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Stock agencies....


tepot 10 4.4k United Kingdom
4 Apr 2009 6:16AM
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 e2
10 15.5k 2 Canada
4 Apr 2009 7:05AM
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 e2
13 222 England
4 Apr 2009 10:13AM
iStockPhoto.com are worth a look
peterjones e2
12 4.0k 1 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2009 12:03PM
Google "Micro-Stock agencies" for inexpensive images
tepot 10 4.4k United Kingdom
4 Apr 2009 3:42PM
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 e2
10 541 1 England
4 Apr 2009 3:54PM
loweskid e2
13 2.0k 1 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2009 4:56PM

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 10 4.4k United Kingdom
4 Apr 2009 5:12PM
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 e2
8 133 4 England
4 Apr 2009 5:30PM
loweskid e2
13 2.0k 1 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2009 5:32PM

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 8 3.6k Scotland
4 Apr 2009 6:09PM

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 e2
8 48
4 Apr 2009 11:31PM
Photographers also need to make a living.
ann
tepot 10 4.4k United Kingdom
5 Apr 2009 12:36AM

Quote:Photographers also need to make a living.
ann



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

Terry.
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
5 Apr 2009 12:40AM
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 e2
10 1.7k Ireland
5 Apr 2009 1:15AM

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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