Gordon Wood replied to Gordon Wood's topic in Stock photography discussion and contributor experienceLooks like my question invoked some great discussion. Based on this, I think I can safely stay nearly or completely 100% RM, but might experiment with a few images on RF. Overall, because the market is so competitive and prices are depressed, it probably doesn't matter what form of license we choose.
Gordon Wood posted a topic in Stock photography discussion and contributor experienceHello everyone. Back on the forums after several years of absence. This has probably been asked dozens of times, but here goes. 100% of my images have been RM since 2008, and I've always been reluctant to offer anything as RF. Am I being too cautious? I understand that RF gives the buyer unlimited use of my images, but to be honest, some of my RM sales seem to have a very long rights period for the buyer, with very little revenue coming my way anyway. I think we're all generally seeing sluggish zooms and sales, but I was wondering if they would improve if I offered at least some images as RF? Your thoughts and experiences would be appreciated.