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SNP

  • Canadian Photographer
« Reply #125 on: March 29, 2013, 16:08 »
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@gostwyck: sure, there is bound to be suggestion/constructive criticism, which I think is probably welcomed. everyone is entitled to their opinion. hope the bunny comes to........too

« Last Edit: March 29, 2013, 16:25 by SNP »


lisafx

« Reply #126 on: March 29, 2013, 16:21 »
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Cheers and hope the Easter bunny brings everyone some chocolate.

I've given the Easter bunny specific instructions to stop at Godiva for my basket.  Hope he complies.  ;D

« Reply #127 on: March 29, 2013, 16:24 »
+1
removed one post which was a silly negative jab, one member to another.

SNP

  • Canadian Photographer
« Reply #128 on: March 29, 2013, 16:26 »
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Cheers and hope the Easter bunny brings everyone some chocolate.

I've given the Easter bunny specific instructions to stop at Godiva for my basket.  Hope he complies.  ;D

he should swing past the liquor store too...:-)

mlwinphoto

« Reply #129 on: March 29, 2013, 16:42 »
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Cheers and hope the Easter bunny brings everyone some chocolate.

I've given the Easter bunny specific instructions to stop at Godiva for my basket.  Hope he complies.  ;D

he should swing past the liquor store too...:-)

After this month at iStock I'll need the liquor much more than the chocolate.

gillian

  • *Gillian*

« Reply #130 on: March 29, 2013, 16:52 »
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^ but can you afford it?

:(

« Reply #131 on: March 29, 2013, 16:55 »
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removed one post which was a silly negative jab, one member to another.


 :D  Just wait, it wont be too much longer before they are coming from the other side.  ;)


« Reply #132 on: March 29, 2013, 23:51 »
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Stocksy 1 : 0 Offset
For instance Stocksy looks more attractive IMO. The prices are more affordable, adapted to freelancers pockets.
Exclusivity is a good idea too. Buyers often are considered as idiots. I'm buyer too and don't appreciate the fact that the same product could be find for 100 times less (or rather that I'm paying 100 times more then regular price).
I like Stocky's sustainable approach. I like the fact they accepted photos not 100% matching with theirs standards from contributors, excellent photographers btw, who needed help. Finally a little dose of humanity in stock business.

stocked

« Reply #133 on: March 30, 2013, 04:48 »
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Stocksy 1 : 0 Offset
For instance Stocksy looks more attractive IMO. The prices are more affordable, adapted to freelancers pockets.
Exclusivity is a good idea too. Buyers often are considered as idiots. I'm buyer too and don't appreciate the fact that the same product could be find for 100 times less (or rather that I'm paying 100 times more then regular price).
I like Stocky's sustainable approach. I like the fact they accepted photos not 100% matching with theirs standards from contributors, excellent photographers btw, who needed help. Finally a little dose of humanity in stock business.
Man and this excellent post got the arrows down... (was mine
us 3 before I gave it a heart), need a break from this forum all this negativism I better spend my time for new shoots for Stocksy and building up my Symbiostock-site.....

« Reply #134 on: March 30, 2013, 05:15 »
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I think stocksy sends an important message. That we as artists, who produce the content, should do all we can to get the income from our work. stocksy might not be a solution for everyone and even for those of who are in, we cannot place all our work there. But if the community focusses their online power on supporting the sites that treat us fairly, I believe we can do much more than people think.

Maybe there are other photographers who want to start a coop as well, maybe you just really work together to build your own shops and link them together.

Maybe someone can lobby Apple to open the iTunes store for creative artists. They pay out 70% for apps and ebooks, what if they had an area for images and video as wallpaper or resource for schools and projects?

I think stocksy is the beginning of a more multi polar world for selling stock. The customers will get much more diversity and choice and stock can indeed be a sustainable career for those who work hard at it and want it.
« Last Edit: March 30, 2013, 13:47 by cobalt »

« Reply #135 on: April 01, 2013, 06:19 »
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I like what Stocksy is trying to sell, i will certainly apply as a contributor.

On the other side, it seems at the moment they're trying to sell as RF stuff that belongs to RM.
In plus, plenty of their images can be found for a pittance on micros.

The logo should be just "Stocksy", sorry but buyers dont give a sh-it if photographers make a living or if it's a coop or if it's ISO 9001 of if it's ethical and eco-friendly.

I can't imagine Stocksy making billions but certainly it can find its niche as "midstock".

EmberMike

« Reply #136 on: April 01, 2013, 12:38 »
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...The logo should be just "Stocksy", sorry but buyers dont give a sh-it if photographers make a living or if it's a coop or if it's ISO 9001 of if it's ethical and eco-friendly...

Actually buyers do care. I had an email exchange with a buyer recently and when I asked how they found my work on Stockfresh, they told me that originally they found my work through a Google image search that brought them to istock, but they didn't want to buy at istock because of the Getty/Google deal.

Fair trade practices do matter to some buyers. Not all of them, but definitely some. I think there is enough of an interest in fair trade that it's worth mentioning for a company like Stocksy.

mlwinphoto

« Reply #137 on: December 29, 2013, 20:26 »
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EmberMike

« Reply #138 on: December 29, 2013, 20:36 »
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Don't feed the spammer...

« Reply #139 on: December 29, 2013, 20:48 »
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I reported him ...

« Reply #140 on: December 29, 2013, 22:04 »
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I removed a few posts talking (negatively) about specific images.  This isn't the place to point fingers and laugh.

If you want to talk about specific images or portfolios, please post your own for critique.

Great move!

« Reply #141 on: December 30, 2013, 04:38 »
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I like what Stocksy is trying to sell, i will certainly apply as a contributor.

On the other side, it seems at the moment they're trying to sell as RF stuff that belongs to RM.
In plus, plenty of their images can be found for a pittance on micros.

The logo should be just "Stocksy", sorry but buyers dont give a sh-it if photographers make a living or if it's a coop or if it's ISO 9001 of if it's ethical and eco-friendly.

I can't imagine Stocksy making billions but certainly it can find its niche as "midstock".

I usually see you busting ppls' balls here for the fun of it, but now I'm sad to say I agree. There are a lot of images of the kind you can find on SS by the hundreds, so is it tightly curated or not? Also those kind of images get instant rejection if they come from other contributors, exactly for not being special enough -  thats pretty nausiating. But anyway, those are overpriced. On the other hand there are also great images that make the pricing actually look cheap, those should be selling for thousands - especially many travel images that obviously come at great cost. 50 bucks might sound great to micro'ers but for someone more old school this would look like the dirt cheap sellout of the last high value category left.

The ELs are nice, had a few close to each other so they made up for the lack of generic income, but I'm not foolish enough to beleive you can make a projection from that. That's like playing the lottery to pay your bills.


Also, you might work for hours and hours, get into a lot of cost if you want something a bit special, and all that effort expands your port by handful of shots, becasue that's as good as it gets with tight curation. How long will it take to build a signfifcant port like this, probabaly two decades. How is that sustainable? More rewards / effort / sustainabilty comes from the micros ppl love to hate. We'll be radioactive mutants running around in undergroud tunnels from the fallout fo WWIII before this fruits. ehh.... I will submit like a couple more shoots and tell myself to halt and wait, or I might just have to face later that I got ripped of like a total tool tvshop style.


 

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