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fotorob

  • I am a professional stock photographer

« on: June 14, 2015, 05:58 »
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Hello,

I just saw that Stocksy offers a bunch of their images (about 77) in a bundle at CreativeMarket for 39$.
https://creativemarket.com/bundle/photography-bundle

Does anyone know how much royalties goes to each photographer for each sale?

Best regards,
Robert


« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2015, 06:01 »
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Hello,

I just saw that Stocksy offers a bunch of their images (about 77) in a bundle at CreativeMarket for 39$.
https://creativemarket.com/bundle/photography-bundle

Does anyone know how much royalties goes to each photographer for each sale?

Best regards,
Robert

I won't comment on questions of payment. But I can assure you, every single photographer who is part of this deal agreed with the way it was structured.
« Last Edit: June 14, 2015, 06:03 by MichaelJayFoto »

Semmick Photo

« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2015, 08:11 »
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I have just bought that bundle. Mostly for the pre-sets and actions for LR and PS. I was also interested in the quality of the Stocksy photos, to get an idea of what my standards would have to be.

The Stocksy floral pack has 21 images. On CM that pack cost $2800 dollar. I just checked the quality and it is appalling. Out of focus, noise, fringing, over saturated, poorly exposed. I have a hard time believing that is the quality offered on Stocksy. This must be rejects or something.

Semmick Photo

« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2015, 08:14 »
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« Last Edit: June 14, 2015, 13:20 by Semmick Photo »

« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2015, 08:34 »
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Just curious... As a buyer, why would you spend $39 on something when you have absolutely no idea what you're getting?

« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2015, 08:40 »
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Gawd that focus on those images is atrocious!

Semmick Photo

« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2015, 08:45 »
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Just curious... As a buyer, why would you spend $39 on something when you have absolutely no idea what you're getting?

Sorry, is that the way Stocksy is thinking as well and sells 21 crap images for $2800 because we have no idea what we are buying anyway?

There is a clear explanation of what is included in the bundle and I can click on every product to see what that product includes. It looked good to me, and some pre-sets will come very useful.

I trusted on the Stocksy reputation regarding the images, when I bought the bundle, silly me.

« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2015, 08:48 »
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I'm serious.  Where is the page that describes it?  I can only find the page that says "1500 presets and some stock images" with the buy me button.  I couldn't find a detail page anywhere.  If there is one, I'd love to see it.

I don't know anything about the 'quality' of he images.  I'm not an editor and don't have access to other work.  It's known, though, that emotion and feeling can trump perfect focus during acceptance.
« Last Edit: June 14, 2015, 08:50 by Sean Locke Photography »

Semmick Photo

« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2015, 08:55 »
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https://creativemarket.com/bundle/photography-bundle

Just scroll down and you will see all the packages and click on them

« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2015, 09:01 »
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Lol, guess I never scrolled down far enough.  Thanks for the smack.

Semmick Photo

« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2015, 10:59 »
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« Last Edit: June 14, 2015, 13:21 by Semmick Photo »

Semmick Photo

« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2015, 11:01 »
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« Last Edit: June 14, 2015, 13:22 by Semmick Photo »

« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2015, 11:20 »
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Can you get a refund?

Its not a mistake, this actually for sale on Stocksy

http://www.stocksy.com/281669



objowl

« Reply #13 on: June 14, 2015, 11:26 »
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Its not a mistake, this actually for sale on Stocksy


I take it you are not feeling the emotion.

« Reply #14 on: June 14, 2015, 11:30 »
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wow
looks like they are accepting iPhone 4 photos.

Semmick Photo

« Reply #15 on: June 14, 2015, 11:32 »
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I have emailed CM for a partial refund. Regardless of the discounted bundle, I still believe the quality should be to a certain standard.

As far as emotion trumps focus, I completely understand what is meant by that, and to a point I agree. But  those pineapple images have nothing to do with any emotion or story. It evokes nothing, and they are extremely poor quality. Stuff like that wont even get accepted at 123 or CanStockPhoto.

« Reply #16 on: June 14, 2015, 11:43 »
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I have emailed CM for a partial refund. Regardless of the discounted bundle, I still believe the quality should be to a certain standard.

Stocksy involvement aside, there is no guarantee or assurance of any kind of quality on CM.  We all know (I think) that they do no kind of inspections or anything.  I think it's buyer beware there.

« Reply #17 on: June 14, 2015, 11:46 »
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Creative Market does a very poor job of showing you what is in their bundles. I get the marketing, but lose interest because you have to click this and that to see what is there.  Deal Jumbo on the other hand really puts a lot of effort into showcasing their bundles.

I said it on another thread - I think CM stuffs bundles to look like a great deal, but I can't believe how bad those photos are and I'm really surprized Stocksy admits to any affiliation with them!

