Love to see your pictures in print?

April 10, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

It is very flattering to see your pictures in the newspapers and magazines with your name at the side of them isnt it?

Well here's your chance to join a Facebook group which wants to share your 'local' pictures for free! Yes, it won't cost you anything, and it won't cost them anything either, and the beauty of it is, (for them) that they can use it right across the NEWSQUEST group, also at no cost to them.

"Send your snaps of everything from community events large or small, new angles on familiar places or even breaking news if you find yourself in the middle of the action."

Yes, they even want you to post your pictures from live news events, and let's face it, it beats having to employ professional photographers or actually pay for stock or news images.

Newsquest now employ more sales people than journalists.
This is from my local newspaper , but it looks like it is being rolled out at all the NEWSQUEST titles.

Join the new Telegraph & Argus Camera Club to see your pictures in print and online

READ THEIR T&C's.

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This is not sour grapes.

I get published a lot in magazines and newspapers, not always with a credit, but always with a licence paid, sometimes via this website, but more often through the ALAMY stock library. It's a long game for me, but if your young student son or daughter are at University with the intention of following a career as a photo journalist then they certainly won't be getting employed by the NEWSQUEST group as they roll out their Facebook 'Camera Clubs' across the country.

I have been banned from the Telegraph and Argus group as I was critical of their agenda, so, I don't have access to the terms and conditions, BUT, it seems that they may have full control of the images you 'supply' to them via the group, and... if you get a money shot, expect THEM to keep the money whilst they share it through the NEWSQUEST group and maybe even further syndicate to other publications.

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There are many ways to share your pictures on the internet for pleasure, ie Flickr, but if a publication wants your image, they WILL pay to use it, unless you become one of the glory seekers who provides free content to them!

The other problem with this kind of 'picture farming' is that, in the event of your picture becoming an orphan, being used where you don't want it to be used there will be no chance of an infringement claim using companies like Pixsy.

Remember, you can't pay bills with exposure and kudos is not a currency you can spend or deposit in a bank.

Thanks to Mark from Alamy who found the relevant TOS for me (I wouldn't make a good detective would I?)

Comment from Mark... "Free and sub-licensable, basically. (6) is about syndication, so not only giving it away, but giving away rights to sell it as well. Phew."

 

http://www.thetelegr...ntributorterms/

 

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Is this really what people want when they show off their pictures on a Facebook 'camera club' page?

 

UPDATE:
NEWSQUEST are offering £9,000 of prizes to the people who can get the most free content!

Full story here... https://goo.gl/QVOXXd


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