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Articles from September 2011
The Young Photographers Alliance (YPA), has awarded scholarships to five talented young photographers from across the US: Katie Koti, Yale University; Kathya Maria Landeros, Massachusetts College of Art & Design; Hayden Myrick, School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Alena Reyes, School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Kevin Truong, Pratt Institute.
The American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) and Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) will be launching a series of 10 free webinars on the “The Future of Art & Commerce” on October 5, 2011 between 1:00 and 2:30 pm EST. In the first session Susan Carr and Richard Kelly will deal with What Everyone Should Know About Copyright
. Click here
to register for this event. For details on all 10 webinars which will take place about every other week through March 2012 click here
The owners of VII Photo Agency have announced the revised roster of photographers represented by the agency. They include: Lynsey
Addario, Jocelyn Bain Hogg, Stefano De Luigi, Venetia Dearden, Jessica
Dimmock, Adam Ferguson, Ashley Gilbertson, Ron Haviv, Davide Monteleone,
Seamus Murphy, Maciek Nabrdalik, Anastasia Taylor-Lind, Tomas van
Houtryve and Donald Weber and VII's veterans Marcus Bleasdale, Ed Kashi, Gary Knight, Antonin Kratochvil, Joachim
Ladefoged, Christopher Morris, Franco Pagetti, Stephanie Sinclair and
SuperStock, a leading stock photography agency specializing in
Contemporary, Travel, Fine Art, and Vintage imagery, has launched
SuperFusion, a new collection of value-priced royalty-free images
gathered from around the world. The collection features images from top
professional photographers including microstock stars Yuri Arcurs, Ron
Chapple, and Andres Rodriguez.
Visual Connections (formerly Picturehouse Marketing US) will be hosting
its annual Image Expo at the Altman Building in New York City on
Thursday, October 20th. This is a unique one-day opportunity for
image buyers, researchers, designers, art directors, and other users of
images and footage to discover new sources of imagery. More than 70
exhibitors from all around the US, Great Britain, Canada, Sweden,
Germany and France will be showing what they have to offer, and learning
from the people who use their images.
Many who enjoy photography and have had some success at licensing rights
to their images dream of quitting their “day job,” giving up a regular
pay check and taking pictures full time. This story offers a few things to
think about that apply both to photographers who hope to do commercial
assignments and those who want to license rights to stock images.
Corbis Images (www.corbisimages.com
), has highlighted nine of its signature collections and described some of what went into the thinking when creating the collection. The imagery in these collections ranges from commercial images, to unforgettable moments in history to natural wonders and iconic celebrities.
The 2011 PACA International Conference
, the premier annual event in the U.S. for those interested in stock photography, will convene in a little less than a month at the New York Marriott East Side in midtown Manhattan. It runs from Friday, October 21st through Sunday October 23rd.
Stipple Marketplace, the San Francisco based company with the goal of turning editorial images into e-commerce storefronts for consumers, has developed a system that allows publishers to earn money from the images they publish, not just sell ads around those images.
If you haven’t visited the Corbis web site for a while it may be time to
take another look. In 2010 Corbis decided that it was time to update
the search technology they had been using since 1995. The
project involved a series of architectural changes with two primary aims
– improving performance (speed of delivery) and relevancy of the
search results delivered. This story discusses some of the changes and modifications.
Spaces Images is a niche agency founded by people and lifestyle Jonathan Ross about a year ago. However, there are no people in the pictures this agency represents. In tracking 13 years of sales he and his wife and business partner Amy noticed that
many of their best selling images did not include people. They then set out to build SpacesImages.com
a collection that contains property released images of
locations where man lives, works and plays, but without any people in
the images. Most of the have strong graphic and design elements.
The Image Works (theimageworks.com
) editorial stock photography agency has announced the addition to its archive of imagery from the Spanish based Iberfoto picture library. The library consists of over 1.2 million photographs, artistic works and prints, focusing on Hispanic Culture from Spain and Latin America.
Paul Melcher takes a look at where photojournalism is headed and outlines four key changes that will dramatically alter the future of photojournalism. He also acknowledges, though not with any sense of satisfaction, that the new photojournalism is taking some cues from the successful microstock model.
While fees charged customers for stock photo use have been steadily
declining, there is another issue that should be of equal concern to
image creators. That is the percentage they receive of the gross fee the
end user pays. This can be complicated and not the number many
photographers think it is.
In an effort to engage with the next generation of picture professionals, Alamy
have launched separate initiatives to benefit students.
Few stock photo tasks are as idiosyncratic as keywording. Some
photographers just use their mental vocabularies while others consult a
thesaurus. I know a photographer who has blocks of often-used synonyms
he cuts and pastes into the right place. Everyone does it differently.
In a little over a year the number of
images represented by the top four microstock sites has increased by 41%. Fotolia has had a 59% increase. The number of people contributing images to Shutterstock has grown by 37% and now totals 313,393. This wouldn't be bad if demand were growing at the same rate, but it's not. Demand seems to be relatively flat and at iStockphoto seems to be declining. How will these numbers affect everyone who produces stock images? Read more.
According to eMarketer
world advertising spend is expected to be about $500 billion this year. The online portion of this spend will make up about $80.2 billion, or 16.1% of the total. By 2015 online advertising spend is expected to reach $132.1 billion and be 22% of total advertising spend.