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« Reply #375 on: March 01, 2013, 07:19 »
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Bruce, enjoying reading this ?
Yes ? OK  ( new fetish ? )
No ? Than, give us a clue, what do You looking for and help to stop this bizzare thread.
Thank You in advance.

 ;)
« Last Edit: March 01, 2013, 07:38 by enstoker »


« Reply #376 on: March 01, 2013, 07:27 »
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The Pinterest shots are interesting, fun to look at and great for starting the conversation. But I doubt Stocksy is looking to build an entire web site around this. Just do what you do best.


...BTW, how the heck would you keyword that kinda stuff? Just sayin...
« Last Edit: March 01, 2013, 07:35 by Oshoot »

shudderstok

« Reply #377 on: March 01, 2013, 07:40 »
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The more I see and here the more probable I think it is that they are not interested in microstock at all, that it will be wall are, maybe gallery supplies or bulk sales to interior decor chains.
Bruce spotted a hole in the market first time round, if he's hunting out market holes again that microstock is not the place to look.

Based on what I've seen on the pinned images I'd agree with you.


yes he sure did spot a hole in the market "free images" progressing to incredibly cheap stock photos. i suppose that was the thing to do back then and regrettably is changed the stock industry by creating a rapid decline in the valuation of photography. the rest is history. now it is the norm to sell images for a few bucks.

ShadySue

« Reply #378 on: March 01, 2013, 07:49 »
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The more I see and here the more probable I think it is that they are not interested in microstock at all, that it will be wall are, maybe gallery supplies or bulk sales to interior decor chains.
Bruce spotted a hole in the market first time round, if he's hunting out market holes again that microstock is not the place to look.
So essentially undercutting FAA, AllPosters et al? (but selling RF for customers to do their own printing, mounting etc.?)

Don't like the mystery.
If they weren't ready to launch, or to explain what they wanted, they shouldn't have welcomed applications.
Sorry for all those who submitted 'blind' and now have a long wait before they can reapply.
« Last Edit: March 01, 2013, 08:05 by ShadySue »

aspp

« Reply #379 on: March 01, 2013, 08:38 »
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The more I see and here the more probable I think it is that they are not interested in microstock at all, that it will be wall are, maybe gallery supplies or bulk sales to interior decor chains.
Bruce spotted a hole in the market first time round, if he's hunting out market holes again that microstock is not the place to look.

I don't believe that the old microstock label is particularly useful in this context since it really only addresses price and distribution. The work I am seeing they have liked is in line with the sort of stuff I see in use daily both on the web and in print. It's about indie, aesthetics, style, production values etc. It's also often pictures which tell bits of stories.

I think it is the same thing he did before again but at a higher level. Once upon a time digital cameras and fast internet meant that it was possible for anyone to get into the market for handshakes and tomatoes isolated on white. Now sites like 500px are bringing together people who are producing content which looks every bit as good as the stuff you will see in private galleries (then in adverts) or the pages of a bank prospectus and magazines like Monocle etc.

How I see it, Bruce and his friends have set us a challenge to make better, more thoughtful and intelligent work. Or maybe reminded us why we like pictures. I think what they do will be very influential whether or not we all rush to try to join. So yes. I'm curious.
« Last Edit: March 01, 2013, 08:41 by aspp »

Poncke

« Reply #380 on: March 01, 2013, 08:41 »
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I wonder why no one has mentioned 1X.com in comparison with Stocksy. If there is any site out there with superb conceptional images of the highest artistic quality its 1X.com.

« Reply #381 on: March 01, 2013, 09:11 »
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I wonder why no one has mentioned 1X.com in comparison with Stocksy. If there is any site out there with superb conceptional images of the highest artistic quality its 1X.com.

Boy, talk about your unwatermarked large images...

Poncke

« Reply #382 on: March 01, 2013, 09:16 »
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I wonder why no one has mentioned 1X.com in comparison with Stocksy. If there is any site out there with superb conceptional images of the highest artistic quality its 1X.com.

