CEPIC: The Report

June 14, 2010, Author: Vitezslav Valka, Categories: Articles about Pixmac, Design, General news

The stock photography birthday in Europe is called CEPIC. For years people from companies like Pixmac attend to this event to find new partnerships and get new ideas. This year was the first for Pixmac. And it was fantastic!

Imagine brand new soccer arena in Dublin, Ireland. Imagine 700 people from agencies like Corbis, Image Source, Moodboard, Colossus or Wavebreakmedia. Imagine 30 minute meetings for 3 days. That was CEPIC for Vitezslav Valka and for most of the others there in rainy Dublin.

Every card means 5-30 minutes talk

Mr. Microstock aka Yuri Arcurs

One day before the actual event, the New Media Conferrence was the biggest surprise for Pixmac. Yuri Arcurs, the best selling photographer called: “Mr. Microstock” mentioned Pixmac as technology leader of the industry while revealing a lot of the figures from his succes. Well, there’s still a space for improvement at Pixmac! It’s all about thinking twice about what the user might need and implementing it in the shortest time possible. Flexibility means success in our case. Another well selling photographer was Pavel Losevsky from Russia.

Pixmac: bigger and better

During the event Vitezslav Valka had meetings with traditional RF agencies, microstock agencies and picture producers. Everything had one purpose. Get more content and features to you, Pixmac user. We cannot tell much at this point, but check our blog and be ready for great news to come! At least one, two or three RF agencies should appear at Pixmac soon ;-)

Roberto Marinello talks to Lee Torrens

Roberto Marinello talks to Lee Torrens

From online to real life

CEPIC was also a great opportunity to meet all the great people from the microstock cyberspace finally drinking Guinnes or talking about the future of the stock business. Yuri Arcurs (best selling microstocker) started with his story right in the beginning, followed by Lee Torrens (most respected bloger in microstock) from Microstock Diaries talking about the history and future with Tyler Olson (nice and friendly forum manager) from Microstock Group forum. A nice surprise was also David Mail from Pixamba, Roberto Marinello from My Stock Photography blog and Amos Struck from Fotoskaufen.de. There’s now so much to do with you guys!

Well, most of the people there were great, motivated and higly positive! Let’s just check some images from the event. Text is boring anyway.

Aviva Stadium, Dublin

Aviva Stadium, Dublin

New Media Conferrence

New Media Conferrence

Cepic 2010

Simply fantastic!

The stock photography birthday in Europe is called CEPIC. For years people from companies like Pixmac attend to this event to find new partnerships and get new ideas. This year was the first for Pixmac. And it was fantastic!

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8 Comments

  1. Hey Vita,
    thanks for the photo with Lee and for the kind mention… we’ll be waiting for the new agencies, well done.
    Roberto

    mystockphoto, June 15, 2010 @ 9:38 am

  2. Yuri Arcurs while talking at New Media Conference: http://picasaweb.google.cz/ctkfotobanka/CEPICCongressDublin2010?feat=directlink#5480831109503017458

    Vitezslav Valka, June 15, 2010 @ 2:49 pm

  3. I like the photos that you’ve posted here. The soccer arena and other photo looks great!

    Jessica, June 16, 2010 @ 4:48 pm

  4. And one short video by Pavel Losevsky: http://www.youtube.com/user/PahanL#p/u/3/qnTB87ts4xE

    Vitezslav Valka, June 28, 2010 @ 8:03 pm

  5. Its good to hear that the aim of CEPIC is to be a united voice for the press, stock & heritage organizations of Europe in all matters pertaining to the photographic industry.

    Molly, June 29, 2010 @ 8:50 pm

  6. Well, I’ll be waiting for the new agencies, well done. keep it up.

    Christine, July 27, 2010 @ 4:44 pm

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