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« Reply #25 on: September 13, 2017, 16:20 »
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Does anyone know how long it will be open? I would like to have a shot but I want to put some work into preparing some images.


Quasarphoto

« Reply #26 on: September 13, 2017, 16:48 »
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Stocksy sells photos on Adobe Stock. Might as well upload directly to Adobe and skip the intermediary awkward 'exclusivity'.

langstrup

« Reply #27 on: September 13, 2017, 17:09 »
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Stocksy sells photos on Adobe Stock. Might as well upload directly to Adobe and skip the intermediary awkward 'exclusivity'.


Stocksy sells on Adobe Premium! On Adobe Premium you cant apply for contributing - you have to be invited by Adobe ;)

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« Reply #28 on: September 13, 2017, 17:13 »
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I'd give my right brasilnut for a shot at Stocksy

fritz

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« Reply #29 on: September 13, 2017, 18:39 »
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https://www.stocksy.com/1451389
Is it a joke or what! Must be crazy to pay $175.00 or I'm stupid to understand the concept. Is this what you are looking for?

« Reply #30 on: September 13, 2017, 18:40 »
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https://www.stocksy.com/1451389
Is it a joke or what! Must be crazy to pay $175.00 or I'm stupid to understand the concept. Is this what you are looking for?

Videos that reflect the kind of things and styles you see in current social media apps are very popular, so I hear.

« Reply #31 on: September 13, 2017, 19:56 »
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Hello everyone, Can I use the model release from other site for the application?

« Reply #32 on: September 13, 2017, 22:42 »
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Sean, thanks again!

« Reply #33 on: September 13, 2017, 23:54 »
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Oops, Stocksy only accepts H.264 codec. All my clips are PRORES 422. :(

Quasarphoto

« Reply #34 on: September 14, 2017, 00:34 »
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Oh, premium content.  :-\

https://www.stocksy.com/1451389
Is it a joke or what! Must be crazy to pay $175.00 or I'm stupid to understand the concept. Is this what you are looking for?

« Reply #35 on: September 14, 2017, 02:28 »
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https://www.stocksy.com/1451389
Is it a joke or what! Must be crazy to pay $175.00 or I'm stupid to understand the concept. Is this what you are looking for?

I am not at Stocksy but that portfolio is truly amazing. Only Stocksy, Gettyimages and Pond 5 have that kind of work. Some people get it and some don't. For me those clips are powerful and inspiring. Others might think that a splash of fruits into the water or a group of businesspeople on a meeting desk in an aseptic office giving each other fake smiles is what it takes to make great content.

« Reply #36 on: September 14, 2017, 04:48 »
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Stocksy sells photos on Adobe Stock. Might as well upload directly to Adobe and skip the intermediary awkward 'exclusivity'.
Does Adobe Stock sell on Stocksy?

« Reply #37 on: September 14, 2017, 05:43 »
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Stocksy sells photos on Adobe Stock. Might as well upload directly to Adobe and skip the intermediary awkward 'exclusivity'.
Does Adobe Stock sell on Stocksy?

No.  The Stocksy collection is one of quite a few individual and company portfolios that license their work through the Adobe premium collection (in addition to their own site).

« Reply #38 on: September 14, 2017, 08:46 »
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@Cider Apple

I heard Stocksy paid back 200,000 dollar to the community, which is awesome, but in the end it comes down to 222 dollar per contributor per year. Just want to say that it is a great gesture, and unique, but not one that makes you rich. It is down to the sales, some people will do well, some people won't and some people will sit in the middle. And thats just life.
« Last Edit: September 14, 2017, 09:39 by Semmick Photo »

« Reply #39 on: September 14, 2017, 08:53 »
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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.
I am with Dissolve too, but Dissolve doesn't ask for exclusivity.
In Stocksy's case the problem is not the uploading time, but to give them images as exclusive.
Frankly I don't think anyone in video would go exclusive, even though it is only series exclusivity.

« Reply #40 on: September 14, 2017, 09:03 »
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@Cider Apple

I heard Stocksy paid back 200,000 dollar to the community, which is awesome, but in the end it comes down to 60 dollar per contributor per year. Just want to say that it is a great gesture, and unique, but not one that makes you rich. It is down to the sales, some people will do well, some people won't and some people will sit in the middle. And thats just life.

Don't know where you took that numbers, but from Wikipedia: "Stocksy now has over 900 contributing members, selected from over 10,000 applications. Its revenue doubled from 2014 to 2015, to $7.9 million. For 2015, Stocksy paid out over half of its revenue as royalties to its contributors, totaling $4.3 million."

$4.3 million paid out to 900 contributors makes an average of roughly $4.800 per contributor. Obviously some more, some less, but that's still a big difference.

« Reply #41 on: September 14, 2017, 09:33 »
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I am talking about end year profit, not total earnings. I am wrong about the number of contributors. You are correct.
« Last Edit: September 14, 2017, 09:38 by Semmick Photo »


« Reply #43 on: September 14, 2017, 09:45 »
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http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160608005340/en/Platform-Co-Op-Stocksy-United-Doubles-Revenue-7.9M


$200,000 in dividends. $4.3 million in royalties. Dividends + royalties = earnings.

However, $5,000 per year still won't make anyone rich... For non-exclusive it might be OK.

« Reply #44 on: September 14, 2017, 09:50 »
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@Cider Apple

I heard Stocksy paid back 200,000 dollar to the community, which is awesome, but in the end it comes down to 222 dollar per contributor per year. Just want to say that it is a great gesture, and unique, but not one that makes you rich. It is down to the sales, some people will do well, some people won't and some people will sit in the middle. And thats just life.

Actually, this year we upped that to $270K returned to members.  Keep in mind, it's a proportional system based on your sales versus all sales.

« Reply #45 on: September 14, 2017, 10:33 »
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The rich get richer !!  ;)

« Reply #46 on: September 14, 2017, 10:37 »
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Lol, yeah, I had a hard time deciding between the corinthian leather or the mink fur covers for my Porsche.

« Reply #47 on: September 14, 2017, 11:29 »
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Hi, Sean, I've looked at Stocksy FAQ page but I can't see payment options for contributors. Most of the agencies made their payment via PayPal I'm living in Turkey and PayPal doesn't operate here. Is Stocky made an agreement with Skrill or Payoneer?

« Reply #48 on: September 14, 2017, 12:08 »
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Yes, we offer Payoneer, PayPal and check.

« Reply #49 on: September 14, 2017, 15:55 »
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No idea how long we have to submit? A few days, a week, a month?


 

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