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« Reply #75 on: March 25, 2013, 13:52 »
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Darn pulled up stocksy.com and was re-directed to instagram  ;D

I guess that retro, semi cross processed, faded, 1970's look is in... Again??
Come on it's really not that way, I know Instagram my girl-friend use it all the time and I hate it, and Stocksy is not like that!


« Reply #76 on: March 25, 2013, 13:57 »
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Darn pulled up stocksy.com and was re-directed to instagram  ;D

I guess that retro, semi cross processed, faded, 1970's look is in... Again??
Come on it's really not that way, I know Instagram my girl-friend use it all the time and I hate it, and Stocksy is not like that!

I think they would probably like to be called "quirky" and "different". So I'll take back the retro comment. But I think I spotted an Instagram filter use once or thrice :)

« Reply #77 on: March 25, 2013, 14:00 »
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Or maybe even "Artsie". Well at least I don't have to worry about them competing with my isolated on white coffee cups and apples :)

stocked

« Reply #78 on: March 25, 2013, 14:22 »
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Darn pulled up stocksy.com and was re-directed to instagram  ;D

I guess that retro, semi cross processed, faded, 1970's look is in... Again??
Come on it's really not that way, I know Instagram my girl-friend use it all the time and I hate it, and Stocksy is not like that!



I think they would probably like to be called "quirky" and "different". So I'll take back the retro comment. But I think I spotted an Instagram filter use once or thrice :)


sure they simply have all styles but Stocksy as a whole isn't this Instagram and PS-filter thingy, it's good usable creative and sometimes really great and fantastic photography.

« Reply #79 on: March 25, 2013, 14:58 »
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AFAIK in order to participate in a co-op you usually need to purchase shares.
What does it look like at stocksy? Does anybody know?

Poncke

« Reply #80 on: March 25, 2013, 15:14 »
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Still no answer to my emails.  :(

I agree there are a lot of instagram lookalikes, a bit of lomography. The images they pinned on pinterest were really impressive  but I dont get the same impression from their homepage.  It does seem they are not offering the standard stock shot. It is niche orientated.

« Reply #81 on: March 26, 2013, 00:35 »
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I haven't had a response from my application yet either.  I'm tempted to re-apply through the website with a link to a portfolio tailored for Stocksy, but given everyone's bound to have been pretty busy with the lead-up to the opening, and my port doesn't even qualify as small fry, I should probably just continue being patient.

« Reply #82 on: March 26, 2013, 06:55 »
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It would really be nice to see the inspector's guidelines for:

1. Image message/subject matter
2. Technical standards

« Reply #83 on: March 26, 2013, 06:55 »
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I am waiting for a response to my portfolio link too - but I am patient. Still hope, Stocksy will be a success, regardless whether i am in or out. :)

« Reply #84 on: March 26, 2013, 08:30 »
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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 next year.

« Reply #85 on: March 26, 2013, 11:02 »
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I am yet to receive the response from them. I had sent the links of my different ports. Anyways, I looked at their site - stocksy. I found it has inclination towards arts. Will that have buyers?

Can someone report if they got any sale so far?

« Reply #86 on: March 26, 2013, 13:57 »
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AFAIK in order to participate in a co-op you usually need to purchase shares.
What does it look like at stocksy? Does anybody know?


you don't have to purchase anything... but you need to dedicate images, and if you want a sizeable port, lots of production time in the future... so it doesn't come cheap actually. actually could become the hugestest waste of time in recent years.

mattdixon

« Reply #87 on: March 26, 2013, 15:50 »
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I am yet to receive the response from them. I had sent the links of my different ports. Anyways, I looked at their site - stocksy. I found it has inclination towards arts. Will that have buyers?

Can someone report if they got any sale so far?

Admin there reported sales within the first couple of hours, buyers are already showing interest.

« Reply #88 on: March 26, 2013, 15:56 »
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[size=78%]you don't have to purchase anything... but you need to dedicate images, and if you want a sizeable port, lots of production time in the future... so it doesn't come cheap actually. actually could become the hugestest waste of time in recent years.[/size]


I thought a co-op meant that members would need to put money in for shares in the co-op. not exactly purchasing anything, but certainly investing. Or are those the details the outsiders will never know about and members of the club will never speak about?

