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« Reply #25 on: July 01, 2017, 04:44 »
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« Reply #26 on: July 01, 2017, 17:17 »
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I've held back so many images trying to decide where to place them and hope now that this thread has been revitalized some of you may have some new info.

I've considered Robert Harding in the past, since the large bulk  of my work is travel and nature, but at the time felt it didn't make sense for me if they are distributing through Alamy where I now get 50%, when RH would only provide 30% of their share.. One reason to go with someplace like RH is their improved placement with several agencies. Many of my images get good placement on Alamy already as part of their "creative" collection, but are returns from other agencies high enough that, after everyone takes their cut, returns would justify letting RH put them Alamy, not to mention tying up images and sister images for 5 years?  (They show Corbis which I thought was gone and Alamy as their distributors in their "Why shoot for us" pdf)

Since this thread started quite a long time ago, I'd be interested to know if those who started with RH earlier this year (or before that) think the sales are worthwhile?

Also, do the editors really work with you and help you focus in on what to shoot, etc.? I was a photo assistant several years ago for a photographer who worked with Jupiter Images and Stockfood and those editors were great at helping generate ideas. Getty, not so much.

Also Trevillion or Archangel? Again, do editors work with you?

Is Offset worthwhile?

Is Adobe Premium still invite only?

Thanks for any info.





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« Reply #27 on: July 02, 2017, 04:36 »
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I've considered Robert Harding in the past, since the large bulk  of my work is travel and nature, but at the time felt it didn't make sense for me if they are distributing through Alamy where I now get 50%, when RH would only provide 30% of their share.. One reason to go with someplace like RH is their improved placement with several agencies. Many of my images get good placement on Alamy already as part of their "creative" collection, but are returns from other agencies high enough that, after everyone takes their cut, returns would justify letting RH put them Alamy, not to mention tying up images and sister images for 5 years?  (They show Corbis which I thought was gone and Alamy as their distributors in their "Why shoot for us" pdf)

You make a good point that RH distributes via Alamy and Getty so why not just go direct to the source. Agreed about improved placement, also they do their key-wording in-house so that may get better placement than If I were to do it. What attracted me more to RH was that since it's a smaller agency some clients prefer to work directly with them for more bespoke service, apparently. I also like their marketing style and curated sections, I think contributors get more exposure this way.

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Since this thread started quite a long time ago, I'd be interested to know if those who started with RH earlier this year (or before that) think the sales are worthwhile?

Can't comment since I haven't got any sales, although only been submitting regularly about for 7 months (150 images only) and they reject like 80% of my images.

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Also, do the editors really work with you and help you focus in on what to shoot, etc.?

Yes, the account manager replies personally and gives good feedback. Lately my rejections have been personal to the image instead of the generic "lacks commercial appeal". I appreciate that. They also have a useful contributor's portal with tips, in addition you can see new work that has come through by the individual contributor so it's always nice to see the "competition".

By the way, I'm not earning to promote them. In fact i should be quite annoyed I haven't got any sales and my premium images are tied up there but I'll take the long road and just keep submitting. 

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Archangel?

They release almost daily photo requests from clients which are helpful. Yes, direct line with the director.

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Is Offset worthwhile?

Is Adobe Premium still invite only?

Can't comment on these, except that I'm submitting to REX FEATURES which is party of the Shutterstock group for my editorial (breaking news) images.


 

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