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« Reply #25 on: July 22, 2011, 04:14 »
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You can process as much as you like out of an image as long as you keep the quality of the file. No artifacts.

If you look at the Vetta collection you see a lot of heavily processed files.

If this appeals to the RM buyers, I have no idea. I just keep hearing that there is less and less interest in RM.


« Reply #26 on: October 04, 2011, 19:32 »
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If you haven't tried the Flickr Getty angle - and you're interested in being with Getty, then here's one former micro stocker saying "go for it"

I was contacted by a Getty editor almost three years ago through Flickr and my approved images show up in ALL Getty searches - so you get the benefit of buyers worldwide who might never have found your images elsewhere.  Annual RPI for my portfolio on Getty is running around $10 per image - which I consider pretty decent.

I know a lot of people are down on Getty - but my experience has been good there...

« Reply #27 on: May 28, 2012, 03:50 »
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I have applied to Getty a couple of years ago by submitting a link to my portfolio and, 3 months later, they replied suggesting to participate to their flickr collection by submitting a wider portfolio. I did and 2 weeks later I passed successfully their test. Once you are in Flickr collection, you can upload till 100 photos per month for being reviewed and Getty decides which are the most appealing to be sold. Getty selects the single photo and decide if it has to be sold as RM or RF (or the miserable RF Flickr open in terms of money you get if sold!  :'(). You don't have the right to select how your photos can be put on sale. Also, they provide the sngle keywords for every image accepted (which is not bad in this case  ;D). You can always suggest more keywords to add anyway. Differently from Alamy, if your submitted photo contains one or more individuals, Getty is asking you for MR otherwise the photo is not accepted.

Stefano
www.stefanopolitimarkovina.com

ShadySue

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« Reply #28 on: May 28, 2012, 04:09 »
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Differently from Alamy, if your submitted photo contains one or more individuals, Getty is asking you for MR otherwise the photo is not accepted.
That's because Getty aren't letting plebs upload editorial.

Have I got it wrong, or is it the case that if you apply for the Getty/Flickr route, all your Flickr photos have to be considered, you can't block out those you don't want there? (I guess unless you've restricted them to friends or family.)

BTW, if a pic is accepted by Getty, do you have to have a full-size, unwatermarked image on Flickr, or do you send the hi-res version to Getty directly?

« Reply #29 on: May 28, 2012, 04:36 »
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Have I got it wrong, or is it the case that if you apply for the Getty/Flickr route, all your Flickr photos have to be considered, you can't block out those you don't want there? (I guess unless you've restricted them to friends or family.)


No, you just upload to Getty just the photos on Flickr you are interested to put on sale. Occasionally, you may receive an email from Getty where they ask for a photo of yours they noticed on your Flickr collection, even if you haven't sent to them. You may accept or refuse to give it to them.


BTW, if a pic is accepted by Getty, do you have to have a full-size, unwatermarked image on Flickr, or do you send the hi-res version to Getty directly?


In my case, I upload photos for being selected by Getty in a low resolution version and with watermark. If they select it, I upload the high-resolution version directly in their website.

Stefano
www.stefanopolitimarkovina.com

ShadySue

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« Reply #30 on: May 28, 2012, 04:45 »
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@ stefano: Thanks for the info.

« Reply #31 on: August 08, 2012, 02:23 »
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I send my contributor application to both Corbis and Getty and so far didn't get an answer. Been 5 weeks as far as I remember. Does anyone know if they answer only when one gets accepted, or do they send some "thx, but NO" e-mail :)
Funny thing is some of my images are licensed to Getty through Zoonar and other places.

Lagereek

« Reply #32 on: August 08, 2012, 02:46 »
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I send my contributor application to both Corbis and Getty and so far didn't get an answer. Been 5 weeks as far as I remember. Does anyone know if they answer only when one gets accepted, or do they send some "thx, but NO" e-mail :)
Funny thing is some of my images are licensed to Getty through Zoonar and other places.

If you are reffering to the Getty house-collection?  you can forget it. Been a closed shop for 2 years, unless you have extremely special material, I mean really unique material.

« Reply #33 on: August 08, 2012, 02:52 »
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FYI - The Getty Flickr submission program for RF and RM has been closed for months now and has been ended - the group pool thing. It's back to the system under which editors will contact you if they find something they want.

AFAIK there is no way of applying to input content.

grp_photo

« Reply #34 on: August 08, 2012, 03:02 »
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I send my contributor application to both Corbis and Getty and so far didn't get an answer. Been 5 weeks as far as I remember. Does anyone know if they answer only when one gets accepted, or do they send some "thx, but NO" e-mail :)
Funny thing is some of my images are licensed to Getty through Zoonar and other places.

If you are reffering to the Getty house-collection?  you can forget it. Been a closed shop for 2 years, unless you have extremely special material, I mean really unique material.
dito, ditto, detto,
The door for getting direct to Getty via House-collections is closed now, I wouldn't waste my time...

