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blackwaterimages
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Posted Mon Feb 26, 2007 11:10AM

...Diamond Exclusives are being offered the chance to get in as Getty photographers through their photodisc program.


That's certainly the best and most direct route. Or you could participate in thier pay-for-placement program... fifty bucks an image I believe.
lagereek
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Posted Mon Feb 26, 2007 12:05PM
Posted By lisafx:
Well, as I understand it, Diamond Exclusives are being offered the chance to get in as Getty photographers through their photodisc program.

That's one way to do it smile

Hi!
Ah! you mean Photodisc their RF site if Im not mistaken. Dont know much about Photodisc. I remember I got a dozen trannies sent back to me from Gettys RM and that they were being digitalized at Stones in London and they were going to be on offer at RF or something like that.
Anyway what I meant with my post was, its not just hard to get in but maintaining a status a place within Getty is nightmarishly tough.
all the best  Christian 
 
 
Posted By lagereek:
Pretty amazing how the word Getty is being chucked around here, all over the place. One easily get the feeling that its a walk in the park! just grab a shot and BANG!! they will sell it, no problem.

No matter what they buy or take-over, has anybody stoped to think! HOW! on earth theyre ever going to get into Getty??

Around 400 applications per year! and the astronomical amount of 2 are accepted.





Down2theXRoads
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Posted Mon Feb 26, 2007 4:33PM
Has anybody tried the 50 buck buy in for an image?  I'm in Vegas and even I wouldn't take that bet. 
blackwaterimages
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Posted Mon Feb 26, 2007 5:04PM

Posted By Down2theXRoads:
Has anybody tried the 50 buck buy in for an image?  I'm in Vegas and even I wouldn't take that bet. 


Well, it IS alot less than the "Photographers Choice" fee - $150 for regular Getty guys to place images of thier choosing without the usual approval process (I believe.) But I'm guessing thier royalties are higher and the gamble more worthwhile, since they probably have a decent idea of what's going to sell.
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Posted Tue Feb 27, 2007 1:51PM

Posted By lisafx:
Yeah, I had read that when it was posted on another forum. Very interesting news.

If the deal goes through I am wondering what will be the result for Jupiter's microstock company - if it will be absorbed into istock or continue as a separate entity. Even more interesting - would istock exclusives be able to contribute there....

Interesting times we live in smile

(Edited on 2007-02-22 08:52:24 by lisafx)


Let's hope it does not get absorb as they pay a better percentage 50/50
Stills
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Posted Wed Feb 28, 2007 5:52PM

well the name of the game when you consolidate an industry is to buyout competitors, and reduce expenses.


think about it in terms of banking. B of A ran has run around buying everyone for years, and what do they do? they start closing down operations at a significant percentage of them, and serve the same neighborhood with 2 banks instead of 3 or 4. cuts down on overhead, and produces the same revenue.


so with that pattern, I would expect to see consolidation at some point. if their microstock serves the same market, but pays much higher expenses, what do you think will happen? the best, most profitable site will survive, and the other will fold into it.
blackwaterimages
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Posted Wed Mar 7, 2007 6:25PM
Getty Images and Jupitermedia have called off the wedding.

Late last month, Jupitermedia confirmed rumors that it was in talks to sell its image division to Getty, a move that would have united the number 1 and 3 stock photo agencies. But Wednesday, Jupiter released a brief statement saying, "These discussions between Jupitermedia and Getty Images have now terminated."

Full article at PDN.

(Edited on 2007-03-07 18:25:56 by blaneyphoto)
KiwiRob
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Posted Thu Mar 8, 2007 2:38AM

I would guess the jupoiterimages ms stock site shooters woluld be a little upset as they get 50% of the image sale, now if getty did buy them would they cut the payout for those guys or increase the payout for istockers, the third option is to meet in the middle.


I wonder if the sites would be merged, it would be a hell of a process, probably easier with the macro sites, a lot harder with the micros with probably a large number of shared images. 


 
lagereek
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Posted Thu Mar 8, 2007 5:04AM
Posted By ozdigital:

Posted By lisafx:
Yeah, I had read that when it was posted on another forum. Very interesting news.

If the deal goes through I am wondering what will be the result for Jupiter's microstock company - if it will be absorbed into istock or continue as a separate entity. Even more interesting - would istock exclusives be able to contribute there....

Interesting times we live in smile

(Edited on 2007-02-22 08:52:24 by lisafx)


Let's hope it does not get absorb as they pay a better percentage 50/50
 
Where have you heard its 50/50?? In Gettys RM, Stones, Image-Bank etc the split is 70/30 in agencies favour and I should imagine its the same deal with their Microsites as well.
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