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« Reply #525 on: March 20, 2018, 10:06 »
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Just got my rejection yesterday.
I sent my application on november 2nd.
It took them more than 4 months...

Here you can see a gallery with both the pictures I submit and other pictures I showed them from my portfolio:
https://manufrommadrid.wixsite.com/myportfolio/gallery

Good luck to those who do not have a reply yet.

Sorry to hear your news.  You've got some nice imagery there!


« Reply #526 on: March 20, 2018, 10:10 »
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Just got my rejection yesterday.
I sent my application on november 2nd.
It took them more than 4 months...

Here you can see a gallery with both the pictures I submit and other pictures I showed them from my portfolio:
https://manufrommadrid.wixsite.com/myportfolio/gallery

Good luck to those who do not have a reply yet.

Sorry to hear your news.  You've got some nice imagery there!

i agree is the best application i see so far and in my opinion they only discard not to hit the earning of current contributor.

JaenStock

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« Reply #527 on: March 20, 2018, 12:19 »
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You have a very stocksy style... time ago you will be in. Best luck next time...

« Reply #528 on: March 22, 2018, 00:52 »
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Just got my rejection yesterday.
I sent my application on november 2nd.
It took them more than 4 months...

Here you can see a gallery with both the pictures I submit and other pictures I showed them from my portfolio:
newbielink:https://manufrommadrid.wixsite.com/myportfolio/gallery [nonactive]

Good luck to those who do not have a reply yet.


I received an email that was rejected today. I feel depressed all day long.
It takes 2 months to get rejected

derek

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« Reply #529 on: March 22, 2018, 04:07 »
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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.
... just like istock many years ago, but than IS was a big player! Can any stocksy contributor confirm that the earnings are near Shutterstock, AdobeStock or Pond5 ... or better?


Yes Fritz!!  first intelligent question here!  I am already under RM contract so I wouldnt be able to join!  but its intresting to see that people are killing themselves to join an outfit and not even once bar you is anybody asking?  " is is worth it"??...it reminds me of Lemmings throwing themselves off a cliff!...joking a bit of course but me personally would want to see a vast improvement of earnings over lets say microstock before I even contemplated on joining an RM/RF agency nowadays!...Stocksy is an OK agency but I would want to know earnings potentials for sure! :)

I feel truly sorry for the ones rejected in spite of some good ports and after such a long wait!
« Last Edit: March 22, 2018, 07:20 by derek »

« Reply #530 on: March 22, 2018, 06:37 »
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Odd how there are so many complaints about sites accepting everyone/everything.....then when a site sets its own criteria so many complaints. ;-).

Shelma1

« Reply #531 on: March 22, 2018, 08:51 »
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Probably because the big sites (SS and Adobe) punish contributors with excellent work who reach a high level of success by giving their work less exposure, and Stocksy rejects those same people. So folks who are very talented may feel they're not really welcome anywhere.

« Reply #532 on: March 22, 2018, 09:28 »
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Probably because the big sites (SS and Adobe) punish contributors with excellent work who reach a high level of success by giving their work less exposure, and Stocksy rejects those same people. So folks who are very talented may feel they're not really welcome anywhere.

Stock agencies are not limited to Shutterstock and Stocksy. Very talented folks with excellent work will surely find another agency to work with.

But I agree that there is an "over-fuss" about Stocksy, they surely have excellent portfolios but certainly aren't the last agency on planet Earth. Each contributor has to find which agency fits their work best and that is a learning process; in my own case it involved trial and error, but you learn along the way.

What I don't get is why everybody is so willing to be accepted by Stocksy but then concerning other agencies complain that they will never agree to series exclusivity.

Shelma1

« Reply #533 on: March 22, 2018, 10:19 »
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"What I don't get is why everybody is so willing to be accepted by Stocksy..."

Most likely because Stocksy is the only agency that consistently announces their calls for artists here, leading to mass applications and then public complaints about their rejection of almost all of the very people they invite.

They dangle the carrot and snatch it away, publicly and repeatedly.

