The news cracked like thunder in the middle of a hot afternoon : Corbis has just acquired Splash news. The quiet giant has just eaten up the lean mean paparazzi machine. It is a surprise. There had been rumors in the photo agency world of Getty looking to purchase Splash, to fill their last hole Read More →

Along with publications refusing to pay any additional licensing fees for Ipad usage, declining space rates, horrific day rates for assignments, the new trend in photography is the legal mumble jumble that now accompany¬† emails from researchers and photo editors looking for images. Example ? sure : ” By agreeing to this request, you grant Read More →

Here’s to the future of photography : yes the Ipad has launched and yes it seems that it is successful. The era of the tablet/ Ereader/touch computing, whatever you want to call it is upon us. And yes, publishers from all over the world are jumping on the bandwagon and releasing their Ipad editions in Read More →

Always dreamed to be a Getty contributor but could get yourself accepted? Or did you wish your images screamed “come and purchase, this is dirt cheap ” ? Or you simply thought the Getty Images logo was so beautiful that you had to photograph it over and over ? Well, so did Getty. Thanks to Read More →

It’s not there yet but it is certainly starting to look like one. The Morel Vs. AFP lawsuit has all the ingredients of a circus stage, without the tent. Morel, if you remember, shot some images of the earthquake in Haiti, put them of Twitter/Twipics, only to see them taken by AFP to be sold Read More →

So while most people are getting ready to take a long 3 day weekend to bid a last farewell to summer ( at least in North America) and others are frolicking among the cafe table of Perpignan, mighty Getty images doesn’t miss a beat. What now ?¬† Called the “Artist Digital Toolkit” , it is Read More →

From a Photo Editor job posting at Time, inc, the world’s biggest publisher of magazine in the world: -Excellent editorial judgment and eye, must generate story ideas and identify topics to cover, must react to news. -Edit and build various online photo galleries, notably never-seen LIFE archival content and LIFE.coms weekly feature: The Weeks Best Read More →

This is what happens when you tweet : Your little message in bottle that you thought was so important disappears in a sea of messages. We are not saying you shouldn’t tweet, just saying you should take pictures instead.