Some years ago, stock agency Getty Images requested that I sell my work with them. Despite being somewhat skeptical about Getty based on their less than stellar reputation with other contributors, I thought I could try it out. Some contributors reported that Getty, as the market leading stock photo agency, had sales volumes that made up for the bad terms.
I purposefully gave Getty a test run with the kind of work that was making me money with other agencies to see how they fared. And the result was abysmal.
While other agencies was making me thousands of dollars, Getty made me less than $15 combined over several sales. All other agencies paid a lot more for every single sale.
So today I requested the termination of my Getty account and the deletion of my portfolio with them.