« Reply #534 on: March 22, 2018, 10:24 »
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99% of people who apply should watch obj. their portfolio, their application and the level of stocksy file and simply don't apply...of all the application posted here only the last was at stocksy level, the rest was not fit for style technique and color palette. 5 minutes obj. honest analysis of their application should have revelaled this to 99% of photographer.
that's why stocksy has overabundance of application..
i actually like their mentality. back to professionality.

« Reply #535 on: March 22, 2018, 10:25 »
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"What I don't get is why everybody is so willing to be accepted by Stocksy..."

Most likely because Stocksy is the only agency that consistently announces their calls for artists here, leading to mass applications and then public complaints about their rejection of almost all of the very people they invite.

They dangle the carrot and snatch it away, publicly and repeatedly.

My complete sentence has a meaning. Just part of it doesn't, you shouldn't just quote part. Doesn't make sense what you answered, it wasn't what I asked.

Shelma1

« Reply #536 on: March 22, 2018, 10:33 »
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"What I don't get is why everybody is so willing to be accepted by Stocksy..."

Most likely because Stocksy is the only agency that consistently announces their calls for artists here, leading to mass applications and then public complaints about their rejection of almost all of the very people they invite.

They dangle the carrot and snatch it away, publicly and repeatedly.

My complete sentence has a meaning. Just part of it doesn't, you shouldn't just quote part. Doesn't make sense what you answered, it wasn't what I asked.

I think I answered your question. Stocksy has set up a dangling carrot that they bring out on Microstock group every so often to tempt people. So people are drooling to get that carrot. They temporarily forget their concerns about series exclusivity for a chance to be one of the cool kids. It reminds me of fraternities and sororities in college. For what other college group would you endure physical punishment (hazing) in order to get in? None.

« Reply #537 on: March 22, 2018, 11:01 »
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"What I don't get is why everybody is so willing to be accepted by Stocksy..."

Most likely because Stocksy is the only agency that consistently announces their calls for artists here, leading to mass applications and then public complaints about their rejection of almost all of the very people they invite.

They dangle the carrot and snatch it away, publicly and repeatedly.


My complete sentence has a meaning. Just part of it doesn't, you shouldn't just quote part. Doesn't make sense what you answered, it wasn't what I asked.

I think I answered your question. Stocksy has set up a dangling carrot that they bring out on Microstock group every so often to tempt people. So people are drooling to get that carrot. They temporarily forget their concerns about series exclusivity for a chance to be one of the cool kids. It reminds me of fraternities and sororities in college. For what other college group would you endure physical punishment (hazing) in order to get in? None.

I didn't understand the first time you answered, now your answer makes senses.  :)

Not my cup of tea, concerning my photography, I'd rather be paid than be cool. And for what it's worth, there are a lot of cool agencies out there, much easier to reach than Stocksy and that can get your images to cool places.






derek

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« Reply #538 on: March 22, 2018, 11:18 »
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"What I don't get is why everybody is so willing to be accepted by Stocksy..."

Most likely because Stocksy is the only agency that consistently announces their calls for artists here, leading to mass applications and then public complaints about their rejection of almost all of the very people they invite.

They dangle the carrot and snatch it away, publicly and repeatedly.

My complete sentence has a meaning. Just part of it doesn't, you shouldn't just quote part. Doesn't make sense what you answered, it wasn't what I asked.

I think I answered your question. Stocksy has set up a dangling carrot that they bring out on Microstock group every so often to tempt people. So people are drooling to get that carrot. They temporarily forget their concerns about series exclusivity for a chance to be one of the cool kids. It reminds me of fraternities and sororities in college. For what other college group would you endure physical punishment (hazing) in order to get in? None.

Alamy do the same, touting photographers in the hope of finding one in a thousand!. I doubt very much that any serious photographer would in front of a whole gallery like this want to flaunt their application let alone being rejected!!  just weird!

« Reply #539 on: March 22, 2018, 11:47 »
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if people were honest with their folio stocksy would have received 1% of application and close the question in a month....people simply want live out of photography with mediocre skills....that's why stocksy out there telling those people the truth in their face.

angelawaye

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« Reply #540 on: March 22, 2018, 13:07 »
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Probably because the big sites (SS and Adobe) punish contributors with excellent work who reach a high level of success by giving their work less exposure, and Stocksy rejects those same people. So folks who are very talented may feel they're not really welcome anywhere.