Boy, talk about your unwatermarked large images...
Yep, but the imagery is fantastic.

« Reply #383 on: March 01, 2013, 09:46 »
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If you shot the album cover for "the head and the heart" from 2010 you are golden.

w7lwi

  • Those that don't stand up to evil enable evil.
« Reply #384 on: March 01, 2013, 12:07 »
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I wonder why no one has mentioned 1X.com in comparison with Stocksy. If there is any site out there with superb conceptional images of the highest artistic quality its 1X.com.

Boy, talk about your unwatermarked large images...
Yep, but the imagery is fantastic.

I visit that site several times a year for inspiration.  Love much of the imagery.

SNP

  • Canadian Photographer
« Reply #385 on: March 01, 2013, 12:49 »
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the images are interesting, some very beautiful. but browsing 1X is a PITA

« Reply #386 on: March 01, 2013, 15:44 »
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I'm guessing this is a good indication of what they'd like to see:

http://pinterest.com/stocksyunited/
If thats their niche then they are not aiming to become the next stock site. Not by a long shot, thats very conceptional arty imagery. I dont think that stuff will be downloaded by the millions, not be because its not good, but because its very conceptional. Its not going to be about a handshake or a businesswoman.


The people who want that content are willing to pay more for it. I don't see anything saying that Stocksy is a micro style agency either. They might be trying to cull all the best talent that got into micro during a time when places like Getty either wouldn't sign new artists or only offered Photographer Choice style pay to play placement options.

« Reply #387 on: March 01, 2013, 15:54 »
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yes he sure did spot a hole in the market "free images" progressing to incredibly cheap stock photos. i suppose that was the thing to do back then and regrettably is changed the stock industry by creating a rapid decline in the valuation of photography. the rest is history. now it is the norm to sell images for a few bucks.

I wonder why everyone blames microstockers for the decline of stock. What about the camera manufacturers who have, in essence, put a pro-type camera in everyones hands. Like Bill Gates put a computer on everyone's desk and now everyone is a graphic or web designer or can post-process images in Photoshop. Like the phone companies now have cameras in cell phones that take better pictures than some of the point-and-shoots and even some DSLRs. I'm pretty sure Livingstone didn't do all that single-handedly. Please...give credit where credit is due.  ;) If he hadn't done it, someone else sure would have. Small to mid-sized companies were SCREAMING for a more budget-minded solution to stock photography, he was just the lucky one to have gotten there first.

« Reply #388 on: March 01, 2013, 16:11 »
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yes he sure did spot a hole in the market "free images" progressing to incredibly cheap stock photos. i suppose that was the thing to do back then and regrettably is changed the stock industry by creating a rapid decline in the valuation of photography. the rest is history. now it is the norm to sell images for a few bucks.

I wonder why everyone blames microstockers for the decline of stock. What about the camera manufacturers who have, in essence, put a pro-type camera in everyones hands. Like Bill Gates put a computer on everyone's desk and now everyone is a graphic or web designer or can post-process images in Photoshop. Like the phone companies now have cameras in cell phones that take better pictures than some of the point-and-shoots and even some DSLRs. I'm pretty sure Livingstone didn't do all that single-handedly. Please...give credit where credit is due.  ;) If he hadn't done it, someone else sure would have. Small to mid-sized companies were SCREAMING for a more budget-minded solution to stock photography, he was just the lucky one to have gotten there first.

exactly! in a few "months" mobile networks will complain about skype, people like to complain and drop guilt on other, if it is not working maybe its time for them to change no? microstock is changing since day one and most have been dealing with it quite well

naturalmedia.es

  • Creative agency located in Barcelona.

