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« on: June 22, 2014, 10:53 »
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« Last Edit: June 23, 2014, 04:06 by Kathi »


« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2014, 10:57 »
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Congrats Kathi ! I sure can understand the excitement :)

Shelma1

« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2014, 11:02 »
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Congrats! :)

Valo

« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2014, 11:30 »
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Wonderful

« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2014, 11:53 »
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Bravo!

« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2014, 11:57 »
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That is great news!

« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2014, 12:14 »
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Good job, Kathi. You surely rock!!!

« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2014, 14:37 »
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Congrats Kathi!

« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2014, 16:35 »
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That's fantastic, congrats! :)

Just curious.. how many days did it take from application to acceptance?

« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2014, 17:30 »
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« Last Edit: June 23, 2014, 04:05 by Kathi »

« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2014, 17:36 »
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Thanks for the detailed response.

Pretty cool :)

I hope your email issues get fixed soon, they can be such a pain ...

« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2014, 18:37 »
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Congratulations Kathi !!

Your story is an inspiration to all of us. Especially when you said, after reading the article you didn't think you would make the cut. And you don't shoot people because you don't want to, and you shoot flowers (because you love them, I assume).

Many of us think we have to conform to others opinions of whats good or not, but all we have to do is photograph what we love, like you do. A couple of years ago, I use to do color blocking, not because I saw it anywhere - it wasn't the trend then - but just because I like the way bright colors work together. I used to do backgrounds with red and orange blocks of color, and pink and orange, and crazy things like that. But then I stopped - because it didn't look like anyone else's and I thought maybe it was stupid. And now they say Color Blocking is the new trend - and I could kick myself !

I would love to see your portfolio, if you would like to share with us.

Congratulations again !

« Reply #12 on: June 22, 2014, 19:43 »
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Congratulations Kathi!

I was excited when I read your post, it made me log into my Stocksy account, unfortunately it is still in review. My application status is CA-PCA. Anyone know what that mean?

« Reply #13 on: June 22, 2014, 19:53 »
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Well done. I'd love to see your port if you can put up a link to your stocksy images.  :)

« Reply #14 on: June 22, 2014, 20:05 »
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« Last Edit: June 23, 2014, 04:05 by Kathi »

« Reply #15 on: June 22, 2014, 20:18 »
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I think your photos are lovely. The colors are so vibrant - you have lovely style and eye for color.

Well done :)

« Reply #16 on: June 22, 2014, 20:42 »
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Congrats!
I sent it my application and I can login to my Stocksy account almost on the very first day itself. I did update my paypal and other information. I'm sorry, I'm don't think the ability to update our profile considered as our application has been accepted?
« Last Edit: June 22, 2014, 21:59 by onepointfour »

« Reply #17 on: June 23, 2014, 04:25 »
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Congratulations Kathi!

I was excited when I read your post, it made me log into my Stocksy account, unfortunately it is still in review. My application status is CA-PCA. Anyone know what that mean?

Hi, where do you see application status on the Stocksy website?

« Reply #18 on: June 23, 2014, 04:39 »
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Congratulations Kathi!

I was excited when I read your post, it made me log into my Stocksy account, unfortunately it is still in review. My application status is CA-PCA. Anyone know what that mean?

Hi, where do you see application status on the Stocksy website?

Log into your Stocksy account.
Select Call to Artists, once on the page click on Apply with Stocksy.

« Last Edit: June 27, 2014, 07:28 by Preappy »

ethan

« Reply #19 on: June 23, 2014, 04:49 »
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Congratulations Kathi!

I was excited when I read your post, it made me log into my Stocksy account, unfortunately it is still in review. My application status is CA-PCA. Anyone know what that mean?

Hi, where do you see application status on the Stocksy website?

Log into your Stocksy account.
Select Call to Artists, once on the page click on Apply with Stocksy.

What happened to Kathi? Was this a hoax? :(

Seems odd. Unless the post by onepointfour made her go back and check and maybe she misread what she thought was acceptance. Strange.

EDIT: The link to her Flickr page (which she posted here) is still active, I just checked.
« Last Edit: June 23, 2014, 04:52 by ethan »

« Reply #20 on: June 23, 2014, 05:49 »
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six dots get 25 hearts ;D

« Reply #21 on: June 23, 2014, 06:18 »
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Hey! Congrats!! :)

I don't know why, but i'm not able to read Kathis posts. But i've got the point:)

« Reply #22 on: June 23, 2014, 07:47 »
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Kathi, did you misread? Are you really get accepted by Stocksy?

« Reply #23 on: June 23, 2014, 08:38 »
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Kathi, did you misread? Are you really get accepted by Stocksy?

My guess is... she misread the Stocksy tea leaves, was embarrassed, and deleted her posts.

