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« on: May 06, 2014, 10:02 »
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It has been a while, but Stocksy's call to artists is still not opened. Any insider info when are they gonna open the door again?
Well, looking at my portfolio I'm not hopeful. But I'm in need for some kind of excitement.


« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2014, 10:32 »
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I believe they open again in June. Not too long to wait. Here's wishing us both good luck!  8)

« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2014, 10:36 »
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Thank you! Great news. I have enough time getting ready and start applying filters on my portfolio.

shudderstok

« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2014, 11:11 »
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me thinks an agency worthy of consideration to represent artists would always be open to talent. that's my two cents. i really don't have time for games and schedules for being accepted. just sayin.

« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2014, 11:17 »
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me thinks an agency worthy of consideration to represent artists would always be open to talent. that's my two cents. i really don't have time for games and schedules for being accepted. just sayin.

I'm certain Stocksy are managing their growth sensibly. Acquiring new contributors in tandem with the growth of staff at the agency. This ensures that the quality of service the contributors receive from the agency isn't compromised by huge unmanageable influx of contributors.

Just sayin...

« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2014, 11:25 »
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oh the minus heart won't decrease the excitement.

Well, while I wasn't lucky with previous application, but I still like the fact that Stocksy control the influx tightly.

shudderstok

« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2014, 11:29 »
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me thinks an agency worthy of consideration to represent artists would always be open to talent. that's my two cents. i really don't have time for games and schedules for being accepted. just sayin.

I'm certain Stocksy are managing their growth sensibly. Acquiring new contributors in tandem with the growth of staff at the agency. This ensures that the quality of service the contributors receive from the agency isn't compromised by huge unmanageable influx of contributors.

Just sayin...

talent is never unmanageable or should never be shunned. just sayin. me thinks it's an easy spot to see talent, focus, and commitment. when one inquires and the response is contact us in six months and maybe... yeah ok, will get right on that one. just sayin...


« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2014, 11:35 »
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I'm certain Stocksy are managing their growth sensibly. Acquiring new contributors in tandem with the growth of staff at the agency. This ensures that the quality of service the contributors receive from the agency isn't compromised by huge unmanageable influx of contributors.

Just sayin...

Totally agree. I'd rather wait and apply to an agency that can handle its growth and give each artist the chance to make a decent return for their time and effort than be one of millions.

onepointfour, The -1 isn't discouraging me either - still wishing us both good luck as well as best of luck to to others hoping to get in 8)

ShadySue

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« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2014, 06:30 »
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While I wish the best to all applying, it's unforunate that 'luck' is perceived to be necessary.
But seeing the quality of some of the rejected applicants, I guess 'luck' must have something to do with it.

« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2014, 06:43 »
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While I wish the best to all applying, it's unforunate that 'luck' is perceived to be necessary.
But seeing the quality of some of the rejected applicants, I guess 'luck' must have something to do with it.

That's terrifying word from you :D
is there some portoflio of the rejected applicants that you want to share with us? Maybe the quality of the photos are awsome but the scenes are not stunning.

I'm new here, by the way. So, hi all you guys!

« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2014, 06:48 »
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While I wish the best to all applying, it's unforunate that 'luck' is perceived to be necessary.
But seeing the quality of some of the rejected applicants, I guess 'luck' must have something to do with it.


That's terrifying word from you :D
is there some portoflio of the rejected applicants that you want to share with us? Maybe the quality of the photos are awsome but the scenes are not stunning.

I'm new here, by the way. So, hi all you guys!


http://www.microstockgroup.com/stocksy/

ShadySue

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« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2014, 06:50 »
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^^
Such linking is heavily discouraged here.
However, some of the rejected applicants have posted on msg, so you can ferret around.

BTW, IMO, some Stocky images are anything but awesome or stunning, but I'm not posting links to them either. And just in case you wondered, I'm not a bitter rejectee - I haven't applied.

« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2014, 07:20 »
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I did see those links. They are beautiful portfolios but i could see why they aren't accepted. Being an avid instragram & vsco grid follower and a fan of contemporary lifestyle magazines, I 'get' Stocksy's style. While i appreciate their taste, I'm struggling in editing photos to match their instagrami-ish, retro, matte and muted style. I'm more inclined toward natural tones in Offset and shiny perfect photos in microstock.

ShadySue

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« Reply #13 on: May 07, 2014, 08:01 »
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Oh, well, I have no interest contemporary lifestyle magazines, don't use instagram and until this minute hadn't heard of vsco grid.
Stocksy was never going to be for me, I don't have models, but I was still intrigued by some of the rejections. It must be 'just for the kids', which is OK, so long as they make that clear.

