Saturday, July 22, 2017

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Info for Photographers

The site is currently under construction. We do not accept new photographers and images at this time.

The difference between selling or not selling a picture is the availability of the right picture in front of a buyer the minute he needs it.
You might have an excellent picture, a much better one than what you see printed in the paper, but you were not there when needed.
Below are few answers to questions that explain how we work and why we can make it working to you.

Why work with us?

How do I become a contributing photographer to Israelimages?

Do you require exclusivity? Will I still be able to exhibit and sell my photography elsewhere?

Can I see your contract before submitting pictures?

What to do with the contract?

How do I know how many pictures of mine were downloaded?

What\'s the smallest picture (file) size that is accepted?

I photograph with a film camera. How do I scan my pictures?

Why not disable the \'right click & save\' mouse option to prevent pictures from being copied?

Am I still the copyright owner after submitting my pictures?

Does the buyer of my picture become its owner after paying for it?

How long does it take to hear from you, after my first submission?

How quick will my pictures be online?

Do I have to pay now (or in the future)? 

Will every picture that I submit be automatically accepted?

What are the qualities\' criterions for an accepted picture?

Will my pictures stay online forever?

Why don\'t you protect the pictures with a larger watermark?

Which pictures\' subjects are most wanted?

What type of pictures sell best?

What is a model release?

Is there a list of needed pictures?

Will you write me comments about my pictures, so I\'ll learn from it?

How can I improve my sales?

Can I improve my sales potential after the pictures are already online?

Who are the clients?

Where do you sell?

Are the prices the same, worldwide?

Do you have minimum or maximum prices?

Do I get a credit line when my picture is published?

Will I know where my pictures are published?

How do I get paid?

What about tax requirements?

Can you arrange for me a Press Card?

Do you give assignments?

How much do I get paid and how many pictures can I upload in a single day?

Why work with us?
Our website is probably the most visited site on the Internet, where Israeli pictures can be found.  Every day, thousands of surfers visit us.
We strive for good photography, and provide our customers and photographers with fair business.
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How do I become a contributing photographer to Israelimages?
If you photographed pictures that you feel are worthwhile to send us, we\'ll be glad to view them. You need to follow our guidelines. Please take special notice of the technical specifications.
Upload 5 of your selected pictures and send them over.
We will reply within few days.
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Do you require exclusivity? Will I still be able to exhibit and sell my photography elsewhere?

We do not request exclusivity. You can continue to exhibit and sell your photography anywhere you want.
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Can I see your contract before submitting pictures?

Yes. The contract is displayed elsewhere on our site and you are welcome to carefully read it and print it.
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What to do with the contract?
We need the signed copy at our office.
Fax it to ++972-153-4-9082023 and mail the original to our address at:
POB 60 Kammon 20112, Israel
Only upon receiving it, your selected pictures will be placed online.
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How do I know how many pictures of mine were downloaded?
As a contributing photographer you can view your account at anytime and see your up-to-the-minute personal following information:
1. All of your pictures at Israelimages 
2. List of the pictures that were viewed by the surfers (those that were clicked to enlarge)   
3. Number of downloads (you will view the thumbnails)
4. The pictures that you sold (you\'ll see each one of them)

5. The date when they were downloaded
6. The invoice number which billed for your pictures
7. How much money you earned from each picture that you sold
8. How much money is waiting for you
9. How much you were already paid
10. Total earnings (paid and due)
11. Unique statistics for each of your pictures (viewed, downloaded, income)
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What\'s the smallest picture (file) size that is accepted?
The minimum size for a fully \'opened\' picture is 17MB. Keep in mind that what you usually see is a jpeg, which is compressed (to about 1-4MB).
The image should be at least 2000 x 3000 pixels in size. We strongly advise you to use digital cameras of at least 8 mega-pixels (or more). It is recommended that you use a professional type of a camera, where the recorded pixels are of higher quality.
In principal, the larger the picture\'s size the higher your chances to sell it.
We accept JPG / RGB files only. Below are our preferred technical requirements. Larges sizes are obviously even more welcome.

