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Author Topic: The Flickr Floodgate to Getty Has Opened  (Read 10283 times)

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PaulieWalnuts

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« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2009, 21:27 »
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And, there goes the neighborhood.... again  ;D

« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2009, 21:42 »
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Anyone knows what they pay? I haven't found any information about commission.
Thanks

« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2009, 22:38 »
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Still it's not same as "real" Getty account. You cannot submit your images at will. You can only add to a group they are browsing for new images. If they like something they will add it it to their queue.


« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2009, 16:27 »
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The commission rate is 20% for RF images and 30% for RM images.  They choose which model it will be offered under - about 90% of my photos approved are RF.

I've been involved in the Flickr Getty collection for about six months....and they have given us many opportunities to submit our own choices from our photos on Flickr.  I started out with approximately 70 that they picked out of my photostream....and since then have added another 250 that I submitted and they approved.

Lots of people may knock it, but I'm averaging 6 to 7 sales per month and an average commission of $37.00 per sale. 

The Flickr Getty collection currently has about 60,000 images approved and up for sale.....and I personally have found it much more lucrative than any of the Big 6 microstrock sites.

ap

« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2009, 16:39 »
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The commission rate is 20% for RF images and 30% for RM images.  They choose which model it will be offered under - about 90% of my photos approved are RF.

thanx for sharing your experience. do they still require model releases for those that are appropriate for RM? do you submit different images than the ones you offer to the micro sites? perhaps a bit more experimental or edgy?

« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2009, 17:14 »
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Yes, they require model releases on anything with a human element....whether it is RF or RM.

I've stopped contributing to other sites .... the return per image on the Getty Flickr collection is too appealing.  And all sort of things sell on Getty - landscapes, people, nature, macro.  You just never know.

lisafx

« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2009, 17:52 »
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Thanks for sharing your experience, Jeff.  It definitely sounds like a talented person can make good money on Getty by going the Flikr route! 

I can see why Flikr photographers would be eager to get images on Getty.  However there has been some speculation that Getty will be trying to populate Photos.com and JIU with Flikr images.  Do you think there will be a lot of Flikr artists lining up to make .25 sub sales on Getty's subscription sites?

I am not on Flikr, so I would be interested in your opinion.

« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2009, 17:59 »
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There is no evidence....yet....that Getty plans to populate any of their other sites with Flickr photos that are now in the Getty Flickr collection.  They do allow people to download a really low res version of a Getty Flickr photo for web use and charge $5.00 - but so far 98% of my sales have been for $50 or more.

« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2009, 20:45 »
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There is no evidence....yet....that Getty plans to populate any of their other sites with Flickr photos that are now in the Getty Flickr collection.  They do allow people to download a really low res version of a Getty Flickr photo for web use and charge $5.00 - but so far 98% of my sales have been for $50 or more.

Thanks for sharing these experiences - I think its a good sign that Getty is looking to different sources for identifying new photographers and talent.

« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2009, 21:48 »
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Yup, I've been with Getty through the flickr collection for about 6 months now also and the RPI is very very good.  I find the stuff I choose is selling better than the stuff their editors picked from my stream.

« Reply #12 on: November 09, 2009, 09:49 »
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Anyone knows if they ask for exclusivity? Do they accept images that are allready for sell in a microstocks agency?

 Thanks

Pere

« Reply #13 on: November 09, 2009, 10:44 »
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Anyone knows if they ask for exclusivity? Do they accept images that are allready for sell in a microstocks agency?

 Thanks

Pere


Here is the relevant quote from Getty Images Call for Artists group on flicker - http://www.flickr.com/groups/callforartists/

" Images must not be licensed to any other users or through any other agency or distributor"

« Reply #14 on: November 10, 2009, 07:26 »
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Getty requires image exclusivity and it is for a two year contract.

« Reply #15 on: November 10, 2009, 09:16 »
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I really feel like I'm missing out on a good opportunity here but I'm not a member of Flickr. Tempted to sign up now just to see what happens.

WarrenPrice

« Reply #16 on: November 10, 2009, 09:25 »
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I'm curious too.  I have images there but, back when they started asking for money, I dropped my Pro Account.  I still have an account that I can login to but not sure I am considered "a member?"

Anybody know if I am eligible?


« Reply #17 on: November 10, 2009, 15:27 »
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I don't believe you have to have a pro account but your images need to be set to public and it's a good idea to tag them because the editors are still trolling the Flickr archives for photos they need.

« Reply #18 on: November 10, 2009, 18:21 »
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I really feel like I'm missing out on a good opportunity here but I'm not a member of Flickr. Tempted to sign up now just to see what happens.

I've had an account there for years, but never uploaded anything, although some people reported potential clients contacting them from Flickr.  I want to start a portfolio there, all watermarked low res images.

« Reply #19 on: November 10, 2009, 18:39 »
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I've been contacted by editor's from some pretty big magazine's on Flickr.  I also get contacted by a lot of people that think photo credits are how I want to be paid.  I tell those people no.

« Reply #20 on: November 11, 2009, 01:05 »
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Did the editors contact you directly from Flickr or through Getty?

I've been contacted by editor's from some pretty big magazine's on Flickr.  I also get contacted by a lot of people that think photo credits are how I want to be paid.  I tell those people no.

grp_photo

« Reply #21 on: November 11, 2009, 05:00 »
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Did the editors contact you directly from Flickr or through Getty?

I've been contacted by editor's from some pretty big magazine's on Flickr.  I also get contacted by a lot of people that think photo credits are how I want to be paid.  I tell those people no.
The want the pictures free or at least cheap that is the reason why they are searching flickr. If someone contacts you the contact you direct.

« Reply #22 on: November 11, 2009, 07:50 »
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Direct through Flickr. 

« Reply #23 on: November 11, 2009, 08:03 »
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Did the editors contact you directly from Flickr or through Getty?

I've been contacted by editor's from some pretty big magazine's on Flickr.  I also get contacted by a lot of people that think photo credits are how I want to be paid.  I tell those people no.
The want the pictures free or at least cheap that is the reason why they are searching flickr. If someone contacts you the contact you direct.

 I find with higher end editorial clients that they usually have set rates that they pay and don't seem to mind paying it.   Check out the Photographer's Market handbook and you'll see what I mean.

« Reply #24 on: November 11, 2009, 18:36 »
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Thanks to everyone who answered my questions.


 

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