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Articles from September 2002

Photographer's Choice At Getty

By Jim Pickerell | 1146 Words | Posted 9/27/2002 | Comments
In response to photographer complaints that Getty's editing has been too tight Getty has launched ''Photographer's Choice''. Photographers are now allowed to put a limited number of images of their choice on the Gettyimages.com site and get the benefit of the major international distrubution it offers.

Random Thoughts 52

By Jim Pickerell | 1146 Words | Posted 9/27/2002 | Comments
This issue has short items on SuperStock Closing European Offices, Masterfile Expanding Sales Force, Workbookstock.com Releasing New Catalogs, Dynamic Graphics Names Director of Business Affairs, Tracking Uses and Streaming Video In Advertising.

Sub-Agent Percentages

By Jim Pickerell | 810 Words | Posted 9/27/2002 | Comments
Confused by sub-agent percentages? Want to know what the industry standards are for splits between selling agent, producing agent and photographer. This story explains current practices.

Random Thoughts 51

By Jim Pickerell | 1715 Words | Posted 9/19/2002 | Comments
This issue has short items on Presenting Digital Images for Customer Consideration, Online Use in the Book Publishing Arena, Licensing Unlimited Rights, Picturehouse in New York, Digital Vision Sanctioned For Racial Discrimination and Hemera's New Royalty Free Membership Offering.

Editing For Online

By Jim Pickerell | 1543 Words | Posted 9/19/2002 | Comments
Many organizations are putting huge numbers of images into online databases. The big problem is in choosing which images to scan. This story deals with the dilemma as outlined in a recent ASPP seminar entitled, ''Big Archives, Big Decisions: a Digital Dilemma.''

New Marketing Strategies

By Jim Pickerell | 899 Words | Posted 9/19/2002 | Comments
Photographers with large files of model released images are trying to find agencies who will take their whole body of work. This story includes advice Jim Pickerell gave to one such photographer recently.

What Stock Subjects Sell Best?

By Jim Pickerell | 3828 Words | Posted 9/9/2002 | Comments
Now that we know who the buyers are, what do they want to buy? What are the subjects that sell? In the broadest sense almost anything. Daily there are weird requests coming from small special interest publications and book publishers for very unique and unusual subject matter that very few people are likely to have ever photographed.

Image Return Nightmare

By Jim Pickerell | 2546 Words | Posted 9/7/2002 | Comments
Image return has become a major issue for many photographers. The basic problem has been with the industry for a long time, but several factors have recently come together to dramatically raise the level of concern. Review the dimensions of the problem and learn what you can do.

PACA Regroups

By Jim Pickerell | 597 Words | Posted 9/7/2002 | Comments
Despite recent setbacks, PACA has announced that it is moving forward with a new leadership team and a re-writing of the organization's bylaws. The 2002 International Conference to be held in Miami in November is on track to be a major industry event.

September 2002 Selling Stock

By Jim Pickerell | 6650 Words | Posted 9/1/2002 | Comments
This edition of the newsletter has stories on Getty's Accounting Problems, Integration, Pictor Folds, Creative Eye Folds, Building A Searchable Web Site, Flat Sales At Getty, Masterfile Drops First-Refusal Policy, Digital Vision and Getty, Natural Selection's New Site, PACA Regroups and more.

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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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