London based premium stock photo producer Image Source are offering 60% royalties on any imagery produced in North American between Dec 1st 2012 and through to Dec 31st 2013 …and the 60% remains then for the lifetime of the image.
They say: ‘The merger of Image Source and Cultura Creative has also highlighted an urgent need from our Agents for North American imagery produced with a fresh approach. To assist us in quickly taking advantage of this opportunity and building out our North American collections, we are delighted to offer a royalty rate of 60% for all imagery produced there and accepted between Dec 1st 2012 and through to Dec 31st 2013.’
“The increased royalty rate,” says Image Source MD Christina Vaughan, “reflects Image Source’s responsibility as one of the most respected and established stock brands in the world to create a virtuous circle of an active photographer community, industry leading photographer benefits, quality art direction, quality marketing and distribution. All this equates to greater value for our customers and agents, an investment in premium content and a greater return on investment for Photographers. It’s a win-win for all”.
I asked Christina this morning how photographers should contact Image Source –
“Morning Will! – Either firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com is the easiest. Yes, we are on a campaign to put our money where our mouth is in terms of supporting high end photography – starting with the biggest single market in the world …it’s not just our American photographers but anyone shooting in the US in that period, we don’t want our European base to feel left out. Post Election, the US is a focus of growth for us”.