Posts Tagged ‘bigstockphoto’

Submission Infringement Guidelines – Problem Keywords & Subjects on BigStockPhoto

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

Today BigStockPhoto sent out a message alerting all submitters about problematic keywords…

It’s important to be aware of intellectual property infringements when submitting images and adding image metadata. BigStockPhoto now posts a list of known problem words and potential infringements you should be aware of when submitting.

They also have a new “Problem word alert” tool in the Uploaded Images Queue screen that warns you if any of your metadata contains these terms. If you see the alert, you should carefully review the alerts and make changes as needed.

The new Problem Keywords & Subjects list displays problem words that you should pay extra attention to. Read through the list to make sure you know what BSP don’t allow anymore. You may get a few surprises! At least I did. I didn’t for example know that it’s not okay to take a photo of the Eiffel Tower during night because the lights are protected. You could sell a night shot as Editorial if it’s newsworthy though. Also the word “logo” is not okay anymore because it apparently causes confusion for the buyers (why?). You should replace “logo” with “creative design” or “abstract design” instead. You can find the list here

Shutterstock Announces Acquisition of BigStockPhoto

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

“BigStockPhoto is a leader in the stock photo industry, and an excellent fit for Shutterstock as we expand into the credit-based market,” said Jon Oringer, founder and CEO of Shutterstock.  “This addition will enable Shutterstock to better satisfy the diverse payment preferences of stock photo buyers worldwide.”

According to the deal, BigStockPhoto will remain a separate entity, and Shutterstock plans to grow the company’s global presence by investing heavily in marketing, infrastructure and user experience.

BigStockPhoto was founded in 2004 to provide an alternative to high-priced stock photography, and to create a marketplace for photographers to sell their work. In addition to its diverse library of 3.7 Million royalty-free photos and vectors, the agency has created a vibrant community of image buyers and submitters from around the world.