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« Reply #25 on: February 17, 2013, 06:08 »
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Even if it fizzles, I am willing to try. I submitted my email id there on the page. Let's see what we hear back from there.

Recently, I read http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57569639-93/istockphoto-founder-re-enters-the-market-with-stocksy/ . I wonder, recent episode of Sean Locke may be related to istocksy. It is a perfect reason to become afraid for other agency.  In the same news, Rob Sylvan is also mentioned for the exit from the agency.

It has already been talked about lot. No harm in trying the venture. I am waiting for invitation absolutely with open arms and open mind.


EmberMike

« Reply #26 on: February 17, 2013, 15:06 »
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I'd love to hear from someone who is not interested in Stocksy describe a startup that they would be interested in.


« Reply #27 on: February 17, 2013, 15:38 »
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I'd love to hear from someone who is not interested in Stocksy describe a startup that they would be interested in.

Exactly.  I'll say it again.  While I may not have the privilege of being part of Stocksy, I am excited for those of you who will, and therefore wish them all the success in the world.  And in the medium term, perhaps they will have a model that is a good fit for me.  In the meantime, i will keep shooting and building my port.

mlwinphoto

« Reply #28 on: February 17, 2013, 15:43 »
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I'd love to hear from someone who is not interested in Stocksy describe a startup that they would be interested in.

Everything that Stocksy appears to be but that is open to anyone based on portfolio review.  I'm getting the impression based on the secretive nature of it so far that Stocksy will only be open to a select few.
Having said that I hope Stocksy is a huge success and kicks some serious butt as it relates to certain other agencies.

« Reply #29 on: February 17, 2013, 15:47 »
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I'd love to hear from someone who is not interested in Stocksy describe a startup that they would be interested in.

Everything that Stocksy appears to be but that is open to anyone based on portfolio review.  I'm getting the impression based on the secretive nature of it so far that Stocksy will only be open to a select few.
Having said that I hope Stocksy is a huge success and kicks some serious butt as it relates to certain other agencies.

I believe that their silence is simply that they don't have the strategy well defined yet.  I personally think that they put up the FB page and "give us your email if you're interested" to test interest levels.  And that was overwhelming.  So while we assume we're not aligned to the strategy (me included), we'll just have to wait and see.

« Reply #30 on: February 17, 2013, 15:59 »
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I believe that their silence is simply that they don't have the strategy well defined yet.  I personally think that they put up the FB page and "give us your email if you're interested" to test interest levels.  And that was overwhelming.  So while we assume we're not aligned to the strategy (me included), we'll just have to wait and see.

I think the FB group went up as a response to the public "outing" of the site, so there'd be somewhere to answer what questions they could.

« Reply #31 on: February 17, 2013, 16:03 »
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I believe that their silence is simply that they don't have the strategy well defined yet.  I personally think that they put up the FB page and "give us your email if you're interested" to test interest levels.  And that was overwhelming.  So while we assume we're not aligned to the strategy (me included), we'll just have to wait and see.

I think the FB group went up as a response to the public "outing" of the site, so there'd be somewhere to answer what questions they could.

You'd know better than me! ;)

« Reply #32 on: February 17, 2013, 23:03 »
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I believe that their silence is simply that they don't have the strategy well defined yet.  I personally think that they put up the FB page and "give us your email if you're interested" to test interest levels.  And that was overwhelming.  So while we assume we're not aligned to the strategy (me included), we'll just have to wait and see.

I think the FB group went up as a response to the public "outing" of the site, so there'd be somewhere to answer what questions they could.

You'd know better than me! ;)

Sean may not be willing to disclose where he is going next. There are lot of people waiting to follow him.  Sean has good market and I think will be welcome everywhere.  for Stocksy, It seems to be going along the market strategy. They are in pre-launch mode. The preview mode is for testing the POC and showing investors how it is going to work.  Invitation only, is a strategy which works.
« Last Edit: February 17, 2013, 23:09 by pro_microstock »

« Reply #33 on: February 18, 2013, 00:21 »
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Didn't Sean setup a Ktools site (accordstock?) to link to his istock port?  He should just close that link asap and start his own agency.  Like you said.. people are waiting to follow him.  I'd follow him, esp if it damages Getty.

« Reply #34 on: February 18, 2013, 01:50 »
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sorry guys.

even Digital Railroad had VCs, investors, backers, and money to invest and their slogan was "Photographer = Hero!".

But it didnt worked and it wasnt enough for buyers to jump ship.

Buyers are money conscious, they MUST BE !
Where's the tangible benefit for them if Stocksy is a co-op and pays fair prices to photographers ?

Clients all around the world are cutting budgets, all they need is even cheaper prices for photography and design, this is the trend everywhere including RM and assignments.

