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« on: July 09, 2014, 01:08 »
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.. how long does it usually take to get an answer?  Mine have been sitting there for a week and I don't think that's a good sign.

The wrote somewhere on their website review will take 1-2 months.


In my case it took 18 days. It's not my style really and the answer was obvious for me ;)

"Your Stocksy application was declined. Our editors felt that your images weren't what we were looking for in our collection. It was a difficult decision, but we only have room for a small group of contributors. We wish you the best in your future endeavours and we would be happy to look at your portfolio again in a few months.

Thank you for taking the time to show us your work."




« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2014, 03:39 »
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When did you receive the email?

« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2014, 03:51 »
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Few minutes before the post above.

« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2014, 03:56 »
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You have beautiful portfolio. You will do just fine.

I don't hold out much hope.

« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2014, 04:49 »
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Sorry for the declined Ariene, you're a good photographer!
Are you planning to retry the application in a few month?

« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2014, 05:28 »
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Good for you for trying, anyway. That is a real clickish group over at Stocksy so I wouldn't get too discouraged. You have beautiful images and you should be proud of your collection.

« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2014, 06:07 »
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In my case it took 18 days. It's not my style really and the answer was obvious for me ;)

"Your Stocksy application was declined. Our editors felt that your images weren't what we were looking for in our collection. It was a difficult decision, but we only have room for a small group of contributors. We wish you the best in your future endeavours and we would be happy to look at your portfolio again in a few months.

Thank you for taking the time to show us your work."


Thank you for sharing. Your work is beautiful.


gillian

  • *Gillian*

« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2014, 06:36 »
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I'm sorry to hear that, don't give up, getting into Stocksy is worth the wait.

« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2014, 07:35 »
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     Thanks all of you, it's very nice... I'm surprised of your comments!
I don't really treat my images as some special art or worth to try Stocksy gate, and I know my style and gallery is far from St. excpectations, just tried with "what if somehow they will accept....?" That would be funny and weird accident in my career  ;) Tried for fun, not expecting to be accepted specially. I earn money with other agency. Selling with St. would be like playing and fun, trying new - nothing more.

Will I try again? Who knows... If I will, it's gonna be impulse only, just like this time :)

There are so many great portfolios in this forum, people do wonderful work and they are succesed somewhere else. This is great that we all find best place for each other! However, I wish you good luck if you really want to work with Stocksy. But, never forget why you are doing this, why taking photos. Find your own style and go on with it - never loose your way :)  I lost mine few years ago (wrote about it here and there before). I was taking photos close to Stocksy style, free and real shoot, not watching the photo rules... Lot of sun, happy people, sweet animals, ect. Then I started micros and that was it. My images changed, no artsy, only products and studio shoots. Wrong way, wrong decisions...
« Last Edit: June 29, 2015, 11:51 by Ariene »

« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2014, 12:24 »
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Ariene, I feel your pain. I too got that email, though I'm encouraged (and confused) that they said to try again in a few months, rather than waiting a whole year.

I didn't really expect to make it on my first try but love the stuff on their site and think that midstock is a niche that really has potential if marketed right.  I like their fair trade concept and community feel, so I'll try again. I uploaded a lot of different work and am hoping that a more targeted approach in the future will help.

Good luck on the next go-round!

Ubermansch

  • Im designed to think
« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2014, 12:35 »
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I honestly dont know...its been 3 go arounds now...hmmmph

Actually you know what really matters?

Your self esteem as an artist and creator.

This rejection nonsense is haphazard. Dont worry about it. I have been rejected from the best restaurants in Manhattan and it didnt bother me. In fact....the middle finger feels kinda good right now :D

« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2014, 13:07 »
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Sorry for the declined Ariene, you're a good photographer!
Totally agree, it's a great pleasure to visit your portfolio!

« Reply #12 on: September 25, 2014, 13:30 »
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Stocksy is a joke.

All that you need to do is compress the tonal range (less contrast, push the RGB curve up in the left bottom and down in the right top) and do split toning (blue in shadows, orange in highlights).

You do this and you'll get accepted.

Good luck in your next try.

Mark Windom Photography

« Reply #13 on: September 25, 2014, 15:22 »
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Stocksy is a joke.

All that you need to do is compress the tonal range (less contrast, push the RGB curve up in the left bottom and down in the right top) and do split toning (blue in shadows, orange in highlights).

You do this and you'll get accepted.

Good luck in your next try.

Really?  Is that what I've done?

« Reply #14 on: September 25, 2014, 15:35 »
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Spike is not that far off. Stocksy has many powerful images, other that only have the instagram look but are prone to oblition. I have always wondered what if some day Stocksy wakes up, swims outside the lagoon to the open sea. I really think they would be succesful. Most people are just fed up with the domination of the two gorillas. The strategy not to grow too fast might work or not, but they have all the element to become a dominant player if they just step out their safe zone.

Me I will be watching carefully. I have not aplied yet as i am still exclusive to one of the dominant players and because this actor accepts a variety of images of mine from cheap production on white background to shoots that have cost me 4000$ to editorial images.

I like what I see with Stocksy and for the benefit of all of us contributors or not I wish them gold and glory

« Reply #15 on: September 25, 2014, 15:39 »
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Stocksy is a joke.

All that you need to do is compress the tonal range (less contrast, push the RGB curve up in the left bottom and down in the right top) and do split toning (blue in shadows, orange in highlights).

You do this and you'll get accepted.

Good luck in your next try.

Really?  Is that what I've done?

Your great images Mark just show that Stocksy style is not so easy to define, but meantime is so simple and real :)

« Reply #16 on: September 25, 2014, 15:41 »
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Stocksy is a joke.

All that you need to do is compress the tonal range (less contrast, push the RGB curve up in the left bottom and down in the right top) and do split toning (blue in shadows, orange in highlights).

You do this and you'll get accepted.

Good luck in your next try.

Really?  Is that what I've done?

Don't worry - he's an angry elf.

« Reply #17 on: September 25, 2014, 17:38 »
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Stocksy is a joke.

All that you need to do is compress the tonal range (less contrast, push the RGB curve up in the left bottom and down in the right top) and do split toning (blue in shadows, orange in highlights).

You do this and you'll get accepted.

Good luck in your next try.

Really?  Is that what I've done?

No. But it sure helps.

Btw, distinction between necessary and sufficient is kinda relevant here.

« Reply #18 on: September 28, 2014, 13:21 »
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A few angry / insulting posts were removed (and the replies to them).

as an aside, and as an off topic reply to one of the removed posts - of all the members on this board to criticize for being 'anonymous' or not who they say they are... Sean is the last person you should be pointing fingers at.  I've met him in person - and Sean is certainly who he says he is.  He is also one of the very few people on this forum who has both their real name as their user name and self portrait as his avatar.  Kudos for being real!

Mark Windom Photography

« Reply #19 on: September 28, 2014, 13:51 »
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A few angry / insulting posts were removed (and the replies to them).

I can think of an angry/insulting poster that should go as well..... ;)

« Reply #20 on: September 28, 2014, 14:04 »
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He is also one of the very few people on this forum who has both their real name as their user name and self portrait as his avatar.  Kudos for being real!

Me too :)

Dook

« Reply #21 on: September 28, 2014, 14:09 »
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« Reply #22 on: September 28, 2014, 15:48 »
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He is also one of the very few people on this forum who has both their real name as their user name and self portrait as his avatar.  Kudos for being real!

Me too :)

And me!   8)


 

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