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Articles from February 1996

Survey of Photographer Income

By Jim Pickerell | 5 Words | Posted 2/15/1996 | Comments
Results of a 1995 survey of Stock Photographers income. Separate story on 1994 survey conducted by photographers represented by The Image Bank.

Getty Launches Subscription Service

By Jim Pickerell | 636 Words | Posted 2/15/1996 | Comments
Getty Images has launched a subscription offering called Creative Express with 52,584 images from PhotoDisc Green, PhotoDisc Blue and Digital Vision. All images are available both through Subscription and through the traditional brand at normal single image prices.

Kaplan vs. Sports Illustrated

By Jim Pickerell | 2217 Words | Posted 2/15/1996 | Comments
Peter B. Kaplan wins a $75,000 settlement from Sports Illustrated for copyright infringement. Fourth time in ten years that Time Inc. companies have infringed his work.

Print Catalogs vs. Digital

By Jim Pickerell | 263 Words | Posted 2/15/1996 | Comments
Stock Connection provides comparative results of image sales after one year in Stock Workbook 8 and Stock Workbook Disc 3.


By Bob Thayer | 1977 Words | Posted 2/15/1996 | Comments
Photographer Bob Thayer asks should he put images with a stock agency or look to the future and develop his own web site to sell his images? Answers from: Jim Pickerell, Jay Brousseau and Jack Hamilton.

Future of Clip

By Jim Pickerell | 683 Words | Posted 2/15/1996 | Comments
The Future Image market research study provides some interesting information about the growth of the Clip Photo business in the CD-ROM environment.


By Jim Pickerell | 3753 Words | Posted 2/15/1996 | Comments
Bill Gates' stock agency (well not exactly) is growing by leaps and bounds. Find out whether this is good or bad for stock photographers.

80/20 Rule In Stock

By Jim Pickerell | 906 Words | Posted 2/15/1996 | Comments
How the business maxim that ''80% of your income comes from 20% of your product applies in the stock photo business.

E-Wrongs about E-Rights

By Jim Pickerell | 1346 Words | Posted 2/15/1996 | Comments
American Society of Journalists and Authors explains the mis- information being put out by publishers about why they can't pay for electronic rights on a usage basis.

Internet for Photographers?

By Jim Pickerell | 1437 Words | Posted 2/15/1996 | Comments
Rohn Engh says the Internet is a waste of time for stock photographers. Jim Pickerell responds.

Digital Product Economics

By Jim Pickerell | 753 Words | Posted 2/15/1996 | Comments
The article explains why professional photographers will find it extremely difficult to obtain reasonable fees for images used in the vast majority of CD-ROM consumer products.

Agency Consolidations

By Jim Pickerell | 502 Words | Posted 2/15/1996 | Comments
Visual Communications Group in London acquires Bavaria in Germany. Index Stock in New York acquires Profiles West.

MPCA In 1996

By Jim Pickerell | 9080 Words | Posted 2/15/1996 | Comments
Vince Streano says MPCA is eroding ''the vitality and the visibility of ASMP,'' and calls for ASMP to stop spending money and resources on MPCA. Dick Weisgrau responds.

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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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