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Articles from March 2000

Stone's Editing Philosophy

By Jim Pickerell | 1599 Words | Posted 3/31/2000 | Comments
UK writer Ian Buchanan analyses the psyche of Stone in an interview with Stone creative director Andrew Saunders and art director Zoe Whishaw. This article was first published in the British Journal of Photography.

Corbis Revises Photographer Contract

By Jim Pickerell | 2253 Words | Posted 3/31/2000 | Comments
Corbis is out with a new photographer contract. Given the way the industry is headed this contract has several positive aspects, but there are also two or three points that should be given careful consideration before signing.

Getty Images Completes Aquisition of VCG

By Jim Pickerell | 292 Words | Posted 3/23/2000 | Comments
Getty Images, Inc. announced today that it has completed its acquisition of Visual Communications Group (VCG) from United News & Media PLC. The acquisition was financed using the proceeds of a $250 million 5% convertible subordinated note offering due 2007, which closed on March 6, 2000.

Corbis Aquires TSM

By Jim Pickerell | 726 Words | Posted 3/22/2000 | Comments
Corbis has announced that it has agreed to acquire The Stock Market. TSM is estimated to have gross annual sales in the range of $35 million. The deal is expected to close in mid-April.

Dramatic Rate Increase at Business Week

By Jim Pickerell | 1158 Words | Posted 3/15/2000 | Comments
Business Week has announced a major increase in assignment and space rates for the images they use. Stock uses should be similar to the space rates, if not higher. The space rates are dramatically higher than the editorial numbers in ''Negotiating Stock Photo Prices'' or ''PhotoQuote''.

Stock Market/Corbis Rumors

By Jim Pickerell | 3142 Words | Posted 3/10/2000 | Comments
There are persistant rumors that The Stock Market will be acquired by Corbis in the near future. Richard Steedman has denied the rumors in talks with photographers. In this story I discuss the pros and cons of such a merger and suggest things photographers should be considering.

March 2000 Selling Stock

By Jim Pickerell | 5784 Words | Posted 3/10/2000 | Comments
Stories this month include: Getty Acquires VCG, Getty's Year End results, How Getty's story to investors differs from what they are telling photographers, Changing Educational Uses, Your Next Career and Is Video In Your Future?

Random Thoughts 16

By Jim Pickerell | 1007 Words | Posted 3/3/2000 | Comments
News about Corbis, Saba, Time-Life Books, Index Stock Imagery, Speedpix, Corbis Acquiring Footage Now, Sheldon Marshall Launches GlobalState and more.

Changing Educational Uses

By Jim Pickerell | 1961 Words | Posted 3/3/2000 | Comments
The stock photo industry needs to totally revise its pricing model for uses in educational publishing as it takes into account new methods of distributing educational content. This story tells you why and outlines industry changes.

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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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