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Articles from May 1999

Random Thoughts 7

By Jim Pickerell | 1269 Words | Posted 5/12/1999 | Comments
This series of short articles gives details on a new photo forum for editorial photographers; Corbis; EyeWire; the retail book market and ''sharing the risk'' with publishers.

Getty Expands to Consumer Market

By Jim Pickerell | 593 Words | Posted 5/12/1999 | Comments
Getty Images acquired a leading provider of framed and unframed art sold to the consumer market. Total acquisition cost could be $202 million.


By Jim Pickerell | 647 Words | Posted 5/12/1999 | Comments
PACA outlines their position after an unsatisfactory meeting with ASMP to try to imporve the overall relationships between the two organizations.

May 1999 Selling Stock

By Jim Pickerell | 6617 Words | Posted 5/10/1999 | Comments
With this file you can print out the entire May 1999 issue of SELLING STOCK which includes: the results of the photographer survey, Direct Sales Online, Methods to protect your rights by Robert Cavallo, Other Legal Updates, new develpment at Getty and TSI, and more.

The Web in Ten Years

By Roger Ressmeyer | 1104 Words | Posted 5/6/1999 | Comments
The theme of one of the seminars at the recent PACA annual meeting in New York was ''The Web in Ten Years.'' Roger Ressmeyer moderated the panel and this story presents his opening remarks.

Pricing Strategies at TSI

By Jim Pickerell | 607 Words | Posted 5/6/1999 | Comments
TSI's price schedules for brochures, postcards and external newsletters show low rates for larger than 1/4 page uses and may be indicative of pricing trends as some agencies try to compete with Royalty Free.

Image Building with Agency Catalogs

By Jim Pickerell | 651 Words | Posted 5/6/1999 | Comments
There is an increasing trend for some stock agencies to produce print catalogs designed as ''Image Builders'' rather than to sell specific images. We examine the implications of this type of marketing for the photographers who participate and suggest steps photographers can take.

Growing E-Commerce Sales at Getty

By Jim Pickerell | 418 Words | Posted 5/5/1999 | Comments
Getty Images reports overall sales of $52.2 million for the first quarter. This was up slightly from $50.1 million in the 4th quarter of 1998. The e-commerce portion is also growing.

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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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