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« Reply #550 on: March 26, 2018, 16:09 »
+10
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.

Get over Stocksy and get over yourself... in no particular order.


« Reply #551 on: March 26, 2018, 16:12 »
+1
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.

Get over Stocksy and get over yourself... in no particular order.

well for sure. is not the end of the world...and i appreciate they give a good feedback.
i disagree with their choice actually especially after seeing s3 4 profile accepted with the same stuff already present in the stocksy collection.

« Reply #552 on: March 26, 2018, 16:20 »
0
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.

Get over Stocksy and get over yourself... in no particular order.

well for sure. is not the end of the world...and i appreciate they give a good feedback.
i disagree with their choice actually especially after seeing s3 4 profile accepted with the same stuff already present in the stocksy collection.

Your work is very nice! Place it where it is appreciated. Work like yours is in demand and if you get it into an agency that has traffic you will do very well. Love the concept of Stocksy very much, but apart from that it is much ado about nuthin.

« Reply #553 on: March 26, 2018, 16:26 »
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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.

Get over Stocksy and get over yourself... in no particular order.

well for sure. is not the end of the world...and i appreciate they give a good feedback.
i disagree with their choice actually especially after seeing s3 4 profile accepted with the same stuff already present in the stocksy collection.

Your work is very nice! Place it where it is appreciated. Work like yours is in demand and if you get it into an agency that has traffic you will do very well. Love the concept of Stocksy very much, but apart from that it is much ado about nuthin.

well i like stocksy cause they gear towards quality and i really tend to struggle to upload my quality work in micro,..i didn't in many years and probably i lost thousand of dollars but i would have like to find a place like stocksy...especailly i'm oriented towards quality food photography in last period...and this struggle in micro stock cause there are literally millions of poor shot, while stocksy has a very good offer of food photos. i also send them some as part of my application..

if i can find some suggestion for stocky

1- don't send them many genre. they want specialization more than people with many photo interest.
2- send few files not 100...most of people who have been accepted has small application from what i can see.
3-clean style


« Reply #554 on: March 26, 2018, 19:49 »
+3
As a Stocksy member I am sorry to hear all the frustration and anger expressed in the forum. As Sean or Gillian  said earlier there are only a limited number of spots and the small editing team works on the applications while doing there normal editing jobs. It's a lot of work for them and they are diligent about being thorough. I also have no inside insights, but I know they are looking for photographers that bring something new to the coop and are not duplicating what other members are already shooting. Getting rejected is not a necessarily a commentary on the quality of work being submitted but often the type and style of the portfolio. 

angelawaye

  • Eat, Sleep, Keyword. Repeat

« Reply #555 on: March 26, 2018, 21:29 »
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I'm sorry to hear. At least you got feedback though.
I don't blame you for not wanting to re-apply. Who wants to go through that all over again. I think they have what they need and the current contributors don't want anymore competition that will affect their sales. I get it ... They have something special and we missed the boat to get on early. It is just too late for us now to hop on.

« Reply #556 on: March 27, 2018, 07:02 »
+8
As a Stocksy member I am sorry to hear all the frustration and anger expressed in the forum. As Sean or Gillian  said earlier there are only a limited number of spots and the small editing team works on the applications while doing there normal editing jobs. It's a lot of work for them and they are diligent about being thorough. I also have no inside insights, but I know they are looking for photographers that bring something new to the coop and are not duplicating what other members are already shooting. Getting rejected is not a necessarily a commentary on the quality of work being submitted but often the type and style of the portfolio.


As mentioned before, seems like it might take less of their time to do some scouting on a couple sites, then just invite those whose ports match exactly what stocksy is looking for, as opposed to putting out a mass call and taking 6 months to give an answer. Or maybe stocksys method is just designed to hype the stocksy mystique.


