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Articles from December 2005

Press Releases 11

By Jim Pickerell | 1209 Words | Posted 12/30/2005 | Comments
This group of releases includes: Amana Buys Japanese Stock Agency Orion; Jupiter Acquires Animation Factory; The Peter Arnold Group Grows as a Specialist Portal; Virtual Picture Desk will Distribute Italy's De Agostini Images; and John Birdsall Social Issues Photo Library uses TheDataArchive for Site Enhancements.

January 2006 Selling Stock

By Jim Pickerell | 183 Words | Posted 12/29/2005 | Comments
This issue has the following stories: Getty's Plans For 2006; Photographer's Choice Survey; RPI Going Down At Getty; Return Per Image; Photographer Income Trends; From Medio to Glow; Advertising Conditions Ahead; Jupiter 3rd Quarter and New Acquisitions; A21 Third Quarter; ISIA Online; PLUS Glossary; Adobe Adds 2 Brands; Hart To Head ImageState; and Photospin International Strategy.

Random Thoughts 114

By Jim Pickerell | 1203 Words | Posted 12/16/2005 | Comments
This edition contains stories on More Jupiter Acquisitions; Correction Concerning Black Star; Photographer's Choice Survey Clarifications; ISIA Online - New Association; and Adobe Adds Two More Brands

Photographer Income Trends

By Jim Pickerell | 1896 Words | Posted 12/16/2005 | Comments
A few photographers have provided me with detailed income figures that point to some surprising and disturbing trends including: selling RF can actually earn you more than RM; search order positions impact; and declining revenue from Photographer's Choice.

Getty's Plans For 2006

By Jim Pickerell | 4396 Words | Posted 12/12/2005 | Comments
Getty Images has announced that the company expects 2006 revenue of approximately $820 million to $840 million and earnings per diluted share in the range of $2.70 to $2.85. In addition the company has outlined its plans for 2006 for investment analysts.

Photographer's Choice Survey

By Jim Pickerell | 397 Words | Posted 12/12/2005 | Comments
Anecdotal information indicates that the average return-per-image of Photographer's Choice images on has been dropping. I've prepared a survey to give a clearer understanding of the degree to which this might be happening. All responses to this survey will be anonymous.

Press Releases 10

By Jim Pickerell | 1570 Words | Posted 12/6/2005 | Comments
This package of releases includes: Business Conditions Ahead from TWGA; PhotoSpin "Franchises" International Distribution; Corbis Expands Partnership With PicScout; PictureHouse Starts Monthly Promotion; Purestock Grows To 16,000 Images; SuperStock Supports UK Expansion; and Veer Receives Record Number of Awards.

New Generation News Agencies

By Jain Lemos | 3955 Words | Posted 12/5/2005 | Comments
With most photo news being handled by large wire-service and Internet conglomerates, some smaller independents, such as Polaris, WPN and ZUMA, are making waves in the industry.

a21 Third Quarter Results

By Jim Pickerell | 847 Words | Posted 12/2/2005 | Comments
a21, Inc. has reported revenues for the third quarter of 2005 of $2,064,000 compared to $2,077,000 for the same period in 2004 and down from $2,327,000 in the second quarter of 2005.

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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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