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Articles from September 2005

Focus Problems With Digital Cameras

By Jim Pickerell | 3260 Words | Posted 9/30/2005 | Comments
As we move further and further into the digital camera age many photographers are discovering that focus is a much more critical issue than it used to be. There are two things to understand. Why is this the case? What can photographers do to avoid or solve the problems?

Press Releases 4

By Jim Pickerell | 1810 Words | Posted 9/23/2005 | Comments
This group of releases includes:Asia Images Appoints Managing Director; Reuters Acquires Action Images; SuperStock And WireImage Announce Agreement; Index Stock Expands Subscription Service To 80,000 Images; P.L.U.S. Coalition Creates Universal Language For Image Licensing; JupiterResearch Forcasts $5.3 Billion Online Ad Spending In 2010; Stock Asylum Publishes Second Annual Stock Asylum 103 Of Quality Stock Distributors.

a21 Second Quarter Results

By Jim Pickerell | 596 Words | Posted 9/23/2005 | Comments
A21, Inc. has reported gross revenue for the second quarter of 2005 of $2,327,000, compared to $2,527,000 for the same period in 2004, an 8% decline year over year. There was a minimal increase of $15,000 compared with the first quarter of 2005.

Random Thoughts 109

By Jim Pickerell | 2120 Words | Posted 9/20/2005 | Comments
This edition has stories on: Corbis Reports Growth, A21 Raises $1 Million, Help Getty Find Photographers, Registering Copyright Pays Off, Christina Vaughn Interview, SutterStock Subscription Offering, OnRequest Receives $8 Million and Searching For Images On Google.

Blend Seeks Photographers

By Jim Pickerell | 677 Words | Posted 9/20/2005 | Comments
Blend is looking for a few good men and women. Blend, you will recall is a RF production company founded about a year ago by a group of 22 leading stock photographers each of whom is a partner in the company.

September 2005 Selling Stock

By Jim Pickerell | 200 Words | Posted 9/12/2005 | Comments
This edition includes: Getty Launches Subscription Service; Jupiter Redeploys Assets and Q2 Results; Jupiter Expands Subscription; Corbis Aggressively Expands RF; Management Changes At Corbis; Windfall For PictureArts Staff; Why Are RM Prices Falling?; Alamy Publishes Annual Numbers; Getty Second Quarter 2005; Will Getty Continue to Grow? and much more.

Growth Of Stockbyte

By Ian Kehoe | 1543 Words | Posted 9/12/2005 | Comments
Many of my readers know that Stockbyte is now the fourth largest supplier of royalty free images in the world, and that it is owned and operated by Jerry Kennelly. But how did the company get to where it is today. Recently Ian Kehoe of The Sunday Business Post Online, Ireland's financial, political and economic newspaper, interviewed Kennelly and provided a detailed look at how Jerry got his start and ended up focusing on producing and selling royalty free imagery.

Random Thoughts 108

By Jim Pickerell | 1897 Words | Posted 9/12/2005 | Comments
This edition contains stories on: Adobe Adds Four New Collections; Web Use of RM Images; UpperCut Starting Promotion; and Bahar Gidwani Analyses Getty's Subscription Offering.

Press Releases 3

By Jim Pickerell | 683 Words | Posted 9/11/2005 | Comments
This edition includes releases on the Stock Photography Pipeline launch and SuperStock's Purestock Collection to be offered on NewsCom.

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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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