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Articles from September 2001

Creative Eye

By Jim Pickerell | 3378 Words | Posted 9/28/2001 | Comments
This story looks at all aspects of Creative Eye, the new version of the online site started by ASMP and known as MIRA. We are pessimistic about Creative Eye's long term chances to accomplish all their goals, and we believe they are engaged on too many fronts. But we recommend that stock photographers give it serious consideration as one of the marketing options for their work. It should NOT be the sole option.

Grill Launches Stock Production Company

By Jim Pickerell | 552 Words | Posted 9/25/2001 | Comments
Photographer Tom Grill who co-founded Comstock in 1976 and was their chief photographer and creative director for over two decades has left Comstock and created a new production company under the name

Random Thoughts 39

By Jim Pickerell | 1745 Words | Posted 9/25/2001 | Comments
This includes short items on: Industry changes for editorial and travel photograhers, Good News on Ad Revenues, Final Getty Contract Deadline, $11,000 RF Sale, Changes at Index Stock, PhotoPlus Still On, Customers Want Smaller Print Catalogs According To Corbis and NY Times Blacklist.

Random Thoughts 38

By Jim Pickerell | 2173 Words | Posted 9/12/2001 | Comments
This includes short items on: $135,000 Sale, Corbis Digital Stock Layoffs, $17,000 RF Sale, Getty Scanning Update, Getty's German Disaster, Buyers In The World, Online Usage In The U.S., New position for Stephen Mayes and statistics on use of Video Clips.

CCC Charged With Copyright Infringement

By Jim Pickerell | 1406 Words | Posted 9/12/2001 | Comments
On August 31st, Seth Resnick, Michael Grecco, and Paula Lerner filed a Class Action Complaint in Federal Court against the Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) for its action's, since its inception in 1978, of licensing photocopy rights to thousands of users without properly compensating the creators for these rights.

September 2001 Selling Stock

By Jim Pickerell | 6722 Words | Posted 9/10/2001 | Comments
This issue includes stories on:, Advertising Spending Down, Getty Sales Down, Getty Closes Scanning, Creatas Buys PictureQuest, Speedpix, Argus Portal, Pictor Bankruptcy Update, Reuters and Sipa, Zefa Sales Growth, Sensitive Issues, Corbis Sales, Editorial Photographers Recession and more.

The Future Is Alamy.Com

By Jim Pickerell | 3694 Words | Posted 9/6/2001 | Comments is beginning to look like the leading portal option for photographers. They plan to launch a major promotional campaign this fall to image buyers and have developed systems to include agencies and provide custom edits of their site.

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This stock photography news site focuses on the business side of photography with a special emphasis on stock photography. Our goal is to help photographers maximize their earnings based on the quality of their work and the commitment they are prepared to make to the trade. The information provided will be applicable to part-timers as well as full time professional photographers. We’ll leave it to others to teach photographers how to take better pictures.

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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