Between photographers and you? Our editing team (and sometimes Tom Cruise)

March 20, 2012 | By Bridget Green | Community, Entertainment, News
What do we do? The editing team is the first point of selection between our photographers and you. We are there to pick the images our customers want, and do it as fast as possible.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 22: Tom Cruise (R) and Getty Images photo editor Brett Sykes talk shop at the UK Film Premiere of 'Knight And Day' at Odeon Leicester Square on July 22, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Jon Furniss/WireImage)


When it comes to entertainment events, nothing is bigger than the Academy Awards. For an event so huge, we need an equally large editing team. There were around 50 editors onsite at the Academy Awards and various parties around LA. For us, this is the end of another hectic year filled with premieres and film festivals all over the world.


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The Getty Images Editing Team breaks for a photo at the 2012 Academy Awards. (Photo provided by Getty Images)


So, what happens next? We do it all again! In Europe we are already getting things set in motion for Sundance London, The Cannes Film Festival, The Diamond Jubilee and of course, the Olympics! You can now follow us here and get a look at Getty behind the scenes.



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Getty Images photo editors at the Europa League, choosing which photos will make it into the hands of our customers. (Photo provided by Getty Images)



Editor’s note: Bridget Green is a Field Photo Editor II for Getty Images. Look for more behind the scenes posts from Bridget and the rest of our Editing Team coming soon!

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  • Agatha

    I love your work and iconic images. It is astounding to me how much effort goes into getting them. Keep up the good work and thanks for your beautiful photos!

  • Dina

    Wow, Tom Cruise really IS dreamy, even on the floor in front of a laptop…

  • http://CHRIS@POLKIMAGING.COM Chris Polk

    Nice blog Bridget. Great pic of Tom.