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Articles from February 2003

2003 Stock Photographer Survey Results

By Jim Pickerell | 1567 Words | Posted 2/14/2003 | Comments
172 photographers responded to Selling Stock's income trends survey for the years 2000 through 2002. The combined gross income for 2002 was $24,244,557 with an average income of $140,956. Stock income was 67% of total income. Income in 2002 was 14% below 2000 levels.

Alamy Sales Commissions

By Jim Pickerell | 772 Words | Posted 2/8/2003 | Comments
Alamy is asking photographers to give up an additional percentage of their sales so Alamy can add distributors to their international sales operation. The combined Alamy/Distributor commission is 55%. Photographers are asking will the reductions in percentage ever end?

Industy-Wide Survey

By Jim Pickerell | 856 Words | Posted 2/8/2003 | Comments
An ambitious new survey has been launched that will attempt to finally resolve the question of The Size of the Stock Image Market in the U.S. While sponsored by PACA, an effort will be made to collect data from ALL stock image sellers, regardless of affiliation. TrendWatch will tabulate the data.

Getty Images Reports $21.5 Million Profit In 2002

By Jim Pickerell | 2264 Words | Posted 2/6/2003 | Comments
Getty Images reported 4th quarter 2002 revenue of $117.7 million. Net income for the year was $21.5 million, or $0.39 per diluted share. Total revenue for 2002 was $463 million which exceeded their estimates at the beginning of the year.

Random Thoughts 60

By Jim Pickerell | 1870 Words | Posted 2/6/2003 | Comments
This includes short items on: Grey Worldwide Demands Exclusive Rights To ALL Stock Images; To Launch In March; TrendWatch Says Specialization Is Key; PictureArts Launches Botanica Brand; Getty Gives Photographers Reuse Revenue and Digital Vision Closes Offices.

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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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