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« Reply #500 on: February 04, 2018, 20:26 »
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I - for my part - am very happy and grateful that experienced Stocksy members like Sean, Gillian and Cobalt chime in and are trying to give us some insights. And I hope they continue to do so!

Sure, many are frustrated that they get rejected and not happy about the process - just as I am - but why all the hate? First and foremost I am here trying to get some further information what Stocksy is looking for and how I can improve my work for a re-application. Even if I wont get accepted for a 2nd or 3rd time there might be new things to learn or things to differently...not necessarily to get in but to take better pictures in general...


« Reply #501 on: February 04, 2018, 20:57 »
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I - for my part - am very happy and grateful that experienced Stocksy members like Sean, Gillian and Cobalt chime in and are trying to give us some insights. And I hope they continue to do so!

Sure, many are frustrated that they get rejected and not happy about the process - just as I am - but why all the hate? First and foremost I am here trying to get some further information what Stocksy is looking for and how I can improve my work for a re-application. Even if I wont get accepted for a 2nd or 3rd time there might be new things to learn or things to differently...not necessarily to get in but to take better pictures in general...

If all you want is a critique of your portfolio the last thing you should do is apply to Stocksy as would have been apparent if you had followed previous Calls to Artists.  Just to put it into perspective we know from previous calls that around 5,000 apply and 100 are accepted, maybe less this time as they had reached their cap of 1,000 artists.  Feedback to 4,900 plus artists, are you serious? 
A lot of artists would be producing work acceptable to Stocksy, but the 2% or less of the chosen ones will have been producing quality work new to Stocksy and uploading it week after week, month on month during their four month assessment.   If you held back uploading during this process how would they know if you can do that,  you need to be uploading at least as much as their average member, probably more.  They don't need any more slack members, they may well have culled some to make way for new dynamic members, otherwise they would be on a slippery slope producing less images every year. 
As a tie breaker after the treadmill of production and uploading you also need to be promoting your work, if they can't see it you'r not doing it.

« Reply #502 on: February 04, 2018, 21:23 »
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I never said I am expecting Stocksy go critique my photos...I was taking about the exchange here with Sticksy members which I find helpful and appreciate - obviously in contrary to other members here.

I dont understand what you mean by I have to upload as least as much images during the process than the average member? The average member has how many images with them? 500? 1000?

« Reply #503 on: February 04, 2018, 21:40 »
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I never said I am expecting Stocksy go critique my photos...I was taking about the exchange here with Sticksy members which I find helpful and appreciate - obviously in contrary to other members here.

I dont understand what you mean by I have to upload as least as much images during the process than the average member? The average member has how many images with them? 500? 1000?

Sorry I thought you said that you wanted to know how to improve your work.

Stocksy is the most transparent agency there is, if those members have not told you what you need to know it's because they have agreed among themselves not to, or they are not as transparent as they claim.
You need to be uploading as many images if not more as members upload.  It's likely to be a bit of a treadmill that you are not allowed to get off.  It's not about taking artistic photos it's about taking quality stock photos in abundance. 

« Reply #504 on: February 04, 2018, 21:44 »
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I never said I am expecting Stocksy go critique my photos...I was taking about the exchange here with Sticksy members which I find helpful and appreciate - obviously in contrary to other members here.

I dont understand what you mean by I have to upload as least as much images during the process than the average member? The average member has how many images with them? 500? 1000?

Sorry I thought you said that you wanted to know how to improve your work.

Stocksy is the most transparent agency there is, if those members have not told you what you need to know it's because they have agreed among themselves not to, or they are not as transparent as they claim.
You need to be uploading as many images if not more as members upload.  It's likely to be a bit of a treadmill that you are not allowed to get off.  It's not about taking artistic photos it's about taking quality stock photos in abundance.

You cant upload more than 100 photos in your application...

« Reply #505 on: February 04, 2018, 21:49 »
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You cant upload more than 100 photos in your application...

Are you not uploading elsewhere?

« Reply #506 on: February 04, 2018, 21:53 »
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You cant upload more than 100 photos in your application...

Are you not uploading elsewhere?

I am but I dont understand what this has to do with my stocksy application?

« Reply #507 on: February 04, 2018, 21:58 »
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You cant upload more than 100 photos in your application...

Are you not uploading elsewhere?

I am but I dont understand what this has to do with my stocksy application?

Ask yourself how they would know if you can upload good work week after week month on month without assessing that over a 3-4 month period.  They need to know that new members are going to be productive, or else they have to do the whole thing again.

« Reply #508 on: February 04, 2018, 22:08 »
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Ask yourself how they would know if you can upload good work week after week month on month without assessing that over a 3-4 month period.  They need to know that new members are going to be productive, or else they have to do the whole thing again.
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Im pretty sure if they  were interested in your other stock photo accounts theyd ask for the user names/URLs...do you really think they take the time to find them and monitor them? To see what? That you are able to produce tons of stock photos in a completely different style (like many stocksy member do fr Shutterstock and such, too)? How would that help?

« Reply #509 on: February 04, 2018, 22:17 »
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Ask yourself how they would know if you can upload good work week after week month on month without assessing that over a 3-4 month period.  They need to know that new members are going to be productive, or else they have to do the whole thing again.

Im pretty sure if they  were interested in your other stock photo accounts theyd ask for the user names/URLs...do you really think they take the time to find them and monitor them? To see what? That you are able to produce tons of stock photos in a completely different style (like many stocksy member do fr Shutterstock and such, too)? How would that help?
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I think it may help you if you reflected on those questions and try to come up with your own answers.