pixels

 dpi

type

photoshop quality

 file size

jpg

size in inches

 size in cm

2000 x 3000

300

RGB

10 or 11

17.2 mb

1-6 mb

 6.67 x 10

16.93 x 25.4

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I photograph with a film camera. How do I scan my pictures?
Always scan the film only (preferably slides) using a dedicated film scanner. Set it at the highest available quality and always check the result at 100% size on your screen, to make sure that the scan is clean and sharp. Never send us scans of your prints as such scans are not good enough for professional use.
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Do you accept scans of old ("historical") printed pictures?
Yes. We definitely look for such material. However, when you scan such prints make sure to employ a good scanner that will do justice to the important images.
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Why not disable the \'right click & save\' mouce option to prevent pictures from getting copied?
Because legitimate pictures\' buyers must have the possibility to click & copy the images from the site in order  to show them to their own clients for approval. Our approach is to help our clients as much as we can and make their life as comfortable as possible. It is simply not fair to make one person\'s life\'s miserable because of others\'  \'suspicious behavior\'.
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Am I still the copyright owner after submitting my pictures?
Yes. The photographer is always the sole copyright owner of his pictures.
When you join, you only give us permission to sell the rights to use your pictures on your behalf and pay you the agreed royalties.
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Does the buyer of my picture become its owner after paying for it?
No. The buyer is only buying the right to make use of the picture, for the rights he is paying for. The buyer does not become the owner of your picture and has nothing to do with any copyright ownership. In special cases, a buyer might offer to buy outright ownership of the picture. In such a case, you will personally and entirely be the one to decide upon such a request.
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How long does it take to hear from you, after my first submission?
Usually, within a day or two. During very busy days it might take a bit longer, but not beyond one week.
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How quick will my pictures be online?
Because we carefully proof each picture, it might take from one day to a couple of  weeks till your accepted submission will be online.
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Do I have to pay now (or in the future)?
No and never. Joining is free.
Israelimages pays for storage, digital treatments, proofing, editing, captions, keywording, marketing, distribution, promotion, collecting payments, accounting, legal advise, web maintenance, international cooperation, future developments, etc.
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Will every picture that I submit be automatically accepted?
No. Each picture is personally viewed by our editors who have the final decision about which pictures will be exhibited.
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What are the qualities\' criterions for an accepted picture?
The pictures are judged by their aesthetical values, content, historical importance, originality and their uniqueness in our collection.
We assess the picture, not the photographer.
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Will my pictures stay online forever?
The pictures will stay online for the duration of contract.
Yet, we reserve the right to remove pictures that no longer suit the site, at any time.
You must understand that we do our best to constantly improve the site from every aspect, and replacing a lesser material with a better one is our practice, for everyone\'s benefit and without prejudice.
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Why don\'t you protect the pictures with a larger watermark?
Because pictures\' buyers must see the pictures that they  wish to buy as clearly as possible, and a large watermark annoys and may prevent a clear vision of the image. It is more important to show the picture at its best rather than try to protect it from being stolen. If someone decides to steal your picture, he\'ll do so with or without the watermark, in most cases.
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Which pictures\' subjects are most wanted?
Human interest pictures showing various emotions, actions, feelings and expressions are the most wanted images. Also scenic pictures that are photographed in unique hours of the day, thus showing different colors, rare angles and special moods, will do better than others.
In general, the more unique your picture is, the more chances you have to sell it.
For instance, a picture of vet operating your dog might sell better than a picture of the Western Wall, simply because there\'s less competition on the topic of dog\'s operation.
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What type of pictures sell best?
Usually, pictures with Model Releases, Minor Releases or with Property Release sell better than others, and for higher fees.
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What is a model release?
Model release (as well as minor, property or animal releases) are signed documents by the people you photograph, who give you written permission to make commercial use of their image that appears in the picture that you took. The same permission is required if you photographed someone\'s property.
Special attention is required when minors appear in your pictures. In that case, the parents or the official minor\'s guardian must authorize in writing your ability to make any use of their child\'s image.
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Is there a list of needed pictures?
Want list of pictures that are needed is published on our site. The list is constantly updated, according to customers and surfers remarks.
It is wise to regularly read that list.
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Will you write me comments about my pictures, so I\'ll learn from it?
We won\'t. Our only assessment of your work is how relevant it is for getting accepted to our online collection.
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How can I improve my sales?
Shoot as many pictures of what you like most, and send them over.
Usually, what you like to photograph is likely to be your best photography.
The secret of good sales is to add more pictures as possible to the collection.
The more pictures you\'ll have online, the higher your chances to earn more royalties, and to get them more often.
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Can I improve my sales potential after the pictures are already online?
Yes. Access your account and try to improve the captions and keywords which accompany your work. View similar pictures taken by other photographers and note their text, then update yours, if needed.
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Who are the clients?
Book publishers, advertising agencies, newspapers, magazines, graphic artists, universities, TV stations, web designers, religious communities, paper manufacturers, government institutions, personal users, commercial corporations and many others.
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Where do you sell?
All over the world.
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Are the prices the same, worldwide?
No. We are sensitive to the needed and are aware of the economic gaps among countries.
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Do you have minimum or maximum prices?
We have a published price list, but the answer to the question above is no, we don\'t have minimum or maximum rates. We obviously want to sell for the best prices, because our own livelihood derives from it. Yet, in such a changing market, we got to keep our eyes open and use common sense at any given event.
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Do I get a credit line when my picture is published?
We require from our customers to give credit lines to the Photographer and to Israelimages.
We pursue this practice with every sale we make. However, this request is not practical to enforce.
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Will I know where my pictures are published?
No and yes.
Once a customer buys rights to reproduce your picture, he may do so without us knowing the whereabouts of the published work.
Yet, most buyers happily cooperate with us thus enabling you to get a sample copy of the published work.
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How do I get paid?
When your account accumulates at least $100 you are welcome to email us, requesting your money. We pay within 14 business days. We reserve the right to adjust this sum according to global economic changes if needed.
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What about tax requirements?
If you are a licensed dealer ("Osek Mursheh") please send us your tax invoice ("Heshbonit Mas") and add the applicable VAT to the original sum.
Make sure to send us your tax certificate confirming how much tax-at-source is required by law to be deducted, if any.
If you are not a licensed dealer, simply send us any money request letter, with an income tax certificate that confirms any tax-at-source that is required to be deducted ("Te\'um Mas"), if any.
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Can you arrange for me a Press Card?
No.
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Do you give assignments?
Occasionally, we get requests for commissioned photography.
When that happens, we contact the most relevant photographer who is most suitable for the type of work which the customer is looking for, to the best of our judgement.
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How much do I get paid and how many pictures can I upload in a single day?

Images on the site

Uploads of pictures per day

Royalties that you earn

1-49

 25

 20%

50-99

 35

 30%

100-249

 50

 35%

250-499

 80

 40%

500+

100

 50%


 Good luck!

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