Getty invitation

hawkdl2hawkdl2 Posts: 56Member
edited November 2013 in Nikon DSLR cameras
I received an invitation today to have some of my Flickr images listed and sold through Getty Images. Is this a big deal or does everyone sooner or later get invited to list their images? I'm not a pro, but of course it would be pretty cool to think someone somewhere would want to pay to use one of my images.
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  • Golf007sdGolf007sd Posts: 2,840Moderator
    @hawkdl2: Proceed with caution. Should they ask for any personal information and any manners for funds to be distributed to you via your financial institution, avoid it at all cost. That is how you can become a victim of identity theft.
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  • spraynprayspraynpray Posts: 6,089Moderator
    Better use Paypal (if that is an option) as then they only need your email address.
    Always learning.
  • MsmotoMsmoto Posts: 5,396Moderator
    You have some nice images on Flickr, but as noted, use caution. I would suggest going here
    http://www.gettyimages.com
    And using the "contact" form, find out if indeed it is Getty or someone posing as Getty Images.
    Msmoto, mod
  • hawkdl2hawkdl2 Posts: 56Member
    edited November 2013
    I got an email and it's on my "recent activity" page of my flickr site, so it seems legit. I appreciate words of caution, and will be careful. But assuming it is legit, should I be flattered or is it no big deal to be invited?

    Msmoto, thanks for the compliment. I never intended to try and sell my photos so I never bothered to look into the Getty thing. I was very surprised that I got an invitation.
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  • GjesdalGjesdal Posts: 277Member
    I was flattered when I recently got invited, but they do have quite a lot of photographers so I do know I'm not unique :-)
    Sales made so far: 0 :-)
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  • ChasCSChasCS Posts: 309Member
    Well, good luck to you both, and well done, anyone chosen...

    Put that proud moment on your calling card... Keep smiling!!
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  • ChasCSChasCS Posts: 309Member
    Here's an article that might be of interest, for anyone thinking about this topic...
    http://www.photographyblog.com/articles/going_getty_how_much_do_photographers_actually_make/

    Is there any money in it for you?
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