November 21 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Obama, Paris, and Britney Come To BigStockPhoto.com
BigStockPhoto.com, one of the world's largest online, royalty free stock image providers has added a new editorial category to its popular, low-cost image offerings. The new feature provides BigStockPhoto users with instant access to current, commentary worthy images, including: celebrities, politicians, current events, news events, live entertainment, and sports.
Davis, CA (PRWEB) November 21, 2008 -- BigStockPhoto.com, one of the world's largest online, royalty-free stock image providers, today announced that editorial images and photos are now available to all users. Images of celebrities, politicians, current events, news events, live music, sports and fashion events and other commentary worthy images are now available for instant download--enabling online and offline newspapers, magazine publishers, bloggers, fanzines and other news outlets to obtain current, high quality editorial images for a fraction of the cost charged elsewhere.
This new option also offers new opportunities for editorial photographers to join BigStockPhoto's talented group of contributors. Under its new editorial use licensing, BigStockPhoto accepts images of people--without a model release--for editorial uses, such as: news stories, editorializing, and social commentary. Under the new license, photographers are encouraged to cover and shoot images of newsworthy events for submission to BigStockPhoto's new editorial library.
Typical examples of editorial images include:
• newsworthy events or occurrences
• live sports, music and entertainment events
• street scenes
• news or social events
• cultural events
Full details of the BigStockPhoto editorial image program, including submission requirements, are outlined here on the site: http://www.bigstockphoto.com/editorial-usage.html
"The market for editorial images is booming as online news and commentary channels such as blogging and other self-publishing platforms become more pervasive. We've seen a tremendous increase in demand among these channels for low-cost, royalty-free editorial images," said Tim Donahue, Founder and CEO of BigStockPhoto.com. "This new feature allows us to meet this critical need and provide added options and even more high-quality, affordable images to users. Additionally, it opens an entirely new door to our many talented contributing photographers around the globe."
BigStockPhoto's community of users and contributors has been quick to embrace the new editorial image feature since a recent soft launch of the program--announced on the site. Based on the program's initial success, and today's formal kick-off and announcement of the new feature, the company expects to continue adding thousands of new editorial images weekly.
With its advanced search features, stunning photo quality, and growing database of over 2.5 million royalty-free images, BigStockPhoto.com is the ideal place for image buyers to discover, purchase, and easily download affordable stock imagery.
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