I have had 6 images invited to the Getty Images database!! Blimey!!

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by Ghosthunter, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. I have had 6 images invited to Getty, How chuffed am I he he. They will probably never sell but hey it get's my work out there.
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  2. Iansky

    Iansky Top Veteran

    Dec 8, 2011
    Cotswolds, UK

    Big congratulations - that is superb news as they can be very fickle - they would not take them if they do not think they will sell, not good for business.
  3. Hauki

    Hauki Regular

    Dec 2, 2011
    Somerset, England
  4. Landshark

    Landshark PhotoDog

    Jul 15, 2010
  5. Briar

    Briar Hall of Famer

    Oct 27, 2010
    Well done Andy, I'm pleased for you.
  6. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    That's great news mate. Well done!!!

    So out of curiosity was this out of the blue? Or do you put it down to having joined a specific group?
  7. Congratulations, Andy! Thats wonderful!
  8. Isoterica

    Isoterica Hall of Famer

    Dec 6, 2011
    Congratulations, sounds great!
  9. Completely out the blue! I get a percentage if they are used. You lot will be the 1st to know if i sell anything but don't hold your breath!!:biggrin:
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  10. HeatherTheVet

    HeatherTheVet All-Pro

    Apr 23, 2011
  11. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    :friends: Congratulations Andy!!!! Fantastic news!

    Did it happen due to your Flickr account? I know they have the option that allows members to make their photos open to Getty. I'm not using the right wording, I know.
  12. Hyubie

    Hyubie Veteran

    Jun 8, 2011

    Btw, does that now prevent you from posting the pictures here? I'm interested to see the images, and what you used to take the shots. Not that I'm targetting Getty :eek:, just plan ol' curiosity. :smile:
  13. pdh

    pdh Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    Getty's FAQ says " you agree not to compete with Getty Images by licensing the image or Similars yourself, or through any third-party. On a non-exclusive basis, you can use your images and any Similars for personal, self-promotional (non-commercial) use including Photo Sharing. You can do so as long as you do not compete with or limit the rights granted to Getty Images under the Contributor Agreement. You are not restricted however, from licensing totally different, non-Similar images either yourself or via another third-party photo library"

    so it looks like licensed photos are yours to do mostly what you like with on a non-commercial basis
  14. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Congratulations! Are you going to show us them here, or do we need to chip in a few dollars each to see them :biggrin: ?
  15. dixeyk

    dixeyk Guest

    Congratulations!!! :hail:
  16. bartjeej

    bartjeej Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Nov 12, 2010
    congrats, that's awesome!
  17. Lili

    Lili Hall of Famer

    Oct 17, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    Andy great news! Was this through flickr? They reached out to me for some images back in June through flickr. Oddly they were all phonecam shots too!
  18. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    That's good news Andy - and well deserved. Can you share the images here - I'm sure others would be interested too.
  19. retow

    retow All-Pro

    Jul 24, 2010
    Congratulations, that's quite something! I'd love to see the images, any chance you can post them on this forum.
  20. sparth

    sparth Regular

    Oct 28, 2011
    seattle WA

    It's a great start! It also means it could continue if you post more good shots.
    The frustration is that you need to fill release forms each time there's a person or a recognizable piece of architecture in your submitted image. I'll admit it's a major pain.

    I started having a few requests two years ago, then i was receiving Getty request every three weeks or so. It's only three months ago that i started the process for good. 51 images in, and still 150 images to fill and finish with model releases!

    I seriously doubt it's a good financial deal, i don't think i have sold anything, but haven't checked for quite some time.

    The interesting detail is that getty was only accepting a specific amount of cameras for submitted shots. There was an official list consisting Mostly of dslrs or specific cameras like the leica x1.
    However i received an email last week requesting licensing for 5 shots from the ricoh grd iv! I was pretty surprised as all my shots in getty were from my leica m9, canon 5dmkii, as well as my leica x1. It's a good thing to know for serious compacts users!

    Again, kudos for the shots!