No reason for embarrassment, Kathi. It could happen to anybody.

ShadySue

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« Reply #24 on: June 23, 2014, 08:41 »
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Didn't she say she had signed contracts/agreements, given PayPal details etc? Odd that that was available to do before acceptance.

« Reply #25 on: June 23, 2014, 08:51 »
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I hope I didn't hurt her feeling.  :-\

« Reply #26 on: June 23, 2014, 09:26 »
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Kathi, did you misread? Are you really get accepted by Stocksy?

My guess is... she misread the Stocksy tea leaves, was embarrassed, and deleted her posts.

No reason for embarrassment, Kathi. It could happen to anybody.

I had a heart attack too when i saw that i could fill my account of information such payment details and stuff like this :D

« Reply #27 on: June 23, 2014, 11:07 »
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Still putting my portfolio together so when I saw the request for more info knew it was part of the process but can see how it could easily be misinterpreted.
Kathi - I love those white roses in your port - don't leave us cause you're embarrassed, as you can see, we all understand and hope we'll be hearing that you're in for sure. And if you're not we'll commiserate.

« Reply #28 on: June 23, 2014, 11:49 »
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It was the same with me! :D I opened Supply Agreement and the first sentence is: "We love your photos and we want to license them for you." My first thought was "They accepted me!!!" But then I came to realize that I just sent my application so it isn't possible. Now I'm waiting for their response. Kathi, did you experienced something similar? :-)

Valo

« Reply #29 on: June 23, 2014, 11:54 »
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I believe Kathi wrote the same sentence. I have to agree, it is very misleading.

« Reply #30 on: June 23, 2014, 12:31 »
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It was the same with me! :D I opened Supply Agreement and the first sentence is: "We love your photos and we want to license them for you." ...

That, to me, reads like "You're in."

Unfortunate choice of wording if that is in fact not what it means.

Shelma1

« Reply #31 on: June 23, 2014, 12:42 »
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Really, that sux, if they have that language up for every hopeful applicant to read. They should revise or delete that language. I feel bad for Kathi.

« Reply #32 on: June 23, 2014, 13:29 »
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« Reply #33 on: June 23, 2014, 18:51 »
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It was the same with me! :D I opened Supply Agreement and the first sentence is: "We love your photos and we want to license them for you." My first thought was "They accepted me!!!" But then I came to realize that I just sent my application so it isn't possible. Now I'm waiting for their response. Kathi, did you experienced something similar? :-)
They love our photos without seeing them?
Extremely disappointing. 
I thought that Stocksy was different from others stock agencies, managed by honest people. In reality they can be liars just like their competitors are.

« Reply #34 on: June 23, 2014, 22:43 »
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It was the same with me! :D I opened Supply Agreement and the first sentence is: "We love your photos and we want to license them for you." My first thought was "They accepted me!!!" But then I came to realize that I just sent my application so it isn't possible. Now I'm waiting for their response. Kathi, did you experienced something similar? :-)

Yup, I was happy a split second too then I got back to reality pretty fast.

I feel terrible for the misunderstanding but seriously by looking at the link below I don't think Stocksy is at fault.
https://www.stocksy.com/legal?id=12
« Last Edit: June 23, 2014, 22:55 by onepointfour »

« Reply #35 on: June 24, 2014, 00:35 »
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They love our photos without seeing them?

I think these pages were initially for those who received Stocksy invitation, so they saw their portfolios already. It was last year. They changed the application process and photographers have to create their account, send portfolio and sample images at one time so this sentence from Supply Agreement could be confusing now.
« Last Edit: June 24, 2014, 00:39 by Magdalena »

ShadySue

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« Reply #36 on: June 24, 2014, 08:36 »
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Yup, I was happy a split second too then I got back to reality pretty fast.
I feel terrible for the misunderstanding but seriously by looking at the link below I don't think Stocksy is at fault.
https://www.stocksy.com/legal?id=12
I'll assume it was originally an oversight, but you'd think with this thread, they'd have changed that opening sentence by now.
"We love your photos and we want to license them for you" is pretty unambiguous, so strange if someone then gets a rejection.

« Reply #37 on: June 24, 2014, 10:06 »
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They don't normally read here - that's my thing.  I've been afk out camping.  I'll let them know when I get back.  Thx!

jen

« Reply #38 on: June 25, 2014, 11:27 »
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Oops.  Sorry Kathi :(

« Reply #39 on: June 25, 2014, 12:55 »
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Please can anyone tell me, what is so good on Stocksy?  I can not find any review of them...

« Reply #40 on: June 25, 2014, 13:54 »
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Please can anyone tell me, what is so good on Stocksy?  I can not find any review of them...

What are you asking?

