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« Reply #300 on: November 26, 2017, 11:29 »
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Sean and others, can you help me understand why a social media presence is sort of a requirement? I don't get it. The definition of stock imagery is images that are bought to serve a specific purpose. Why does it matter whether or not the creator has a footprint in social media?
Thanks.

Excellent question!!! I don't even own a device, I don't do social media apart from Linkedin which I deem only to be an online accessible Rolodex, and even then I don't share who my contacts are. Yet I make a very successful living primarily shooting only stock.

I personally have never understood why a social media presence and being considered for Stocksy is even relevant.

Sean, I would really like to hear a solid answer on this one as the relevance mystifies me.



« Reply #301 on: November 26, 2017, 11:31 »
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Sean and others, can you help me understand why a social media presence is sort of a requirement? I don't get it. The definition of stock imagery is images that are bought to serve a specific purpose. Why does it matter whether or not the creator has a footprint in social media?
Thanks.

It's a cooperative effort, everybody contributes to the promotion of the company, more social media presence, more hashtags more links, more visability, better search positions more sales.

« Reply #302 on: November 26, 2017, 12:15 »
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I would also put forward that some of the 'hopefuls' are and have been shooting themselves in the foot with their social media postings. Stocksy, like employers and universities, are using social media to screen applicants. Stocksy is looking for partners they won't be embarrassed by in representing the co-op.
A questionable social media presence is probably worse than none.

« Reply #303 on: November 26, 2017, 12:17 »
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Sean and others, can you help me understand why a social media presence is sort of a requirement? I don't get it. The definition of stock imagery is images that are bought to serve a specific purpose. Why does it matter whether or not the creator has a footprint in social media?
Thanks.

As a co-op, members are supposed to be promoters or ambassadors for the business to help with publicity or promotion, etc.  Having a social media presence of some sort that can be used towards that end is one way to accomplish that.

2.4(e) of the bylaws says: (e) A Member is expected to support and promote the Cooperative.

« Reply #304 on: November 26, 2017, 12:22 »
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Three good responses and it all makes more sense now.

« Reply #305 on: November 26, 2017, 14:11 »
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A questionable social media presence is probably worse than none.


WOW. Really?




« Reply #306 on: November 26, 2017, 14:41 »
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I didnt fill my social media links while registering, how can I fix it now? My account is under review
« Last Edit: November 26, 2017, 14:43 by Lilulila »

« Reply #307 on: November 26, 2017, 19:54 »
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A questionable social media presence is probably worse than none.


WOW. Really?
I believe that. I can see how a presence that has objectionable work unrelated to Stocksy imagery...or some other bad move, could be worse than a blank slate.

« Reply #308 on: November 27, 2017, 08:39 »
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If you think you missed to put it in the application, link it to your website. I couldn't decide which one to pick so i linked all my profiles there in one place.

« Reply #309 on: November 27, 2017, 12:18 »
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A questionable social media presence is probably worse than none.


WOW. Really?
I believe that. I can see how a presence that has objectionable work unrelated to Stocksy imagery...or some other bad move, could be worse than a blank slate.

I can understand making an a$$ of yourself publicly on any social media is sad and undesirable, but to be considered "worse" than not having any online social media presence is rather a sad reflection of today's world.

Then again, I can also last a day or a week or a month without always having to check-in for self validation and to see what I am missing.  Id rather live my life instead of trying to come up with the perfect spin on it for my social profile.



 

 

« Reply #310 on: November 27, 2017, 12:27 »
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stocksy is more oriented towards an instagram style made of "real " life situation. if you spend your time analyzing their portfolio u see this, and it's clear that they prefer contributors more oriented toward instagram, a grudge and outdoor lifestyle.
that's why i don't understand many people submitting sending photos who have typical micro stock style to an agency who will never consider them.
they look for some theme different from their portfolio they have now but with characteristic similar to the portfolio, it's simply clear. sending perfect landscape or cityscape you can find in micro stock won't help you in, or photos with strong blue daylight sky, photo of people who look so fake int here pose won't help you neither. even most of the model u see in the photos looks so different from the model u see in micro stock.

