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Articles from July 1997

National Geographic Update

By Jim Pickerell | 1115 Words | Posted 7/8/1997 | Comments
National Geographic takes hard line and refuses to provide any compensation to freelance photographers for use of their work on new CD-ROM project. Photographers and agents up in arms.

Royalty Free at Comstock

By Jim Pickerell | 1679 Words | Posted 7/8/1997 | Comments
Comstock is producing ''royalty free'' discs. Five are our and 30 more will be released by September.

Visual Comm. Group Buys FPG

By Jim Pickerell | 898 Words | Posted 7/8/1997 | Comments
VCG of London becomes the worlds largest supplier of stock photography with the acquisition of FPG. Overall control of the industry makes another move toward Europe.

TIB Acquires Archives

By Jim Pickerell | 1051 Words | Posted 7/8/1997 | Comments
The Image Bank has acquired Archives giving them a strong historical division. They are rumored to be negotiating to purchase Picture Network International.

Purcell's Dumped by AOL

By Jim Pickerell | 785 Words | Posted 7/8/1997 | Comments
Carl and Ann Purcell's travel photography forum has been dropped by AOL. This network is no longer a friendly place for photographers to market.

NSPP, 4th Edition Released

By Jim Pickerell | 344 Words | Posted 7/8/1997 | Comments
A brand new Negotiating Stock Photo Prices with updated fees for every type of use is off the press.

United Kingdom Pricing

By Jim Pickerell | 706 Words | Posted 7/8/1997 | Comments
Usages are priced much lower in the United Kingdom than in the U.S. or other major European Markets. Details in latest NSPP.

Unhappy U.S. Photogs at TSI

By Jim Pickerell | 1505 Words | Posted 7/8/1997 | Comments
Major U.S. photographers represented by Tony Stone Images are unhappy with the editing of latest TSI catalog, ''Interpretations.''

Reward for MIRA Photogs

By Jim Pickerell | 83 Words | Posted 7/8/1997 | Comments
MPCA photographers who have made sales through the MIRA Alliance can earn extra $$$$ by supplying Taking Stock with information.

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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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