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« Reply #125 on: March 28, 2013, 18:39 »
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I guess people can put up a gallery of their non-stock images somewhere and send that link to stocksy. Shouldn't be too hard in todays hosting environment. Personal portfolio site.

I did just that...

Does anyone have a clue aprox. how many images should be included...

I know its individual , it depends on number of good photos , but in general how many photos would one put there ?

I was thinking about 50...

any opinion is welcomed


« Reply #126 on: March 28, 2013, 20:15 »
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Agreed, they have upped the % payout and they aren't just building exactly the same collection

kudos to them on both counts

Then why does every photo look exactly the same.  The entire collection could be from one photographer.  It seems that in stock photography the less usuable the higher the image is priced.  It reminds me how in high school all the kids that didn't fit in ending up looking the same as they made fun of the kids that all looked the same wearing the trendy clothes. 

gillian

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« Reply #127 on: March 28, 2013, 21:08 »
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I think when you dig deeper there's some pretty normal stuff in there too.

gillian

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« Reply #128 on: April 13, 2013, 17:25 »
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well I am in. I got an email inviting me to submit 10 good images, and within 24hr was approved. Now the tricky part: deciding what to put there.

rubyroo

« Reply #129 on: April 13, 2013, 18:05 »
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Congrats!   :D

WarrenPrice

« Reply #130 on: April 13, 2013, 18:12 »
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congratulations. 

mlwinphoto

« Reply #131 on: April 13, 2013, 18:22 »
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well I am in. I got an email inviting me to submit 10 good images, and within 24hr was approved. Now the tricky part: deciding what to put there.

Congrats.  That should be a fun one to be a part of.

« Reply #132 on: April 13, 2013, 18:22 »
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Congrats Gillian, and I visited your beautiful website so.. again congratulation I saw a lot of  good pictures.

gillian

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« Reply #133 on: April 16, 2013, 01:54 »
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Congrats Gillian, and I visited your beautiful website so.. again congratulation I saw a lot of  good pictures.
thanks for your kind words.

« Reply #134 on: April 17, 2013, 05:46 »
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Congratulations Gillian!

When did you apply? I sent my request about six weeks ago. Don't know if I should hold up my hopes or take the long time with no response as a 'NO'.

Regards

Rob

« Reply #135 on: April 17, 2013, 07:25 »
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congratulations Gillian you have a worthy portfolio

« Reply #136 on: April 17, 2013, 08:02 »
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well I am in. I got an email inviting me to submit 10 good images, and within 24hr was approved. Now the tricky part: deciding what to put there.

Nice! Congrats.  What kind of imagery did you submit? If I ever get invited it will be landscapes and underwater work as that is the only "non-staged stock" I have. The rest are just tomatoes on white ;D

ShadySue

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« Reply #137 on: April 17, 2013, 08:05 »
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well I am in. I got an email inviting me to submit 10 good images, and within 24hr was approved. Now the tricky part: deciding what to put there.

Nice! Congrats.  What kind of imagery did you submit? If I ever get invited it will be landscapes and underwater work as that is the only "non-staged stock" I have. The rest are just tomatoes on white ;D

There's plenty of 'staged stock' on Stocksy.

Poncke

« Reply #138 on: April 17, 2013, 11:23 »
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Never got any reply to my 2 emails. No reply means rejected, rejected means wait a year, wait a year means I will probably never be submitting to Stocksy. I dont know what to think of that. I cant be happy about it. It was announced as the halleluja for photographers. Unfortunately its only a very small group of photographers. How many contributors do they have? 100?

I guess I am just disappointed, more so by the complete silence then the 'rejection'

gillian

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« Reply #139 on: April 19, 2013, 03:35 »
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I applied at the same time as everyone else, ie, when they first announced it and we all registered interest. I got an email shortly after and I submitted my links to my website, SS and ?maybe? iS. (can't remember as I'd deactivated a few at that stage, I think).

Then I didn't hear anything until 12 April where I got another email inviting me to submit 10 images.

I submitted a mix of things: baby, dog, fashion, food, travel... nothing studio though and more unique pics that seemed to suit the style of what Stocksy is about. Some of those pics I am yet to submit because I'd have to deactivate them from elsewhere, and I've got to decide if I'm willing to do that, or if I shoot bespoke for Stocksy from now.

« Reply #140 on: April 19, 2013, 06:41 »
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I applied at the same time as everyone else, ie, when they first announced it and we all registered interest. I got an email shortly after and I submitted my links to my website, SS and ?maybe? iS. (can't remember as I'd deactivated a few at that stage, I think).

