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tepot
tepot  104416 forum posts United Kingdom
4 Apr 2009 - 6:16 AM

I am looking for an agency to buy images from to use in montages, can anyone recommend any that they have used? i just looked at alamy but they appear to be very expensive.

thanks
terry.

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StrayCat
StrayCat e2 Member 1014636 forum postsStrayCat vcard Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Apr 2009 - 7:05 AM

Terry, there's a Canadian agency that is very cheap for downloads, where you can also post images. I don't remember the name, just do a Google search. Also, your dollar is +25% Canadian.Smile

PP
PP  12222 forum posts England
4 Apr 2009 - 10:13 AM

iStockPhoto.com are worth a look

peterjones
peterjones e2 Member 123901 forum postspeterjones vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Apr 2009 - 12:03 PM

Google "Micro-Stock agencies" for inexpensive images

tepot
tepot  104416 forum posts United Kingdom
4 Apr 2009 - 3:42 PM

i looked at istockphoto but they have this silly cheme where you buy credits then spend those credits on images, i just want to buy a few small images with a credit card in the normal way, why do people complicate things...Grrr

Terry.

ray1
ray1  10518 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Apr 2009 - 3:54 PM

Could try www.photographersdirect.com

loweskid
loweskid  132042 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Apr 2009 - 4:56 PM


Quote: i just looked at alamy but they appear to be very expensive.

thanks
terry.

I assume you've been going by their calculator price? Try ringing them directly, you may be able to negotiate a deal. In my recent experience a lot of sales these days seem well below the calculator price.

tepot
tepot  104416 forum posts United Kingdom
4 Apr 2009 - 5:12 PM

why are stock images so bloody expensive, i am sure they would sell more if they lowered their prices, i am looking at images here at $90 for the smallest size....NO WAY!!

phil_j
phil_j  8133 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
4 Apr 2009 - 5:30 PM

Try www.picturenation.co.uk

Phil

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loweskid
loweskid  132042 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Apr 2009 - 5:32 PM


Quote: Why are stock images so bloody expensive, i am sure they would sell more if they lowered their prices, i am looking at images here at $90 for the smallest size....NO WAY!!

My last sale through alamy was for $17.27 gross. From that is deducted $6.91 distributor commission (Slovak Republic) and $3.45 for alamy's commission, leaving me with the grand total of $6.91 or 4.67 in real money. If they lower their prices any more it won't be worth the hassle of sending them.

Krakman
Krakman  73615 forum posts Scotland
4 Apr 2009 - 6:09 PM


Quote: My last sale through alamy was for $17.27 gross... (Slovak Republic)

Now that's a coincidence - my last sale through Alamy was also for $17.27 gross to the Slovak Republic.

annstox
annstox  848 forum posts
4 Apr 2009 - 11:31 PM

Photographers also need to make a living.
ann

tepot
tepot  104416 forum posts United Kingdom
5 Apr 2009 - 12:36 AM


Quote: Photographers also need to make a living.
ann

there's making a living and there's being greedy!

Terry.

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Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139395 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
5 Apr 2009 - 12:40 AM

Photos have no intrinsic value whatever - only what people are prepared to pay for them. So, one could say, there is no "correct" price.

covey
covey  91672 forum posts Ireland
5 Apr 2009 - 1:15 AM


Quote: Photos have no intrinsic value whatever - only what people are prepared to pay for them. So, one could say, there is no "correct" price.

True, Of course you could apply this to almost anything, say Diamonds, Gold, any Art work, etc. Pepper had an enormous value at one point in time.

Bit of a meaningless post really !

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