Semmick Photo

« Reply #18 on: June 14, 2015, 12:03 »
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I have emailed CM for a partial refund. Regardless of the discounted bundle, I still believe the quality should be to a certain standard.

Stocksy involvement aside, there is no guarantee or assurance of any kind of quality on CM.  We all know (I think) that they do no kind of inspections or anything.  I think it's buyer beware there.

Indeed, I think they will tell me to take it up with the shop owner. Which I did. I PMed Stocksy on CM.

What I dont get is that the Stocksy packages are for sale for a lot of money. The pineapple pack cost $1300. If  were a buyer, and bought that pack for that kind of money, I would be outraged over the poor quality. Stocksy shouldnt want to sell that.

« Reply #19 on: June 14, 2015, 12:11 »
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...What I dont get is that the Stocksy packages are for sale for a lot of money. The pineapple pack cost $1300. If  were a buyer, and bought that pack for that kind of money, I would be outraged over the poor quality. Stocksy shouldnt want to sell that.

I can't imagine anyone on CM paying $1,300 or $2,800 (flower bundle) for anything, so possibly there'd be no outrage in practice?

I did once download a freebie photo pack (several months back) from Creative Market and the quality didn't look great from the thumbnails, but I thought I'd see what the 100% view looked like.

The bundle was uniformly dreadful - but it was free, so no harm done. What surprised me was a pile of comments saying "wow - great pictures" and "how useful" and other compliments. Perhaps people were just being nice? Perhaps the pixel peeping that the micro agencies have trained us to do isn't something buyers care about?

Semmick Photo

« Reply #20 on: June 14, 2015, 12:18 »
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...What I dont get is that the Stocksy packages are for sale for a lot of money. The pineapple pack cost $1300. If  were a buyer, and bought that pack for that kind of money, I would be outraged over the poor quality. Stocksy shouldnt want to sell that.

I can't imagine anyone on CM paying $1,300 or $2,800 (flower bundle) for anything, so possibly there'd be no outrage in practice?

I did once download a freebie photo pack (several months back) from Creative Market and the quality didn't look great from the thumbnails, but I thought I'd see what the 100% view looked like.

The bundle was uniformly dreadful - but it was free, so no harm done. What surprised me was a pile of comments saying "wow - great pictures" and "how useful" and other compliments. Perhaps people were just being nice? Perhaps the pixel peeping that the micro agencies have trained us to do isn't something buyers care about?
But the basics should be there, right? Some photos are shockingly poor quality.

« Last Edit: June 14, 2015, 13:22 by Semmick Photo »

« Reply #21 on: June 14, 2015, 13:03 »
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I was also interested in the quality of the Stocksy photos, to get an idea of what my standards would have to be.

Well, obviously you have figured it out by now, have you?

Hint: Technical quality comes secondary to the true value of a photo. You will also note that when you start downloading full-res images from Getty or Corbis.

Not trying to piss you off but it's the truth: Microstock set so high standards because they wanted to prove that you can get really good technical quality despite the low prices. But they lost touch with reality in some aspects. As you can see by those calling out the "irrational" rejections by Shutterstock for lighting or focus - which I am getting as well randomly. Those aspects might be important to cheap buyers but apparently they are by far not as important for buyers with deeper pockets.

Semmick Photo

« Reply #22 on: June 14, 2015, 13:10 »
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Are you telling me that the two photos of the pineapple are good? Or that focus is not important?

Anyway considering  the poor quality on Istock,  Stocksy and Offset you are probably right.
« Last Edit: June 14, 2015, 13:13 by Semmick Photo »

Semmick Photo

« Reply #23 on: June 14, 2015, 13:24 »
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I have edited my comments and deleted  most photos. Its off topic.

Shelma1

« Reply #24 on: June 14, 2015, 13:47 »
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...What I dont get is that the Stocksy packages are for sale for a lot of money. The pineapple pack cost $1300. If  were a buyer, and bought that pack for that kind of money, I would be outraged over the poor quality. Stocksy shouldnt want to sell that.

I can't imagine anyone on CM paying $1,300 or $2,800 (flower bundle) for anything, so possibly there'd be no outrage in practice?

I did once download a freebie photo pack (several months back) from Creative Market and the quality didn't look great from the thumbnails, but I thought I'd see what the 100% view looked like.

The bundle was uniformly dreadful - but it was free, so no harm done. What surprised me was a pile of comments saying "wow - great pictures" and "how useful" and other compliments. Perhaps people were just being nice? Perhaps the pixel peeping that the micro agencies have trained us to do isn't something buyers care about?

Yeah, I once downloaded a freebie vector just to see, and it was an auto trace of a photo...not acceptable to any of the big stock sites. Useless unless you wanted to just output a small jpg for the web. If you output it any larger you'd see it was just a jumble of blobs of color.


 

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