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« on: September 13, 2017, 09:53 »
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In case you missed it in the other thread, the Call To Artists is now open.  This is for photos and video.  And you get to use our super cool uploader as part of the process.

" Stocksy is thrilled to announce the reopening of Call to Artists for the first time in 2 years. We are renowned for our co-op model, making artists co-owners in a business that pays the highest royalties in the industry (50-75%) and is dedicated to creative integrity.

Applications are open to anyone. We commonly look for artists with an eye for storytelling or who have complete bodies of work.

Were currently seeking new international talent, with a focus on Southeast and East Asia, the Middle East, Australasia and Western Europe; as we look to represent and challenge traditional beauty ideals and stereotypes for a more inclusive world.

No matter your style, medium or location, talented photographers and cinematographers from anywhere in the world are welcome to apply. "

https://www.stocksy.com/cta/welcome


« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2017, 10:05 »
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I see that for video exclusivity is required.
Does it mean exclusivity on a clip base or exclusivity for the full portfolio?

« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2017, 10:27 »
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I see that for video exclusivity is required.
Does it mean exclusivity on a clip base or exclusivity for the full portfolio?

For photos and videos, it is for the series.  And also across mediums if you shot both.
example: Shoot a photo/video series with bob in jeans and a tank top at the fair.  All photos and videos from that series is exclusive.
Then take Bob to the beach and shoot there in a swimsuit.  You can put those somewhere else if you like.

Brasilnut

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« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2017, 10:33 »
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Awesome stuff.

Any tips, Sean? Is there a demand for non-realeased commercial travel shots?

Thanks in advance

« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2017, 10:42 »
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Awesome stuff.

Any tips, Sean? Is there a demand for non-realeased commercial travel shots?

Thanks in advance

They're a little more lenient on things that involve crowds or far away people then some other places, but I don't really know if that's something they're looking for especially.  Unless it's part of a story.

« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2017, 11:22 »
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Can i in aplication sent images or videos that i have on other stock sites, or i have upload stuff that are not on any of stock sites?

Brasilnut

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« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2017, 12:05 »
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To give us an adequate sense of your work and style, were looking for a minimum of 25 photos and/or 10 videos, keyworded and with model/property releases (if needed).

So it has to be new stuff that has never been uploaded elsewhere? Strange, if they just want to "get a sense of your work and style". Could someone please clarify this point.

« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2017, 12:58 »
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The images submitted for the CTA, will go live if accepted as a member, so the should follow all the rules about logos and release.  As such, they will need to be exclusive when they go live.

« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2017, 13:09 »
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Exclusivity for video is a big, big, big ask.
I don't know how many people would accept that, certainly not me

« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2017, 13:14 »
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That's totally up to you.  Just keep in mind it isn't artist exclusivity, but series exclusivity.  There are quite a few videos in the collection already, exclusive, if you want to get an idea of what the editors like.

angelawaye

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« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2017, 13:21 »
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I've been working really hard and saving exclusive images for stocksy to apply so I'm going to make a new portfolio web link to show them ONLY these exclusive files.

I'm still trying to pick the best ones from the sessions to show them. It is hard because I only have this one shot to impress them.

Wish me luck!

langstrup

« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2017, 13:22 »
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Hi Sean :)

I seem to remember last time they opened up, it was something like this : You can upload images to Stocksy, but if you are accepted (images goes live) you should remove it from other sites right away!

Can you confirm that? Cant read it anywhere :-)

« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2017, 14:08 »
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I've been working really hard and saving exclusive images for stocksy to apply so I'm going to make a new portfolio web link to show them ONLY these exclusive files.

I'm still trying to pick the best ones from the sessions to show them. It is hard because I only have this one shot to impress them.

Wish me luck!

You need also to have a social media presence, you need to show active social presence etc. If you dont have that, they might reject you as well
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Brasilnut

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« Reply #13 on: September 13, 2017, 14:09 »
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You need also to have a social media presence, you need to show active social presence etc. If you dont have that, they might reject you as well

Is it like a reality show where candidates have to jump through hoops and impress the judges, Master of Photography style?

« Reply #14 on: September 13, 2017, 14:10 »
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its a coop, so everyone needs to pull their weight

« Reply #15 on: September 13, 2017, 14:13 »
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I got the email as well, but with the twins I really have no time to put in the work. I would love to be a member of Stocksy though. Good luck to all who are going to apply.

« Reply #16 on: September 13, 2017, 14:24 »
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Hi Sean :)

I seem to remember last time they opened up, it was something like this : You can upload images to Stocksy, but if you are accepted (images goes live) you should remove it from other sites right away!

Can you confirm that? Cant read it anywhere :-)

Yes, this doesn't have to be brand new content. 

langstrup

« Reply #17 on: September 13, 2017, 14:32 »
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Super! Thanks Sean :-)

« Reply #18 on: September 13, 2017, 14:32 »
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Really? who cares!  ::)

angelawaye

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« Reply #19 on: September 13, 2017, 14:39 »
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I've been working really hard and saving exclusive images for stocksy to apply so I'm going to make a new portfolio web link to show them ONLY these exclusive files.

I'm still trying to pick the best ones from the sessions to show them. It is hard because I only have this one shot to impress them.

Wish me luck!

You need also to have a social media presence, you need to show active social presence etc. If you dont have that, they might reject you as well

Oh no! Because I don't have a lot of facebook LIKES they will reject my submission. Not sure what to do now ... I didn't want to even give them my social links. I took a lot of content off 500px so I don't have much.

« Reply #20 on: September 13, 2017, 14:51 »
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Hi Sean,

I have applied for video. I don't have an instagram account. Do I have to open one?

Thanks!

« Reply #21 on: September 13, 2017, 15:13 »
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Also, for the purpose of the application, can I submit some old video clips which are online with other agencies?

« Reply #22 on: September 13, 2017, 15:22 »
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Also, for the purpose of the application, can I submit some old video clips which are online with other agencies?

Sure, as long as you can remove them from those agencies if you get approved.  I don't think it would help to open an account - the idea is to have a group you can help promote Stocksy to.  But that's not and end all - there are other things you can do.

« Reply #23 on: September 13, 2017, 15:38 »
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That's totally up to you.  Just keep in mind it isn't artist exclusivity, but series exclusivity.  There are quite a few videos in the collection already, exclusive, if you want to get an idea of what the editors like.
Thanks for the info Sean.
Yes I had a look at their video portfolio and what they like is totally different than what I do (I don't do lifestyle at all!).
But in any case, even series exclusivity for me is a no no

« Reply #24 on: September 13, 2017, 16:04 »
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I'd like to know what sales figures are like before I give my time uploading clips. They were pretty late to the video market and that makes me wonder what sales are like?

I uploaded a handful of clips to Dissolve at the start of the year and I get a few sales each month - but you've got to add up the time costs to think if it's worth it or not.

I don't know to much about Stocksy but this forum seems to make it feel like an elite club. I love the idea of a co-op and would like to be part of something that if you put a lot of work in then it pays you back.
The thing is how do we know what sales figures are like for video? Is the data out there somewhere?
I'm all up for giving my time and talent if the agency gives it back too.


 

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