The Olympics seem to come through almost like a hurricane – there are months of preparation and anticipation; then they hit and we had 17 days of furious coverage with the stories of triumph, heartbreak, tragedy, scandal, and sportsmanship; now they’re gone and they’ve left us with hundreds of thousands of pictures to dig through and try to put together some meaning in the huge void the Olympics have left in our lives. Continue reading →
In Part I of our photo licensing blog, we discussed some of the key terms you need to know in order to understand the world of photo licensing. We share this information with you both to keep the photos we license safe from misuse or illegal sharing and to also keep those who love our pictures on the right side of the copyright laws.
We realize that, for the most part, people who use photos illegally have harmless intentions. We understand you love these photos and you really want to show everyone the pretty, but just like you can’t take the calendar of the Biebs out of the store to show everyone how pretty he is until after you’ve paid for it, you also can’t take these digital photos off of our site until you’ve paid for it. You can come to Newscom and drool over it all you like, but once you’re done, it needs to stay there. You can’t take it with you. Work out a licensing agreement with Newscom (on Newscom you can only license photos for editorial use, so you’ll have to go somewhere else if you want to get a photo of Justin for your Tshirt), then you can post the photo to your Justin Bieber news and fan site. Continue reading →
First of all, we do not know the hotel that One Direction is staying in. While we would love to help, we are going to stop responding to email requests asking about that. Mostly just because it’s creepy.
Please, enter with me into the confusing world of photo licensing. Yes, it’s over your head and my head, but maybe we can come to some basic understanding. We’re not going to make those commercials that say “You wouldn’t steal a car…” with scary background music and try to compare you sharing our pictures to you committing murder. But we do want people to understand how they can correctly use photos online.
Since the world of photo licensing is pretty difficult, I will attempt to break it down for you. There are three main licensing options:
- Royalty Free
- Rights Managed
- Flat Fee Continue reading →
There are a few circles on Twitter in which Newscom is very popular. For example, Dr. Who’s David Tennant fans seem to find a good selection of gorgeous photos of him floating around on our site. A few Tom Welling fans even tweeted us the other day just to say “thank you” for the recent photos of him that showed up on the site. We also have “nom”-worthy photos of pop band “The Wanted“. But the part of the Twitterverse that really takes the cake, and where we seem to have recently made people very happy, is with fans of One Direction. Continue reading →
Here’s a fun search tip when you’re looking for a good photo: just search “topshots” on Newscom and you’ll get a collection of photos from Agence France Presse (AFP) showing their top photos from the day (and week, and month, and so on). Continue reading →
We’re a lot of things at Newscom. We’re big, we’re easy, we’re deep, we’re fast (all in relation to finding and downloading photos, of course). We’re also always working to make things easier for the people we work with every day. One thing we hear over and over that our clients need is “speed”.
We hear you. We really do. Everything that we’ve done at Newscom over the last year has been about making it easier for you to find the picture you need and get out and on with your life as quickly as you can. Our new website, our new search tools, SubjectSites, and even this blog was all set up to make it easier to find the right photo. Continue reading →
We’ve had a great first year in business (as a blog – Newscom has been around a lot longer than a year), and we’re grateful to everyone that’s visited our blog this year and made it a success. We thought, as a gift to you on this last day of 2011, we’d share with you some of the most popular blogs, and hopefully help you remember your favorites, or share some that you may have missed. Continue reading →
When I first saw the above image of the protestor in Cairo I was mesmerized. The image is so arresting and I could hardly look away. While the protests were mostly peaceful – not necessarily characterized by the seeming fiery power behind the protestor – this image just seemed to represent 2011 to me. Perhaps it was the eyes, they seem to shout that they’re ready to fight for change. Perhaps it was just that I read a lot of news articles about the protests so this image stood out. Whatever the reason, this image was one of my favorites from the year. Continue reading →
Newscom is already one of the best sources for all things political; add in the 2012 US Presidential election, and you’ve got a match made in heaven. Or whatever the image equivalent is for photo editors and researchers. Continue reading →