Opportunity For Photography Students

Posted on 2/15/2012 by Jim Pickerell | Printable Version | Comments (0)

Since September 2011 photography and illustration students have submitted more than 3,000 images to Alamy, the world's largest online stock photography agency. For the next two years these contributors will receive 100% of all money collected for the licensing of their images.

Alamy launched its “100% Royalties” program to help students learn about the business side of photography and make money from their images while studying. In return Alamy gets fantastic images from the next generation of picture suppliers.

This program is open to any student taking a college level photography or graphic arts course. The institution must be signed up to “Alamy Students.” Course directors need to contact rzvylubfxva@nynzl.pbz to sign up for the program. Once approved, they will be supplied with a “validation code” for their institution which they can then pass along to interested students.

Students will need to sign Alamy’s non-exclusive contract which allows them to also license their work elsewhere. Their work will then be made available for searching by Alamy’s strong and diverse international customer base that ranges from cutting edge designers to global corporations, editorial publishing houses and advertising agencies.

Images from participating students are visible on the site in exactly the same way as those from standard contributors and are subject to the same submission, AlamyRank and keywording criteria.

For more information, check out Alamy’s contributor pages at (http://www.alamy.com/contributor/help/sell-images.asp). Students interested in participating should encourage their professors to apply.

Alamy was founded in 2000, currently has over 28 Million images in its collection and is adding 1 million new images to the collection every six weeks. Alamy licenses rights to less than 1% of the images in its collection in any given year, but since the company’s founding it has paid out over $80 million to contributors. Payments are made via bank transfer or PayPal.

Alamy currently represents work from more than 25,000 photographers and 570 photo agencies.

David Carpenter, Senior Lecturer in Photography, London College of Communication, University of the Arts London, said, “This is a brilliant, innovative initiative proposed by a forward thinking company. It should enable the students to realize what's required of them in the field of professional photography and also the potential to earn some money when starting out in the profession.”

Copyright © 2012 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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