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« Reply #50 on: July 30, 2014, 12:18 »
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Congrats!
But show us the numbers, what we can expect on Stocksy, they still don't have any poll results visible...

Probably because the number of contributors participating in it is too small and/or the global impact compared to all others is too small.

And quite honestly, it's not comparable to all the other numbers in the list. Mostly you are submitting non-exclusive images to those agencies, so you have to add them up. With Stocksy, you submit images (series) exclusively, so you can't sell them anywhere else. Then again, you can sell other images at other places.

So what would be the use if you get a number saying "the average Stocksy contributor makes 5% of his total royalties compared to Shutterstock"? It wouldn't say anything because it could be that (like in my case) they have >2.000 images on micrstock and <200 images on Stocksy. Or it could be that they have about even numbers on micro and on Stocksy. Or they could have images on Stocksy only. So what use would it be to compare an image exclusive agency to all those non-exclusive microstock platforms?


« Reply #51 on: July 30, 2014, 13:17 »
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I love data, I love numbers, so I would love to see stocksy jump up into the list. ;)

Many have exclusive images on dreamstime, fotolia or are fully exclusive and still their data is in there somewhere.

would also be interesting to have data on getty, corbis etc...


How you interpret the data is then up to everybody, but no numbers no fun.

« Reply #52 on: August 01, 2014, 13:48 »
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I love data, I love numbers, so I would love to see stocksy jump up into the list. ;)

Many have exclusive images on dreamstime, fotolia or are fully exclusive and still their data is in there somewhere.

would also be interesting to have data on getty, corbis etc...


How you interpret the data is then up to everybody, but no numbers no fun.

july is over, so maybe u get ur wish cobalt

« Reply #53 on: August 02, 2014, 02:06 »
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Well, maybe it will take a while before enough people share results with the community. It would be wonderful to see stocksy lead that list, so we can see that a fair trade business run by artist is immensely successful.

Might encourage more artists to get together to start their own stocksy if they can't make it in.

We certainly need more successful fair trade businesses.

I sincerly hope the visible success of stocksy can be the spark to inspire other artists to take the business into their own hands. Also being high up on the poll, plus the public announcement that stocksy is already profitable after just one year, can help those that want to aquire funds for starting a fair trade business.

http://www.vicnews.com/news/258039681.html

"After a year of operating, were getting close to that magic number of $200,000 in royalty payments per month, Livingstone says."

The inspiration of stocksy can go way beyond those that make it inside.

And it will be a reminder to the agencies that are trying to ripp us off that the artists have other options.

We are more than just mindless providers of endless image streams.
« Last Edit: August 02, 2014, 03:16 by cobalt »

« Reply #54 on: August 02, 2014, 12:23 »
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Well, maybe it will take a while before enough people share results with the community. It would be wonderful to see stocksy lead that list, so we can see that a fair trade business run by artist is immensely successful.

Might encourage more artists to get together to start their own stocksy if they can't make it in.

We certainly need more successful fair trade businesses. ...
The inspiration of stocksy can go way beyond those that make it inside.

And it will be a reminder to the agencies that are trying to ripp us off that the artists have other options.

We are more than just mindless providers of endless image streams
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nice sentiments, but i don't understand why Stocksy is said to be a leader in fair trade?
i see others too, eg. 500 px have pretty much the same culture.
..only the hype is less because they don't have the IStock owner behind the hype.
Also, Lee Torrens Canvas.

we forget, IStock started giving away free pictures , and then sold to Getty...and suddenly there is fair trade???  how do you know lightning will not strike twice in the same place with Stocksy
as with IStock?

and at the same breath, everyone is crying foul with dollar club and fotolia. and yes, everyone seems to be ripping you off. that's the nature of the beast, you believe what you want to believe
and i just say, don't be cheering too soon just yet.
IStock exclusives were cheering the same way too, here in MSG before some, many, lost their shirt
when Getty bought it.

but at least you retain objectivity with your final statement... I agree with that...
« Last Edit: August 02, 2014, 12:35 by etudiante_rapide »

Mark Windom Photography

« Reply #55 on: August 02, 2014, 13:36 »
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No problem for me: lifestyle photos and social media promotion, 0 out of 2.
If I did both, obviously I'd have to consider it seriously.

I would consider them anyway.  I just got accepted and do not shoot lifestyle nor am I particularly active on social media.   :)

« Reply #56 on: August 02, 2014, 13:59 »
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WTG  :D

« Reply #57 on: August 02, 2014, 14:03 »
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Well, stocksy can't be sold by the management, it is a coop owned by the artist. That is a major advantage.

I have read that 500pix offer 70%, but I personally don't know anyone getting regular sales there. Are they out of beta and offer a regular producer workflow?

stocksy also pays out all the profits to the artists and work team plus 100% of extended licenses.

