February 12, 2013 · Leave a Comment
It’s been a while since I have last updated Fast Media Magazine. In fact it was December last year. There are a number of reasons for this, most importantly my business. This has taken up a lot of my time and focus away from sharing noteworthy stories with the industry. Fast Media is not a business so unfortunately will always come in second place. Add to this a number of IT issues and before you know if a few months are over. The good news is that these were slow months. Not much was happening in the stockphoto industry (at least not out in the open). In the last few weeks news has... [Read the full story]
May 2, 2012 · Leave a Comment
This is an article by Alan Capel, Head of Content, Alamy Adverts are everywhere, there’s no escape from them and whether consciously or not, our view of the world is influenced by them. So it is perhaps reassuring that more and more advertising reflects reality rather than utopia. In the world of advertising, we have seen a move away from the model perfect look, to imagery which has a much more everyday and realistic feel. 10 years ago, photographs to support advertising campaigns would typically use immaculate models – for example a made up pieced together family would be sat around a perfect... [Read the full story]
October 10, 2012 · Leave a Comment
The annual photography industry event Visual Connections is once again being held in New York and opens its doors on the 24th of October 2012 at the Altman Building. FROM VISUAL CONNECTIONS Q&A Session and Expo for Image Buyers in NYC Visual Connections will be hosting its annual Image Expo, including a Q&A Session, at the Altman Building in New York City on Wednesday, October 24th. This one‐day event is a must for image buyers, researchers, designers, art directors, and other users of images and footage. The panel for the morning Q&A session on What you need to know about copyright,... [Read the full story]
July 9, 2012 · Leave a Comment
Alamy has released a Whitepaper targeted at helping to resolve: ‘THE STOCK IMAGE INDUSTRY HAS TO CHALLENGE THE STATUS QUO OF THE CURRENT PRICING AND LICENSING MODELS IF IT WANTS TO BE FIT FOR PURPOSE FOR 21ST CENTURY IMAGE USE’ (I have contributed to the discussion on this Whitepaper at the request of Alamy. Marco Oonk, editor) PRESS RELEASE International stock image company Alamy has published the results of an industry think tank looking at the way in which we pay for images and how photographers are compensated. The round table discussion, hosted by Alamy, had key decision makers... [Read the full story]
May 27, 2013 · Leave a Comment
With this years’ Cepic in Barcelona approaching fast we asked Cepic President Christina Vaughan a few questions about the congress. This is the second time Cepic comes to Barcelona. What brings you back to this city in particular? CEPIC delegates were keen for some sunshine this year and as Committee Member, Alfonso Gutierrez is based in Barcelona, the Committee thought that it would be a great city to return to. How’s the registration going. Are you seeing any new businesses attending this year? One of the things we are really pleased to see at CEPIC this year is how many new members... [Read the full story]
July 13, 2011 · Leave a Comment
Check out the offers from Science Photo Library in the light of te 30 years’ celebration. PROMOTION The world’s leading scientific and specialist image and footage agency, Science Photo Library, has been in the business of providing world-class imagery for the last 30 years. To celebrate their 30th year, they have been offering a series of short-term sales offers. Their latest sales offer gives you the chance to purchase video clips or images contained within a special showreel showcasing the library’s collections. Due to expire on July 29th 2011, you’ll need to get your orders in now,... [Read the full story]
With this years’ Cepic in Barcelona approaching fast we asked Cepic President Christina Vaughan a few questions about the congress. This is the second time Cepic comes to Barcelona. What brings you back to this city in particular? CEPIC delegates were keen for some sunshine this year and as Committee Member,...[Continue reading: Christina Vaughan About The Cepic Congress 2013]
In January this year Google changed how it presented its image search results (www.images.google.com). While these changes made for a more pleasing presentation of images it now turns out it has altogether less pleasing results. Instead of sending clients to the website where the image is hosted and potentially sold...[Continue reading: Google Image Changes Impacting Stockphoto Traffic]
INDUSTRY PRESS RELEASES Seventh global congress on combating counterfeiting and piracy opens in Istanbul. More New BVPA board elected. More Universal Images Group acquires new distribution rights. More New stock photo agency for the creative industry launched by Zoomy Images. More StockFood as co-sponsor of the...[Continue reading: Latest CEPIC Industry Headlines]
EPA celebrates it’s tenth anniversary with a collection of images available as an ebook. PRESS RELEASE On the occasion of the tenth anniversary of epa european pressphoto agency b.v. beginning its global operation, a collection of the most outstanding epa images spanning the past decade has been compiled...[Continue reading: EPA European Pressphoto Agency Celebrates Ten Year Anniversary]
Tickets are now available for Microstock Expo 2013, with expanded tracks focused on video and illustration as well as photos, powerful masterclasses and abundant networking opportunities with industry leaders, vendors and service providers. The weekend kicks off with a special keynote by industry pioneer Bruce...[Continue reading: 2013 Microstock Opens Registration, Features Bruce Livingstone]
Shutterstock has opened offset for private beta (invitation only). ~According to Shutterstock Offset is: a new collection of exceptional images, carefully curated from top artists and storytellers around the world. Offset is invite-only. Request an invite to get early access soon. Offset: A New Brand from Shutterstock...[Continue reading: Shutterstock Launches Curated Collection Offset]
Alamy has updated it’s website moving another step away from the initial white page with searchbox approach PRESS RELEASE International stock photo agency Alamy has revealed its new look website – which is the latest step in the company’s efforts to improve the online experience for creative and editorial...[Continue reading: Alamy Relaunches Website]
iStockphoto has released an inforgraphic detailing the democratisation of photography. Here are a few highlights and the full infographic 322 million mobile subscriptions in the U.S.; 6 billion mobile subscriptions worldwide 140 billion total photos on Facebook 40 million daily uploads to Instagram TIME Magazine...[Continue reading: The Democratization Of Photography]
Imagesource has relaunched their photographer focussed blog PRESS RELEASE Premium stock photography agency Image Source has re-launched its photographer resource blog, IMSO , as part of its continued commitment to support photographers. Since early 2011 IMSO has provided industry trending information for photographers...[Continue reading: Image Source Re-Launches Photographer Resource Site IMSO]
Bruce Livingstone, the founder of iStockphoto which was subsequently acquired by Getty Images is starting up a new agency called Stocksy. Currently the website is in private BETA and only taking submissions. No images are being licensed. The agency pays 50% commission to photographers and 100% on extended licenses....[Continue reading: iStockphoto Founder Setting Up New Agency]
It’s been a while since I have last updated Fast Media Magazine. In fact it was December last year. There are a number of reasons for this, most importantly my business. This has taken up a lot of my time and focus away from sharing noteworthy stories with the industry. Fast Media is not a business so unfortunately...[Continue reading: More News, Shorter Stories, Added Opinions]
Imagesource is increasing its Royalty rates PRESS RELEASE Image Source, today announced further industry-leading innovation for photographers that combines significant investment in its creative community, added Art Direction across USA, Europe, Japan and Asia, elimination of all service fees to photographers, all backed...[Continue reading: Image Source Announces Increase In Photographer Royalty Rates To 60%]
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