I feel I'm in this middle group with no place to go... I'm hoping there will be some hope in the future for us. SS is just going down the drain for me.

Shelma1

« Reply #541 on: March 22, 2018, 13:21 »
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Probably because the big sites (SS and Adobe) punish contributors with excellent work who reach a high level of success by giving their work less exposure, and Stocksy rejects those same people. So folks who are very talented may feel they're not really welcome anywhere.

I feel I'm in this middle group with no place to go... I'm hoping there will be some hope in the future for us. SS is just going down the drain for me.

It's a shame you feel that way. Your work is beautiful.

« Reply #542 on: March 22, 2018, 19:01 »
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 Can any stocksy contributor confirm that the earnings are near Shutterstock, AdobeStock or Pond5 ... or better?

Well, you'll just have to take my word for it but my SS earnings (I left 3 yrs ago) never came close to what I am earning at Stocksy.

Stock is a roller coaster ride, some months are (much) better than others. 

derek

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« Reply #543 on: March 23, 2018, 01:36 »
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^^ thats because your content is no way near micro-stock photography not commercial as such. Its a special portfolio very suitable for RM/RF and typical of what creative  buyers are looking for!
OTOH I know an extremely well known interior/architect photographer who is earning next to nothing.

I suppose in the end what it boils down to is horses for courses. Some years back I placed 1800 completely different images from micro-stock with one of the bigger, specialized Boutique agencies and every month it brings in way past a four figure amount. You can never tell can you!

« Reply #544 on: March 23, 2018, 13:58 »
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Thank you for your comments, guys.

It's pointless to feel depressed for the rejection, especially when we do not even know the criteria to be accepted.

 :)

derek

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« Reply #545 on: March 23, 2018, 14:15 »
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Thank you for your comments, guys.

It's pointless to feel depressed for the rejection, especially when we do not even know the criteria to be accepted.

 :)


Exactly!!  you win some you lose some and in the end it breaks even!!.....I think you want to have a look at an agency called "Trevillion"...its supposed to be the toughest one to get into of them all but your port is very special and they like that sort of content!

« Reply #546 on: March 26, 2018, 15:21 »
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well after exactly 6 months i received a negative answer

some consideration

1- personally considering the work i saw in stocksy i think they lose more than i do.

2- i appreciate they gave me an explanation for this and they said my application was too staged shot while they loved my instagram feed much more for originality...they wanted more my feed in instagram but not my application...well my insta is more editorial and unreleased photos and also a lot of photos i consider more snapshot....they told me they wanted more unstated shot, but i think any shot is somehow staged... also shutter stock custom and offset contact me through insta and want my work. so let's see. i thin i will try gallery stock if not i will upload all in offset.

3- i'm sad cause i think my application was superior and more oriented toward different style than many people accepted in the last period, all with the same insta feed and similar genre.
. thy ask to candidate again in 6 months but i doubt. ok wait but 6 months is tons of time,

4- well i must admit that after long time i was near probably through last step and their word make me feel better causee at least they appreciate my work....in instagram they could see some work who win important award and i sell through gallery, i doubt they have a lot of photographer with the level of award i won in the last years. it could have been for me good for the,m more than me.

anyway some samples after all these words. i feel they lose more than me, and i won't apply anymore because 6 months are 6 months.




« Reply #547 on: March 26, 2018, 15:22 »
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some more

« Reply #548 on: March 26, 2018, 15:24 »
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some more

« Reply #549 on: March 26, 2018, 16:08 »
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last 4 batch....i apply 95 images...a mix as you can see...already available more than 4000 images never sold with the same quality.

well time to decide what to do. offset i can apply they told me but i am not sure if they are selling a lot.
canva i like but is like stocksy, maybe i would like gallery stock but again are they selling?
in the end it seems to me the one who really sell are adobe shutter and eps.


 

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