and Infringement at Glencoe.


By Jim Pickerell | 270 Words | Posted 11/10/1999 | Comments
This story provides a breakdown of the stock agencies that have been acquired by other agencies in the last few years.

Random Thoughts 13

By Jim Pickerell | 1050 Words | Posted 11/10/1999 | Comments
These short news items include: NAFP Disbands, Todtri Served In Effort To Collect, Getty Acquires Newsmakers, Corbis E-Commerce Sales, PACA International Conference and Photonica Appoints Mayes COO.

RF and Stock Photo Uses

By Jim Pickerell | 1664 Words | Posted 11/10/1999 | Comments
In assessing the impact of Royalty Free on the stock photo market it is important to look, not just at gross sales, but at the number of uses these sales represent. In this story we have done an analysis of total uses.

Infringement at Glencoe

By Jim Pickerell | 1328 Words | Posted 11/3/1999 | Comments
Photographers and agencies are having problems getting paid on two Glencoe/McGraw-Hill book projects -- the 1998 revision of Biology: The Dynamics of Life and a series of three books called Science Voyages 2000. Details are provided.

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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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