May 19, 2005
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
BigStockPhoto Shaking up the Stock Photography Industry
DAVIS, California -- BigStockPhoto.com in Davis, is shaking up the stock photo industry by providing high quality, high resolution photos for a fraction of the price of traditional stock photo agencies. Photo buyers can buy beautiful high-resolution photos, with royalty-free usage rights, for about $1.50 each at BigStockPhoto.com -- about 1/20th the cost that traditional stock photo agencies charge.
BigStockPhoto.com, founded by Tim and Dawn Donahue of Davis California, was created because they had a need for low-cost stock photos for their two websites: www.CoolHomepages.com and www.ClientReady.com. Also, they saw the rising quality of affordable digital cameras available to the public and anticipated a boom of hobbyist photographers being able to feed the design world with beautiful high resolution photographs.
Since launching the site last fall, BigStockPhoto has grown to over 250,000 images, with 6,000 added weekly. With 30,000 buyers and 5,500 photographers, it’s one of the fastest growing stock photo sites. The site has a sophisticated search engine, multiple light boxes that can be shared with friends and colleagues, how-to articles and tutorials, forums, and an easy-to-use features for uploading and downloading photos. The BigStockPhoto collection covers all subject matters, such as: business, people, medical, food, sports, architecture, conceptual, and nature. The photos are used by designers, marketers, editors, publishers, educators or anyone needing stock photos for their website, advertisements, brochures, newsletters, direct mail, office posters or any other use.
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