(Jessica) PRO 3:14pm, 29 July 2014
So, does anyone know any more about this new "curated connections" thing? It's on the Flickr blog: blog.flickr.net/en/2014/07/29/curated-connections-a-new-f...

I signed up to be notified of whatever they're doing, because what's the harm in that, but I feel like the blog post didn't give a lot of details.

(I was surprised to not already see a topic on this in any of my groups.)
Pacdog PRO 3 years ago
They have been talking about this for some time, but have never given details. I also signed up for updates. Will see what the team actually comes up with.

What it will be is a way to sell your photos through Flickr or their partner (Not sure yet).
@Palleus PRO 3 years ago
Looks like this might be Flickr taking a stab at stock photography to generate some revenue.
Saffron Blaze [deleted] Posted 3 years ago. Edited by Saffron Blaze (member) 3 years ago
It worked for Getty.

I did note they mention Getty Images on the sign up page, which seems odd given they just ended one long term relationship.
Dorsetdunk 3 years ago
"Have your images shared with influential bloggers, industry press and global media outlets."
Shared ?
Saffron Blaze [deleted] 3 years ago
Dorsetdunk:
Shared ?


Yeah, that raised an eyebrow. Perhaps a scheme like Getty's embed feature or the Connect program. In either case, content creators get almost nothing and the supplier, with little to no overhead, gets rich by aggregating small fees on high volumes.
Dorsetdunk 3 years ago
Saffron Blaze:
well i saw the BBC listed there and that started alarm bells ringing as they have tried to scrounge images from me for no fee and no credit in the past. i told them none to politely they were fucking cheapskates so not an inspiring company to be in the mix
Muzzlehatch PRO 3 years ago
I get enough from Getty every month to make a car payment. It's not a living but I don't feel cheated. I ain't complaining. Stock isn't what it used to be and if it were, I would be excluded.
pongo 2007 PRO 3 years ago
Dorsetdunk:
well i saw the BBC listed there and that started alarm bells ringing as they have tried to scrounge images from me for no fee and no credit in the past.

The BBC paid a modest sum to use one of my images a few months ago, and they added a credit.


Muzzlehatch:
I get enough from Getty every month to make a car payment. It's not a living but I don't feel cheated. I ain't complaining. Stock isn't what it used to be and if it were, I would be excluded.

+1,
I use some of the Getty sales money to donate to my favourite charities, the rest pays for holidays, hobbies, equipment and whatever esle I feel like purchasing. I certainly don't feel cheated by Getty, because if it wasn't for them, i wouldn't be bothered selling my photos.
bermudes 3 years ago
Dorsetdunk 3 years ago
pongo 2007:
The BBC paid a modest sum to use one of my images a few months ago, and they added a credit.

good for you!
now you owe me part of the commission because it was my irate letter that obviously made them realize they could not go around Flickr begging images for free. :-)
Woof. 3 years ago
nice try
The people at Pop Photo were curious too twitter.com/PopPhoto/status/494514496896237568
Saffron Blaze [deleted] 3 years ago
I found this quote from Getty Images:

"For images licensed from Getty Images websites we will pay a royalty to Flickr, which they will then share with the photographer."

Trickle down economics!
I recall reading some place those curated connections apply only if one is resident in the US of A.
(Jessica) PRO 3 years ago
I guess it's too late for me to get in on Getty Images?
(Jessica):
too late

If it is the Flickr Getty collaboration that is being thought of, then you can have a look at this screenshot for the current status.
photo208cam PRO 3 years ago
This is the picture that got the most sales from the previous getty/flickr licensing deal.

petapixel.com/2011/10/19/this-is-the-best-selling-getty-l...

I would think that some other photographers on flickr made more money off a single shot (book cover, album covers) or from a series books and weekend courses.

For Getty this is often how they work now

.https://twitter.com/GettyImagesWant

At one point they have 2,000 beautiful pictures of the desert, or of daisies, or cats, cakes, dogs, or birds, the pictures they now want is probably of last week's community pick nick in the park, or this or that event, most of that goes to local agencies.

Next week in my town there will be a big hot air balloon festival, over 5000,000 people over the 10 days, lots of them will take great pictures, there will be a lot of professional photographers and they will have a privilege that amateur photographers will not have (there is legal aspects, news for instance does not require a model release, but if a person is identifiable and you want to use it out of a news context in print media you need permission from the subject or subjects, it is a privacy rule that is applied in Québec and in France). Anyway beyond the legal stuff local agencies will also look (and promote) sending in amateur images of the event in their gallery pages.

This year the smart phone and smart camera will be much more integrated to the event. Last year it was 10 international photographers and facebook a voting page (the cost was about 250,000$). This year it is connectivity and smart photography (150,000$) it will be interesting to see what the outcome is like.
jasbond007 3 years ago
Personally I don't wish to be connected to the curate.
jasbond007:
don't wish to be connected

Especially if the curate wants you to get trained and clear a quiz.
(Jessica) PRO Posted 3 years ago. Edited by (Jessica) (member) 3 years ago
Since I do this as a hobby (and I think I've been getting better over the years) I like the idea of some easy way to make some extra cash from it without having to try to run a business. So I do kinda hope this curated connections thing works out. I got invited to Crowd Media but I turned then down because they wanted access to all photos including private, and I'd feel bad if some vacation photo of my cousins ended up sold somewhere. But as long as I can designate certain sets, or approve/disapprove a choice, I do like the idea of a simple and easy way to sell some photos, even if it means someone else is taking a cut.

But I haven't heard anything about it since that initial blog post.
Jason D. Bone 2 years ago
How does one track their sales and earning through the marketplace?
Darren LoPrinzi PRO 2 years ago
http://www.jasonbonephotography.com:

Go here: www.flickr.com/account/payouts

If you've made any sales, then you'll get an email notification from Flickr at the end of the month cycle with a list of sales, and what was paid to you via PayPal, and it will include that payouts link. Did you receive an email today?
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