« Reply #510 on: February 04, 2018, 22:23 »
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Ask yourself how they would know if you can upload good work week after week month on month without assessing that over a 3-4 month period.  They need to know that new members are going to be productive, or else they have to do the whole thing again.

Im pretty sure if they  were interested in your other stock photo accounts theyd ask for the user names/URLs...do you really think they take the time to find them and monitor them? To see what? That you are able to produce tons of stock photos in a completely different style (like many stocksy member do fr Shutterstock and such, too)? How would that help?

I think it may help you if you reflected on those questions and try to come up with your own answers.
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Well, you were the one coming up with these assumptions not I...but, ok, you obviously dont want to explain any further why you assume so...

« Reply #511 on: February 04, 2018, 23:53 »
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You cant upload more than 100 photos in your application...

Are you not uploading elsewhere?

I am but I dont understand what this has to do with my stocksy application?

Ask yourself how they would know if you can upload good work week after week month on month without assessing that over a 3-4 month period.  They need to know that new members are going to be productive, or else they have to do the whole thing again.

I left some of the information blank on the beginnning, thinking I could fill them later. But no, there's no way to edit the profile. I cant enter my instagram name and other social media later. Surely after wait for almost five months I was thinking maybe I was on their shortlist. But no, they dont explain anything when they reject me. Was it because my images sucks or because the absence of social media, there's no way to know.

Most of us who apply and report in this forum have no hate toward stocksy. We just simply confuse, and looking for some information, what is really needed to be accepted. Because we want to be in, and hoping that some people who are already in, would bring some insider information.

« Reply #512 on: February 05, 2018, 05:50 »
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You cant upload more than 100 photos in your application...

Are you not uploading elsewhere?

I am but I dont understand what this has to do with my stocksy application?

Ask yourself how they would know if you can upload good work week after week month on month without assessing that over a 3-4 month period.  They need to know that new members are going to be productive, or else they have to do the whole thing again.

I left some of the information blank on the beginnning, thinking I could fill them later. But no, there's no way to edit the profile. I cant enter my instagram name and other social media later. Surely after wait for almost five months I was thinking maybe I was on their shortlist. But no, they dont explain anything when they reject me. Was it because my images sucks or because the absence of social media, there's no way to know.

Most of us who apply and report in this forum have no hate toward stocksy. We just simply confuse, and looking for some information, what is really needed to be accepted. Because we want to be in, and hoping that some people who are already in, would bring some insider information.


I was curious.
Where is my SNS account entry location?
« Last Edit: February 05, 2018, 06:02 by irasi »

« Reply #513 on: February 08, 2018, 04:23 »
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You cant upload more than 100 photos in your application...

Are you not uploading elsewhere?

I am but I dont understand what this has to do with my stocksy application?

Ask yourself how they would know if you can upload good work week after week month on month without assessing that over a 3-4 month period.  They need to know that new members are going to be productive, or else they have to do the whole thing again.

If this is true, why didn't they say it? Do we need to look in this forum posts to find that out? Second, why would we spend time uploading and go through their painful keywording process when we still don't know if we are accepted?

Also, I have like 100 pics already prepared, so I can upload them all with some pace like 10 per week, so I should qualify by your standards. But, does that mean that I will do the same if I'm accepted?

The other thing is: If they need so much "social presence", then the photographers that they are looking for should be pretty much visible. If they need only like 10 photographers who are socially active, they are easily spotted without any "call for artists". 

It just does not make any sense and all that shows lack of respect to photographers.

« Reply #514 on: February 08, 2018, 11:56 »
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I have to say that reading all the frustration here makes me very sad. And I do agree if they were only looking for 5 new photographers it seems like a disproportional effort for everyone involved, both the people applying and the team that goes through the thousands of applications.

I do hope that for the future that something can be done to better manage expectations.

There is always something that can be improved, I am sure there are enough people involved also reading here.

angelawaye

  • Eat, Sleep, Keyword. Repeat

« Reply #515 on: February 08, 2018, 14:41 »
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Thanks for your words Cobalt. You didn't have to say anything but it it nice to know you can understand our concerns.

« Reply #516 on: February 21, 2018, 07:26 »
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here are some people probably accepted in this wave of call to artist.

https://www.stocksy.com/artjazz

https://www.stocksy.com/villadsendiane

https://www.stocksy.com/jamiegrillphotography

https://www.stocksy.com/davemills


https://www.stocksy.com/paulagfurio

i suspect they have been accepted due to few images all uploaded in the last months from september.
just to have an idea of what they look for.
high leve of work or very niche work like fire photography.

Shelma1

« Reply #517 on: February 21, 2018, 08:35 »
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Or shooting things on pink.  ;D

« Reply #518 on: February 21, 2018, 08:51 »
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i love this color graph composition. anyway for me this is a level very high. sure years ahead anything you see in micro stock.

« Reply #519 on: February 23, 2018, 10:13 »
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94 days since my application, and no news so far...

Brasilnut

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« Reply #520 on: February 23, 2018, 12:17 »
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Well done for those who got in.

At least my application made me think about improving the quality of my images which in hindsight were probably not strong enough as a set.

« Reply #521 on: February 23, 2018, 13:12 »
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I sent the photos on November 12, 2017.
I am still waiting...

fritz

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« Reply #522 on: February 23, 2018, 20:00 »
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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?
« Last Edit: February 23, 2018, 20:02 by fritz »

« Reply #523 on: March 20, 2018, 04:33 »
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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.

angelawaye

  • Eat, Sleep, Keyword. Repeat

« Reply #524 on: March 20, 2018, 08:07 »
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I'm so sorry to hear. The "sting" will hurt a good month.
« Last Edit: March 20, 2018, 13:36 by angelawaye »


 

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