Offering 35 million images for “free” is not the reason Getty is suffering. It is not eating at their core customer base. They have yet to turn on the monetization faucet and when they do, a lot of people will be surprised at its returns.
If this is true, this is major news for the photo industry and speaks to an increasingly difficult business landscape for the stock business and the photography market in general.
Getty Images Inc. burned through a third of its cash in the last three months of 2014 as declining earnings limit the Carlyle Group LP-controlled photo archiver’s ability to invest and curb its access to credit, according to two people with knowledge of the company’s finances
Here’s how a kid from Texas became a master
Peter Lik is in awe of himself. When he describes his career as a fine-art photographer, he speaks with the satisfaction of a guy who has performed miracles, at the pace of a bystander who just caught a glimpse of Superman. The words tumble forth in self-exalting, run-on sentences, most of them laced with profanity, all of them in the sunny, chummy accent of his native Australia.
All technology arises out of specific social circumstances. In our time, as in previous generations, cameras and the mechanical tools of photography have rarely made it easy to photograph black skin. The dynamic range of film emulsions, for example, were generally calibrated for white skin and had limited sensitivity to brown, red or yellow skin tones. Light meters had similar limitations, with a tendency to underexpose dark skin.
All it takes to be eligible to be chosen for the New York Portfolio Review on April 10 and 11 is to fill out the form below and submit up to 20 images from one or two projects. Everything else is free.
This post is a curmudgeonly look at the current state of landscape photography.
I hate to sound preachy, but anything you value, is because it’s something you had to fight for.
In our third annual survey, hear from nearly 7,500 professional photographers and enthusiasts who share their top photo business goals for 2015. From plans to invest money, market their work and find inspiration, plus challenges they anticipate, get the full lowdown in The Photographer’s Outlook on 2015.
As a photo editor, Wendy is constantly getting approached by photographers looking for work – but not everyone goes about it the right way. We talked to Wendy about what she likes to see in an email pitch, if she subscribes to photographer’s newsletters, and how she keeps tabs on those she wants to work with in the future.
Shutterstock’s announcement that it has acquired 60 years old UK base photo agency Rex Features for $33 million is certainly good news for Rex ( at least, their share holders) and not so much for Shutterstock. And here’s why:
Professional photographers are no longer artists (were they ever?). The successful photographer is, as Deresiewicz’s friend explained, now an entrepreneur who values having 10,000 contacts more than having Malcolm Gladwell’s mythic 10,000 hours of professional development
soon, we will see the creation of a much needed CVO, Chief Visual Officer ( or variation thereof). The role of the CVO will be to oversee and manage all images ( and video) activities across a brand so that there is consistency. In other word, managing the brand’s visual identity across all mediums
How a Brooklyn family turned their living-room window into a selfie mirror and art project for the community
German photographer Jan von Holleben is known for creating imaginative scenes by having kids lie on the ground and carefully arranging everyday objects around them. One of his first viral projects that featured this style was “Dreams of Flying“.
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What is the current state of the professional photography industry in the United States? Back in April 2014, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released statistics about the photography profession from May 2013. The data offers an interesting look into where photographers are living and how much they’re earning.
I’d seen the same phenomenon when I was touring the Colosseum in Rome last month. So many people were fighting for space to take selfies with their long sticks — what some have called the “Narcissistick” — that it looked like a reprise of the gladiatorial battles the place once hosted.
With 2014 now behind us, it is time to look at the new year with innocent crisp new eyes, full of hope and wishful thinking. As tradition demands, let’s jump into the prediction bandwagon and look at what the Photo:Tech space will bring in 2015.