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« Reply #350 on: December 18, 2017, 13:13 »
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I'm sorry disagree completely. the level and quality of content in stocksy is years ahead micro stock.

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For sure! But let's not forget they are only doing what was done before micro stock. They are screening applicants for consistency and also editing images from the accepted applicants. So in effect in this day and age of everyone gets a medal, they have really only gone retro just like the trads used to do when it was a "closed shop".
And for this I applaud them, it is long overdue in the industry, a thing of the past.

Don't misunderstand me, I have nothing against Stocksy, rather I like what they are doing, however I have been around long enough to know if I was to mix things up from what I am currently doing, Stocksy still would not be a contender for where I would place my work.

« Last Edit: December 18, 2017, 13:18 by Clair Voyant »


« Reply #351 on: December 18, 2017, 20:28 »
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We know that stocksy receive a huge applicants and only so much quota left for contributors.
I understand they might need some time to sort things out.
But what I dont understand, if they find some shortlist/candidates who already submit, why do they still open the application. On the other hand, if they're still looking for the right contributors to fit their collections, why they dont reject the old applicant first?
I just edit my image submissions and change some images into Non Exclusive and send them to another agency.  Because 3 months is a little too long for those images to wait.

Everyone keeps talking about pictures on hold. It is not what they ask for. We are free to use those images and sell them on other sites while we aren't part of Stocksy yet. All of us who applied should've known that it's a long wait, there are similar threads to this one for the applications before. Nothing weird and nothing new.

@selasasore, are you still waiting? It's been exactly 80 days from my application today, including weekends

Today is 3 months because their email saying my application is completed was sent at September 18th.

« Reply #352 on: December 19, 2017, 07:55 »
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We know that stocksy receive a huge applicants and only so much quota left for contributors.
I understand they might need some time to sort things out.
But what I dont understand, if they find some shortlist/candidates who already submit, why do they still open the application. On the other hand, if they're still looking for the right contributors to fit their collections, why they dont reject the old applicant first?
I just edit my image submissions and change some images into Non Exclusive and send them to another agency.  Because 3 months is a little too long for those images to wait.

Everyone keeps talking about pictures on hold. It is not what they ask for. We are free to use those images and sell them on other sites while we aren't part of Stocksy yet. All of us who applied should've known that it's a long wait, there are similar threads to this one for the applications before. Nothing weird and nothing new.

@selasasore, are you still waiting? It's been exactly 80 days from my application today, including weekends

Today is 3 months because their email saying my application is completed was sent at September 18th.

That's too much.
I don't know any other site, service or job that needs so long to answer for an application.

angelawaye

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« Reply #353 on: December 19, 2017, 07:57 »
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I'm fine with waiting. They know what they are doing. I'm not submitting my application images to micro ...

« Reply #354 on: December 19, 2017, 10:35 »
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To everyone frustrated with the wait, I understand what you are saying.  But, remember one thing.  Stocksy is image exclusive so any image you may have there (and its similars) cannot be placed anywhere else.  Stocksy wants to make sure that both parties benefit from an acceptance.  In other words, they want you to sell.  They are taking their time to make as certain as possible that you will have every chance possible to be successful there.  It would be a disservice to you for them to take you on knowing that you may struggle there; to have your images gathering dust rather than working for you somewhere else.  That evaluation can take time; give them all the time they need to make a careful decision...it's a win for you whether you are accepted, or not.




« Reply #355 on: December 21, 2017, 07:17 »
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To everyone frustrated with the wait, I understand what you are saying.  But, remember one thing.  Stocksy is image exclusive so any image you may have there (and its similars) cannot be placed anywhere else.  Stocksy wants to make sure that both parties benefit from an acceptance.  In other words, they want you to sell.  They are taking their time to make as certain as possible that you will have every chance possible to be successful there.  It would be a disservice to you for them to take you on knowing that you may struggle there; to have your images gathering dust rather than working for you somewhere else.  That evaluation can take time; give them all the time they need to make a careful decision...it's a win for you whether you are accepted, or not.

Yes, true, it wouldn't help anybody if they accepted all applicants and most of them won't sell any images or worse if it drags down their image because people send in lots of crappy images as you find elsewhere... Nevertheless I think 3 months without any feedback is a very long time! Some sort of communication would have helped and it would still help to know when to expect a decision.

