New record for SR-EL license - $5,100

posted on 24th of october, 2007

The previous record of $4,500 for a SR-EL license was exceeded today with a $5,100 sale. The file was acquired with exclusive SR-EL rights by a chocolate producer.

The image listed on the left is for illustration purposes only. The acquired file was very similar, but it is not this file. We cannot post the original here, but I thought this info would be useful to contributors and to everyone analyzing our industry.

And just as a side note, being exclusive matters. Royalties awarded to the non exclusive photographer would be $2,550. The exclusive additional royalties for such sale add $510 more, which is not bad at all.

Comments (26)

Posted by BCritchley on February 04, 2013
Dt images. The first was bought by a chocolate company and the bought a picture of a rose.
Posted by Miraclemoments on February 04, 2013
Man...that is huge!! are we allowed to know which images sold for these prices??
Posted by Enigmacypher on February 04, 2013
The post wasn't clear to me ... was this a record for DT or for the industry? Was this a DT sale, or was it from somewhere else? Congratulations to all involved.
Posted by Achilles on February 04, 2013
Yes, this was beaten several times. Current record is at $6,000.
Posted by BCritchley on December 04, 2012
2007 THREAD.............

Wonder if it's been beaten?
Posted by Wisconsinart on July 26, 2011
I just wet my pants.
Posted by Mjskehan on July 26, 2011
Wow! That is awesome, such good news all round. I really didn't know such prices existed. Well done DT and of coarse the to the photographer!
Posted by Igordabari on May 24, 2011
Congrats to DT and 100+ more congrats for photographer.. Excellent image. Well done.
Posted by Kcphotos on May 24, 2011
In case you didn't notice, this sale took place in 2007! This is an old posting...
Posted by Diavata on May 24, 2011
Not sure why my previous post showed up twice, but then I might as wekk use this one to edit it with the words that 'no, I did not notice the date. The post was on top of all blog posts, so I just replied to it, assuming it was recently posted'.
Posted by Diavata on May 24, 2011
I'd probably die instantly due to extreme hyperventilation, nevermind the extra $510 (just kidding, of course!)

Congratulations to the contributor!
Posted by lzf on May 23, 2011
nice price really
Posted by Sophiesourit on September 16, 2008
woaouh very impressiv.....
Posted by Markogt on March 05, 2008
Inspiring news! Did the photographer set the price or was the price negotiated between Dreamstime and the client who bought it? Because usually the recommended price is lower. And I bet nobody wants to set prices that are very high?
Posted by Amyemilia on February 11, 2008
Nice to see that someone with a small portfolio can be successful... thank you for sharing. I look forward to the day when it happens for me!
Posted by Mmc12 on November 27, 2007
Woow! My compliments to the author and to the Dreamstime that makes all this possible! ;-)
Posted by Victoo on November 12, 2007
5100$ for a photo! Unbelievable! It must be wonderful feeling ;) Congrats!
Posted by Willyvend on November 04, 2007
Thanks for this post and my congrats to the photographer !
Posted by Omegatransfer on November 02, 2007
Great news! Wish you more sales! Congrats!
Posted by Drbouz on October 29, 2007
cool. my congrats to an author too.
Posted by Cathysbelleimage on October 24, 2007
That is awesome news ! Huge congratulations to the photographer ( Elena ?) and to DT !! Bravo ! We can only visualize one of our own image now and make it happen, right ? ;O) Well done !
Posted by Thefinalmiracle on October 24, 2007
Thanks Serban, It is surely useful to me as a contributor to know what kind of pictures have SR-EL sales.
Posted by Antonia on October 24, 2007
Oh lala..Big congrats to the photographer and Dreamstime who made this chance possible. I presume that the photo had no downloads, when bought right? If so, then I don´t have any reason to lament if some of my images don´t get downloaded...
Posted by Dcwcreations on October 24, 2007
Congrats, and a well done to Dreamstime and the photographer. I also get some sick sense of analysis paralysis in the fact that the subject appears to be a flower.
Posted by Kuanchong on October 24, 2007
wow! amazing..

Congrats to the contributor! and congrats to DT too!
Posted by Sebcz on October 24, 2007
Sweet! Congrats to the contributor!

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Photo credits: Elena Elisseeva.

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