Sunday, September 14, 2014

Getty Images partners with Pantone and Tumblr to launch ‘Stories and Trends’


New site curates exclusive content ahead of New York and London fashion weeks SS2015

September 11, 2014 • Company News - NEW YORK – Getty Images, the global leader in digital media, has partnered with Pantone and Tumblr ahead of SS2015 fashion weeks in both New York and London in order to showcase and celebrate alternative fashion.
The partnership complements Getty Images new Stories and Trends content hub and dedicated fashion Tumblr launched as part of SS2015. Stories and Trends will feature a raft of exclusive content, including live coverage from fashion week tents, alternative point-of-views from Getty Images’ team of photographers, as well as street style shoots of fashion influencers and bloggers.
To launch the platform, Getty Images will be partnering with Pantone to illustrate this year’s SS2015 Pantone Fashion Color Report. Each year Pantone, the global authority on color, surveys designers at fashion week to deliver the foremost insight into the trends of the season. Getty Images will supplement this year’s report with content on Stories and Trends and on social media, featuring ‘best of’ galleries of Pantone color insights alongside its own creative and hot off the runway and fashion imagery.
Getty Images will also be celebrating its take on alternative fashion for SS2015 with its latest RePicture campaign, #RePictureStyle. #RePictureStyle looks at breaking down clichés and stereotypes around fashion imagery themes by encouraging people to share their take on what style means to them. As part of #RePictureStyle, Getty Images is encouraging bloggers to use their Embed tool to find the latest in fashion content, curating and sharing on their social media sites and blogs.
“The new Stories and Trends site is aimed at equipping our blogger user base with the best content and advice on creative fashion photography, via insights from top Getty Images photographers. We are thrilled to be so closely involved with fashion week this year and are excited to see what kind of authentic content will be shared through #RePictureStyle” said Judith Rich, Director, Content Marketing at Getty Images.
Getty Images will also be hosting events in New York and London with influential fashion photographers Andrew Walker (NYC) and Gareth Cattermole (UK) as speakers. The events will offer advice for budding fashion bloggers and also feature insightful talks from IMG and Tumblr.
Visit http://stories.gettyimages.com/ for details.
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About Getty Images
Getty Images is the world’s leader in visual communication, with over 170 million assets available through its premium content site www.gettyimages.com and its leading stock content site www.istock.com. With its advanced search and image recognition technology, Getty Images serves business customers in more than 100 countries and is the first place creative and media professionals turn to discover, purchase and manage images and other digital content. Its award-winning photographers and content creators help customers produce inspiring work which appears every day in the world’s most influential newspapers, magazines, advertising campaigns, films, television programs, books and online media. Visit Getty Images at www.gettyimages.com to learn more about how the company is advancing the unique role of digital media in communications and business, and enabling creative ideas to come to life.  For company news and announcements, visit press.gettyimages.com, and for the stories, innovation and inspiration behind our content, visit Stories & Trends http://stories.gettyimages.com//. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/gettyimages and Twitter at https://twitter.com/GettyImages.






Wednesday, September 10, 2014

iStockPhoto Announcing Changes to Collections and Prices

On September 13th iStockPhoto will make big changes to Collections and Prices. The main changes are:

  • Only two collections - Essential and Signatur
  • All file sizes are the same price. 
  • Credit balance will change

For more info go to:








Saturday, September 6, 2014

Shutterstock Surpasses 2 Million Video Clips in Its Marketplace

Company’s collection also includes over 65,000 4K videos
New York, September 2, 2014

Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE: SSTK), a leading global provider of commercial digital imagery and music, today announced it has surpassed 2 million video clips in its collection, which also includes more than 65,000 videos in state-of-the-art 4K. The company boasts an ever-expanding royalty-free video offering, adding over 16,000 clips weekly.

“As Shutterstock exceeds 2 million videos, we’re proud of the vast array of content available to our customers around the world,” remarked Shutterstock’s VP of New Business, Ben Pfeifer. “Thanks to rapidly evolving technologies like 4K, quality video imagery has never been more readily available to everyone from independent videographers to major film studios.”