« Reply #356 on: December 21, 2017, 11:25 »
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To everyone frustrated with the wait, I understand what you are saying.  But, remember one thing.  Stocksy is image exclusive so any image you may have there (and its similars) cannot be placed anywhere else.  Stocksy wants to make sure that both parties benefit from an acceptance.  In other words, they want you to sell.  They are taking their time to make as certain as possible that you will have every chance possible to be successful there.  It would be a disservice to you for them to take you on knowing that you may struggle there; to have your images gathering dust rather than working for you somewhere else.  That evaluation can take time; give them all the time they need to make a careful decision...it's a win for you whether you are accepted, or not.

Yes, true, it wouldn't help anybody if they accepted all applicants and most of them won't sell any images or worse if it drags down their image because people send in lots of crappy images as you find elsewhere... Nevertheless I think 3 months without any feedback is a very long time! Some sort of communication would have helped and it would still help to know when to expect a decision.

Exactly. I think there is no excuse.

« Reply #357 on: December 22, 2017, 09:48 »
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There is no disrespect to applying photographers intended at Stocksy ... it is simply that there is a small, very diligent and hardworking editing team that take a lot of time to review a large number of applications thoroughly. Since there is a limited membership base, it is a tough process to select new members.

« Reply #358 on: December 22, 2017, 17:46 »
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There is no disrespect to applying photographers intended at Stocksy ... it is simply that there is a small, very diligent and hardworking editing team that take a lot of time to review a large number of applications thoroughly. Since there is a limited membership base, it is a tough process to select new members.

I appreciate that and am aware that this is what their success is based on but a simple "Thank you for your application, we're getting back to you in about 2 weeks/2 months/2 years!" wouldn't have left the applications feeling like being up in the air...

« Reply #359 on: December 29, 2017, 03:57 »
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Anyone has any news or new information?

« Reply #360 on: December 29, 2017, 15:35 »
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I applied to Stocksy a month ago when I first saw the call for artists and am still waiting for a response. Does anyone know how long the application process takes? I think it said two weeks when I submitted? Do they just not follow up if you're rejected?

I was also recently accepted to Cavan images where I did submit my editorial images with them. I also want to submit my commercial images to Cavan but can't yet because most of them are sitting waiting for a response from Stocksy.

Does anyone know if Stocksy has a time limit for removal of images after acceptance? I think Alamy has 60 days for example. I just don't want my images to be crossing paths between to exclusive sites if I am accepted to Stocksy!

I'm curious, a hi res image at Cavan is selling for $500, and hi res at Stocksy is $125, and they both offer 50% royalty to the photographer. Considering you're putting the same effort toward your shoot, what would be the advantage to join Stocksy?
« Last Edit: December 29, 2017, 16:03 by rgphoto »

« Reply #361 on: January 01, 2018, 10:12 »
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I applied to Stocksy a month ago when I first saw the call for artists and am still waiting for a response. Does anyone know how long the application process takes? I think it said two weeks when I submitted? Do they just not follow up if you're rejected?

I was also recently accepted to Cavan images where I did submit my editorial images with them. I also want to submit my commercial images to Cavan but can't yet because most of them are sitting waiting for a response from Stocksy.

Does anyone know if Stocksy has a time limit for removal of images after acceptance? I think Alamy has 60 days for example. I just don't want my images to be crossing paths between to exclusive sites if I am accepted to Stocksy!

I'm curious, a hi res image at Cavan is selling for $500, and hi res at Stocksy is $125, and they both offer 50% royalty to the photographer. Considering you're putting the same effort toward your shoot, what would be the advantage to join Stocksy?

what the advantage to join the Cavan?

angelawaye

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« Reply #362 on: January 01, 2018, 10:14 »
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I've read that Cavan owns copyright of your photos once they are sold. Is this true?

« Reply #363 on: January 01, 2018, 14:10 »
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things are two

1- they have at least 200.000 request...contrary is impossible to wait so long.
2- they not accept many not to hurt holiday sales for existing contributors.
other way i cannot understand what' happen. how long u take to see if a portfolio fi or not?

a skilled editor need probably less than a minute. considering the well oriented style of stocksy.
maybe they first  eliminate all portfolio they not need and now they are selecting just some between the leftovers?
maybe there is step approach to accepting, first some ditori choose than a group of established contiorboutos decide about who is in or out.

« Reply #364 on: January 01, 2018, 17:40 »
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I've read that Cavan owns copyright of your photos once they are sold. Is this true?
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The photographer owns the copyright.

what the advantage to join the Cavan?
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Hi res image at Cavan = $500 each. Hi res image at Stocksy = $125, that's 4 times more per image!

« Reply #365 on: January 02, 2018, 04:03 »
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I've read that Cavan owns copyright of your photos once they are sold. Is this true?


The photographer owns the copyright.

what the advantage to join the Cavan?


