Posts Tagged ‘stock’

Want to See Your Photos Used on Book Covers? Here’s How I Did It

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So you want to be on a book cover. Perhaps you’ve seen other photographers accomplish this but you’ve never quite known how. Maybe you walk through the stores scrutinizing and studying every book. I know I did.

It has always been a dream of mine to be on a book cover. Growing up, I was very shy and never had a lot of friends, so instead I read. Getting lost in each character was a comfort. I lived for the smell of the old paper pages.
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Dreamstime Selected as a Stock Photo Provider for Google Ads, Photogs Grumble

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Stock photo service Dreamstime announced today that it has been selected as a “beta provider of stock photos for Google display ads.” Through the agreement, Dreamstime contributors are initially paid roughly $2 per image for use in Google’s ad network. Some photographers aren’t too happy about the terms of the new arrangement.
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Shutterstock Acquires UK Photo Agency Rex Features for $33 Million

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Stock photography giant Shutterstock announced today that it has agreed to acquire the UK-based press photo agency Rex Features for $33 million in a mostly cash deal.
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Help: I Am Being Sued for Nearly $500,000 by a Model I Photographed

Hello fellow photographers. My name is Joshua Resnick. I am a stock photographer, but what I am going to tell you potentially affects all photographers. I wanted to bring to your attention a lawsuit I am involved in that I think could put the whole industry at risk if things don’t go well.

I am being sued in federal court for hundreds of thousands of dollars by a model I worked with in January 2013. This is a model that I paid, and who signed a release allowing me to sell her images through stock photo agencies. Why I am I being sued? It revolves around images that got misused or were just outright stolen and the model is blaming me for it.
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Adobe Acquires Stock Photo Service Fotolia for $800 Million in Cold Hard Cash

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Adobe has acquired stock photo giant Fotolia to add a serious stock photography and video marketplace to the Creative Cloud. The price it paid is roughly $800 million in cash.
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Photo-Sharing Platform EyeEm Teams Up With HuffPo to Provide Publishers with Relevant Photos

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Photo-sharing platform EyeEm has officially inked a deal with The Huffington Post that will allow the AOL-owned publisher to use EyeEm’s growing archives to find relevant imagery for its content.

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GoPro Successfully Goes Public, Valued at Over $3 Billion

Yesterday, the moment for which GoPro has been preparing for the last several months arrived: CEO and Founder Nick Woodman rang the bell on the trading floor, and the company went public. Read more…

Surfing Camera Turned Action Cam Empire GoPro Files for $100 Million IPO

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The story of GoPro’s humble beginnings is an interesting one, and if you’ve not heard it we definitely suggest you click on this link and watch the video there before going on. But today’s news isn’t about those humble beginnings. It’s about the meteoric heights to which the company has climbed.

Announced at market close yesterday, the former one-man surf camera operation and current action cam king has officially filed for a $100 million IPO. Read more…

Nikon Stock Hits Three Year Low, Prompts Company to Restructure

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Last week, Nikon released its financial results for the last fiscal year (ending in March) and things aren’t looking good. The company missed financial forecasts yet again, closing at a three-year low that, it seems, has prompted Nikon to do some serious restructuring within the company. Read more…

iStock Celebrating Small Business Week With “100% Royalty Day”

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There’s no doubt that stock photography and the market’s methods of operation are much debated and often criticized. However, as part of it’s efforts to celebrate Small Business Week in the United States – and also likely in hopes to change some public opinion of such services – the Getty-owned iStock marketplace is dedicating an entire day to giving 100% of royalties to photographers.
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