• Let me know when you reach a decision, in the same boat coming from IndexStock via PhotoLibrary. I’ve been approached by Getty before, but it’s always fallen on the negative side of the see-saw. Something to do with 20% and the downward push… I’ve said for a long while that photographers themselves are part of the reason our industry is in the state it’s in. As a pack, we won’t say no to a bad deal, and Getty’s been know for serving up on a silver platter and photographers swallow it. I don’t want to say no, but I still hate the idea of saying yes. (Still leaning toward no.)

  • Henry Lee says:

    Hi, Dan. Thanks for your article. I’ll be staying tuned about your decision and about what happens after.

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  • Dan Bailey says:

    Like I said, Gary, my decision may revolve largely around professional curiosity and giving me an educated position for writing further articles on the matter. If that weren’t a factor, the choice might be more difficult. Getty does make money for photographers, but you’re right, overall, the business model is not nearly as desirable as we’d like it to be. That’s why we keep saying yes- we don’t want to say yes, but being the number one agency, it’s just as hard to say no. I’ll keep you posted.

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