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angelawaye

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« Reply #450 on: January 24, 2018, 16:49 »
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I'm feeling a bit down after waiting so many months. I heard trevillion doesn't accept many contributors (like stocksy). I may need a month to recover my spirits before I apply to another agency... Rejection hurts.


« Reply #451 on: January 25, 2018, 03:53 »
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I'm really sorry to hear that. Wish you success in other agencies. Me, I applied September 18 and still waiting for the news.

« Reply #452 on: January 25, 2018, 03:54 »
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I'm feeling a bit down after waiting so many months. I heard trevillion doesn't accept many contributors (like stocksy). I may need a month to recover my spirits before I apply to another agency... Rejection hurts.

Sorry to hear, Angela :( I wish I knew what they didn't like about my photos...style, subject, editing...or what they are looking in general for...

angelawaye

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« Reply #453 on: January 25, 2018, 09:01 »
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I'm really sorry to hear that. Wish you success in other agencies. Me, I applied September 18 and still waiting for the news.

Keep us posted :) I'm hoping one of our fellow microstockgroupers gets in this time around. Cheers!

« Reply #454 on: January 25, 2018, 16:44 »
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So after a four month wait - rejected.

angelawaye

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« Reply #455 on: January 25, 2018, 17:33 »
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Sorry to hear PhotoBomb. I waited 4 months too. Has anyone made it yet?

« Reply #456 on: January 25, 2018, 17:42 »
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 >:(
I sent November 11, 2017
I do not understand the concept of this agency.
It is an extreme disrespect to the contributor, for waiting 4 months to receive a rejection.
I'm still waiting ...

« Reply #457 on: January 25, 2018, 18:04 »
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I'm fine with waiting. They know what they are doing. I'm not submitting my application images to micro ...
Thanks, because I have no idea what they doing, yes no micro but low price anyway :(

angelawaye

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« Reply #458 on: January 25, 2018, 18:31 »
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I'm fine with waiting. They know what they are doing. I'm not submitting my application images to micro ...
Thanks, because I have no idea what they doing, yes no micro but low price anyway :(

Haha - thanks for the quote. I still agree that they know what they are doing. It still breaks my heart to wait 4 months and then get kicked in the face with a generic email. I still love the agency though (from an awkward distance).

Only good thing is that I was shooting tons of new work that has never seen an agency (Halloween, Christmas and now Valentines) so I'm thinking about sending it over to Blend for an application. I really challenged myself with my stocksy application. I feel good about this new work.

« Reply #459 on: January 25, 2018, 18:45 »
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Sorry to hear PhotoBomb. I waited 4 months too. Has anyone made it yet?

I am disappointed, naturally. But I never actually expected I would get picked.
Im not young and hip, and I have no social media presence to speak of.
Im just not their demographic, and frankly havent been anyones demographic for some time.
Never-the-less I thought I sent them some very good images created just for this submission,
along with some eclectic urban street stuff I thought might get their interest.
I hoped getting in might just spark the creative juices that stock photography seems
to have sucked out of me these past few years.

I understand not being selected but I do think that their process is flawed.
Spending the time to actually upload to the site. And for many submitters
who gave them new / exclusive images it kept them off the market all this time.
(Yes, I know it didnt have to be).
Four months is too long to wait. If they are going to be that selective they should
be by invitation only. Their committee should be browsing the web for the kind of content
they want and invite those artists to join. Opening it up to everybody obviously overwhelms the
selection committee. Not to mention the timing.
Why start the process at the busiest time for the industry?
But regarless they do what they do and Ill do what I do - the work will sell elsewhere.

« Reply #460 on: January 25, 2018, 19:39 »
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Sorry for the rejections, but thank you for taking them in pretty good spirits.  Our open spaces are at a minimum right now, so they're definitely looking for specific things (I have no hand in the process).

Here's a post about what positive things you can take from the process: https://dszweduik.wordpress.com/2018/01/17/stocksy-united-rejected-me-what-i-learned-from-the-experience/

« Reply #461 on: January 25, 2018, 21:19 »
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I just have my rejection email too  :-[

farbled

« Reply #462 on: January 25, 2018, 21:22 »
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Sorry for the rejections, but thank you for taking them in pretty good spirits.  Our open spaces are at a minimum right now, so they're definitely looking for specific things (I have no hand in the process).

