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« Reply #125 on: July 04, 2014, 16:19 »
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For those of you that are on Stocksy already - Are you getting any sales?
I'm trying to find out what the fuzz is all about :)


jen

« Reply #126 on: July 04, 2014, 16:22 »
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For those of you that are on Stocksy already - Are you getting any sales?

Yep.  I'm happy.

Tror

« Reply #127 on: July 04, 2014, 16:28 »
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I love stocksy. I did not get accepted nor did I think I would. My style is too different. Very individual and high quality when I do not produce for micro, but not in the paradigm of stocksy. And honestly, I do not want to change my style to be able to get in. I did that with micro and I do not want to bend over my creativity again. It would feel bad. Nough of that. Therefore they are not the answer (to me).

We need competition to stocksy.

Competition which recognizes as broader range of styles, yet differing from the established zero-creativity-microstock style.
« Last Edit: July 04, 2014, 16:36 by Tror »

« Reply #128 on: July 04, 2014, 16:29 »
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yes doing pretty well

OM

« Reply #129 on: July 06, 2014, 18:54 »
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Here's an image on Stocksy that really blows my mind.

http://www.stocksy.com/224056

Can anybody explain the appeal of an image like that?


I'm not going to comment on this image, but to answer your question, no, I cannot.


At least the background is sort of sharp. ;D

As opposed to some of this portfolio on SS:

http://www.shutterstock.com/gallery-198979p1.html

I have to say that I like that port a lot but I've never managed to get any 'defocussed' stuff past the SS reviewers.....and I have tried.  8)

« Reply #130 on: July 07, 2014, 13:02 »
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For those of you that are on Stocksy already - Are you getting any sales?
I'm trying to find out what the fuzz is all about :)

Yes. Consistently some. With an upwards trend.

BoBoBolinski

« Reply #131 on: July 10, 2014, 01:46 »
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It's about time they introduced vectors.

« Reply #132 on: July 10, 2014, 05:39 »
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It's about time they introduced vectors.

And subscriptions

« Reply #133 on: July 10, 2014, 06:19 »
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It's about time they introduced vectors.

And subscriptions

Ha ha ha ha

« Reply #134 on: July 11, 2014, 14:33 »
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Getting pretty much daily sales on Stocksy.

BoBoBolinski

« Reply #135 on: July 12, 2014, 06:47 »
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Is (almost) a sale a day something to celebrate?

MxR

« Reply #136 on: July 12, 2014, 07:53 »
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I know people in stocksy who earn 2 o 3 times more here than shutterstock.


« Reply #137 on: July 12, 2014, 08:19 »
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Can anybody explain the appeal of an image like that?


I can explain that image. Its a contemporary and impressionistic take on the snapshot aesthetic. It looks like a casual misfire - which is to say that it looks typical.

It would not look out of place in fashion layout or on tumblr. And that fits with how she is dressed, the texting etc. It looks like she is hanging-out, nothing much to do.

(Or change the blue for red and youve got something which could almost be a still from Dont Look Now. And maybe it is a bit sinister too.)


I can explain anything, stealing food from little children, urinating in public, whatever you want, it doesn't mean for moment that it should be appreciated/accepted :) ... and if a stock image needs 'explanation' it's already a failure anyway.

Shelma1

« Reply #138 on: July 12, 2014, 09:13 »
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Or maybe people interpret images differently.

« Reply #139 on: August 04, 2014, 11:52 »
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Hello all!  New person coming through.

Does anyone know if stocksy is checking our portfolio links and social media in addition to the portfolio that we are submitting to them?  The reason I ask is because it's been about 2 months since I applied and it's been a busy two months! My portfolio has grown a lot.  It's bothering me that so many photos that I would love to include didn't make the cut!

The longer I wait the more nervous I get about my application!
http://www.chelseavictoriaphoto.com/stocksyportfolio [nofollow]

Thank you!

« Reply #140 on: August 04, 2014, 12:02 »
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Here's an image on Stocksy that really blows my mind.

http://www.stocksy.com/224056

Can anybody explain the appeal of an image like that?


I'm not going to comment on this image, but to answer your question, no, I cannot.


At least the background is sort of sharp. ;D

As opposed to some of this portfolio on SS:

http://www.shutterstock.com/gallery-198979p1.html

I have to say that I like that port a lot but I've never managed to get any 'defocussed' stuff past the SS reviewers.....and I have tried.  8)


it's like the anecdote, a violinist asked a stranger, ..."how do i get to Carnegie Hall ?"(Albert Hall if u're telling this in king's cross or there across the pond)... to which the stranger who happens to be a maestro replied, ..." practice, my son, with lots and lots of practice!"  ;)

plus of course, a re-submit to SS to tell Scott,
defocussing is a technique, dude  !!!
I deliberately shot it this way !
« Last Edit: August 04, 2014, 12:08 by etudiante_rapide »

Ubermansch

  • Im designed to think
« Reply #141 on: September 25, 2014, 12:22 »
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Nah...no sales, no acceptance, no money, no cash, just gotta find my wallet now, it feels missing.

who are they again??

