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shutterstock


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Post Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 3:00 pm     Reply with quote


Shutterstock on the Red Carpet™

New Program Helps Photographers Gain Access to Red Carpet Events
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Leading Stock Photography Agency to Help Procure Press Passes for its Network of 60,000 Contributing Photographers

New York, New York—June 5, 2007—No more velvet ropes—at least not for Shutterstock® photographers. Shutterstock®, the world’s largest subscription-based stock photo agency, today announced the debut of a new program: Shutterstock on the Red Carpet (www.shutterstock.com). Working directly with its submitting photographers—a global network that exceeds 60,000—the company will work to facilitate the acquisition of coveted press passes, whether at film premieres, award shows, concerts or political rallies. While taking steps to secure preferred access for its photographers, Shutterstock will expand its library of celebrity images, a popular category among buyers. Shutterstock on the Red Carpet is the first such program to launch in the stock photography industry and represents an unprecedented level of support by an agency for its photographers.

Shutterstock is already a go-to source for the creative community: with a photo library numbering almost two million premium images, it has photographs and vectors in categories ranging from people and animals/wildlife to business and science. With Shutterstock on the Red Carpet, the company is positioning itself to be a leading resource for the entertainment/celebrity sector as well. As for photographers, the benefits are obvious: they will be positioned to take photographs that are almost guaranteed to sell well on the site.

“At Shutterstock we are very aware that our success is tied to the caliber of our photo library, and for that we are indebted to our photographers,” said Jon Oringer, Founder and CEO of Shutterstock. “If there’s something we can do to help them get the best, most desirable photographs, we’re going to do it. Shutterstock on the Red Carpet came from that kind of thinking—and we wish our photographers well on the red carpet!”

Shutterstock on the Red Carpet™: How it Works
Photographers work directly with a Shutterstock customer service representative to expedite the press pass application process—these representatives are available via email at presspass@shutterstock.com. Each event requires different information to issue a press pass, so Shutterstock asks that photographers be as specific as possible about their needs. There is a form online at http://submit.shutterstock.com/redcarpet.pdf ; photographers must fill out one per event and a Shutterstock Support staffer will respond within 24 hours. Shutterstock requires that all requests be submitted at least two weeks in advance of the event to allow for proper processing. In return for enlisting Shutterstock’s press pass acquisition services and increasing their potential earnings by taking photos in a much-downloaded category, photographers must agree to sell resulting images exclusively at Shutterstock. (Note: these photos must meet the same standards of quality to be added to the site as would any other submission).

About Shutterstock®
Founded in 2003, Shutterstock is one of the fastest growing suppliers of royalty-free stock photography in the industry—and it is the largest subscription-based agency in the world. Its outstanding collection of premium images combined with a user-friendly subscription model has made Shutterstock a trusted resource for an expanding global customer base that includes the graphic design community, advertising agencies, publishing companies, and countless entrepreneurs. Shutterstock was the first of its competitors to branch in to stock video with Shutterstock Footage™ (footage.shutterstock.com). For more information, visit www.shutterstock.com.



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andresr


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Post Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 3:11 pm     Reply with quote

wow I hope this is as good as it sounds.
AMAZING!
divemonkey


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Location: Kiwi in the UK www.antclausen.com

Post Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 3:15 pm     Reply with quote

Fantastic! I really like red carpet!
mrslevite


Joined: 10 Jul 2006
Posts: 2911
Location: Tilton, IL

Post Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 3:20 pm     Reply with quote

Fantastic! I could have used that pass this weekend! :D I'm looking forwarder and forwarder to working with Shutterstock for these Red Carpet events! :D
kourafas5


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Location: South Shore area,Ma

Post Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 3:22 pm     Reply with quote

WOW..IMPRESSIVE!!
Ljupco


Joined: 13 Feb 2005
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Location: Skopje, Macedonia

Post Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 3:26 pm     Reply with quote

This is awesome. Hope it works in other parts of the world not only U.S.
teoteoteo


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Location: Zagreb, Croatia, Europe, Earth

Post Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 3:28 pm     Reply with quote

Vauuuuuuuuuuuuu .... great, great, great!
This is realy great news!
ThanX!
hospitalera


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Location: Prague (Czech Republic) http://hospitalera.com

Post Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 3:35 pm     Reply with quote

Brilliant! Can you also issue a more "general" but official looking pass? Something for the day to day use? SY
jaanster


Joined: 02 Jun 2005
Posts: 156
Location: Estonia

Post Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 3:41 pm     Reply with quote

Like hospitalera said, thet would make getting the signatures to the model relese easier. Then maybe I could go out and shoot someone.
Forgiss


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Post Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 3:42 pm     Reply with quote

to think... a year ago this idea was no-go... hmmm is shutterstock standing up against magnum and Getty?


;-D
eendicott


Joined: 27 Oct 2005
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Post Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 3:57 pm     Reply with quote

Is it only red carpet events?

I live in an area where there are a TON of sporting events where the famous and not so famous participate (I'm not looking for a free pass to a football game). There are a lot of events that are not so red carpet where passes may be available.

...Even the Democratic National Convention is in town next year (though I doubt accessibility will be available - I've been trying).

Would love to hear more details when they are available.
RazvanPhotography


Joined: 01 Mar 2005
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Post Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 3:58 pm     Reply with quote

Fantastic news! I thought a lot to such a facility.It is great that now is really possible.
lumaxart2d


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Location: Maui

Post Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 4:02 pm     Reply with quote

imagist
Site Admin


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Post Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 4:04 pm     Reply with quote

eendicott wrote:


I live in an area where there are a TON of sporting events where the famous and not so famous participate (I'm not looking for a free pass to a football game). There are a lot of events that are not so red carpet where passes may be available.

...Even the Democratic National Convention is in town next year (though I doubt accessibility will be available - I've been trying).


Sporting events and politics are definitely included -- we will do what we can on an event by event basis to help you secure access...
Ulrich Willmunder


Joined: 19 Mar 2006
Posts: 5968
Location: Bietigheim - Bissingen, Germany

Post Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 4:18 pm     Reply with quote

Interesting...

First time I see Shutterstock require exclusivity though.

Would this be available for footage shooters as well?
 
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