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At Getty Images, our mission is to move the world with images. We're here to help you make your creative mark and bring home earnings from your photos, videos and illustrations. The Getty Images brand includes Getty Images and iStock, customers' first choice for high quality imagery.
ABOUT GETTY IMAGES AND ISTOCK
Getty Images and iStock serve over 1.5 million customers in more than 200 countries. As the industry leader, we have the largest global distribution network – giving you greater opportunities to have your content seen and licensed around the world.
We work with a community of over 200,000 talented contributors, from beginners to full-time professional artists. Our photographers, filmmakers, and illustrators help our customers across the globe tell inspiring stories through imagery.
HOW DO I JOIN?
It's really easy!
To apply, download our Contributor by Getty Images app.
Share 3 to 6 samples of your photos, videos, or illustrations (video submissions will need to be uploaded to YouTube for review).
We'll review your samples and let you know if you're accepted to either Getty Images or iStock by Getty Images.
You must be at least 18 years of age to apply.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
As a contributor, you can submit your images any time via mobile or desktop for review. Video and illustration can only be submitted through desktop. Once accepted, your content will be available online for customers to see and license.
When customers find content they want from our sites, they purchase a license that allows them to download the file for their personal or commercial purposes (based on the terms of the content license agreement).
Customers can use your content in advertising, marketing, apps, websites, social media, TV and film, presentations, newspapers, magazines, books, and product packaging, among hundreds of other uses.
HOW MUCH CAN I EARN?
For each license a customer purchases, contributors earn a royalty, which is a percentage of the price paid by the customer.
Earnings can differ, but, the more content you have in your portfolio that customers need, the more opportunities you'll have to gain earnings.
WHAT SHOULD I SHOOT?
We make it easy for contributors to shoot what customers need most – which leads to more downloads and better revenue opportunities. As a contributor, you'll have access to our creative briefs, which describe content our customers want.
Our most popular content depicts many concepts: togetherness, innovation, love, and collaboration, to name a few examples. Think about the stories your content can help illustrate. The more universal their appeal, the more likely it is that your content will be in demand.
DO YOUR RESEARCH
Make sure the content you submit doesn't contain copyrighted or trademarked materials. Getty Images will not accept content that's a violation of the exclusive rights of a creator.
This also includes less obvious elements present in a file – branded clothes, logos on drinks and food, technology brands, etc. When shooting, make sure they're not visible or, retouch your content to remove logos.
MODEL AND PROPERTY RELEASES
A release is required for all content that includes recognizable people or properties.
You must have written permission from an individual or property owner allowing the use of that person's likeness or property (for example, a private home, a place of business) for commercial purposes. It is also common, that many places which require ticketed access (zoos, museums, sporting events) do not permit shooting for commercial reasons without consent.
DO I RETAIN COPYRIGHT OF MY WORK?
Absolutely! We license your content to global customers on your behalf and you retain the copyright.
WHERE WE STAND
At Getty Images and iStock, we believe in the power of imagery to move the world.
We strongly support and champion intellectual property advocacy and protection, take pride in our partnerships with outstanding organizations, and offer grants to talented people who continue to challenge norms and drive our industry forward.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH YOU!
Download the Contributor by Getty Images app to start submitting your creative content today.
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