Shutterstock on the Red Carpet(TM)

New Program Helps Photographers Gain Access to Red Carpet Events

Leading Stock Photography Agency to Help Procure Press Passes for its

Network of 60,000+ Contributing Photographers

Jun 05, 2007, 01:00 ET from Shutterstock

    NEW YORK, June 5 /PRNewswire/ -- No more velvet ropes-at least not for
 Shutterstock(R) photographers. Shutterstock(R), the world's largest
 subscription-based stock photo agency, today announced the debut of a new
 program: Shutterstock on the Red Carpet ( Working
 directly with its submitting photographers -- a global network that exceeds
 60,000 -- the company will work to facilitate the acquisition of coveted
 press passes, whether at film premieres, award shows, concerts or political
 rallies. While taking steps to secure preferred access for its
 photographers, Shutterstock will expand its library of celebrity images, a
 popular category among buyers. Shutterstock on the Red Carpet is the first
 such program to launch in the stock photography industry and represents an
 unprecedented level of support by an agency for its photographers.
     Shutterstock is already a go-to source for the creative community: with
 a photo library numbering almost two million premium images, it has
 photographs and vectors in categories ranging from people and
 animals/wildlife to business and science. With Shutterstock on the Red
 Carpet, the company is positioning itself to be a leading resource for the
 entertainment/celebrity sector as well. As for photographers, the benefits
 are obvious: they will be positioned to take photographs that are almost
 guaranteed to sell well on the site.
     "At Shutterstock we are very aware that our success is tied to the
 caliber of our photo library, and for that we are indebted to our
 photographers," said Jon Oringer, Founder and CEO of Shutterstock. "If
 there's something we can do to help them get the best, most desirable
 photographs, we're going to do it. Shutterstock on the Red Carpet came from
 that kind of thinking-and we wish our photographers well on the red
     Shutterstock on the Red Carpet(TM): How it Works
     Photographers work directly with a Shutterstock customer service
 representative to expedite the press pass application process-these
 representatives are available via email at Each
 event requires different information to issue a press pass, so Shutterstock
 asks that photographers be as specific as possible about their needs. There
 is a form online at;
 photographers must fill out one per event and a Shutterstock Support
 staffer will respond within 24 hours. In return for enlisting
 Shutterstock's press pass acquisition services and increasing their
 potential earnings by taking photos in a much- downloaded category,
 photographers must agree to sell resulting images exclusively at
 Shutterstock. (Note: these photos must meet the same standards of quality
 to be added to the site as would any other submission).
     About Shutterstock(R)
     Founded in 2003, Shutterstock is one of the fastest growing suppliers
 of royalty-free stock photography in the industry -- and it is the largest
 subscription-based agency in the world. Its outstanding collection of
 premium images combined with a user-friendly subscription model has made
 Shutterstock a trusted resource for an expanding global customer base that
 includes the graphic design community, advertising agencies, publishing
 companies, and countless entrepreneurs. Shutterstock was the first of its
 competitors to branch in to stock video with Shutterstock Footage(TM)
 ( For more information, visit

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