« Reply #557 on: March 27, 2018, 07:58 »
0
As a Stocksy member I am sorry to hear all the frustration and anger expressed in the forum. As Sean or Gillian  said earlier there are only a limited number of spots and the small editing team works on the applications while doing there normal editing jobs. It's a lot of work for them and they are diligent about being thorough. I also have no inside insights, but I know they are looking for photographers that bring something new to the coop and are not duplicating what other members are already shooting. Getting rejected is not a necessarily a commentary on the quality of work being submitted but often the type and style of the portfolio.

well my folio has tons of photos u cannot find in stocksy..the aerial series of beach is not present...contrary they accepted mostly the same instgram style stuff...i looked 4 5 profile recently accepted with 50-70 images...and sincerely they are all the same. in my opinion they simply not accept something who can hurt the sales of stablished contributor.
at the end stocksy two years ago give 4 million of commission....considering 4000 contributor it means that if somebody means good money many earn practically zero. anyway even if 6 months are too long i appreciate they give a nice feedback.
and probably having had this feedback before i would have changed my application.

« Reply #558 on: March 27, 2018, 08:00 »
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I'm sorry to hear. At least you got feedback though.
I don't blame you for not wanting to re-apply. Who wants to go through that all over again. I think they have what they need and the current contributors don't want anymore competition that will affect their sales. I get it ... They have something special and we missed the boat to get on early. It is just too late for us now to hop on.

if i would have time i will apply. i have tons of photos and style probably would have i applied my insta photos i would have been accepted.
who knows. time to move on. i will join offset soon. let's see how they sell. probably

JaenStock

  • Bad images can sell.
« Reply #559 on: March 27, 2018, 08:02 »
+4
Why they dont close the "Rejection of artist" and just invite photographers they want??


« Reply #560 on: March 27, 2018, 08:09 »
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what surprise me is that i send a graphic tries of perfectly aerial of beach...a series made with dslr not phantom small camera...a series who could have sold a lot especially in summer, and who they not have in their portfolio....only for that series they should have accepted me:)....contrary they accepted 3 4 instagram photographer with the same theme already present in the collection.



« Reply #561 on: March 27, 2018, 08:40 »
+7
Have you ever considered you may not be the most objective judge of your own work?

« Reply #562 on: March 27, 2018, 08:49 »
+1
Have you ever considered you may not be the most objective judge of your own work?


maybe yes.

« Reply #563 on: March 27, 2018, 08:50 »
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Have you ever considered you may not be the most objective judge of your own work?

so considering your comment you could add some of your work. because i suspect your comment is more bitter than objective.


« Reply #564 on: March 27, 2018, 08:57 »
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Have you ever considered you may not be the most objective judge of your own work?

by the way i'm the most critic of my work don't worry. the fact they appreciate my instagram and probably would have accepted me on the basis of it but rejected me for my application simply tells i choose the wrong images. probably i agree with them, after reading their feedback i suspect my application was more oriented towards offset than them.


" We've reviewed your images and portfolio and your work came close, but ultimately we felt there wasnt a fit at this time.
We loved looking through your Instagram account, but we didn't feel that the work submitted in your application set the right mood that we are seeking in our collection"

just to say. maybe is a standard message send to any body i don't know, it would be nice to hear from other if it's a standard answer or they take time to give everybody a personal feedback.
« Last Edit: March 27, 2018, 09:05 by jonbull »

« Reply #565 on: March 27, 2018, 10:24 »
+2
It's been 6 months... Can we close this thread? Such a pathetic attempt to get attention.

« Reply #566 on: March 27, 2018, 10:27 »
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Have you ever considered you may not be the most objective judge of your own work?

so considering your comment you could add some of your work. because i suspect your comment is more bitter than objective.
I could but I'm not going to the only opinion of my work I'm interested in is the market's and I've never commented on the quality of anyone else's work and fwiw I think mine is average at best.

« Reply #567 on: March 27, 2018, 10:41 »
+4
It's been 6 months... Can we close this thread? Such a pathetic attempt to get attention.

An attempt by whom?

People are obviously finding useful to have a thread to post in.  If you dont like it, hide it.

« Reply #568 on: March 27, 2018, 11:31 »
+1
It's been 6 months... Can we close this thread? Such a pathetic attempt to get attention.

An attempt by whom?

People are obviously finding useful to have a thread to post in.  If you dont like it, hide it.


And this is the go to thread for people to report whether they are in or out. Makes sense to keep it all in one thread, rather than a bunch of threads.

« Reply #569 on: March 27, 2018, 12:18 »
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just to say...applied to cavan images at 3 o'clock they send me acceptance mail after 2 hours and contract.
i know cavan images is not as successful or looked for by photographers as stocksy but if thy can in 2 hours..

let's upload something there and see if they sell something.

« Reply #570 on: March 27, 2018, 12:19 »
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well my folio has tons of photos u cannot find in stocksy..the aerial series of beach is not present...contrary they accepted mostly the same instgram style stuff...i looked 4 5 profile recently accepted with 50-70 images...and sincerely they are all the same.

Do you want to tell us which profiles or instagram syzle you are referring to?

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and probably having had this feedback before i would have changed my application.

Oh yes! Me too! I submitted too many photos of too many subjects! Had I known that they are looking for photographers specializing in one subject I would have omitted many of my photos...I wish they had written this information in their CTA page...it would have saved lots of time selecting what I thought was my best work for stocksy and I could have spend more time focusing on selecting photos of my main subject...

Shelma1

« Reply #571 on: March 27, 2018, 12:25 »
+4
You guys should stop beating yourselves up about what you submitted. They put out a call for artists and got thousands of submissions and chose a couple of people who shoot on pink backgrounds and one guy who shoots dangerous fires. How could anyone have possibly known that's what they were looking for?

« Reply #572 on: March 27, 2018, 12:29 »
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well my folio has tons of photos u cannot find in stocksy..the aerial series of beach is not present...contrary they accepted mostly the same instgram style stuff...i looked 4 5 profile recently accepted with 50-70 images...and sincerely they are all the same.

Do you want to tell us which profiles or instagram syzle you are referring to?

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and probably having had this feedback before i would have changed my application.

Oh yes! Me too! I submitted too many photos of too many subjects! Had I known that they are looking for photographers specializing in one subject I would have omitted many of my photos...I wish they had written this information in their CTA page...it would have saved lots of time selecting what I thought was my best work for stocksy and I could have spend more time focusing on selecting photos of my main subject...

it's easy go to to curator and find some file uploaded by people with 30 to 100 images they are mostly new contributor.
personally i! saw 4 5  profile new...and they have the same stuff...some lifestyle with palette tone...similar food images or still life shot with natural light...there is a surfer photographer with 10 images, as i said few files and specialization pays,, and nothing really new.. in my opinion especially with my application they saw more an internal competition than new content, while probably my instagram feed was more new content for the,. they simply don't want to hurt established contributor.

« Reply #573 on: March 27, 2018, 12:32 »
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You guys should stop beating yourselves up about what you submitted. They put out a call for artists and got thousands of submissions and chose a couple of people who shoot on pink backgrounds and one guy who shoots dangerous fires. How could anyone have possibly known that's what they were looking for?

well also a surfer with a portfolio of 10 images....i have probably 1000 surfers shot, but i don't consider them as having big market..especially i don't understand they point in adding somebody on the basis of 10 images...i have a portfolio of thousand of unsold images, not one or two ready available. if i were accepted by stocksy i would have submitted thousand images in the first month, while i see those accepted still having 30 40 images....as i said they looked for images and photographer who don't compete with established contributor. as i said...5 millions of commission and 4000 contributor already....math is not an opinion. but how many can earn in stocksy 50 60 thousand dollar year...

« Reply #574 on: March 27, 2018, 12:49 »
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You guys should stop beating yourselves up about what you submitted. They put out a call for artists and got thousands of submissions and chose a couple of people who shoot on pink backgrounds and one guy who shoots dangerous fires. How could anyone have possibly known that's what they were looking for?

I know I should stop thinking about but I dont get it. And I kind of have a problem of letting things go that I dont understand ;) Im not bitter or anything...just trying to get behind it...

That guy with the fire shots is a good example! I totally see that these are photos that might be successful. Thedd probably sell well at most stock agencies. Do they have the stocksy style? Not for me. Do they say anything about the photographer being an outstanding artist that can always provide this level of photos? Well, please dont get me wrong, I do not mean to criticize this photographer nor do I want to say these are bad photos, but I do think a lot of people being at the right time at the right place and being capable of taking good photos could have taken these. Unless he is a fire fighter this is probably not something he can provide constantly...


 

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