To celebrate this milestone, Shutterstock has curated a reel entitled “Around the World in 80 Clips.” The video highlights the global diversity of the Shutterstock’s video collection, as well as Shutterstock Music, a new content offering that premiered in May. All clips featured are in 4K.

Video footage from Shutterstock has appeared in such films and television shows as House of Cards, The Walking Dead, Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Zach Braff’s Wish I Was Here and the recent box office hit Guardians of the Galaxy. To view more royalty-free video footage, visit shutterstock.com/video.

About Shutterstock, Inc.
Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE: SSTK), is a leading global provider of high-quality licensed photographs, vectors, illustrations, videos and music to businesses, marketing agencies and media organizations around the world. Working with its growing community of over 60,000 contributors, Shutterstock adds tens of thousands of images each week, and currently has more than 40 million images and 2 million video clips available.

Headquartered in New York City, with offices in Amsterdam, Berlin, Chicago, Denver, London, Paris and San Francisco, Shutterstock has customers in more than 150 countries. The company also owns Bigstock, a value-oriented stock media agency; Offset, a high-end image collection; Skillfeed, an online marketplace for learning; and WebDAM, a cloud-based digital asset management service for businesses.

For more information, please visit www.shutterstock.com and follow Shutterstock on Twitter or on Facebook.






Shutterstock Launches Contributor Website in Brazilian Portuguese

New site language reinforces company’s commitment to Brazilian artists

The following release originally appeared on PR Newswire's Brazilian Newsline under the Portuguese headline "Shutterstock lança site para colaboradores em português do Brasil."

New York – August 21, 2014 – Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE: SSTK), a leading global provider of commercial digital imagery and music, today announced the translation of its contributor website into Brazilian Portuguese. The addition signifies the importance of the Brazilian market to the company, which has a network of more than 60,000 contributing artists around the world, hundreds of which are in Brazil.

“Shutterstock contributors from over 100 countries can attest to the power of our marketplace,” said Scott Braut, Shutterstock’s Vice President of Content. “The addition of Brazilian Portuguese to our contributor site will allow us to engage new contributors and bring in exciting content that offers a local, unique perspective from one of the world’s most creative countries.”

Since 2013, Brazilian contributors have added over 50,000 images to Shutterstock’s collection. Beto Chagas, a Saõ Paulo-based contributor, is among the country’s top stock photographers and has a portfolio of more than 6,700 images. In regard to the language addition, he stated: “For Brazilian contributors like myself, the new site translation will allow for an easier submission process and a streamlined workflow. It is wonderful to see Shutterstock engaging with Brazilian artists in this way.”

To commemorate the announcement, Shutterstock has compiled a video reel that showcases the people, energy and stunning landscapes of Brazil. Additional creative content can be found on Shutterstock’s Portuguese-language blog.
For more information about becoming a Shutterstock contributor and to access the Portuguese-language contributor site, visit submit.shutterstock.com/brasil.

About Shutterstock, Inc.
Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE: SSTK), is a leading global provider of high-quality licensed photographs, vectors, illustrations, videos and music to businesses, marketing agencies and media organizations around the world. Working with its growing community of over 60,000 contributors, Shutterstock adds tens of thousands of images each week, and currently has more than 40 million images and 2 million video clips available.

Headquartered in New York City, with offices in Amsterdam, Berlin, Chicago, Denver, London, Paris and San Francisco, Shutterstock has customers in more than 150 countries. The company also owns Bigstock, a value-oriented stock media agency; Offset, a high-end image collection; Skillfeed, an online marketplace for learning; and WebDAM, a cloud-based digital asset management service for businesses.

For more information, please visit www.shutterstock.com and follow Shutterstock on Twitter or on Facebook.







Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Stock Photography Sales Statistic August 2014

This is my stock photography sales statistic for August 2014. You can find a complete list of stock photography agencies that I work with here.



These are for me the best 4 performing stock agencies for August 2014:
  1. Shutterstock
  2. DepositPhotos
  3. Zazzle
  4. Zoonar
It came with no surprise that August had a 21% decrease compared to July. August is never doing that well for me, but it still were a 35% increase compared to August 2013. It was the best month ever for DepositPhotos, and Pixta.




