Think Tank

We are on the footsteps of a new photography landscape that is or will be affecting everyone who intends to draw substantial revenue operating a camera. While we can see and feel the changes, how to adapt is not clear. Mostly because we are trying to apply or adapt old models to new rules and Read More →

   The entry below is a crude Google Translate adaptation of the article by Michel Puech to be published tomorrow in Le Journal De la Photographie. I unfortunately do not have the time to clean up the translation but thought it was important enough to publish as is. Monday, January 21, 2013, Mr. Poli, judicial administrator, will be on his desk proposals of candidates Read More →

It’s the end of the year and soon the beginning of a new one. Time to review the past year and what better way them giving out awards, especially if it doesn’t involve a three hour long ceremony. Here goes, the first annual Thoughts of a Bohemian awards, or otherwise called the Bohey’s. Best Photo agency : With close Read More →

Rockeffeller

Mark Getty had famously said that IP ( Intellectual Property) is the oil of the XXI st century. What he should have said is that photography is the oil of the 21 century. Four  mega tech companies today are making Rockefeller turn in his grave with envy. As you might remember from your economy classes, Rockefeller Read More →

The next major disruption  in the photo world will be individual licensing. The ability for any individual to license images directly. There are a few forces pointing in  that direction. First, and most visible , is the sheer volume of photos taken. Among those, probabilities tell us, are images of high licensing value. Currently, they Read More →

  Earlier this week, Picscout/Getty released a new licensing tool to deal with social media platforms of all kind. In a nutshell, it works like this. Social media platform ( think Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter) install an API on their site that allows to automatically recognize if an image posted belongs to a photo agency (Getty Read More →

A little while back, a bunch of Englishmen ( and women) sat down around a table to discuss the state of the photo licensing industry. Organized by Alamy, who has recently been under heavy criticism from its contributors for embarking in heavily discounted Getty-like pricing, it ended up as a white paper. A white paper Read More →

Invision Home Page

Just on the edge of their announced possible IPO / sale, and while everyone thought the battle for editorial photography supremacy was over, easily won by the Seattle gargantuan , here comes from the outfield a new agency that could create havoc. Called Invision Agency , it is a spinoff of the 150 years old Read More →

It is going to be interesting to see how the market reacts to Shutterstock IPO. For once, the stock photo market will be taken out of its own little world and confronted to the business world. Also of importance, obviously, is KKR investments in Fotolia for 50 % of the company. Obviously, this is a Read More →

In this video, Jonathan Klein from Getty images explains the company’s strategy regarding image sharing. In a few words, he confirms that Getty is fine with image sharing as long as it is non commercial. As soon as a site starts earning revenue, Getty will show it’s teeth. This means, for example, that Getty will Read More →