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National Trust instructs Shutterstock to remove all NT property images

Here’s a thread gaining momentum on the Shutterstock Contributors forum: National Trust Properties images removed.

Shutterstock: “On August 27 we received a message from National Trust Properties to remove all images containing their properties from the Shutterstock libraries. These images cannot be resubmitted as editorial and all future images of National Trust Properties will be rejected.

If you had National Trust Properties images in your portfolio and are currently seeing less images available, it was most likely due to this removal. An email about the removal was sent out but may not have been delivered to your inbox by accident, we apologize for the inconvenience ”

One Shutterstock contributor comments: ‘Have just had clarification from the National Trust on this and so long as you are on a public right of way, you are within your rights to take photographs for commercial use of National Trust land/property.
It’s a shame no one stands up to them, they are silly really and it would be more beneficial to them if they struck a deal with stock agencies and took a small cut of sales instead of being heavy handed.’
…..Follow this here

This could be a major problem for some specialist (and a few of the big) picture libraries with content from contributors who don’t have a license-to-shoot NT properties….
Have you had a note from NT? Are they even allowed to pull these images? – email me on

• National Trust Visitor FAQ’s covers photography
• Great guide here from Shutterstock Known Image Restrictions – Places & Landmarks

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Stock Spot: Home lifestyle Cut Outs

Enjoyed this simple stock photo promo which dropped into the PAN email this week from Architectural and Home lifestyle photo agency EWA Stock – a fresh look on their content, ‘Cut Outs’ – have a search around here

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Stock-Spot: Trains and boats and planes… from Architectural stock image specialists

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Another fresh drill-down on a stock collection this time from London based Architectural & Interiors photo library Arcaid Images – the full promo email dropped into the PAN news desk. This one worked well ‘Trains and boats and planes…

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Spotted: Shutterstock celebrate 40M images with a selection of 40 classic stock photos

Had this PR into PAN a few weeks ago and just had another look – great selection! – on the Shutterstock blog content marketing manager Sarah Maloy has selected 40 images from the 40 million now available.
’40 million images added to the Shutterstock collection! To celebrate, we’ve curated a stunning selection of imagery for you to explore. From Asian landscapes to wild-animal closeups to underwater wonders, these 40 incredible images are all available on Shutterstock, captured by contributors from all across the globe….’
View Sarah’s selection here: 40 Images That Will Change Your Perception of Stock

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Alamy at 50M images

Stock photo agency Alamy reached 50 million images online this week.
Rachel Wakefield, head of sales, said: “Our growing collection delivers a great competitive advantage, with lots of great new content being added all the time our collection continues to offer the depth and breadth our customers are looking for.”

• Alamy’s first collection was IMAGINA Photography, and it now represents over 600 agencies
• Alamy’s content is supplied by a network of 130,000 photographers

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Launched: Picsastock App now on Android

Berlin based microstock photo agency Picsastock have release an App for Andriod phones. This follows the iPhone App launched in Feb this year – here’s that PAN report
The Android app features:
• Speed-Upload from up tp 50 images at the same time
• Beautiful presentation of pics in the user gallery and search website
• endless „inspiration loop“
• precise and quick color search
• simple import from Instagram, 500px, Flickr and Dropbox
• push-notification for each sale

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Barcroft Media goes for major staff promotions and hires ahead of new launches

Premium factual content producer and distributor Barcroft Media has made a series of experienced executive, editorial and production hires ahead of Barcroft TV’s forthcoming move into providing long form video content and the launch of new online video channels. On now

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MotionElements introduces ‘visual similarity search technology’ – Beta

Singapore based royalty-free stock animation, video footage agency MotionElements has announced the launch of its improved search engine featuring new powerful visual similarity search technology to help stock media buyers find relevant content faster. On now

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Job: Italian Sales Agent – Gallery Stock – London

Job: Italian Sales Agent – Gallery Stock London

Premium Rights-Managed image library Gallery Stock are seeking an experienced Italian speaking Account Manager to join this agency’s talented commercial team in London and sell from London into the Italian market.
The successful application will be a self motivated, organised and detail oriented sales professional with an existing database of active image buying clients in Italy across all client segments: corporate, agency, editorial and media.

The Account Manager is the daily liaison for Italian clients and must generate revenue by understanding how this agency’s portfolio can provide them with creative image solutions.
This is sales role and the Account Manager must be comfortable with aggressive monthly sales targets and finding new contacts within Italy.

The Role:
This position focuses on selling Rights Managed, premium stock content.
• Must be comfortable with high touch sales, managing special relationships with established photographers • who require a connection before a sale can be made.
• Must be comfortable and enthusiastic about closing deals on hi-touch, unreleased images that require negotiation with models and model agencies.
• Accountable for driving revenue by meeting or exceeding monthly and quarterly sales targets by growing accounts and/or transactional servicing with a focus on relationship based selling.
• Execute custom photo research for clients, prepare lightboxes and make outbound telephone sales calls to existing accounts to follow up on specific projects.
• Pitch new and incoming content to existing client base.
• Offer quick, flexible, and friendly customer service to a variety of clients on tight deadlines.
• An understanding of a variety of customer segments is vital: magazines, broadcast, digital media, books, and more.
• An understanding of the value of a high-end product is crucial.

• Minimum of two years outbound/inbound sales or account management experience – specifically in the photo stock syndication arena.
• Must be able to multi-task.
• Knowledge/use of Customer Relationship Management systems preferred
• Basic computer literacy (Internet, Word, Excel, Filemaker Pro, etc.)
• Fluency in written and spoken italian

Gallery Stock has a genuine passion for visual media and is dedicated to maintaining a standard of aesthetic and technical excellence. If you are passionate about great photography as well as passionate about selling it, then this could be the role for you.
There is a good salary and commission package on offer for the right candidate and the opportunity to get involved in an exciting and creative agency with career potential.

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Gallery Stock is a premium Rights-Managed image library offering creative content from some of the most distinguished and celebrated photographers in the world.

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