(This statistic include referral earning at the different agencies)






Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Alamy celebrates hitting mega milestone of 50 million images


Privately owned, independent stock photo agency Alamy is the largest single online destination for buyers and suppliers of imagery

(Image: Caption: The tanker Grape One sinks in the English Channel off Cornwall after taking on water in heavy storms. Image Ref: AF3M15 Credit: © Marc Hill / Alamy)

• Collection includes editorial & creative imagery, a live news feed, video and vectors
• Fair commission and ethical values continue to attract thousands of photographers every month



Stock photography library Alamy announced today that its collection has reached 50 million images, continuing to secure its place as the world’s largest online resource for imagery.

The first wholly digital library, Alamy is a popular destination for image buyers due to its vast collection, rich in variety and spanning both editorial and creative subjects. It adds 30,000 new images every day and is forecast to grow to 100 million in the next three years. Alamy’s first collection was IMAGINA Photography, and it now represents over 600 agencies including ZUMA Press, OJO images, Image Source, Blend, National Geographic, caia image and Hero Images. Alamy has the biggest aggregation of agencies anywhere. Alamy’s unique and broad selection of imagery is enhanced by its unrivalled worldwide network of over 130,000 photographers.

Rachel Wakefield, head of sales, said: “Our growing collection delivers a great competitive advantage, with lots of great new content being added all the time our collection continues to offer the depth and breadth our customers are looking for. This year we started our own mobile collection Stockimo, which already has 75,000 images and is meeting the growing trend for fresh, ‘of the moment’ photography.”

Alamy continues to attract thousands of new photographers and agencies every month who are drawn to the fair commission split of 50/50 (which is better than the main competitors in both standard and microstock), Alamy’s ethical values and the freedom to upload whatever they want with no tie-ins. Alamy continues to innovate and focus on building its contributor base and in early 2014 it launched Stockimo, a mobile app for iPhone photography which is attracting a new audience of photographers and delivering a fresh style of contemporary imagery. Alamy currently has over 130,000 registered contributors and has paid out $145 million so far.

Alamy photographer Stuart Roy Clarke comments: “I marvel at the Alamy process: committing many if not all of my pictures - some tucked away - to a portal where they can be transported to audiences and to markets. Meanwhile I have some learning to do - in captioning and keywording my photographs, I am seeing them anew, discovering things and textures, getting excited by the images as when I did when I first took them...but all over again! They seem to be attaining new meaning during the Alamy process. That I should be rewarded with sales over the long run, when it has been an extremely long run in assembling the images in the first place,becomes the icing on the cake - the party, a reward.”

About Alamy:
Founded in 1999, Alamy revolutionised stock photography by creating the world’s first open, unedited collection of images. With over 44 million images Alamy is the world's largest independent agency for news, stock and video imagery. It supplies thousands of designers, marketing departments, news desks, and publishers with imagery produced by the best professional and amateur contributors around.

Alamy provides the most comprehensive choice of imagery, supported by excellent customer service and a fast and simple online experience. Alamy is proud of its fair and ethical business model. It aims to be the first port of call for buyers and suppliers of imagery. It has a friendly and helpful approach. And it shares the rewards with its suppliers with fairness and transparency. Alamy’s business is underpinned by a philanthropic ethos.

See about Alamy for more information.








Friday, August 1, 2014

Stock Photography Sales Statistic July 2014

This is my stock photography sales statistic for July 2014. You can find a complete list of stock photography agencies that I work with here.



These are for me the best 4 performing stock agencies for July 2014:
  1. Shutterstock
  2. DepositPhotos
  3. Zazzle
  4. iStockPhoto
July surprised me with a 23% increase compared to June, and a 30% increase compared to July 2013. It is in the middle of the summer hole, and I would have been happy if I would have been even with last month. So I am very happy! It was the best month ever for iStockPhoto, MostPhotos, Photocase, Pond5 / Pixmac, Pixoto, The Ar tOf Business Cards, Pixta, and Stockphoto.



(This statistic include referral earning at the different agencies)