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ShadySue

  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #75 on: May 28, 2013, 13:14 »
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What does that mean?
I'll  leave you to work it out for yourself.


« Reply #76 on: May 28, 2013, 13:18 »
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This was never a sales thread, it was merely to show a live site used by a Stocksy customer using the photo's in context.

Sadly I thought people here were curious, unfortunately MSG doesn't seem to be able to handle it, so there's no real point passing any more information on.

People are curious Matt, please keep posting about Stocksy. Just ignore the trolls!
Sadly even banning them doesn't work for long, they just can't help themselves and keep coming back under other names.

« Reply #77 on: May 28, 2013, 13:55 »
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Agreed. Tick can ignore the Stocksy subforum at their convienence.  As mentioned, as a new agency, postings about sales help inform the community as to the acceptance of a new site.  Obviously, sales at an established location are completely different.

« Reply #78 on: May 28, 2013, 14:03 »
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Well, knowing how many you, personally, are selling per day would be genuinely informative, Sean, but just proving that one person has purchased a file really provides no information whatsoever. I'd be surprised if anybody thought there had not been a single sale there by now.

« Reply #79 on: May 28, 2013, 14:11 »
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With 2600+ reads it seems that theme has some interest. And people not interested can skip it easily.

« Reply #80 on: May 28, 2013, 14:14 »
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It's not just a sale, but who is using the image that sold, that is interesting.

« Reply #81 on: May 28, 2013, 15:39 »
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The miserables are miserable about Stocksy. Everyone else is like wow :)
And the rest of us, other than 'the miserables' and 'everyone else' are totally neutral.
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That's it in a nutshell!

« Reply #82 on: May 28, 2013, 16:08 »
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It's not just a sale, but who is using the image that sold, that is interesting.

What's so interesting about who is using that image?  I must be out of the loop since I haven't heard of them or any of the sites they have worked on.

Maybe I should start another thread showing that they are using Istock exclusive images on their site (the apple and orange):
http://squarecraft.co/blog/ 
« Last Edit: May 28, 2013, 16:24 by tickstock »

ShadySue

  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #83 on: May 28, 2013, 16:26 »
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Maybe I should start another thread showing that they are using Istock exclusive images on their site (the apple and orange):
http://squarecraft.co/blog/

Only if you do it in the appropriate forum.  ;)

shudderstok

« Reply #84 on: May 28, 2013, 16:27 »
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The subject of this forum should be "Stocksy PTOTW". Should I now start an "IS in Action" thread?

« Reply #85 on: May 28, 2013, 16:29 »
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Maybe I should start another thread showing that they are using Istock exclusive images on their site (the apple and orange):
http://squarecraft.co/blog/

Only if you do it in the appropriate forum.  ;)

Don't worry I'll start it in the appropriate sub forum.

shudderstok

« Reply #86 on: May 28, 2013, 16:39 »
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It's not just a sale, but who is using the image that sold, that is interesting.

What's so interesting about who is using that image?  I must be out of the loop since I haven't heard of them or any of the sites they have worked on.

Maybe I should start another thread showing that they are using Istock exclusive images on their site (the apple and orange):
http://squarecraft.co/blog/


no you can't do that. you can only post about Stocksy and how great it is. if you post about anything other than Stocksy then you are automatically by default deemed a Stocksy hater and a troll. if you post anything about IS, then you are a Getty apologist.
That said, it is so amazingly interesting about who used the image I am surprised that it has not made headlines yet on CNN, or at the very least a forum topic all on it's own where we could all praise and chant together about how interesting it is. Yawn.

SNP

  • Canadian Photographer
« Reply #87 on: May 28, 2013, 18:25 »
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I've tried to think of a way to describe why I love the images on Stocksy so much. I'm not referring to my own, but to the work I am consistently affected by as it comes through the system there. the best description came to me while watching a movie yesterday. I was invested in the story, which was beautifully filmed. I thought to myself at least fifty times that a scene should be paused as an amazing photo. to me that is what Stocksy's offerings are like.

I already dislike the word authenticity as the buzzword de jour, but if I use it more literally it fits. the majority (sure not all, since it's subjective) of images on Stocksy have that quality, like a still from a movie that captures a truly genuine moment. not contrived. you just know it when you see it in a really beautiful film and the more work I do for Stocksy, the more I recognize a contrived image versus something more real.

« Reply #88 on: May 28, 2013, 18:37 »
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It's not just a sale, but who is using the image that sold, that is interesting.
What's so interesting about who is using that image?  I must be out of the loop since I haven't heard of them or any of the sites they have worked on.

I know you're very literal, so let me rephrase.

Hey, we've got a new agency licensing images.  We've spent weeks discussing who the possible market is for this site.  Hey, here's a site that used an image from this agency.  Now we've got a real world example, in the appropriate forum, we can discuss.

There you go.  Feel free to not worry so much about it.

« Reply #89 on: May 28, 2013, 19:20 »
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I've tried to think of a way to describe why I love the images on Stocksy so much. I'm not referring to my own, but to the work I am consistently affected by as it comes through the system there. the best description came to me while watching a movie yesterday. I was invested in the story, which was beautifully filmed. I thought to myself at least fifty times that a scene should be paused as an amazing photo. to me that is what Stocksy's offerings are like.

I already dislike the word authenticity as the buzzword de jour, but if I use it more literally it fits. the majority (sure not all, since it's subjective) of images on Stocksy have that quality, like a still from a movie that captures a truly genuine moment. not contrived. you just know it when you see it in a really beautiful film and the more work I do for Stocksy, the more I recognize a contrived image versus something more real.