« Reply #14 on: May 07, 2014, 08:30 »
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I wonder if stocksy likes underwater shots? Those are about a real as you can get. Do they require a min volume?

Here's a new shot I took.  I'd be willing to take all my underwater stuff off of micro to try stocksy.
 
 

« Reply #15 on: May 07, 2014, 08:47 »
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until this minute hadn't heard of vsco grid

I spend hours and hours browsing vsco grid. IMO it has almost nothing in common with instagram.

I like vsco grid in the same ways as I liked the Sally Eauclaire book when it first came out in the early 80s. It's that good.

ethan

« Reply #16 on: May 07, 2014, 08:48 »
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I don't think it's a trade secret who to get the 'instagram effect' or vsco as it is also termed. You only have to Google the question and there are tons of links, blogs and Youtube videos on how to do it.

Here's one of very many:

http://www.gomediazine.com/tutorials/easy-to-accomplish-vsco-cam-effect-in-photoshop/

ShadySue

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« Reply #17 on: May 07, 2014, 08:51 »
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until this minute hadn't heard of vsco grid

I spend hours and hours browsing vsco grid. IMO it has almost nothing in common with instagram.

I like vsco grid in the same ways as I liked the Sally Eauclaire book when it first came out in the early 80s. It's that good.

No watermarks on any I saw. Is there an option to watermark?
At least, (unlike Instagram, AFAICS), you can see what it's about without having to sign up.

« Reply #18 on: May 07, 2014, 09:04 »
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until this minute hadn't heard of vsco grid

I spend hours and hours browsing vsco grid. IMO it has almost nothing in common with instagram.

I like vsco grid in the same ways as I liked the Sally Eauclaire book when it first came out in the early 80s. It's that good.

Correct observation for VSCO. As for instagram, I don't look at their explore. Check out those popular instragrammers such as Michael O'Neil, Chris Ozer, Tim Landis and so on. Their work are outstanding.
« Last Edit: May 07, 2014, 09:12 by onepointfour »

« Reply #19 on: May 07, 2014, 09:05 »
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No watermarks on any I saw. Is there an option to watermark?

I have no idea. I hate watermarks. They do not prevent piracy anyhow - since legitimate buyers never pirate content anyhow. Why would anyone who wanted to share their picture put a watermark on it ?

I don't think it's a trade secret who to get the 'instagram effect' or vsco as it is also termed. You only have to Google the question and there are tons of links, blogs and Youtube videos on how to do it.

Anyone who thinks that VSCO grid is primarily about effects is utterly missing the point. It's about the content. It's about what people actually post.

How people choose to process is like talking about what film someone used or what they did in the darkroom. It's interesting - but only in the same way as it always was. For years many photographers, their look, was in many ways partly defined by what camera and film they used or the processing. But serious people did not go on and on about that as if was the only thing.

« Reply #20 on: May 07, 2014, 09:09 »
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I don't think it's a trade secret who to get the 'instagram effect' or vsco as it is also termed. You only have to Google the question and there are tons of links, blogs and Youtube videos on how to do it.

Here's one of very many:

http://www.gomediazine.com/tutorials/easy-to-accomplish-vsco-cam-effect-in-photoshop/


Yes, it's not a trade secret. I even have VSCO plug-in. It's weird that I like the affect of the filters on other people's photos but not on mine  ;D

« Reply #21 on: May 07, 2014, 09:20 »
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I have no idea. I hate watermarks. They do not prevent piracy anyhow - since legitimate buyers never pirate content anyhow.

That's silly.  It isn't about forcing legitimate buyers to pay for content.  It's about keeping illegal users from using the content.

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Why would anyone who wanted to share their picture put a watermark on it ?

So it doesn't looks like you are a source for free content to take?

« Reply #22 on: May 07, 2014, 09:22 »
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Anyone who thinks that VSCO grid is primarily about effects is utterly missing the point. It's about the content. It's about what people actually post.

How people choose to process is like talking about what film someone used or what they did in the darkroom. It's interesting - but only in the same way as it always was. For years many photographers, their look, was in many ways partly defined by what camera and film they used or the processing. But serious people did not go on and on about that as if was the only thing.

Spot on

EmberMike

« Reply #23 on: May 07, 2014, 09:23 »
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Anyone know anything about Stocksy opening up to illustrators? Is that still planned?

mlwinphoto

« Reply #24 on: May 07, 2014, 09:24 »
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As far as I'm concerned if I have to completely change the way I shoot and process to satisfy a particular agency's 'look' or 'style' then that agency isn't for me, and I'm not for that agency.

Stay true to yourself, so to speak.

I think it's terrific that Stocksy is taking the approach that it is, we need something 'different'....wish them all the best.


 

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