« Reply #35 on: August 08, 2012, 03:35 »
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Well .. I just clicked through their site and got to this page:
http://contributors.gettyimages.com/article_public.aspx?article_id=2373
No word about submissions being closed. "Email us now" ... so I did :D

as for my initial question it also says :
"If your test submission is successful, well contact you within 60 days. Due to the volume of test submissions we receive we will only be able to respond to successful candidates. "
So I'm more interested in Corbis approach. In case of Getty I'm just wondering is it just their disclaimer or does it really take up to 60 days.

grp_photo

« Reply #36 on: August 08, 2012, 03:51 »
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In case of Getty I'm just wondering is it just their disclaimer or does it really take up to 60 days.
I think I already forgot about my application then I got the acceptance mail, but this was years ago I have no idea about today but I doubt they are faster now.

« Reply #37 on: August 08, 2012, 04:39 »
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I never really understood why is it so difficult to just response with a semi-automated e-mail "thanks, but no". It's not that hard. Also a fully automated autoresponder that would confirm one's email got through properly isn't too much to ask.

« Reply #38 on: August 08, 2012, 09:32 »
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In case of Getty I'm just wondering is it just their disclaimer or does it really take up to 60 days.
I think I already forgot about my application then I got the acceptance mail, but this was years ago I have no idea about today but I doubt they are faster now.
Probably, if they see something that is truly different and excites them they will respond in a timely manner. But understand they have bazzilions of images flooding them already. So the "stand up and be noticed" part is very difficult.

grp_photo

« Reply #39 on: August 08, 2012, 13:26 »
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In case of Getty I'm just wondering is it just their disclaimer or does it really take up to 60 days.
I think I already forgot about my application then I got the acceptance mail, but this was years ago I have no idea about today but I doubt they are faster now.
Probably, if they see something that is truly different and excites them they will respond in a timely manner. But understand they have bazzilions of images flooding them already. So the "stand up and be noticed" part is very difficult.
Well I guess there are several steps/persons necessary to pass an application, but that is just a wild guess I have no insights.

« Reply #40 on: August 18, 2012, 04:44 »
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Didn't get any response till now, so I guess I didn't qualify.

ShadySue

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« Reply #41 on: August 18, 2012, 04:59 »
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Didn't get any response till now, so I guess I didn't qualify.
AFAIK, no-one gets a response.
BTW, 'email us now' doesn't necessarily mean that they mean it.
On iStock, you can still apparently apply to be a logo contributor even though they aborted the programme weeks ago.

« Reply #42 on: August 21, 2012, 16:04 »
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I've also contacted Getty video and what do you know ... they do answer quickly (within two days) AND they have an autoresponder as well ;).

As for images still no answer.  ::)

Maybe someone here could advise me where to go with my stuff:
http://mopic.eu/

I'd like to get a different distribution channel. I'm a bit tired of micros' total lack of real protection from people who steal ideas. With illustrations often the unique concept is key and unfortunately it's sometime easy to copy it.
Also I have to admit I'm a bit clueless where my illustrations fit .. RF, RM?. So far I've been selling, apart from micros, on Alamy (my 3rd best site actually) and Zoonar (not much success).

« Reply #43 on: August 21, 2012, 23:33 »
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i think u will be in, since you got some very unique image, it seems mostly done by 3d software? are those small human figurines are 3d models too?


I've also contacted Getty video and what do you know ... they do answer quickly (within two days) AND they have an autoresponder as well ;).

As for images still no answer.  ::)

Maybe someone here could advise me where to go with my stuff:
http://mopic.eu/

I'd like to get a different distribution channel. I'm a bit tired of micros' total lack of real protection from people who steal ideas. With illustrations often the unique concept is key and unfortunately it's sometime easy to copy it.
Also I have to admit I'm a bit clueless where my illustrations fit .. RF, RM?. So far I've been selling, apart from micros, on Alamy (my 3rd best site actually) and Zoonar (not much success).

« Reply #44 on: August 22, 2012, 00:52 »
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I hope you're right.
And yes. Everything I do is CGI.

ShadySue

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« Reply #45 on: August 22, 2012, 05:30 »
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I hope you're right.
And yes. Everything I do is CGI.
Congratulations and good luck!
« Last Edit: August 22, 2012, 05:37 by ShadySue »

« Reply #46 on: September 26, 2012, 03:57 »
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Well .. both Corbis and Getty didn't answer.
Any suggestions what I should do now ? I sincerely think I could have a shot at doing RM and macro.  :-\

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« Reply #47 on: September 26, 2012, 21:51 »
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Corbis never answers to inquieries, it seems they refuse people even if you phone call their offices.
Getty rarely answers unless it's about news or if you have a scoop.

I suggest you sneak into getty or corbis joining one of their partner agencies but not all your photos will be accepted,it will take a long time to get your photos appear on the main getty collection, and the earnings will be lower.


« Reply #48 on: September 27, 2012, 02:14 »
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Well ... theoretically I am with Getty via Zoonar, but out of the 500 or so images I submitted there 8 got accepted and 1 rejected. All the other pictures are still pending (some over a year already). Maybe there are other partner sites that get accepted faster, but I get a feeling that artists from Getty partners get a totally different treatment than those lucky ones that submit directly to them.

« Reply #49 on: September 27, 2012, 03:45 »
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Well .. both Corbis and Getty didn't answer.
Any suggestions what I should do now ? I sincerely think I could have a shot at doing RM and macro.  :-\

If you applied to Photographer's Choice with 40 unique images then I'm surprised. Perhaps they'll reply later.


 

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