There is a battle brewing in courts that everyone in the photo industry should pay very close attention to. A company called ReDigi ( https://www.redigi.com/) is in the business of allowing anyone to resale “used” digital files. In other words, allowing anyone to sell, for example, an MP3 file they legally purchased. They claim rightful 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 →

  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, recently under heavy attacks from its contributors for embarking in heavily discounted Getty-like pricing, it ended up as a white paper. A white paper is something that 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 a financial report hardly seen by anyone, it is mentioned that Getty Images will take a loan of $275 million in order to pay dividend to it’s shareholders. Those are well known. It is a equity firm called Hellman & Friedman . This payment will, in addition to previous ones, cover the cost the equity company Read More →

Who said there was no money to be made in photography ? Sure you could snap the first pictures of Angelina Jolie’s baby: $2 million. Or you could be the collector who recently sold a Gursky print for $5 million. But better yet, could you be the person who just sold his photography based company Read More →

Now, this is an interesting twist : This Belgium photo studio will shoot your products for free if you, in exchange, let them sell those products once the shoot is  finished. Thus, they make money not on the photo shoot but on the product they sell afterwards. Here is how it works : You are Read More →