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« on: August 26, 2017, 06:36 »

I have a quick question. My husband covers a lot of events, fairs, conventions etc. as a journalist. Would it be permitted to submit some of his photos as editorial (I'd do the editing, post-processing and submit his property release alongside with photos), or is it only possible if he himself uploads them since all the accreditation is in his name? It would be much easier to manage all our photos from a single account, but I'm not really sure if that is permitted.

Thanks in advance.

« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2017, 06:44 »
Yes, it's permitted. There are accounts with dozens of contributors.

« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2017, 04:29 »
Thanks for the fast answer.

Seems it depends on the agency after all. I got this answer from iStock for Gamescom photos:

"we are sorry but we cannot accept images from such events even with press pass, especially when the press pass is not the contributor's own. thank you for your understanding".

The photos got accepted on Dreamstime though, and I'm still waiting for an answer from Shutterstock.

Bad Company

« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2017, 08:33 »
are you sure you want to bring the family into this business  8)


« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2017, 08:53 »
Your iS rejection was nothing to do with him taking, you prepping/uploading, but everything to to with their current editorial policy (as outlined in their training manual for editorial) whereby they don't accept that sort of content even from exclusives, and formerly accepted content was deactivated.
As they gave no explanation for this other than 'new policy', and the first most people heard of it was when they got the email informing them of the deactivations, speculation is that Getty editorial togs put pressure on them.

A while back, iS promised that all exclusive editorial work was to be mirrored on Getty, and that process started with surprising gusto. Then they were all removed pdq on some ridiculous premise. Then a small proportion (apparently totally random) was resent to Getty but instead of being 'editorial', they are now called 'creative unreleased', and that seems to have stopped early in the process with no apparent intention to restart. Again, despite several requests, they have never explained why, and conjecture is that this was also due to pressure from Getty editorial togs.
Still, I've found that most of my editorials which are sold via Getty rather than via iS, have gone under the Premium Access deal, so less for me.
« Last Edit: August 31, 2017, 13:06 by ShadySue »

« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2017, 23:32 »
I live in Hollywood ....If my wife was the best and most Popular Paparazzi out there and covered every event. Red carpet and all , and...If she wanted to do stock I would laugh at her Nowdays.No way. I have many 30 Year friends that started with Getty and stock In the early days that have had it.

« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2017, 03:59 »
Yep, got accepted on Shutter as well, so it's definitely just the iS editorial policy that is the issue.

Thanks everyone for answers and comments :)


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