I don't know any other place that does that.

If 500pix becomes a strong force in the industry it would be great.

Maybe someone can tell us more in the 500pix thread how things are going. Does anyone know their revneue? That could give people an idea how many artist they might be able to feed. And how many artists have been accepted etc...

 i am very impressed with the success of stocksy. They are selling images into a market that has a total oversupply of product, I think it is very difficult to do.

And yes, I certainly see stocksy as an extremely generous fair trade agency.

ETA: Congrats Mark :)

Mark Windom Photography

« Reply #58 on: August 02, 2014, 16:16 »
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WTG  :D

Thanks, Sean.  Do I get a T-shirt?   ;)

ShadySue

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« Reply #59 on: August 02, 2014, 19:56 »
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No problem for me: lifestyle photos and social media promotion, 0 out of 2.
If I did both, obviously I'd have to consider it seriously.

I would consider them anyway.  I just got accepted and do not shoot lifestyle nor am I particularly active on social media.   :)

I was led to believe that the social media thing was very important. I'm on Fb more than I care to admit, but none of my Fb friends has any need of stock photos. If I started advertising, I'd soon have 0 Fb friends.

« Reply #60 on: August 02, 2014, 20:55 »
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Okay, I just spent the entire day going through photos to find some that would work on Stocksy. Fortunately, I have LOTS of animal photos, especially birds (since I'm a birder) and ended up choosing a bunch of pics that have never been online. Also added a few wildlife photos and some still life photos from my iPhone. Really excited about getting started at Stocksy if they take me, please, please! Fingers crossed.  :D

« Reply #61 on: August 02, 2014, 23:01 »
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Congrats mark. That's great news! Can I ask how long the review process was for you?

« Reply #62 on: August 03, 2014, 03:18 »
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Many photographers have separate artist pages alongside their normal facebook page. It is a commercial prpfile used to advertise your work. Especially those doing lots of assignments have them anyway, it is just part of their overall advertising. Others keep a photography blog, not just about their own work, but about themes that interest them in general.

I think if you have interesting feeds it is simply a way to get noticed in the industry. Or to cpnnect with other artist or people interested in the same subjects like you.

I don't think I would start a blog or a feed just for a stocksy application. I would only do it if you enjoy doing it or see a general need for it.

Just like keeping your website fresh and interesting with your latest work.

« Reply #63 on: August 03, 2014, 06:29 »
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 So what would be the use if you get a number saying "the average Stocksy contributor makes 5% of his total royalties compared to Shutterstock"? It wouldn't say anything because it could be that (like in my case) they have >2.000 images on micrstock and <200 images on Stocksy. Or it could be that they have about even numbers on micro and on Stocksy. Or they could have images on Stocksy only. So what use would it be to compare an image exclusive agency to all those non-exclusive microstock platforms?

 
Actually that would be interesting info..  Using your example numbers, it would mean that images earn about half what they do on SS so something a little better than DT or FT except harder to get approved.
Very similar vibe to what exclusivity at IS had in the past but with a fraction of the revenue?

ShadySue

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« Reply #64 on: August 03, 2014, 07:01 »
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Okay, I just spent the entire day going through photos to find some that would work on Stocksy. Fortunately, I have LOTS of animal photos, especially birds (since I'm a birder) and ended up choosing a bunch of pics that have never been online. Also added a few wildlife photos and some still life photos from my iPhone. Really excited about getting started at Stocksy if they take me, please, please! Fingers crossed.  :D
Well, good luck. I have HDs full of natural history, but never felt that was what Stocksy wanted or would sell, one issue being whether a serious natural history buyer would think of looking at an agency called 'Stocksy', which sounds a lot more downmarket than its prices.
Hope you prove me wrong. I guess it would depend on Stocksy's marketing strategy.
« Last Edit: August 05, 2014, 10:25 by ShadySue »

« Reply #65 on: August 03, 2014, 07:06 »
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WTG  :D

Thanks, Sean.  Do I get a T-shirt?   ;)

Yes. But since it's a co-op, it won't get paid from the limited marketing money, so you have to order and buy them on your own. ;)

« Reply #66 on: August 03, 2014, 07:21 »
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WTG  :D

Thanks, Sean.  Do I get a T-shirt?   ;)

Yes. But since it's a co-op, it won't get paid from the limited marketing money, so you have to order and buy them on your own. ;)

Or you could try and win one via the #stocksyweekly Instagram comp

Mark Windom Photography

« Reply #67 on: August 03, 2014, 09:19 »
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Congrats mark. That's great news! Can I ask how long the review process was for you?

Hi Jodie,
Thanks.   
I got my acceptance email about 4 weeks after applying.  If I remember correctly they said the process would take 1-2 months so they're right on schedule.

