Getty Images gratis …

Tja, wie heeft er ook alweer gezegd “If you can’t beat them, join them”? Nog minder werk voor fotografen.

“Getty Images maakt de weg vrij voor een visuelere wereld. Onze nieuwe integratiefunctie maakt het voor iedereen mogelijk om eenvoudig, legaal en gratis onze beelden te delen op websites, blogs en social-mediaplatforms.”

http://www.gettyimages.be/Creative/Frontdoor/embed?Language=nl

Getty Overpays 9,000 Photographers, Wants Money Back

“However, when you ‘overpay’ 25,000 contributors, and then, without any explanation and breakdown, or proof, tell them you will garnish their wages in coming months to recoup the amount, it’s bound to cause a fuss.”

“The ordeal thus far has been handled horribly by Getty and iStock Photo. Neither has offered a proper explanation as to what went wrong, or proof of the payments, and thus leaving photographers in the cold to simply accept what they’ve been told, and take their word for it.”

Zoals gewoonlijk. De fotograaf moet akkoord gaan met alles, “dingen” ondertekenen met haar/zijn bloed, alle regeltjes naleven, onderbetaald worden en dan nog eens de peer zijn als anderen fouten maken. Welcome to the club.

http://www.slrlounge.com/getty-overpays-9000-photographers-wants-money-back

Goed gezegd …

“And that’s what I tell World Press Photo – every year they choose a conflict photo as the picture of the year, they are screwing the industry. Every time. They have chosen ours in the past, so I’m quite happy with it. But just don’t do it all the time.”

.. en hij kan het weten. En hij heeft nog gelijk ook.

http://www.bjp-online.com/british-journal-of-photography/news/2294014/getty-images-jonathan-klein-we-need-new-economic-models

Stock of niet?

‘Getty Images and iStockphoto contributors were surprised to find some of their  images available for free on Google Drive, an online suite of word processing  and spreadsheet applications.’

Getty Images has been pressed to explain how some of its contributors’ images  ended up on Google’s suite of online applications.’

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From Love to Bingo

‘The film is surprising when showing 873 images in 15 images per second, sufficient speed to transform the series into a video that, without any text, tells a beautiful story. All photos, without any exceptions, are from the Getty Images archives.’