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Articles from June 1998

Are Production Shoots In Your Future?

By Jim Pickerell | 3559 Words | Posted 6/30/1998 | Comments
I believe major agencies will begin funding production shoots with selected photographers. Some may hire staffers. Find out why and where that leaves you.

PACA Adopts "Rights Protected"

By Jim Pickerell | 932 Words | Posted 6/23/1998 | Comments
PACA has adopted the term ''Rights Protected'' to help agencies engaged in traditional licensing of images distinguish themselves from Royalty Free. Richard Pasley of ASPP comments and Jim Pickerell answers his comments.

The Death of Photojournalism?

By Jim Pickerell | 1778 Words | Posted 6/22/1998 | Comments
Otto Pohl who operates the only professional photo lab in Russia, and has opportunity to talk with many of the world's leading photojournalists has written a thought provoking piece about the future of photojournalism.

Catalog Math

By Jim Pickerell | 1374 Words | Posted 6/22/1998 | Comments
This story provides some additional figures and background in exploring the returns photographers are likely to see from print catalogs in the future.

Index Acquires Picture Cube & Stock Imagery

By Jim Pickerell | 1293 Words | Posted 6/22/1998 | Comments
Index Stock has made two major acquisitions. The Picture Cube of Boston and Stock Imagery of Denver are now both part of Index. Index now represents 1,165 photographers and 1.7 million images.

Sygma Gets New CEO

By Jim Pickerell | 1260 Words | Posted 6/9/1998 | Comments
Hubert Henrotte, founder of Sygma 25 years ago and CEO, has unexpectedly left Sygma as a result of ''irreconcilable differences'' with Sygma's shareholders. Jean-Marc Smadja has taken over as the new CEO. Sources expect less funding of feature coverage in the future.

Sales from Direct Stock 6

By Jim Pickerell | 1386 Words | Posted 6/2/1998 | Comments
A new survey shows that on-average photographers who advertised in Direct Stock 6 barely earned enough to cover their cost of advertising after the book had been out 16 months. However, a few had very significant sales.

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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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