<cringes> That is truly painful to read. If you were well-known that piece would make you a prime contender for Private Eye's 'Pseuds Corner'. I may not be able to recognise a 'contrived image', as you put it, but I can sure recognise a contrived persona.

« Reply #90 on: May 28, 2013, 19:27 »
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Well each to themselves, live and let live and all that. The other hypo Offset dont promise to be much more does it? as I said in another thread. This is wonderful advertising, a bit of limelight here and there, showing people you are still around.
Now is it going to sell or not? thats another story. Somehow I dont think they are too worried about that as long as people are reminded they are there, still around.
I dont think he meant new as in new material. He probably meant something a little bit differant. better or worse. :)

Ahhh __ Meeester Lagereek! <stroking Siamese cat on lap> We've been expecting you!

mattdixon

« Reply #91 on: May 28, 2013, 19:54 »
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I've tried to think of a way to describe why I love the images on Stocksy so much. I'm not referring to my own, but to the work I am consistently affected by as it comes through the system there. the best description came to me while watching a movie yesterday. I was invested in the story, which was beautifully filmed. I thought to myself at least fifty times that a scene should be paused as an amazing photo. to me that is what Stocksy's offerings are like.

I already dislike the word authenticity as the buzzword de jour, but if I use it more literally it fits. the majority (sure not all, since it's subjective) of images on Stocksy have that quality, like a still from a movie that captures a truly genuine moment. not contrived. you just know it when you see it in a really beautiful film and the more work I do for Stocksy, the more I recognize a contrived image versus something more real.

<cringes> That is truly painful to read. If you were well-known that piece would make you a prime contender for Private Eye's 'Pseuds Corner'. I may not be able to recognise a 'contrived image', as you put it, but I can sure recognise a contrived persona.

It's like lancing a boil, never a constructive word to say about anything, just relentless moaning. Don't ever work for the Samaritans, they'd be throwing themselves out of the window after two minutes.

« Reply #92 on: May 28, 2013, 20:06 »
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It's like lancing a boil, never a constructive word to say about anything, just relentless moaning. Don't ever work for the Samaritans, they'd be throwing themselves out of the window after two minutes.

Do some research matey-bollocks. You'll find I've plenty of constructive comments about many things ... including recent posts by Stacey, as it happens.

Your little knee-jerk reactions to anything you perceive hostile to Stocksy are more a comment on your inability to evaluate issues on their merits.

mattdixon

« Reply #93 on: May 28, 2013, 20:24 »
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Why the pseudonym and hidden portfolio?

« Reply #94 on: May 28, 2013, 20:31 »
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Why the pseudonym and hidden portfolio?

Because of the thousands of lurkers. All my friends here know me. If you were to PM me then you would too. I never reply to PM's anonymously.

gillian

  • *Gillian*

« Reply #95 on: May 28, 2013, 23:33 »
+2
What does that mean?
I think it means at other times you can be very persnickety over wording used by others and you jump on it.

your role as iS fanboy is well documented, but this is a new agency. I think it's ok to be a little excited and talk about first sales and first experiences, either here or in another thread. It's (and I mean: The stocksy board) hardly out of hand just yet.

have you been over in the Symbiostock threads and bag them out too, for being happy about first sales? or is just Stocksy you dislike?

« Reply #96 on: May 28, 2013, 23:51 »
+1
What does that mean?
I think it means at other times you can be very persnickety over wording used by others and you jump on it.

your role as iS fanboy is well documented, but this is a new agency. I think it's ok to be a little excited and talk about first sales and first experiences, either here or in another thread. It's (and I mean: The stocksy board) hardly out of hand just yet.

have you been over in the Symbiostock threads and bag them out too, for being happy about first sales? or is just Stocksy you dislike?
Gotcha, I thought I cleared that confusion up already (forum or sub-forum, I'm still not sure which is correct).  The Stocksy thread doesn't just show up for people that want to see every time someone gets a sale, it shows up for everyone and I would rather not block the whole Stocksy forum (sub-forum to be correct maybe?) in case there is some actual information coming out and there is a place to post your finds in one thread already.  About Symbiostock, I've blocked them from showing up for months now so I really have no clue as to what they are doing.  My guess is that they aren't insulting other photographers the way Stocksy does though.

SNP

  • Canadian Photographer
« Reply #97 on: May 29, 2013, 00:05 »
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I've tried to think of a way to describe why I love the images on Stocksy so much. I'm not referring to my own, but to the work I am consistently affected by as it comes through the system there. the best description came to me while watching a movie yesterday. I was invested in the story, which was beautifully filmed. I thought to myself at least fifty times that a scene should be paused as an amazing photo. to me that is what Stocksy's offerings are like.

I already dislike the word authenticity as the buzzword de jour, but if I use it more literally it fits. the majority (sure not all, since it's subjective) of images on Stocksy have that quality, like a still from a movie that captures a truly genuine moment. not contrived. you just know it when you see it in a really beautiful film and the more work I do for Stocksy, the more I recognize a contrived image versus something more real.

<cringes> That is truly painful to read. If you were well-known that piece would make you a prime contender for Private Eye's 'Pseuds Corner'. I may not be able to recognise a 'contrived image', as you put it, but I can sure recognise a contrived persona.

okay, so I waxed a little poetic...but, the thought was true. the movie I was watching was "Take This Waltz", a Canadian film set in Toronto. and my post was slightly tongue-in-cheek because there's a number of dismissive comments about stocksy images. I don't know how you could go through the collection and not be interested in it if you love photography on any level. gostwyck, you're out of practice. I expected something even more colourful outta you...;-)

« Reply #98 on: May 29, 2013, 00:53 »
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OK - this thread isn't discussing things any more.. just bickering.  I'll lock it.

Interesting how Stocksy is bringing out such emotions in people.


 

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