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« Reply #200 on: April 15, 2013, 12:45 »
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« Reply #201 on: April 15, 2013, 12:54 »
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@tickstock

I share my studio with other istockers and also a lot of the still life is being done with two people, also the very simple videos that I do. My friends will then have other still life, they shoot in my orbiculight.

 But I can understand that my portfolio looks self made. In the beggining it was, but now I am a lot more efficient because I work with others.

My work background is in business, so I learnt a lot from the peopel I met in the community.


« Reply #202 on: April 15, 2013, 12:58 »
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« Reply #203 on: April 15, 2013, 15:59 »
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I am really curious about getty360. What do you think about it?


I have to admit I did not spend much thought about it as it does not affect me, not having an active portfolio on Istock any more.

But from what I read it sounds like another step in absorbing Istock completely into Getty ("resistance is futile..."  ;) ).

The goal seems to be complete freedom of Getty to licence our content in each and every way they want, for any price they seem fit, with any licence terms they want to, and all of that at a flat 20% for everyone.
That's how it looks for me. Doesn't make me want to re-upload my portfolio there...

« Reply #204 on: April 15, 2013, 16:03 »
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"The goal seems to be complete freedom of Getty to licence our content in each and every way they want, for any price they seem fit, with any licence terms they want to, and all of that at a flat 20% for everyone."

Don't get hung up on that silly 20%.  Don't forget Connect pays less than 10%.

lisafx

« Reply #205 on: April 16, 2013, 12:02 »
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The goal seems to be complete freedom of Getty to licence our content in each and every way they want, for any price they seem fit, with any licence terms they want to, and all of that at a flat 20% for everyone.
That's how it looks for me. Doesn't make me want to re-upload my portfolio there...

I agree except for the "flat 20%".  In addition to Sean's observations about Connect, indies don't get 20% in any Getty program. 

« Reply #206 on: April 16, 2013, 13:40 »
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Hi Cobalt,

 I admire your not hiding your work or identity it is so helpful to see what people are truly talking about and the level of their talent and comments. I think your work looks great but more than that by identifying yourself on this site other agencies and buyers cruising this site ( and trust me they do ) that are interested in your work can contact you to see if you wold like to be represented or hired you for a job.
 Everyone here has their choice to be a hidden or present themselves openly and their work clearly here, I believe sharing your work in as many locations as possible opens you up to buyers and agencies that are interested in your style and portfolio. Far more precious than being able to speak your mind and not worry about upsetting one of your distributors. Just that much more exposure, my two cents from talking to buyers and agency owners. :)

Cheers,
Jonathan

« Reply #207 on: April 16, 2013, 17:01 »
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I agree except for the "flat 20%".  In addition to Sean's observations about Connect, indies don't get 20% in any Getty program.

Of course you (and Sean) are right. So maybe their goal is better described with "not more than 20%"...

« Reply #208 on: April 17, 2013, 05:24 »
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Hi Jonathan,

thank you for the kind words! Ive been in business for a very long time and worked in many different fields and industries. Stock is certainly more fun than others.

I always treat any industry board the same way I treat a trade show or convention - Ill be wearing my name tag and keep my cards ready when I meet people.

The internet makes marketing so much easier and cheaper, why lose out on prospective contacts?

That said, there are many reasons why people might want to be private. Perhaps someone has hit a "golden" niche in stock that is selling well but can still be copied, so he/she doesnt want to attract attention. Some people also live in countries with overzealous governments  that keep snooping after what their people do. Those of us who live in stable countries with legal rights, often forget that many places in the world are not safe when you say or write what you want.

A very sad reason is what we sometimes find here: people who say they are anonymous because they are scared of the agency they are working with.

But yes, from a business perspective, I would have my name, cards and website ready on any industry platform wether it is online or offline. You will meet most of the relevant players in person over the years anyway. Ive also done a lot of business with people that one might consider "enemies" or "competitors". But business is never black or white, situations, companies and people change and there will always be an opportunity where you will make more money when you work together. So it is good to be flexible.



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michealo

« Reply #209 on: April 17, 2013, 05:33 »
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istock changed my life. But I guess you are right.

But it is very depressing to see how Getty is bringing a once strong community and business down. It will definetly be a textbook case for years to come.

jasmin you changed your life non istock :-)

RacePhoto

« Reply #210 on: April 17, 2013, 12:28 »
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True, all of you, and 20% would be an increase for me from 15%. So I think the "not more than 20%" is a good way to view it.


I agree except for the "flat 20%".  In addition to Sean's observations about Connect, indies don't get 20% in any Getty program.

Of course you (and Sean) are right. So maybe their goal is better described with "not more than 20%"...

« Reply #211 on: April 23, 2013, 11:27 »
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Hi All,

 Not sure if I understand the post but just to clarify Getty does offer 20% to their individual photographers in some of their deals. I make 20% on all my sales at Getty and 30% on some, just wanted to make sure that was clear. I am speaking about direct with Getty not one of their new models or stock just the plain old Getty license and they do still offer them I know a few new contributors.

Thanks,
Jonathan

shudderstok

« Reply #212 on: April 23, 2013, 20:21 »
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Hi All,

 Not sure if I understand the post but just to clarify Getty does offer 20% to their individual photographers in some of their deals. I make 20% on all my sales at Getty and 30% on some, just wanted to make sure that was clear. I am speaking about direct with Getty not one of their new models or stock just the plain old Getty license and they do still offer them I know a few new contributors.

Thanks,
Jonathan

Getty pays me 20% on all RF, and 30%-40% on all RM images.

« Reply #213 on: April 23, 2013, 20:32 »
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Getty pays me 20% on all RF, and 30%-40% on all RM images.

Yes, I'm pretty sure that's the norm.

shudderstok

« Reply #214 on: April 23, 2013, 22:25 »
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Getty pays me 20% on all RF, and 30%-40% on all RM images.

Yes, I'm pretty sure that's the norm.

Not sure what the norm is, but my contract with Getty states these are the rates, and most Getty shooters I know get the same, so yeah maybe it is the norm. 20% for RF, 30% for out of territory RM, and 40% in territory RM (USA). This is a Getty direct contract, not a IS in the backdoor to Getty contract. Judging from my monthly statements from Getty, I'd say it's fairly accurate.

Microbius

« Reply #215 on: April 24, 2013, 03:20 »
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Not gonna start a new thread, just a bit of anecdotal evidence that speaks to me. Had my first zero download day on IS for what must be over five years. So for me personally, the death of IStock certainly has not been postponed.


 

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