Stocksy will pay 50% but of what exactly ? selling cheaper than SS and IS so that you end up with 50% of nothing ?





gillian

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« Reply #35 on: February 18, 2013, 02:27 »
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I must say it makes me giggle: i can't help but equate this to Fair Trade - we are being offered a fair wage for our labour, which is not something that happens often in First World Countries.

Buyers may get some feel good vibes knowing they are supporting a company that supports artists.

« Reply #36 on: February 18, 2013, 08:17 »
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I must say it makes me giggle: i can't help but equate this to Fair Trade - we are being offered a fair wage for our labour, which is not something that happens often in First World Countries.

Buyers may get some feel good vibes knowing they are supporting a company that supports artists.

I agree with you in that buyers, some anyhow, will migrate to Stocksy.  However, if they only allow in high-end contributors, then the collection will be somewhat specialized, attracting only those buyers who have a need for that kind of content.  Eventually, if Stocksy is going to get a big piece of share, they will have no choice but to broaden their collection to other not so special images. 

« Reply #37 on: February 18, 2013, 09:39 »
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« Reply #38 on: February 18, 2013, 17:17 »
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I was actually rejected. Sounds like I am the only one who heard back?  8)

Oh well. I'm just waiting for SS to put in a BigStock style commission structure, and then I can finally close down all microstock accounts and be done with it. I've made my money but I think I've had enough of agencies.

Poncke

« Reply #39 on: February 18, 2013, 18:14 »
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Well if you got rejected there is little hope for a lot of people. Makes me less enthusiastic about it. Just being honest here. Great for the people that get accepted, but so many people were hoping for something new will be disappointed.
Sorry to hear about Warm Picture. Good luck for the future. Its a shame Google killed another business.

« Reply #40 on: February 18, 2013, 18:19 »
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I am really excited about the possible success of stocksy.
It's a bit ironic how istock was created in response to Getty's closed door policy allowing the select few in. Now it seems that stocksy will start off that way in which i agree is the right approach. I am just speculating at this point.

« Reply #41 on: February 18, 2013, 18:24 »
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I was actually rejected. Sounds like I am the only one who heard back?  8)


Oh, that's a shame.  How did you hear?  Did they email you?  Do you know if they had viewed any of your photos anywhere?  I've not heard anything, but then I only submitted my email address a few days ago.  I doubt I stand much chance though, my portfolio is tiny.  My motivation seems to have died over the last few years having to deal with all of the cr*p at iStock.  It would be good to have a new agency to revitalise my motivation.

Sorry to hear about Warmpictures.  As others have said, it all seems a bit cut-throat at the moment.  I hope we can find some light at the end of the tunnel somewhere.

« Reply #42 on: February 18, 2013, 18:36 »
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I was actually rejected. Sounds like I am the only one who heard back?  8)


Oh, that's a shame.  How did you hear?  Did they email you?  Do you know if they had viewed any of your photos anywhere? 

They emailed me. I had actually submitted 10 photos to them per their invitation. It was a standard application, like with SS or IS. I gave them several best sellers and a few colorful images which I liked, but they apparently fell flat. That's the way the cookie crumbles.   :P

ShadySue

  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #43 on: February 18, 2013, 18:37 »
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I was actually rejected. Sounds like I am the only one who heard back?  8)
What did you do? Send them a link to your port?
All I did was send them my email addy - I didn't see any way of doing anything else.

Ah, you answered while I was typing the above. I wonder how they picked the people to reply to. I fully expect that my port isn't what they want, but I didn't realise they were that far on. I just wanted more info on what their plans are.
« Last Edit: February 18, 2013, 18:39 by ShadySue »

Poncke

« Reply #44 on: February 18, 2013, 18:45 »
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Didnt even get an invitation, lol

« Reply #45 on: February 18, 2013, 18:45 »
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@Sue - In my case the turnaround time from application to decision was probably 8 to 12 days. Not sure how long it takes to go from an email request for info to an application, however.

My port is pretty weak honestly. I didn't expect to get in, but I figured I had better try because a lot of other options are falling apart fast. Once it hits the fan with SS, the whole industry will be an utter waste of time for most of us.

lisafx

« Reply #46 on: February 18, 2013, 20:07 »
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At least you heard back.  Sorry it was a no.  Your work is great IMO, but maybe they plan to go for a particular niche or market? 

I haven't heard back, but hadn't expected to until they are a bit further along. 

EmberMike

« Reply #47 on: February 18, 2013, 20:19 »
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Vector folks, don't expect to hear anything any time soon. I've been told that the illustration part of the site isn't even being worked on for a couple more months.

But they are going to be taking vectors. Just not right away.

« Reply #48 on: February 20, 2013, 11:09 »
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Will they be taking video? Anybody knows?

« Reply #49 on: February 20, 2013, 11:11 »
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No plans for video, afaik.  Currently.


 

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