« Reply #389 on: March 02, 2013, 13:41 »
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Hi everyone.
I got accepted yesterday.
I'm uploading several images by now, some ones got accepted and some others don't.
The "inspection" seems very good, with comments in human language. like one that i get,
"Love the image, but can you remove the white line in the middle? Please republish this file, really liked"
Better than a simply rejection with no explanation.
By now it seems more like a social network with a lot of chat and blogpost.
Some really amazing galleries of photographers that i didn't know until now, very inspiring.
Uploading, Keywording, MR, finally a great usable user interface for a MS website.
And that's all i know by now, will keep uploading until 50 photos or so, and wait until 25th to see what happen.
Saludos!

mlwinphoto

« Reply #390 on: March 02, 2013, 13:45 »
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Hi everyone.
I got accepted yesterday.
I'm uploading several images by now, some ones got accepted and some others don't.
The "inspection" seems very good, with comments in human language. like one that i get,
"Love the image, but can you remove the white line in the middle? Please republish this file, really liked"
Better than a simply rejection with no explanation.
By now it seems more like a social network with a lot of chat and blogpost.
Some really amazing galleries of photographers that i didn't know until now, very inspiring.
Uploading, Keywording, MR, finally a great usable user interface for a MS website.
And that's all i know by now, will keep uploading until 50 photos or so, and wait until 25th to see what happen.
Saludos!

Congrats.  Really looking forward to seeing the new site.

Caz

« Reply #391 on: March 02, 2013, 15:10 »
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Hi everyone.
I got accepted yesterday.
I'm uploading several images by now, some ones got accepted and some others don't.
The "inspection" seems very good, with comments in human language. like one that i get,
"Love the image, but can you remove the white line in the middle? Please republish this file, really liked"

Is that really the language used on the rejection text? "Really liked" ??? That's what it really said?


« Reply #392 on: March 02, 2013, 16:43 »
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I'm in.  8)

« Reply #393 on: March 02, 2013, 17:01 »
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Hi everyone.
I got accepted yesterday.
I'm uploading several images by now, some ones got accepted and some others don't.
The "inspection" seems very good, with comments in human language. like one that i get,
"Love the image, but can you remove the white line in the middle? Please republish this file, really liked"

Is that really the language used on the rejection text? "Really liked" ??? That's what it really said?

Uh, it's people talking.  Not an automated email.

ShadySue

« Reply #394 on: March 02, 2013, 17:06 »
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Hi everyone.
I got accepted yesterday.
I'm uploading several images by now, some ones got accepted and some others don't.
The "inspection" seems very good, with comments in human language. like one that i get,
"Love the image, but can you remove the white line in the middle? Please republish this file, really liked"

Is that really the language used on the rejection text? "Really liked" ??? That's what it really said?
Why shouldn't it?
Back in the day I've had (very occasional) personal comments from iS inspectors urging me to resubmit a pic once I'd fixed it, and once even a regretful note about liking my pic even though they felt it couldn't be salvaged for iS.

Poncke

« Reply #395 on: March 02, 2013, 17:10 »
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I think he is pointing out the grammar not the fact that someone liked the image.

lisafx

« Reply #396 on: March 02, 2013, 18:12 »
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I think he is pointing out the grammar not the fact that someone liked the image.

"Really liked" sounds grammatically fine to me...  :-\  A bit nitpicky, really, to be dissecting response e-mails. 

Let me preface this comment by saying I am not "in", and with the stuff I shoot may not ever be, but I hope we don't see a lot of sour grapes directed at Stocksy when the rejections start coming.

« Reply #397 on: March 02, 2013, 18:33 »
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I don't expect to be accepted by Stocksy, and I'm okay with that. I wish them well. I hope they shake things up.

« Reply #398 on: March 02, 2013, 18:38 »
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I agree.  If they are as successful as I suspect they will be, it will benefit many of us who don't become members.

Tror

« Reply #399 on: March 02, 2013, 18:44 »
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Me too. I haven`t got an invite so I think I`m out, but I wish them the best. I think their concept could work and stir everything a bit up in the industry. Probably some will be able to join later or the Stocksy construction gets a role model and other coops follow.....


 

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