Why Contribute to Pacific Stock and Printscapes.com?
Approximately 80 photographers and fine artists have been chosen to supply
our continually expanding libraries for Pacificstock.com and Printscapes.com.
We are interested in representing a limited number of professional photographers
and artists who either live within or often travel to Hawaii, the Pacific
and Asia regions, and can provide a continuing supply of Rights Managed
material from these locations.
Pacific Stock is always in search of talented new photographers and artists to contribute to our growing Rights Managed and Fine Art collections. We provide our contributors with a range of topics that we are confident will sell to our clients. We are also open to the creative ideas of our contributors.
Our base of clients includes advertising agencies, graphic designers,
magazine and book publishers who use our images for projects like advertisements,
brochures, magazines, books, websites, store displays and more (click
here for samples). Images are also sold as fine art giclee prints
from Printscapes.com to art collectors and interior designers. Sales of
images submitted to Pacific Stock are not limited to Hawai'i and the United
States either; our unique image collection is also represented by International
Affiliates located in over 50 countries worldwide.
Royalty Payments to Contributors
When an image is licensed for use on PacificStock.com, the usage fee
is divided 60 percent to Pacific Stock, 40 percent to the photographer.
If an image is licensed through one of our International Affiliates,
you will receive 40 percent of the net amount collected by Pacific Stock,
after the International Affiliate Agency retains its portion of the
royalty. Typically, the photographer will receive 20 – 24 percent
of the International Affiliate Agent's gross sale price. There may also
be applicable withholding taxes, currency conversion costs, etc. deducted
from royalties. Should we provide a Photo Assignment for you, Pacific
Stock will retain 25 percent of the Commercial Creative Fee. Generally
speaking, photographers who join an agency can expect to see sales within
1 to 2 years after signing with the agency. The amount of sales you
make correlates directly to the number of images submitted and accepted
into the files. Stock photography is an investment which will pay off
in the years to come.
When an image is sold on Printscapes.com, the fee paid to the contributor
is 15 percent of the "Net License Fees", which is defined as the gross
license fees after deduction of quantity and/or promotional discounts;
reasonable currency conversion costs; sales, use or any other taxes
or duties; bank transfer fees and payments to sub-licensees where applicable;
shipping and handling costs; consulting fees and any material costs
beyond the cost of the print.
Minimum Digital Image Requirements
12 megapixels professional level DSLR
Nikon Super Coolscan 5000, 9000 or better. Imacon Flextight, Drum Scanner
|| TIFF files
saved using PC format.
No paths. All color correction information (curves, level, and hue/saturation)
must be in different layers. Do not flatten layers.
| 60mb (without
layers at 16-bit depth)
Stock recommends that you use a color management system such as
a Pantone Spyder to calibrate your monitor. If you are not using
a calibration device, these are the settings you need to emulate
our color space: white point set to 6500K and gamma set to between
2.0 and 2.2.
File Info/IPTC information required. Please see Captioning
for more information.
containing recognizable people MUST be model released.
bits per channel
ensure that your images are in the correct orientation when viewed
on a monitor.
must be and color corrected and retouched to be free of excess grain,
banding, pixilation, or unnatural color separation. Do not submit
highly cropped images.
Becoming a Contributor: The First Step
Once you're sure you can meet the digital image requirements listed above,
Pacific Stock invites you to share samples of your photography and more
about yourself by beginning the technical review process. Please submit
a Prospective Photographer Questionnaire, along
with 10 High Resolution images in TIFF format (Minimum 48mb, before layers
are added) on DVD for an initial quality check. Please send your DVD,
along with the questionnaire, to:
1325 Wilder Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96822
Note: If you are an artist and would like to submit artwork such
as paintings, please click
Preview Submission for Selection
If your submission passes the initial quality check, we will contact you for a preview submission of 300 to 500 images. At this stage of submission, our image production specialists will review image content. Images that are not marketable or otherwise contain poor content will not be selected for submission. It is recommended that photographers also take the time to submit color corrected and retouched images for review; clean images will generally result in a larger number of images selected for stock.
We expect a preview submission that enables us to accept an initial 300 images into our files. Thereafter, we will expect to receive monthly submissions.
(.jpg) files accepted
100 dpi, 8” x 12”
|| CD, DVD
or hard drives accepted.
Do not separate subjects into folders.
general location only. These images must be no more than 2 years
old. See Captioning for more information.
Final Submission for Stock Use
After reviewing the Preview Submission, Pacific Stock will email a PDF
contact sheet of the images chosen for stock use. At this time, the selected
images must be optimized according to our digital image requirements and
also must be returned to us as 16 bit high resolution TIFFs within 30
days. Any images that do not meet our image quality standards in the final
submission stage will not be accepted for stock use. Please read the Pacific
Stock Image Optimization Tutorial for help
editing and optimizing your images using Adobe Photoshop and Bridge software.
Please also view the image
delivery guidelines before sending your final submission.
Signing a Pacific Stock Photographer
As the last process in becoming a signed Pacific Stock contributor, a contract which sets forth our mutual agreement will be provided to you. Our Contract length is 4 years. Under the Terms of the Contract, Pacific Stock negotiates the license of reproduction rights to your photographs. Almost all rights granted on Pacificstock.com are for non-exclusive, one-time use only. All fine art archival giclee prints sold on Printscapes.com are for the life of the print. We very rarely extend exclusive rights to an image, and will notify the contributor if exclusive rights are licensed.
Our Contracts are "image exclusive". All images featured on
PacificStock.com and Printscapes.com will be exclusive to Pacific Stock
and Printscapes.com and may not be placed on other agency websites, catalogs,
advertising, etc. All selected images will be featured on PacificStock.com
and edited/reviewed separately for possible inclusion as fine art on Printscapes.com
and its partner website on FineArtAmerica.com. You are allowed to place
your non-similar work with other agencies. Our International
Affiliates will also be marketing your images. If you have already
established representation internationally, this point should be discussed
prior to joining us.
After signing both contributor contracts, we will expect regular image
submissions from you to ensure the greatest chance of sales for you on
Pacificstock.com, Printscapes.com and its partner website on FineArtAmerica.com.
Congratulations and we look forward to an exciting partnership!