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Articles from May 2004

Random Thoughts 79

By Jim Pickerell | 1135 Words | Posted 5/25/2004 | Comments
This story has short items on: Stone+, 100% Digital Workflow at Corbis, VPAimages and Photolibrary in Asia, Masterfile Moves Representation, Stockbyte Three Tier Pricing, Iconica Expands in Europe, Black Star and Stockshop/Medichrome and Image Source 7 Catalog.

Subscription Stock

By Pat Hunt | 2763 Words | Posted 5/25/2004 | Comments
The newest way to sell stock photography is through subscriptions. The image quality is improving, the fees for usage are low, and most companies engaged in this line of business wholly own most of the images they license. The number of customers using subscription services is growing significantly. Pat Hunt has taken a look at the major player and explained how the business works.

Random Thoughts 78

By Jim Pickerell | 1449 Words | Posted 5/13/2004 | Comments
This story has short items on: Customer Concerns with Getty Sports League Partnerships, E-Data Sues Getty and Corbis, Date Set for PACA International Conference, Index Stock To Use PicScout, New Strategy for Stock Image, Stockbyte Introduces Filtration and ImageState Relaunches Website.

Stock Photo Market Size

By Jim Pickerell | 2767 Words | Posted 5/13/2004 | Comments
This stroy details my calculations of total worldwide revenue generated from the sale of still stock images and stock illustrations in 2003. I believe it was about $1.5 billion and have provided details as to how I arrived at that figure. I also discuss revenue for various segments of the market.

May 2004 Selling Stock

By Jim Pickerell | 6296 Words | Posted 5/3/2004 | Comments
This print edition of the newsletter has stories on: Editorial Stock Challenges; PictureArts Buys Nonstock; Great Quarter for Getty; Jupitermedia Buys Comstock; A21 Acquires SuperStock; Freeny Attack; Alamy Exceeds Million Images; Enforcing Your Copyright; PicScout Image Recognition; WireImage and the NFL and SAA Investigative Shopping.

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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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