ShadySue

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« Reply #41 on: June 25, 2014, 17:36 »
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Please can anyone tell me, what is so good on Stocksy?  I can not find any review of them...
Contributors get 50%
They don't do subs.

MxR

« Reply #42 on: June 25, 2014, 18:08 »
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And................................ 100% of  enchanced license sale goes to the photographer................. :o :o :o

Bad things?.... you and me are out...
« Last Edit: June 25, 2014, 18:11 by MxR »

ShadySue

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« Reply #43 on: June 25, 2014, 18:17 »
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Bad things?.... you and me are out...
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.
« Last Edit: June 26, 2014, 08:52 by ShadySue »

« Reply #44 on: June 30, 2014, 12:38 »
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Hey guys - The confusing section (as we understood it) has been removed so it shouldn't be an issue for future applicants.  If we didn't get it, or there's another suggestion, let me know.

« Reply #45 on: June 30, 2014, 17:45 »
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Sean, how long does it usually take to get an answer?  Mine have been sitting there for a week and I don't think that's a good sign.

« Reply #46 on: June 30, 2014, 20:30 »
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The wrote somewhere on their website review will take 1-2 months.

« Reply #47 on: July 01, 2014, 00:35 »
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Thanks, Onepoint.  I haven't heard anybody say how long they had to wait for a decision.

« Reply #48 on: July 30, 2014, 08:46 »
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My application status is CA-PCA. Anyone know what that mean?

Just a little "UP". Does anyone know what that mean? I searched it on the net and the "California association pest control advices" site comes up upon my face!

« Reply #49 on: July 30, 2014, 11:51 »
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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...

« 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

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« 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.
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« 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

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« 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

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« 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!!!

« Reply #75 on: September 28, 2014, 09:20 »
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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!!!

Are you just angry because you can't get in?

Ubermansch

  • Im designed to think
« Reply #76 on: September 28, 2014, 10:47 »
0
yes. dont we all?? some are camping here on this thread for months, expressing their patience.

or are we patients.
« Last Edit: September 28, 2014, 10:50 by Ubermansch »

Deirdre

« Reply #77 on: September 28, 2014, 10:56 »
+14
If I were an editor I'd be doing my darnedest to make sure I didn't let someone like you in, even if the quality and subject matter of your photos was exactly what I was looking for. Manners matter. You're not doing yourself any favors.

stocked

« Reply #78 on: September 28, 2014, 10:57 »
+5
Well bermatsch you are not only wrong about Stocksy you are als wrong about your own name it's called bermensch not Ubermansch, back to school!

Ubermansch

  • Im designed to think
« Reply #79 on: September 28, 2014, 11:16 »
-4
If I were an editor I'd be doing my darnedest to make sure I didn't let someone like you in, even if the quality and subject matter of your photos was exactly what I was looking for. Manners matter. You're not doing yourself any favors.

Do you think they would still let me in?? I only said a few things :(

jen

« Reply #80 on: September 28, 2014, 11:36 »
+12
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.

Or it's like they have over 4000 applicants for only 500 slots, and a very small team responding to everyone. 

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.

Because a company needs to spend money to grow, and because a company costs money to run?  Contributors get 50% royalties, 100% on extended licenses, and an annual dividend.  That's just how the co-op is set up. 

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

Do you realize "that guy" is no longer the CEO?  The CEO of Stocksy is Brianna Wettlaufer, and Stocksy has a board of directors making decisions.  There is no "that guy" swimming around in his Scrooge McDuck vault while cackling at the misfortune of photographers.

he is ASKING US to spend OUR MONEY to advertise for him?? OUTRAGEOUS!!!

Once again... no.  No one is asking contributors to spend money to advertise Stocksy.

« Reply #81 on: September 28, 2014, 16:02 »
+12
Hi ber...,

I have to admit from reading your posts, I didnt think you had applied at all. I mean, it is obvious with any kind of application, wether you are applying for a job, a business partnership, a scholarshipthat being polite is a normal part of human interaction. Why should anyone let you in, when you are already rude and aggressive while waiting outside?

Even if your images were better than those of the 4000 other applicants, a small agency lives through teamwork, a coop even more.

Many people are sad or frustrated because they are waiting for a reply or because their application was declined. But you dont see them being rude about it, the way you are.

It is perfectly possible to express frustration and also critique in a respectful way.

gillian

  • *Gillian*

« Reply #82 on: September 28, 2014, 17:50 »
+7
I'm glad it's finally out there: part of your acceptance into Stocksy is based on your behaviour. Those who have been mouthing off here are showing that they aren't going to be good on the Stocksy team. I'm not sure why it needed to be said.  You know Sean is here, and you know he has influence at Stocksy, why would you mouth off if you wanted to get in?


 

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