« Reply #68 on: August 04, 2014, 03:43 »
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Congrats mark. That's great news! Can I ask how long the review process was for you?

Hi Jodie,
Thanks.   
I got my acceptance email about 4 weeks after applying.  If I remember correctly they said the process would take 1-2 months so they're right on schedule.

Congrats Mark! i can't wait to see your work on stocksy ;) I made my apply 7 weeks ago, so i think you impressed them since you heared them back in 4 weeks :)

Ubermansch

  • Im designed to think
« Reply #69 on: September 25, 2014, 12:41 »
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No problem for me: lifestyle photos and social media promotion, 0 out of 2.
If I did both, obviously I'd have to consider it seriously.

I would consider them anyway.  I just got accepted and do not shoot lifestyle nor am I particularly active on social media.   :)

I was led to believe that the social media thing was very important. I'm on Fb more than I care to admit, but none of my Fb friends has any need of stock photos. If I started advertising, I'd soon have 0 Fb friends.


they make you advertise for them?? WOW classy

isnt bruce already mega rich in the first place?? why wud he need to tap his contributors to get air space...freaking weird.
« Last Edit: September 25, 2014, 12:45 by Ubermansch »

« Reply #70 on: September 25, 2014, 17:21 »
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It's part of being a coop member and shareholder, as well as a contributor.

jen

« Reply #71 on: September 26, 2014, 10:04 »
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they make you advertise for them?? WOW classy

isnt bruce already mega rich in the first place?? why wud he need to tap his contributors to get air space...freaking weird.

Why are you so angry at Stocksy that you feel the need to bump as many old threads as possible?

And no, they don't actually force anyone to spam their Facebook friends. 

« Reply #72 on: September 26, 2014, 14:39 »
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Hi everybody!
Two words to introduce me: I'm a photojournalist, 50 years old, my market was destroyed and a couple of years ago I started the business of microstock without too much involvement. For me it is a matter of photographic language, that is too simplified in microstock. I have discovered Stocksy, and
before apply I spent half day to see hundreds of images uploaded in it. Then I have applied in few minutes with 30 pictures stocked in only one of my HDD, I mean without looking for the best of the best of my portfolio. The reason is that I can see creative difference comparing microstock agencies and Stocksy, but not qualitative. Most part of the pictures offered by Stocksy are ordinary pictures, and was not clear for me what kind of style, matters, technical and so on was the right one for the application. I opted for "random selection". My website (for ever under construction) is . Now, I don't understand the reason why Stocksy is capturing the attention of the customers, but I hope that will grow, also if I will be rejected, increasing quality.


Ubermansch

  • Im designed to think
« Reply #73 on: September 28, 2014, 09:13 »
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Hi everybody!
Two words to introduce me: I'm a photojournalist, 50 years old, my market was destroyed and a couple of years ago I started the business of microstock without too much involvement. For me it is a matter of photographic language, that is too simplified in microstock. I have discovered Stocksy, and
before apply I spent half day to see hundreds of images uploaded in it. Then I have applied in few minutes with 30 pictures stocked in only one of my HDD, I mean without looking for the best of the best of my portfolio. The reason is that I can see creative difference comparing microstock agencies and Stocksy, but not qualitative. Most part of the pictures offered by Stocksy are ordinary pictures, and was not clear for me what kind of style, matters, technical and so on was the right one for the application. I opted for "random selection". My website (for ever under construction) is . Now, I don't understand the reason why Stocksy is capturing the attention of the customers, but I hope that will grow, also if I will be rejected, increasing quality.


That was my opinion. I looked at the trend of images "approved" and thought my stuff was 10 times better than some of those images, but not a single response to my account approval request.

its like they dont take me seriously, like my work is so bad, they wont even bother to respond. I have 1200 images on SS and istock so i dont know why my exclusives dont make it on stocksy. They surely are bewildering.

Ubermansch

  • Im designed to think
« Reply #74 on: September 28, 2014, 09:18 »
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they make you advertise for them?? WOW classy

isnt bruce already mega rich in the first place?? why wud he need to tap his contributors to get air space...freaking weird.

Why are you so angry at Stocksy that you feel the need to bump as many old threads as possible?

And no, they don't actually force anyone to spam their Facebook friends.

Do I sound anggry? haha HELL YES IM ANGRY.

are they really promising to share profits? why dont they just give 90% or whatever upfront? Why this game of "sharing at end of year" Sounds like a corporate trick.

And that guy is already mega rich...how many gold tipped, ivory back scratches does he need to afford?

he should be giving back to photographers, not taking from them, he is ASKING US to spend OUR MONEY to advertise for him?? OUTRAGEOUS!!!


 

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