« Reply #89 on: March 26, 2013, 16:17 »
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[size=78%]you don't have to purchase anything... but you need to dedicate images, and if you want a sizeable port, lots of production time in the future... so it doesn't come cheap actually. actually could become the hugestest waste of time in recent years.[/size]


I thought a co-op meant that members would need to put money in for shares in the co-op. not exactly purchasing anything, but certainly investing. Or are those the details the outsiders will never know about and members of the club will never speak about?

You did purchase things; camera equipment, lighting, models, props  and your valualbe time.   The acceptance gets you membership.  Your split of the profits should be in ratio to your sales and the size of files or profit on your downloads.  The more you buy in coops the more dividens you get back.  Here the more you sell the more dividens you should get back if the venture is profitable.  No profits no dividens.  Also first in first paid.

No shares so no controlling interest by a few small players who could profit by selling the entity.   That doesn't mean some members won't be elevated. 

mattdixon

« Reply #90 on: March 26, 2013, 16:35 »
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[size=78%]you don't have to purchase anything... but you need to dedicate images, and if you want a sizeable port, lots of production time in the future... so it doesn't come cheap actually. actually could become the hugestest waste of time in recent years.[/size]

I thought a co-op meant that members would need to put money in for shares in the co-op. not exactly purchasing anything, but certainly investing. Or are those the details the outsiders will never know about and members of the club will never speak about?


There are no secrets, it's very different from Getty :-)

No you don't buy shares, you can't buy your way in - your work is the investment in the CO-OP - you get a profit share at the end of each year based on your sales there.
50% Royalty on regular sales, 100% on extended licences + profit share based on sales.

Last part of the article sums up the Stocksy ethos...

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57576184-93/stocksy-aims-to-bring-the-soul-back-into-stock-photography/

There's a lot of good people there working hard to make a difference. It's nice to be in a creative environment again and not in a battery farm having the life and soul squeezed out of you by an anonymous hedge fund.

Poncke

« Reply #91 on: March 26, 2013, 17:04 »
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Its a co op for a selected few. Hardly a co op, no?

« Last Edit: March 26, 2013, 17:26 by cobalt »

« Reply #93 on: March 26, 2013, 17:36 »
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It is a coop. To become a member, once you are accepted, you need to buy a share for 1$.

mattdixon

« Reply #94 on: March 26, 2013, 18:12 »
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Its a co op for a selected few. Hardly a co op, no?
It's open to all photographers, you just have to apply with your portfolio like all other agencies.

« Reply #95 on: March 26, 2013, 18:29 »
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Looks like a high standard and not for most of us peons
Notwithstanding the high standard, I suspect you will find similar on cheaper sites but without the same digging needed
Can't see too many shopping there for their blogs
Better than average chance that many of the selected contributors will need other homes for a fair percentage of their images
Subject matter coverage is limited
In most areas of commerce there is the high value low volume market as well as the low value high volume so wish them well

« Reply #96 on: March 27, 2013, 07:22 »
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Looks like a high standard and not for most of us peons
Notwithstanding the high standard, I suspect you will find similar on cheaper sites but without the same digging needed
Can't see too many shopping there for their blogs
Better than average chance that many of the selected contributors will need other homes for a fair percentage of their images
Subject matter coverage is limited
In most areas of commerce there is the high value low volume market as well as the low value high volume so wish them well


Thats the problem imho. 50$ is not high value.

« Reply #97 on: March 27, 2013, 07:35 »
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We should have a poll.

How many were rejected and how many were accepted.
how many apply and how many didn't.

Poncke

« Reply #98 on: March 27, 2013, 07:47 »
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Its a co op for a selected few. Hardly a co op, no?
It's open to all photographers, you just have to apply with your portfolio like all other agencies.
Exactly, thats not a co op. It would be a co op if all photographers could join and their images would be reviewed for acceptance, not a portfolio. Because basically I can shoot whatever they want, its just not in my portfolio. Read up what a co op is, Stocksy in the true sense, is not.

« Reply #99 on: March 27, 2013, 09:32 »
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We should have a poll.

How many were rejected and how many were accepted.
how many apply and how many didn't.
I think you will find that a large percentage of people haven't heard back yet.


 

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