Here's a post about what positive things you can take from the process: https://dszweduik.wordpress.com/2018/01/17/stocksy-united-rejected-me-what-i-learned-from-the-experience/
That is an excellent article. I got my (expected) rejection recently but no hard feelings. I knew my best work would be a long shot. Time to regroup and rediscover the creativity I once had before I started churning out volume. Maybe next time. :)

angelawaye

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« Reply #463 on: January 25, 2018, 21:31 »
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Good article and it is true we need to push ourselves more and more everyday.

But I couldn't help but notice the editor had told him why he was rejected in a "follow up" email:

"That follow up email she sent became the final lessons I learned in this process. ... she was able to give me some great feedback about why I was rejected and you know what? It wasnt because I sucked as a photographer or had submitted horrible images. ... They just had too much of the subject matter I had submitted and encouraged me to re-submit, PLUS they showed me that I already have the style of work they are looking for on my own website!"

I wish we could all get that kind of feedback ... I don't want to waste their time in the future with another application.

JaenStock

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« Reply #464 on: January 26, 2018, 04:28 »
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How each application i was rejected with a standard mail. Fortunate is the one that receives feedback, they have never given it to me and the last two times I have asked what has failed, never response.

Maybe a while ago I could have entered... It is a job to upload 100 pics, 14 model and propertty releases, kwords and reserve those photos...

The idea of a cooperative fascinates me, the upload and catalog manager web is better than all i see before... but...im out... stock continues in other sites and is video time...!!

The positive part is that the web i created work for be recently admitted in premium adobe...

No social media presence or interest

Shelma1

« Reply #465 on: January 26, 2018, 07:02 »
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Good article and it is true we need to push ourselves more and more everyday.

But I couldn't help but notice the editor had told him why he was rejected in a "follow up" email:

"That follow up email she sent became the final lessons I learned in this process. ... she was able to give me some great feedback about why I was rejected and you know what? It wasnt because I sucked as a photographer or had submitted horrible images. ... They just had too much of the subject matter I had submitted and encouraged me to re-submit, PLUS they showed me that I already have the style of work they are looking for on my own website!"

I wish we could all get that kind of feedback ... I don't want to waste their time in the future with another application.

What? If they liked the work on his website, why not accept him, reject the specific images he'd submitted, then ask him to submit the work on his website or similar work? Instead they reject him and suggest he re-apply (when? Five years from now?) and now he's written a blog post telling everyone what Stocksy's looking for, so their current photographers can fill up the site with that work and he can be rejected again.

If Stocksy is looking for specific things (as Sean has stated), why not just come out and say it, instead of opening the floodgates once every few years and making people wait four months to be rejected?

Reading this thread, I just find them to be unnecessarily cruel (as iStock has always been).

« Reply #466 on: January 26, 2018, 08:11 »
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How each application i was rejected with a standard mail. Fortunate is the one that receives feedback, they have never given it to me and the last two times I have asked what has failed, never response.

Maybe a while ago I could have entered... It is a job to upload 100 pics, 14 model and propertty releases, kwords and reserve those photos...

The idea of a cooperative fascinates me, the upload and catalog manager web is better than all i see before... but...im out... stock continues in other sites and is video time...!!

The positive part is that the web i created work for be recently admitted in premium adobe...

No social media presence or interest


how did u apply in adobe premium?

JaenStock

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« Reply #467 on: January 26, 2018, 09:15 »
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Writing by support, showing my web and all my work

OM

« Reply #468 on: January 26, 2018, 20:37 »
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Not my sorta thing anyway...applied nevertheless.....got rejected as expected.....just too old to figure out what they want and too near death to bring some new life into my work. Ah well...SS gets 4-months of stored up work that they never deserved in the first place. Back to being a micropayment peasant again; an illusion poorer.  ;D
« Last Edit: January 26, 2018, 20:40 by OM »

« Reply #469 on: January 27, 2018, 02:05 »
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Sorry for the rejections, but thank you for taking them in pretty good spirits.  Our open spaces are at a minimum right now, so they're definitely looking for specific things (I have no hand in the process).