Then I didn't hear anything until 12 April where I got another email inviting me to submit 10 images.

I submitted a mix of things: baby, dog, fashion, food, travel... nothing studio though and more unique pics that seemed to suit the style of what Stocksy is about. Some of those pics I am yet to submit because I'd have to deactivate them from elsewhere, and I've got to decide if I'm willing to do that, or if I shoot bespoke for Stocksy from now.

Well, congrats to you.  At least some of us you are seeing movement with Stocksy.  I still hope they do well even though I am not part of their contributor base (yet ;))

gillian

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« Reply #141 on: April 19, 2013, 07:51 »
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but hold the tomatoes? :)

it works out quite well really - you put your fruit and kittens on iStock, your vivid/perfect/fake stuff on SS, randoms on the others, and your favourite art on Stocksy. (although i see iS is trying to change a little with their 2013 "local" challenge)

« Reply #142 on: April 19, 2013, 08:10 »
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I applied at the same time as everyone else, ie, when they first announced it and we all registered interest. I got an email shortly after and I submitted my links to my website, SS and ?maybe? iS. (can't remember as I'd deactivated a few at that stage, I think).

Then I didn't hear anything until 12 April where I got another email inviting me to submit 10 images.

So there's still hope for those like me who haven't heard back that it's rather a backlog of application e-mails than an implicit rejection by not answering...

I'll wait a little more....

« Reply #143 on: April 19, 2013, 09:40 »
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Well, I'll probably be tarred and feathered for saying this but....

I just don't see Stocksy as being a viable alternative for the majority of us peons anytime in the near future.  I didn't apply to that particular fraternity during rush week, and I probably won't ever apply to them as I had enough of that click rejection BS in high school.  (Congrats to Gillian, though for getting "pinned").
 I have been accepted at every stock site I have applied to without having to beg for a chance just to apply, "tweak my shooting style" or take a chance on an unproven business concept.  People actually pay money for my photos every day.  In a world where everyone has a digital camera, they all fancy themselves photographers, and plenty of them will jump at the chance to give photos away for free, I will keep in mind that this is no small accomplishment. 
The way I see it, I would have more to lose by joining Stocksy at this point in time than they would.  Letting my best photos sit on their site exclusively for months or years waiting for it to either fly or crash and burn is just not that appealing to me right now.   

They should be sending out emails asking for that privilege from those of you willing to do it, not the other way around.

« Reply #144 on: April 19, 2013, 11:11 »
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Exactly, I will be waiting for the next real "coop" to comes in...

« Reply #145 on: April 19, 2013, 11:37 »
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Exactly, I will be waiting for the next real "coop" to comes in...

Is it only a "real coop" if it takes everyone that comes in the door?

Poncke

« Reply #146 on: April 19, 2013, 11:49 »
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Exactly, I will be waiting for the next real "coop" to comes in...

Is it only a "real coop" if it takes everyone that comes in the door?

I have mentioned this before, the answer is yes :) A real coop doesnt select their members. Its true.

« Reply #147 on: April 19, 2013, 12:35 »
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Hi Gillian,

 Congrats on your being accepted. Just so you realize the 10 images you submit for acceptance do not have to be sold through Stocksy. They want to see what you do best. The ten I sent in were already at other agencies as I didn't have anything fresh so once accepted I didn't submit the ten that got me in I sent in new work only. So your ten tests can be with other agencies you have the option after being accepted to not upload your ten test images however, they do want you to send in work that is comparable to what you sent to gain acceptance. Just an FYI best of luck.

Cheers,
Jonathan

gillian

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« Reply #148 on: April 19, 2013, 17:18 »
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thanks Jonathan, I figured as much.

« Reply #149 on: April 19, 2013, 19:28 »
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Is it only a "real coop" if it takes everyone that comes in the door?
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I have mentioned this before, the answer is yes :) A real coop doesnt select their members. Its true.
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I think that this is a misunderstandings, but depends by the coop, its rules, statute, target and country, because normally the answer is yes, a real coop select their members. In a link posted in the forum Bruce Livingstone said that the idea is of not too many members. I don't remember well but it seems to me that the target for 2013 is max 500 members.
In my opinion this isn't a problem, stocksy has its goal and trying to reach them with its rules.
Better if other coop born, so everyone can find the best for him. Microstock isn't only istock or shutterstock and maybe coop will be more than stocksy, not all survive but create competition.


 

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