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14-10-09, 10:08 PM
Join Date: Jul 2009
Interesting reading guys, and as it was said earlier by Ben, it's a lot easier to get a picture agency to do the selling and distributing for you.... it's what they do! A lot of smaller agencies are happy to have images submitted by anyone as long as they are newsworthy and decent quality. At the end of the day, the more pictures in their databases to sell, the more likely they are to make their commission.
Anyway..... I was going to ask Ben a question if he doesn't mind? I was speaking to a couple of staff photographers who were saying that there is an awful lot of agencies who are coming in with cheap images undercutting everyone to the point that editors are picking the cheap and often sub-quality pictures(budget constraints) rather than going for good images.
Subsequently this seems to be affecting the livelyhood of staff photographers and them getting laid off.
Do you think that this is just the "old-boys" reminissing about the olden days etc. or a sign of the times/digital age bringing more, possibly less talented photographers into the frame? Is this a case where you are too?
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