What is Rights Specific TM ?
Right’s Specific TM (RS) pricing is a new pricing model created by Tandem that provides a flat-rate, a la cart pricing menu based on the specific type of use the art buyer is requesting. RS applies to both stills and motion in the Tandem archive.
We developed the RS pricing model based on extensive market research and conversations with the world’s top industry professionals, including many photographers. The model blends the image rights and perks of a Rights Managed image with the easy to use pricing model of Royalty Free.
What we discovered is that buyers do not like having to negotiate a price every time they need to purchase imagery or motion clips. Many buyers have leaned towards the cheap stock prices not only because of the price – but because the price is fixed and it is easier for them to plan and budget in advance but they also do not need to deal with a time consuming sales negotiation. Tandem eliminates this “car buying” experience and streamlines the process with competitive, fixed rates based on the specific type of usage you need. You also don't lose the perks of an RM image. We can still share the previous sales history with you as well as offer the images for exclusive rights. The prices are published, visibly, on the site. We do offer preferred pricing structures to frequent buyers as part of our community so prices might sometimes adjust down based off volume and packaged purchases.
We have also eliminated image duration. We feel the life of a usage is already dictated by the type of usage you are licensing for, for instance let’s say you are licensing an image for the web to accompany an editorial story. As long as the image is used within its original context you would pay a flat rate with us and we understand the web never forgets so all use in original context is covered in perpetuity. With Rights Specific, each time the image appears, you pay a new use. The same would apply for all different media – from magazines to billboards to television shows. You pay per appearance and reach – but not for duration.
Our prices have been carefully calculated based on all prices currently established in the industry. We invite you to explore these prices on our site by adding an image to your cart.
Does Tandem offer free research?
Yes, Tandem is happy to assist with any research needs or image questions you may have. We promise to provide prompt service and turnaround to any request. We are also happy to work within our network of photographers to help find the image you need even if it’s not included in the online archive. For free research please call 310-597-5200 or email [email protected]
What are the most efficient search options?
You may search via keyword, location, photographers name or image ID. You may also search under category (i.e. National Parks or Nature and Conservation) when conducting broad searches and looking for a larger collection of search results. We stand by our search engine as the fastest in the business and you will never need to click “next” again. All image results simply filter in as you scroll down, so feel free to scroll away!
What are Tandemʼs specialities?
Our specialities will be Outdoor Lifestyle & Adventure, Travel, Culture, Wildlife and Geography. We as well will have the most extensive and high quality National Parks and Underwater collection including many never seen or published images. We do not partner with outside agencies. There will be no watered down search results or lightboxes that match other agencies. Our focus is not to sell, it’s to help create and provide quality resources for any project.
Do Tandem offer non-profit & education pricing breaks?
Yes, we offer discounted rates to non-profit organizations and for any educational use. We also offer reasonable rates for internal company presentations, newsletters or emails for those who want to add a little zest to their presentation.
How do I join the community?
Our community consists of art buyers, editors, photographers, writers & videographers. Have an idea? Please feel free to send our way. Want to contribute? We are open to all submissions and will not turn our nose up to anyone. While we do reserve the right to turn down submissions, if we do not select any of your images or clips we will be happy to explain why and give guidance as to how you can submit later on.
Any additional questions?
Please feel free to call or email our Sales Director: