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« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2014, 07:57 »
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I'm not sure how much of a change that is
http://cqcounter.com/whois/site/bandb-wedding.com.html
Though I thought they were subsequently divorced (and "transferred" reverted to "intransfer" again).

« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2014, 07:58 »
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Good for them. I hope they do very well....staying married and business wise.

« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2014, 07:59 »
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I guess it's really more news then change

« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2014, 11:59 »
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starting to look like the istock they love to hate, people swapping places, site goin' nowhere...

« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2014, 13:14 »
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Congratulations Brianna

« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2014, 09:12 »
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« Last Edit: May 11, 2014, 22:15 by tickstock »

« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2014, 16:05 »
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Ther's no stocksy reference neither in her blog page.

« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2014, 16:14 »
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Good change.  On a side note it looks like Stacey Newman is no longer with Stocksy?  http://www.stocksy.com/staceynewman


Yep, she jumped out rather suddenly.

« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2014, 19:03 »
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Hmmm, that's very curious. Stacey was a very active participant in the Stocksy community. I'm quite surprised she left without explanation. Anyone know why...?

« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2014, 01:39 »
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Jasmine mentioned that on her FB page yesterday (not the reason)

« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2014, 02:29 »
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Hmmm, that's very curious. Stacey was a very active participant in the Stocksy community. I'm quite surprised she left without explanation. Anyone know why...?

A gag order... nice, huh?

gillian

  • *Gillian*

« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2014, 08:26 »
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I'm not sure how much of a change that is
http://cqcounter.com/whois/site/bandb-wedding.com.html
Though I thought they were subsequently divorced (and "transferred" reverted to "intransfer" again).

they only recently had another baby, that's pretty friendly for a divorced couple. I think both of them have done tremendously well, and Brianna being preggers during launch year can't have been easy. Bravo.

« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2014, 09:53 »
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I'm not sure how much of a change that is
http://cqcounter.com/whois/site/bandb-wedding.com.html
Though I thought they were subsequently divorced (and "transferred" reverted to "intransfer" again).

they only recently had another baby, that's pretty friendly for a divorced couple. I think both of them have done tremendously well, and Brianna being preggers during launch year can't have been easy. Bravo.


Good news there, then. My source was obviously misinformed.

« Reply #14 on: April 07, 2014, 14:18 »
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Hmmm, that's very curious. Stacey was a very active participant in the Stocksy community. I'm quite surprised she left without explanation. Anyone know why...?


Maybe because she joined offset ?
http://www.offset.com/artist/Stacey+Newman [nofollow]

EmberMike

« Reply #15 on: April 07, 2014, 14:28 »
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Maybe because she joined offset ?
http://www.offset.com/artist/Stacey+Newman


She could be with both companies, as long as she didn't send the Stocksy images to Offset or elsewhere.

« Reply #16 on: April 07, 2014, 16:25 »
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« Reply #17 on: June 13, 2014, 15:50 »
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Those ARE beautiful shots! :)

« Reply #18 on: February 11, 2015, 06:56 »
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Hmmm, that's very curious. Stacey was a very active participant in the Stocksy community. I'm quite surprised she left without explanation. Anyone know why...?


Sorry to post on an old thread, but figured it didn't make sense to start a new one.

I just stumbled on an SS article when looking into upcoming talks.  http://www.shutterstock.com/blog/introducing-guerilla-shutterwalks-how-to-organize-a-shoot-in-your-community from July 2014 says she is an SS community leader. I guess that's why she dropped off the Stocksy community map around that time? Funny to think how invested she was in IS

« Reply #19 on: February 11, 2015, 07:38 »
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...Funny to think how invested she was in IS

Haven't we all been heavily invested in one company or another at various times? I've backed certain companies only to see things change and need to shift my focus elsewhere.

iStock was a company worth backing at one time. Obviously those days are long gone, but up to a certain point I think it made complete sense for Stacey and others to be so personally invested in the company. Sean was another big proponent of iStock. Things change, that's just how it goes.

« Reply #20 on: February 11, 2015, 07:56 »
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Agreed, I was thinking what is says about the recent history of microstock more than about Stacey in particular.

« Reply #21 on: February 12, 2015, 22:11 »
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...Funny to think how invested she was in IS

Haven't we all been heavily invested in one company or another at various times? I've backed certain companies only to see things change and need to shift my focus elsewhere.

iStock was a company worth backing at one time. Obviously those days are long gone, but up to a certain point I think it made complete sense for Stacey and others to be so personally invested in the company. Sean was another big proponent of iStock. Things change, that's just how it goes.

yes, so true embermike. newman was more or less the last to jump ship from exclusive and no doubt it worked for her with is. as far as i know, there are still a lot of top sellers still with istock, so we cannot say it is not working for them. 
the whole world does not revolve around certain microstockers top seller or not. if they don't revolve around Yuri, etc  they sure don't revolve around much lesser notables ( and i am not referring to newman).

SNP

  • Canadian Photographer
« Reply #22 on: February 21, 2015, 12:10 »
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hi guys - thanks for the concern  ;). we've all made decisions in our careers based on current conditions. I made a difficult decision, one that I had not planned, in leaving Stocksy in January of last year. Let's call it irreconcilable differences. I have strong opinions about how contributors need to be treated. At 9 years in the industry, like many of you other veterans, we have all been around the block a a few times and we know what we want. There is a lot of opportunity to be had in our industry, but it takes creativity, hard work, and a good working relationship with the agencies where we sell our work. It requires that agencies listen to their artists, the very fuel of our industry. I am very active in our community, something that has always been important to me. I am indeed very happy to be Canada's Community Leader for Shutterstock, a role I have embraced since March of 2014. I am also an enthusiastic Offset contributor.

I read here regularly and always glad to have so many canaries in the coal mine at MSG. I think we're all in this industry together. Cheers,

Stacey




Semmick Photo

« Reply #23 on: February 21, 2015, 12:19 »
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I thought Stocksy was treating their contributors properly? Is that not the case?

SNP

  • Canadian Photographer
« Reply #24 on: February 21, 2015, 12:27 »
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Stocksy has some incredibly talented contributors, many of whom I call friends. I wish them all the success that they well deserve. In the meantime, it's all about working hard and smart as contributors, and having our agencies working for us and with us to keep us making money in the years to come. in our ever-changing marketplace; there is much opportunity to be had.

« Reply #25 on: February 21, 2015, 12:47 »
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Stacey I remember the way you treated your fellows here, as IS took a downturn and made many unfortunate decisions that impacted contributors. You spoke for IS to the bitter end; I would not expect that to change in relationship to SS and Offset.

SNP

  • Canadian Photographer
« Reply #26 on: February 21, 2015, 13:17 »
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well, I'm not sure that is an accurate or productive statement. but you're entitled to your opinion. I think maintaining a willingness to adapt with the industry changes and work with our peers is a good approach to staying successful in stock photography. I'll stick with it and keep on keeping on.

I would like to think that many contributors would speak to my unwavering willingness to help anyone in our industry. I help contributors almost every day to navigate their work, the industry, and to help them with their stock portfolios. I have been fortunate enough to participate in shoots with our colleagues all over the world. the opportunity to learn by osmosis is remarkable in stock. we have so many incredible, generous people in our community, the community is very much alive and one thing that has always kept me invested has been the opportunity to work alongside so many wonderful people. that hasn't changed.

« Reply #27 on: February 22, 2015, 13:05 »
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well, I'm not sure that is an accurate or productive statement. but you're entitled to your opinion. I think maintaining a willingness to adapt with the industry changes and work with our peers is a good approach to staying successful in stock photography. I'll stick with it and keep on keeping on.

I would like to think that many contributors would speak to my unwavering willingness to help anyone in our industry. I help contributors almost every day to navigate their work, the industry, and to help them with their stock portfolios. I have been fortunate enough to participate in shoots with our colleagues all over the world. the opportunity to learn by osmosis is remarkable in stock. we have so many incredible, generous people in our community, the community is very much alive and one thing that has always kept me invested has been the opportunity to work alongside so many wonderful people. that hasn't changed.

osmosis, SN, i like the word. osmosis is everywhere in any business amongst those who see competition as healthy impetus. a long time ago, i saw this osmosis too, and this was what gave me a helping hand to my photography business as a gremlin. the local icons were all willing to guide me offering me whatever help i need, while the other not so good photographers told me to shove off.
  it is this osmosis that produces thriving people in the business. protectionism and elitists are scared of competition. but fortunately there are still the best ones who see peer-to-peer osmosis as what keeps them in the business. hats off to you for being one who realises this osmosis is healthy SNP

50%

« Reply #28 on: February 22, 2015, 17:13 »
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As you now know both sites from the inside how would you compare them?
« Last Edit: February 23, 2015, 08:04 by 50% »

« Reply #29 on: February 22, 2015, 18:40 »
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As you now both sites from the inside how would you compare them?

yes Stacey Newman, pls give us your subjective opinion of these two sites..viz offset/stocksy
and also your own voice about any other alternative to micro. are you doing anything aside from
accepting ss, is, stocksy, offset, canva,etc...

pls be verbose, we ask of you . the rest need no have to know, they can press IGNORE.

« Reply #30 on: February 23, 2015, 11:57 »
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I thought Stocksy was treating their contributors properly? Is that not the case?

Obviously they don't  or perhaps SS/Offset offered better terms ;)

But seeing as Ms Newman works for the opposition now then I can't see that she would comment one way or the other
« Last Edit: February 23, 2015, 12:00 by Teddy the Cat »

Shelma1

« Reply #31 on: February 23, 2015, 12:35 »
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She had a job, she was offered another job. She left one for the other. I doubt she'd be willing to burn bridges by making comparisons or trashing a former employer.

50%

« Reply #32 on: February 23, 2015, 12:57 »
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I trust her to be objective but even you don't her opinion would be still very valueable. I don't expect her to talk bad about any of them but every agency has its strengths and weaknesses to analyze this can only help.

SNP

  • Canadian Photographer
« Reply #33 on: February 23, 2015, 21:26 »
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Shelma - I'll thank you not to post you inaccurate assumptions about me. I don't know you, and you certainly don't know me. I didn't leave one job for another. I made a very difficult and very unplanned departure. It was only at a later date that I was presented with an opportunity.

I think there is a lot of data out there about the various agencies for those who want to know more. Shutterstock has never required exclusivity, and I certainly feel free to discuss other agencies where my work is also for sale. You can easily see the files I have for sale elsewhere.

I'm a contributor, I want to make good and fair money, and I want to be involved in the community and to help other contributors if I can, and to continue learning from other contributors too. Where those things are possible, I submit work.
« Last Edit: February 23, 2015, 21:47 by SNP »

« Reply #34 on: February 24, 2015, 07:54 »
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I thought Stocksy was treating their contributors properly? Is that not the case?

Obviously they don't  or perhaps SS/Offset offered better terms ;)

What does the perfect wife (or husband) is like? I think we could easily agree that there is no global definition for some questions. It's always a matter of personal perspective, and I do like the way Stocksy treats its contributors but I also like Shutterstock's approach to contributors, and I enjoy when an image of mine gets licensed through Offset (I'm not a direct contributor, though, my images are going there through a distribution partner).

You can't make useful, neutral comparisons between different agencies. And quite frankly, both of them are very restrictive, so if you get the chance to submit to either of them, I would recommend you take it.

« Reply #35 on: February 28, 2015, 03:08 »
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Osmosis is the spontaneous net movement of solvent molecules through a semi-permeable membrane into a region of higher solute concentration, in the direction that tends to equalize the solute concentrations on the two sides

So if you have an expert on one side of the semi-permeable membrane and a beginner on the other side then by osmosis they both equalize and become average  ;)

No glass ceiling in the stock industry but you may run up against the "semi-permeable membrane"  ;D
« Last Edit: February 28, 2015, 03:11 by Teddy the Cat »

SNP

  • Canadian Photographer
« Reply #36 on: March 01, 2015, 02:27 »
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ha...I like it ^ .

« Reply #37 on: March 03, 2015, 13:45 »
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A little off topic but didn't want to start a new thread.  Can any of you Stocksy folks tell me what their file size requirements are?  I've looked through both old MSG threads as well as the Stocksy site to no avail.  It's probably mentioned somewhere, but I couldn't find it.  I'm preparing a submission for this year's "Call to Artists," and want to know what is the minimum file size they'll accept (excluding phone camera files).

Many thanks in advance!

« Reply #38 on: March 03, 2015, 23:22 »
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A little off topic but didn't want to start a new thread.  Can any of you Stocksy folks tell me what their file size requirements are?  I've looked through both old MSG threads as well as the Stocksy site to no avail.  It's probably mentioned somewhere, but I couldn't find it.  I'm preparing a submission for this year's "Call to Artists," and want to know what is the minimum file size they'll accept (excluding phone camera files).

Many thanks in advance!

For last year (2014), they had mentioned 6 MP for a minimum of 25 photos. No upsampling/increased file sizes. They also said yes to mobile and film scans.


 

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