« Reply #142 on: September 26, 2014, 04:53 »
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Here's an image on Stocksy that really blows my mind.

http://www.stocksy.com/224056

Can anybody explain the appeal of an image like that?


I'm not going to comment on this image, but to answer your question, no, I cannot.


At least the background is sort of sharp. ;D

As opposed to some of this portfolio on SS:

http://www.shutterstock.com/gallery-198979p1.html

I have to say that I like that port a lot but I've never managed to get any 'defocussed' stuff past the SS reviewers.....and I have tried.  8)


it's like the anecdote, a violinist asked a stranger, ..."how do i get to Carnegie Hall ?"(Albert Hall if u're telling this in king's cross or there across the pond)... to which the stranger who happens to be a maestro replied, ..." practice, my son, with lots and lots of practice!"  ;)

plus of course, a re-submit to SS to tell Scott,
defocussing is a technique, dude  !!!
I deliberately shot it this way !


To be a stock photographer you have to reqch a minimim skill in graphic, pagination, advertising and so on. The image that you propose (http://www.stocksy.com/224056) is perfect if you have to write on the face and on the body.

« Reply #143 on: September 30, 2014, 00:52 »
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fritz

  • I love Tom and Jerry music

« Reply #144 on: September 30, 2014, 18:42 »
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I know people in stocksy who earn 2 o 3 times more here than shutterstock.
... and I know folks that earn 10x more on IS than Stocksy???
PS: I'm not Istock admirer!

« Reply #145 on: October 01, 2014, 01:44 »
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I know people in stocksy who earn 2 o 3 times more here than shutterstock.
... and I know folks that earn 10x more on IS than Stocksy???
PS: I'm not Istock admirer!

Could be correct to compare portfolios not people who earn money, and to compare image by image and sell by sell then to see the true :)

But to me the real question now is what kind of photography would like to do. I'm trying to curate my shots before shooting on the way they to be like Stocksy curated.
In the next years will come a huge Stocksy success and want to be there when it happens, also I want to be there on the way of this success :)

« Reply #146 on: October 01, 2014, 06:53 »
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Could be correct to compare portfolios not people who earn money, and to compare image by image and sell by sell then to see the true :)

But to me the real question now is what kind of photography would like to do. I'm trying to curate my shots before shooting on the way they to be like Stocksy curated.
In the next years will come a huge Stocksy success and want to be there when it happens, also I want to be there on the way of this success :)

Yep, it's not about "who earns where what amount". In September, I have earned more royalties on Stocksy than on iStock (even considering the PP still coming). But less than on Shutterstock. But I have ten times more images (even more) on Shutterstock than on Stocksy. But none of the images I submitted to Shutterstock would have made it to Stocksy. And probably all images I have on Stocksy would not sell very well in the microstock agencies.

So... in the end it's the best to have as many different channels as possible to give most of your images the chance to find the right buyer at the right price. Not an "either here or there" or "this is better than that" thing.

« Reply #147 on: October 01, 2014, 09:12 »
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Could be correct to compare portfolios not people who earn money, and to compare image by image and sell by sell then to see the true :)

But to me the real question now is what kind of photography would like to do. I'm trying to curate my shots before shooting on the way they to be like Stocksy curated.
In the next years will come a huge Stocksy success and want to be there when it happens, also I want to be there on the way of this success :)

Yep, it's not about "who earns where what amount". In September, I have earned more royalties on Stocksy than on iStock (even considering the PP still coming). But less than on Shutterstock. But I have ten times more images (even more) on Shutterstock than on Stocksy. But none of the images I submitted to Shutterstock would have made it to Stocksy. And probably all images I have on Stocksy would not sell very well in the microstock agencies.

So... in the end it's the best to have as many different channels as possible to give most of your images the chance to find the right buyer at the right price. Not an "either here or there" or "this is better than that" thing.

True!
Just need that they believe in my work ;-)

« Reply #148 on: October 08, 2014, 18:02 »
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I'm most likely missing something here, so forgive me... (newbie coming through!) but why are there only 576 Contributors listed in Stocksy's Artist Directory (as of 8th Oct 2014) ?

Now that submissions are closed, I've pretty much given up any hope of hearing a positive response regarding my 2014 application. However as they stated "there are only a few spots left!" (on 24th Sept), I would have thought that the directory would show closer to 1000 members rather than 576.

Don't get me wrong, I love what they're doing, and will try again once the submission process re-opens in 2015.

Just curious.

« Reply #149 on: October 08, 2014, 18:13 »
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I believe that page is manually updated, so it may be behind.

They're still working through the applicants afaik. 


 

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