Here's a post about what positive things you can take from the process: https://dszweduik.wordpress.com/2018/01/17/stocksy-united-rejected-me-what-i-learned-from-the-experience/
Thanks for the link.

The process is really far too slow though, as I'm sure you're aware by now. After my rejection letter I sent an email with a couple of questions to Trevillion (which they encourage you to do on their site) before submitting an application, I included a link to my repository on SmugMug. I had a reply within 24 hours saying : Unfortunately, I regret to inform you that we do not feel that your submission is quite right for our Library at this time. However, if you want to submit any of your future work, we would gladly consider it.

I didn't think my style would suit, landscapes and travel in mostly Asia, and I had noticed a distinct lack of Asian locations in their library and a very pastel palette to their landscapes too. However the speed of their response was exemplary.

A question Sean: what happens to the photos I uploaded to Stocksy ? Obviously I want them removed but I've had no response to the email I sent enquiring after this and I can no longer access my application to remove them myself.

Cheers
Kevin

« Reply #470 on: January 27, 2018, 02:18 »
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Good article and it is true we need to push ourselves more and more everyday.

But I couldn't help but notice the editor had told him why he was rejected in a "follow up" email:

"That follow up email she sent became the final lessons I learned in this process. ... she was able to give me some great feedback about why I was rejected and you know what? It wasnt because I sucked as a photographer or had submitted horrible images. ... They just had too much of the subject matter I had submitted and encouraged me to re-submit, PLUS they showed me that I already have the style of work they are looking for on my own website!"

I wish we could all get that kind of feedback ... I don't want to waste their time in the future with another application.
Having read through the article ....  just a thought.  The editor that 'replied', in effect, to his tweet says the rejection was not based on his tweet. However clearly they are monitoring social media activity, so I wonder if that is a contributory selection factor ? Since 4 months seems to be the 'standard' waiting time it could be they are also monitoring, and viewing positively, social media activity ? One way of deciding between multiple artists that would otherwise all 'qualify' based on their work alone ? Wild left field theory perhaps :D
« Last Edit: January 27, 2018, 02:20 by Frogfish »

Brasilnut

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« Reply #471 on: January 27, 2018, 05:42 »
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I didn't think my style would suit, landscapes and travel in mostly Asia, and I had noticed a distinct lack of Asian locations in their library and a very pastel palette to their landscapes too. However the speed of their response was exemplary.

Did you get a chance to apply to Robert Harding and/or 4Corners? I would recommend them for your types of images.

« Reply #472 on: January 27, 2018, 06:19 »
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I didn't think my style would suit, landscapes and travel in mostly Asia, and I had noticed a distinct lack of Asian locations in their library and a very pastel palette to their landscapes too. However the speed of their response was exemplary.

Did you get a chance to apply to Robert Harding and/or 4Corners? I would recommend them for your types of images.
Thanks ! I did look at them but didn't apply - I will do now, I was sort of waiting on Stocksy since they require exclusivity.  I have a ton of new photos from the Tibetan Plateau this past December and will be hiking Kyrgyzstan for a month this late Spring.

Cheers !
Kevin

« Reply #473 on: January 27, 2018, 09:32 »
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Got rejection too. And yes, it hurts!

« Reply #474 on: January 27, 2018, 10:31 »
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Actually I don't understand their call for artists, why are they doing it, when 99.9% of the photographers are going to be rejected?
I believe that their "call for artists" is made only for making the people believe that their content is something really extraordinary, giving them aura of being something special, or out of this world. I can not find out any other reason except spreading the story among photographers about their magic.

Because, if they need only like 10 photographers, they could have found them without any call for artists. They cold have simply sent them an email, without all this fuss. And this is absolutely not fair that people are left waiting 3 months without any answer.
« Last Edit: January 27, 2018, 10:36 by samards »


 

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