71 Live Briefs On ImageBrief

Posted on 2/15/2014 by Jim Pickerell | Printable Version | Comments (0)

Currrently there are 71 image requests worth a combined total of over $150,000 on ImageBrief.

Clients looking for photos include: BBH (UK), Conde Nast, Huge Inc, Weiden+Kennedy, Story Worldwide, Expedia Inc, Grey Advertising, Penguin Books, Random House, Hearst, TriBeCa Film Festival, Proximity, Visa, McGarry Bowen, Harper Collins, Young & Rubicam.?

The Images requirements include: Lifestyle, People, Iphonography, Travel, Interiors, Food + Bev, Still Life, Aerial, Action + Adventure, Landscape, POV, Street Urban, and Sports + Fitness.?

You can see the Live Briefs here. If you have images in your stock file that fit any of these briefs it may be time to think about uploading them.

Photographers whose images are chosen for any of these briefs receive up to 70% of the fee paid to ImageBrief. On average photographers receive $1,400 per sale.

Something To Think About

These clients may have searched several stock agency collections, but not found the image they wanted. Your image may have been accepted by a good stock agency. But when clients go looking for that subject matter your image still may not have been seen.

The keywords you attached may be different than the ones the client used. However, the bigger problem may have been that more images were returned in the search than any client has time to review. Most clients don’t look at more than 300 images delivered in a search before they change their search parameters or go to another site. Many searches deliver thousands of images. If your image has been on the site for a long time there is a good chance it is buried way below image 300.

If you’re trying to maximize your return on the images you’ve produced, it may be time to spend a little time regularly reviewing the briefs photo buyers are sending to ImageBrief. Most photographers submit to several briefs before they get a single image accepted. On the other hand, I know of at least one major stock shooter who has realized significant returns from several sales through ImageBrief. 

Copyright © 2014 Jim Pickerell. The above article may not be copied, reproduced, excerpted or distributed in any manner without written permission from the author. All requests should be submitted to Selling Stock at 10319 Westlake Drive, Suite 162, Bethesda, MD 20817, phone 301-461-7627, e-mail: wvz@fpcubgbf.pbz

Jim Pickerell is founder of www.selling-stock.com, an online newsletter that publishes daily. He is also available for personal telephone consultations on pricing and other matters related to stock photography. He occasionally acts as an expert witness on matters related to stock photography. For his current curriculum vitae go to: http://www.jimpickerell.com/Curriculum-Vitae.aspx.  


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