« Reply #311 on: November 27, 2017, 13:01 »
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stocksy is more oriented towards an instagram style made of "real " life situation. if you spend your time analyzing their portfolio u see this, and it's clear that they prefer contributors more oriented toward instagram, a grudge and outdoor lifestyle.
that's why i don't understand many people submitting sending photos who have typical micro stock style to an agency who will never consider them.
they look for some theme different from their portfolio they have now but with characteristic similar to the portfolio, it's simply clear. sending perfect landscape or cityscape you can find in micro stock won't help you in, or photos with strong blue daylight sky, photo of people who look so fake int here pose won't help you neither. even most of the model u see in the photos looks so different from the model u see in micro stock.

I agree. Models in stocksy photos are ''normal'' people, more like your grandma or neighbour, not people that are generally considered being models

Brasilnut

  • Author of the Brutally Honest Guide to Microstock
« Reply #312 on: November 28, 2017, 12:20 »
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I agree. Models in stocksy photos are ''normal'' people, more like your grandma or neighbour, not people that are generally considered being models

Gotta get in touch with this lady to hire her for a photo shoot to strenghten my Stocksy application  :D

https://www.boredpanda.com/funny-self-portraits-kimiko-nishimoto-89-year-old/

« Reply #313 on: November 29, 2017, 11:00 »
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They want free marketing from their contributors.

« Reply #314 on: November 29, 2017, 13:53 »
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They want free marketing from their contributors.

It's a cooperative, not a traditional agency, they're supposed to all work together for their common gain.

« Reply #315 on: November 29, 2017, 13:56 »
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They want free marketing from their contributors.

It's not free; contributors get a share of the profit at year's end.

Join them or don't, but at least represent their business model correctly if you intend to criticize

« Reply #316 on: December 04, 2017, 09:56 »
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I sent my submission a month ago, and no news so far.
Shall I assume a rejection?
 :-\

Brasilnut

  • Author of the Brutally Honest Guide to Microstock
« Reply #317 on: December 04, 2017, 10:00 »
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Shall I assume a rejection?

No news is good news until the bad news. 

« Reply #318 on: December 05, 2017, 04:15 »
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I sent my submission a month ago, and no news so far.
Shall I assume a rejection?
 :-\

I submitted my photos at the end of September and haven't heard of them back... :'(

« Reply #319 on: December 07, 2017, 11:07 »
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Same thing... submitted the first 25 batch and still waiting for a responce... Any news about the timing for approva?

« Reply #320 on: December 07, 2017, 13:24 »
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Rejected a month ago. Added applications images back into my regular uploads.

Happy to say my application images are all currently selling well instead of waiting for evaluation at Stocksy.

This is a really long time for contributors to be holding up valuable images!

Brasilnut

  • Author of the Brutally Honest Guide to Microstock
« Reply #321 on: December 07, 2017, 14:31 »
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This is a really long time for contributors to be holding up valuable images!

If they were editorials I'd be seriously annoyed since they have a shorter shelf life but my pics are kinda timeless (don't know about yours). Agreed, a long time to wait...no news is good news.......maybe the people waiting are on the reserve list.

Uncle Pete

  • Great Place by a Great Lake

« Reply #322 on: December 07, 2017, 18:18 »
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This is a really long time for contributors to be holding up valuable images!

If they were editorials I'd be seriously annoyed since they have a shorter shelf life but my pics are kinda timeless (don't know about yours). Agreed, a long time to wait...no news is good news.......maybe the people waiting are on the reserve list.

They don't take Editorial right? They didn't require exclusive for application images, just anything that went live. Since I make mostly Editorial I sent in scenic and got rejected, which was what I expected. My materials don't match what the site needs or wants, I just thought I'd see if the panoramas or nature would apply. Answer last week is NO!

Good site with a good grasp of what upper level buyers want. For all the times we complain about spam and too many similar images and all the crap that's getting accepted on the Micro sites, here's to Stocksy for integrity and class. That's why the site is a success. Poll says 375 but only two people. That's five times SS by the way.


« Reply #323 on: December 08, 2017, 11:50 »
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well more than 2 months and half..i find disrespectful and unacceptable terms. but my theory is that they don't want to add many contributor before christmas to not hurt the sale of current contirbourtor for christmas theme.
I'm sure after christmas the will clean very fast the queue

« Reply #324 on: December 08, 2017, 15:20 »
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Got a no... Guess need to start collecting for next year


 

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