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AYA

« on: November 26, 2013, 12:33 »
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Hi everyone,
I submitted my portfolio to Stocksy recently trying to make it as a contributor and I wasn't accepted. I was wondering if people could give me feed back and what might be the issue ( color saturation, subject matter, styling...).

here's the sample I sent them: http://www.flickr.com/photos/108268551@N02/

I'm especially interested to hear about the lucky Stocksy artists that have experience with the editing and acceptance/rejection of their submitted files; have you noticed trends? what is a typical acceptance ratio when you submit?

thanks everyone!

Julie


Ron

« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2013, 12:38 »
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They once said they dont want staged images, but you also have candid images. Maybe the look is too stocky for Stocksy.

I hope someone will come in and help you as there has been some heated discussions before, so they might be a bit reluctant.

Good luck, great images.

AYA

« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2013, 12:42 »
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Thanks Ron,
I'm finding Stocksy's style a bit hard to understand as there is some images that are definetly more art oriented but some are very nice stock images that are desaturated but lovely.

I also people will give their (constructive) opinion on the post, it would be very appreciated  :)

« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2013, 12:49 »
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their loss Julie

« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2013, 12:50 »
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I'm not digging the girl on the grey background, but the rest look like they would fit fine into the collection.

AYA

« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2013, 12:54 »
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thanks Sean,
It's nice to hear that I m not that far off. I will edit more for my next submission and hope to be more successful.
As a contributor, would you know if there is any particular subject that is in demand in their collection?

« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2013, 13:54 »
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I'm not digging the girl on the grey background, but the rest look like they would fit fine into the collection.

^^^^^ Exactly my opinion!

Ron

« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2013, 14:01 »
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I wonder then why she was rejected.

« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2013, 15:09 »
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Well if your getting rejected I won't bother to apply.
I can understand why your asking for advise because I would have thought that those images show that your more than good enough.

Ron

« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2013, 15:10 »
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Well if your getting rejected I won't bother to apply.
I can understand why your asking for advise because I would have thought that those images show that your more than good enough.
My thoughts as well

AYA

« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2013, 15:10 »
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thanks for you opinion guys! it's reassuring to know I'm not that far out  :) I guess it's a situation of "brush yourself off and get back up" and I'll be more ready for my next submission.

I think Stocksy is pretty big on filters and vintage effects (I use toggle histogram to better understand them: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/image-histogram/kgefpfienchbbehcjnmbmogdigoedhaj?hl=en). I'll be experimenting with that as well in the next few months, they said I could reapply in February but it seems like a long time away!


Spray and Pray

« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2013, 15:27 »
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Great images! If you cannot get in with those shots and have to wait to Feb 2014 than I will have to wait until Feb 2025 with my images  ;)


stocked

« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2013, 16:38 »
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First half is too staged for Stocksy (great images though)
Second half would fit perfectly...
I think they are now already overwhelmed with potential canditates and it is harder to get in.

ShadySue

  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #13 on: November 26, 2013, 16:45 »
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thanks for you opinion guys! it's reassuring to know I'm not that far out  :) I guess it's a situation of "brush yourself off and get back up" and I'll be more ready for my next submission.

I think Stocksy is pretty big on filters and vintage effects (I use toggle histogram to better understand them: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/image-histogram/kgefpfienchbbehcjnmbmogdigoedhaj?hl=en). I'll be experimenting with that as well in the next few months, they said I could reapply in February but it seems like a long time away!
Good luck. Surely you should get in then.

Ron

« Reply #14 on: November 26, 2013, 16:52 »
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First half is too staged for Stocksy (great images though)
Second half would fit perfectly...
I think they are now already overwhelmed with potential canditates and it is harder to get in.
There are a ton of staged images on Stocksy.

stocked

« Reply #15 on: November 26, 2013, 16:56 »
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First half is too staged for Stocksy (great images though)
Second half would fit perfectly...
I think they are now already overwhelmed with potential canditates and it is harder to get in.
There are a ton of staged images on Stocksy.
but this is not that they are actually looking for, if it is an exceptional image it will get accepted but that is not the core/heart of the collection.

Ron

« Reply #16 on: November 26, 2013, 16:59 »
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First half is too staged for Stocksy (great images though)
Second half would fit perfectly...
I think they are now already overwhelmed with potential canditates and it is harder to get in.
There are a ton of staged images on Stocksy.

but this is not that they are actually looking for, if it is an exceptional image it will get accepted but that is not the core/heart of the collection.


http://www.stocksy.com/search?src=head&text=business+man

« Reply #17 on: November 26, 2013, 16:59 »
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First half is too staged for Stocksy (great images though)
Second half would fit perfectly...
I think they are now already overwhelmed with potential canditates and it is harder to get in.
There are a ton of staged images on Stocksy.
but this is not that they are actually looking for, if it is an exceptional image it will get accepted but that is not the core/heart of the collection.

don't you make me go and find a few tons of "unexceptional" images

Ron

« Reply #18 on: November 26, 2013, 17:01 »
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« Last Edit: November 26, 2013, 18:12 by Ron »

« Reply #19 on: November 26, 2013, 17:03 »
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« Last Edit: May 12, 2014, 00:36 by Audi 5000 »

stocked

« Reply #20 on: November 26, 2013, 17:03 »
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I'm out.

« Reply #21 on: November 26, 2013, 17:09 »
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First half is too staged for Stocksy (great images though)
Second half would fit perfectly...
I think they are now already overwhelmed with potential canditates and it is harder to get in.
There are a ton of staged images on Stocksy.
but this is not that they are actually looking for, if it is an exceptional image it will get accepted but that is not the core/heart of the collection.

don't you make me go and find a few tons of "unexceptional" images
It's sad you feel the need to insult other photographers.  The images on Stocksy are very nice overall.  It's about having an overall aesthetic, I think they've done a good job with that.  It would be best to find how you can improve and work towards that rather than trying to bring other people down.

stop quoting me and putting stuff on my mouth I haven't said, its getting quite annoying man, I haven't insulted any photographer I just said Stocksy has a few not that wow pictures like all other agencies, I never said Stocky doesn't have a nice collection (they do!) but putting Julie outside is indeed weird but yeah that is the "cooperative" spirit they have on their core, next time you quote I won't even reply, you need a chill pill dude and my patience with you is over ;)

Ron

« Reply #22 on: November 26, 2013, 17:09 »
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First half is too staged for Stocksy (great images though)
Second half would fit perfectly...
I think they are now already overwhelmed with potential canditates and it is harder to get in.
There are a ton of staged images on Stocksy.
but this is not that they are actually looking for, if it is an exceptional image it will get accepted but that is not the core/heart of the collection.

don't you make me go and find a few tons of "unexceptional" images
It's sad you feel the need to insult other photographers.  The images on Stocksy are very nice overall.  It's about having an overall aesthetic, I think they've done a good job with that.  It would be best to find how you can improve and work towards that rather than trying to bring other people down.
Thats not what Luis meant, its even between quotes. He meant there are a ton of staged images on Stocksy. You need to read it in context.

« Reply #23 on: November 26, 2013, 17:12 »
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exactly Ron

« Reply #24 on: November 26, 2013, 18:09 »
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I wonder then why she was rejected.

This is a very fair point.  I understood that acceptance was not so much based on individual submissions but on an overall port quality (in Stocksy terms) that indicates the contributor is a good fit. On that basis, if Sean feels the aesthetic is there, why would she be kicked back to February?

Caveat: Could be wrong about the process as it's just the impression I've got from various posts - obviously I haven't actually tried it out.


 

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