Hi res image at Cavan = $500 each. Hi res image at Stocksy = $125, that's 4 times more per image!
What about sellings? Ive heard that Stocksy has huge client base and contributors sell images regularly. Is Cavan good alternative to Stocksy?

« Reply #366 on: January 02, 2018, 10:47 »
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things are two

1- they have at least 200.000 request...contrary is impossible to wait so long.
2- they not accept many not to hurt holiday sales for existing contributors.
other way i cannot understand what' happen. how long u take to see if a portfolio fi or not?

a skilled editor need probably less than a minute. considering the well oriented style of stocksy.
maybe they first  eliminate all portfolio they not need and now they are selecting just some between the leftovers?
maybe there is step approach to accepting, first some ditori choose than a group of established contiorboutos decide about who is in or out.

I just read their contributor agreement and it is $100.

« Reply #367 on: January 02, 2018, 11:37 »
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things are two

1- they have at least 200.000 request...contrary is impossible to wait so long.
2- they not accept many not to hurt holiday sales for existing contributors.
other way i cannot understand what' happen. how long u take to see if a portfolio fi or not?

a skilled editor need probably less than a minute. considering the well oriented style of stocksy.
maybe they first  eliminate all portfolio they not need and now they are selecting just some between the leftovers?
maybe there is step approach to accepting, first some ditori choose than a group of established contiorboutos decide about who is in or out.

I just read their contributor agreement and it is $100.

what?!

« Reply #368 on: January 03, 2018, 09:20 »
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I'm curious, a hi res image at Cavan is selling for $500, and hi res at Stocksy is $125, and they both offer 50% royalty to the photographer. Considering you're putting the same effort toward your shoot, what would be the advantage to join Stocksy?

The price is not the only issue, Lilulila has a good point, client base is also important. I know we are all contributors here so it may sound tempting to sell one picture for $500 but look at it from the buyers perspective. It would be useful to know this info from someone who's part of Cavan. It may be good alternative but pumping prices doesn't need to work. Cavan seems to know this as they have pricey pics and awarded artists, but also Cavan social category up to $100

« Reply #369 on: January 04, 2018, 02:11 »
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Hi res image at Cavan = $500 each. Hi res image at Stocksy = $125, that's 4 times more per image!

So now I'm going to start a new agency, with hi res image at $1000 each.
WOW

It's useless to look at prices if you have not buyer. Comparing prices between agencies is a simple joke

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« Reply #370 on: January 05, 2018, 05:46 »
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haha!  you can send your port or in the old days a z-card to half a million clients/companies and after you can say you have a base of half a million clients. Dont mean crap! dont mean that all these actually use you or even buy from you!

Obviously any agency with an RM/RF policy only, then have a much smaller number of buying clients
« Last Edit: January 05, 2018, 05:49 by derek »

« Reply #371 on: January 06, 2018, 20:11 »
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Hi res image at Cavan = $500 each. Hi res image at Stocksy = $125, that's 4 times more per image!

So now I'm going to start a new agency, with hi res image at $1000 each.
WOW

It's useless to look at prices if you have not buyer. Comparing prices between agencies is a simple joke

I don't know if you looked at the images between the 2 sites, but I think both Cavan and Stocksy has very good images, hence same quality of work selling at different price.

Agreed that it would great to hear from contributors here that shoots with both agencies (or with Offset and Stocksy) and their take.
« Last Edit: January 06, 2018, 20:20 by rgphoto »

« Reply #372 on: January 07, 2018, 18:26 »
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It's really weird, I couldn't find anything about Cavan here on forum. So I applied few days ago out of curiosity. Got accepted in 24 hours, lol. Just to remind, still waiting for Stocksy reply, it's been more than 3 months now. Well, happy New Year ;D

« Reply #373 on: January 08, 2018, 02:33 »
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It's really weird, I couldn't find anything about Cavan here on forum. So I applied few days ago out of curiosity. Got accepted in 24 hours, lol. Just to remind, still waiting for Stocksy reply, it's been more than 3 months now. Well, happy New Year ;D

Happy New Year! And yay!!! Keep us updated about any sales!

« Reply #374 on: January 08, 2018, 04:55 »
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It's really weird, I couldn't find anything about Cavan here on forum. So I applied few days ago out of curiosity. Got accepted in 24 hours, lol. Just to remind, still waiting for Stocksy reply, it's been more than 3 months now. Well, happy New Year ;D

Congrats! Could you show us a link to your portfolio? Thank you very much!
« Last Edit: January 08, 2018, 06:13 by Chandra »


 

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