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3 Instagram Photographers Receive $10,000 Grants From Getty Images

Among professional photographers, Instagram can be a bit of a black sheep; however, those holding this belief may want to rethink their stance. We have spoken to numerous photographs who have gotten paid work through Instagram, and now, Getty Images has awarded three photographers $10,000 in grants to further their work.

Getty Images Forces Blog to Pay $868 Fee for Using ‘Socially Awkward Penguin’

Well, this is a bit... awkward. Getty Images recently threatened a lawsuit against German blog Get Digital, which had published the famous ‘Socially Awkward Penguin’ meme without first obtaining permission.

That is right: you technically need permission to use the meme. According to Getty Images, the meme contains an image originally shot by nature photographer George F. Mobley. The blog ended up paying Getty Images $868 for the copyright violation.

Virtual Reality Stock Photos: Getty Images Launches 360° View App for Oculus

Getty Images has been known for its premium stock photography and video catalog. Now, with the birth of a major medium on the horizon, the company is looking to get into the virtual reality space. A new application, 360-Degree View by Getty, will give users a chance to experience their favorite moments as if they were there. Best of all, the application is available now on the Oculus Store.

Getty Teams Up with Instagram to Offer $30,000 to Mobile Photographers

Smartphone photography is becoming one of the main ways people share visual stories with the world, and Getty Images wants to help bankroll powerful mobile photo projects. The company is teaming up with Instagram to launch a new photography grant that will hand out $30,000 to help Instagram users tell important stories.

Getty Images is Burning Through Cash as Its Earnings Shrink

Photographers often grumble about Getty Images taking too big a slice from each stock photo sale, but it turns out the company hasn't been lining its pockets with mountains of cash generated by its contributors -- in fact, it hasn't been doing so hot financially as of late.

Pitt & Jolie License Wedding Photos Exclusively with Getty, Give All $2M in Proceeds to Charity

For celebrities, selling off the rights to publish wedding photos can be quite the money-maker. And if your last names are Pitt and Jolie, that is doubly true.

However, rather than raking in the dough for themselves, the couple decided to team up exclusively with Getty and use the photos of their recent nuptials to raise money for the Maddox Jolie-Pitt Foundation.

Getty Photographer and Former Marine Scott Olson Arrested Monday in Ferguson

Getty Images photographer arrested #Ferguson pic.twitter.com/ScOaHO8bjY— Ryan J. Reilly (@ryanjreilly) August 18, 2014

The photograph above, tweeted out by Huffington Post justice reporter Ryan J. Reilly, shows Getty photographer Scott Olson being taken into custody by Ferguson police while covering the ongoing protests and riots sparked by the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, an unarmed African American man who was shot and killed by police on August 9th.

iStock Infographic Reveals the Top Trends in Stock Photography for Business

In stock photography more so than any other type of photography, the trends of photographs being taken and shared change from year to year. As marketing approaches and accompanying business values change, so does the stock photography market, so as to reflect the growing need for a specific ‘look’ or ‘type’ of photograph.

Here to show us what’s trending for 2014 is an interesting (and possibly useful) infographic released by Getty Images’ iStock.

Getty Gets Into the Print Business, Will Sell Exclusive Wall Art Through Photos.com

Getty Images caught no end of flack for allowing anyone to embed much of their archives for free, but their business plan going forward doesn't just include sharing images for free. The company wants to make a more permanent mark on your life as well, and they're doing it by letting you buy prints of award-winning photographs from their archive through a new service at Photos.com.

Pixels.com Promises Photographers Full Licensing Control of Their Images

In an attempt to potentially flip the imaging licensing market on its head, Pixels.com has launched a new platform that puts the photographers in control for a change. By allowing image creators to manage every aspect of the process -- from prices, to what the license entails -- they're hoping to completely change who holds the power in the image licensing marketplace.

Judge Rules Model’s Lawsuit Against Getty Will Go to Trial

Several months after model Avril Nolan sued stock photography giant Getty Images for displaying her portrait and licensing it to the New York State Division of Human Rights for an HIV-related advertisement, a judge ruled the lawsuit will be taken to court rather than dismissed as Getty had hoped for.

Getty Images-Owned iStock Jumping Into Subscription-Based Licensing

The past few days seem to be filling up with more and more stock photography drama. From the announcement of Getty's new embedding tool to 500px Prime's change in payment, things keep getting more and more confusing. Well, to add to this confusion, we have yet another piece of news, this time from iStock... a company owned by none other than Getty.

Getty Embed Tool Already Subverted: You Can Crop Out the Credit Line

Update: It looks like it's already been fixed. Kudos to Getty for the quick response.

Getty's embed tool has been live for less than 24 hours and ALREADY somebody has figured out how it can be taken advantage of. It turns out that all it takes is some extremely simple code to remove attribution entirely.

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Some Thoughts on Getty’s Embed Tool

So Getty Images has made some waves with the announcement of its embedding "feature" to allow non-commercial use of their images without a watermark.  This move is bound to kick off some interesting discussions on the state of photography in a digital sharing age.

Getty’s New Embed Tool Makes Millions of Photos Free to Use Non-Commercially

Last night, Getty Images made a huge announcement that could forever change the way high quality images are shared on the Internet. Like Flickr before it, Getty is introducing an embed feature, essentially creating an "easy, legal, and free" way for people to share the majority of the agency's images in a non-commercial context.