Our mission is to move the world with images. Our award-winning photographers, filmmakers and illustrators – over 250,000 of them – help customers across the globe create inspiring communications every day.
HOW DO I JOIN?
It’s super simple!
You can either download our app, upload 3-6 sample images of your work and we’ll review your images and let you know if you’re accepted.
WHY SHOULD I BECOME A CONTRIBUTOR?
Getty Images and iStock by Getty Images serve over 1.5 million customers in over 200 countries worldwide, giving you the opportunity to license your content globally and make your creative mark in the world.
We are the market leader and have the largest distribution network – giving you more opportunities to have your content seen and used
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Once you become a contributor, your images, videos and/or illustrations will be available online for customers to view and license. The cool part is that everything you submit to the iStock by Getty Images site (www.istock.com) will also be mirrored and available to customers at gettyimages.com
HOW MUCH CAN I EARN?
On average, if Getty approves your submission, your content will be worth anywhere between $300 and $500. Getty will then pay you 20-30% of the actual value of your image per month.
WHAT SHOULD I SHOOT?
We want to make it easier for our contributors to shoot what our customers need most – which leads to more downloads and better revenue opportunities.
Nowadays, the content in high demand is lifestyle imagery and pictures that can depict many concepts: togetherness, innovation, love, collaboration just to name a few. Think about the stories your images can help illustrate. The more universal their appeal is, the more likely it is that your photographs will be in demand.
SUBMITTING CONTENT – LEGAL
All contributors must ensure that the content they submit does not contain copyrighted materials. Getty Images will not accept content that is a violation of the exclusive rights of a creator.
This also includes less obvious elements present in an image – branded clothes, logos on drinks and food, technology brands, etc.
Be careful to shoot in a way that they are not visible, or retouch your images to remove logos.
MODEL AND PROPERTY RELEASES
A release is required for any recognizable people or properties in an image.
A release is a 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) in an image for commercial purposes.
Right-to-privacy, right-to-publicity, trademark, and copyright laws require that you have releases for any identifiable people and/or properties. Once you become a contributor, we will provide a link to model and property releases, available in 14 languages, for you to use on your shoots.
DO I RETAIN COPYRIGHT OF MY WORK?
Absolutely. We license imagery to our customers on your behalf and you retain the copyright to all content that you submit to us.
You can register as an individual or a business as long as you are at least 18 years of age.
Download Contributor by Getty Images to start submitting your images today!