The State of the Stock Photography Business
About The Image: The three giants: stock photography consolidation An interesting piece from about the image on the state of the stock photography business. (Thanks Alan!)
Huge revenue numbers from the top three players in the stock business. Getty did $735 million in revenue last year, Corbis did $228 million and Jupiterimages did $124 million. Impressive.
One of the things we want to do at Zooomr is to help the pro/am photographer monetize their photostream within the photosharing space. Stock photography certainly represents an avenue for this. Talented pro/ams shouldn’t be paying to be a part of a photo social networking site, they should be paid to be there.
This is not something we are doing in our version 2.0 release, but it is something that we hope to build over the longer term — but we need to figure out how exactly to do this, something we hope to do in the months ahead. There is so much talent in the pro/am photography space and there is such an opportunity to bring fresh new images to market for those photographers who would like to participate.