Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Stock Photography just got easier and harder...

Flickr has announced that they will soon support selling stock photography from their site via Getty Images. The FAQ gives you the relevant details, but I'm excited and concerned about this. I'm glad because it will probably force Getty and others like iStockPhoto from being so anal about what constitutes an acceptable photo for stock photography (i.e., no nit picking of one pixel not being quite right so a submission is rejected), but it wall also lead to even more competition in this already oversaturated market. It seems the days of making $40,000 for a single photograph as Bryan Peterson has done many times is over for sure, but that's a good thing for consumers right? Yeah, but how am I going to earn back the money I've invested on my gear? Hum, I guess I better start thinking about wedding photography again! :-)

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