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« Reply #25 on: March 07, 2018, 06:07 »
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« Last Edit: March 07, 2018, 12:24 by olafvik »


« Reply #26 on: March 21, 2018, 15:21 »
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What have you solved?  ???

« Reply #27 on: March 21, 2018, 18:20 »
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« Reply #28 on: March 29, 2018, 14:09 »
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happy to been accepted.  i like this agency a lot from the work i see.
i have one question
they only accept series or even single file ?

JaenStock

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« Reply #29 on: March 30, 2018, 02:26 »
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Cavan want series exclusivity. If you send 100 of same shot and rejects 80, you cant upload the 80 rejected to other site. ( but they work with low res submissions) you can send a single image but be sure dont send too similar image to other site, especially if other site is cheaper

« Reply #30 on: March 30, 2018, 11:49 »
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Cavan want series exclusivity. If you send 100 of same shot and rejects 80, you cant upload the 80 rejected to other site. ( but they work with low res submissions) you can send a single image but be sure dont send too similar image to other site, especially if other site is cheaper

i was thinking mostly of travel and editorial photography..sure if i shoot a lifestyle or food series i will send it to them only.

« Reply #31 on: April 06, 2018, 09:48 »
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first batch accepted 10 of 44...i expected see more but i like their cut o the best of best...actually watching the submission again, i can agree with their decision. most important i talk with them and they consider the not accepted similar and i can submit to other image bank.

i have a chance to subit to offset, is it worth?
clearly i will submit a different kind of image compared to cavan

angelawaye

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« Reply #32 on: April 06, 2018, 09:51 »
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If you submit a series of 20 images and they only accept one, can you decline having it added to their database? Or is it set in stone as soon as you submit the series?

« Reply #33 on: April 06, 2018, 10:43 »
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If you submit a series of 20 images and they only accept one, can you decline having it added to their database? Or is it set in stone as soon as you submit the series?
i don't know exactly, i suspect you can. actually before thy told me i could send the rest  to other agency, i thought not to send the images. but i like their work, is refreshing collaborating with an agency like this.
by the way the ret of submission i won't send to micro but probably rm in alamy.

angelawaye

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« Reply #34 on: April 06, 2018, 14:21 »
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Thanks for the reply. I don't blame you for not submitting the images to micro.

« Reply #35 on: April 16, 2018, 06:28 »
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Just been accepted :)

« Reply #36 on: April 16, 2018, 06:58 »
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If it doesn't work out and you want to leave, how long are your images tied in for? I have a friend at another macro site, and his images are tied in for 2 years if he chooses to leave, and he also can't upload similars elsewhere in that period. Is it the same at Cavan?

« Reply #37 on: April 19, 2018, 09:58 »
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very low acceptance ratio, maybe they are ok with this policy, but all the process is a bit complex...and with this ratio to build u a good portfolio will take ages.

« Reply #38 on: April 20, 2018, 04:29 »
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Some time ago I read (can't remember where) that a standard average acceptance rate with the smaller boutique agencies/ distributors is around 25%-30%.

Can someone more experienced confirm or not this?


« Reply #39 on: April 20, 2018, 06:59 »
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Some time ago I read (can't remember where) that a standard average acceptance rate with the smaller boutique agencies/ distributors is around 25%-30%.

Can someone more experienced confirm or not this?

i had lower despite the photo i sent were top notch believe me...seems they accept the same number of images if i send them 40 or 270 like last batch..
so i will send small batch in the future, and they have clearly a consistent palette of color, more like stocksy, and love the neutral tonality. also i sent some editorial but all were refused despite they accept them. is not bad cause they are single so i will send the rest in rm to other agency, but for lifestyle shooting where i paid model i will not accept to send 10 photos of 70 for example.

« Reply #40 on: May 18, 2018, 16:28 »
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If it doesn't work out and you want to leave, how long are your images tied in for? I have a friend at another macro site, and his images are tied in for 2 years if he chooses to leave, and he also can't upload similars elsewhere in that period. Is it the same at Cavan?

I started submitting to Cavan (only about 20 images) but stopped because they have a 2 year exclusive hold on your images before they'll remove them from the site. I knew about the 2 year hold beforehand and thought I'd be ok with it but ultimately decided it's a deal breaker for me. Yes they also restrict out take images from the same shoot to be submitted elsewhere.
« Last Edit: May 18, 2018, 16:33 by Chicago913 »

« Reply #41 on: May 19, 2018, 02:48 »
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If it doesn't work out and you want to leave, how long are your images tied in for? I have a friend at another macro site, and his images are tied in for 2 years if he chooses to leave, and he also can't upload similars elsewhere in that period. Is it the same at Cavan?

I started submitting to Cavan (only about 20 images) but stopped because they have a 2 year exclusive hold on your images before they'll remove them from the site. I knew about the 2 year hold beforehand and thought I'd be ok with it but ultimately decided it's a deal breaker for me. Yes they also restrict out take images from the same shoot to be submitted elsewhere.

Thanks for clarifying - I struggled to find much to read about terms and conditions, without signing up as a contributor. This is certainly a big consideration, as two years is a long time to be tied in anywhere.


« Reply #42 on: May 25, 2018, 07:02 »
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They do have a pretty low acceptance rate/high demands but I believe that's not a bad thing. A good portfolio does need ages to build.

And with series of photos I feel they could accept only some, I do not to upload them on Cavan at all. They go straight to a micro site.

« Reply #43 on: January 07, 2019, 17:10 »
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Well, based on some of the information in this thread, Canvan sounded good so I decided to apply.  (First time applying to a stock agency.)

Three minutes after I applied I received an email saying "Congratulations! In just a few steps you will be part of our incredible creative community at Cavan.  Confirm your email, create a password, sign the artist agreement and you are in!"

Do you have to sign the agreement that they send before they review your portfolio?  Is that common with stock agencies?  For a second I got hopeful that they liked my work.  But they common sense kicked in and I realized that there's no way they reviewed my portfolio in three minutes.   :)

gillian vann

  • *Gillian*
« Reply #44 on: January 07, 2019, 18:35 »
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I started submitting to Cavan (only about 20 images) but stopped because they have a 2 year exclusive hold on your images before they'll remove them from the site. I knew about the 2 year hold beforehand and thought I'd be ok with it but ultimately decided it's a deal breaker for me. Yes they also restrict out take images from the same shoot to be submitted elsewhere.

I also signed up to Cavan late last year, thinking it would be a good place to park my Stocksy rejects, and I asked about whether I could delete files and still haven't heard back.  it probably was in the agreement, which I only skimmed through. For now I only have 1 small food series on there. I really dislike their image upload process and I haven't been back to add more. I had hoped it would be a good workaround for the Getty "no deletions" rule, but apparently not. The risk of uploading a series, having 90% declined, and a 2 year lock down, is a real problem.
« Last Edit: January 12, 2019, 03:35 by gillian vann »

« Reply #45 on: January 16, 2019, 15:06 »
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I started submitting to Cavan (only about 20 images) but stopped because they have a 2 year exclusive hold on your images before they'll remove them from the site. I knew about the 2 year hold beforehand and thought I'd be ok with it but ultimately decided it's a deal breaker for me. Yes they also restrict out take images from the same shoot to be submitted elsewhere.

I also signed up to Cavan late last year, thinking it would be a good place to park my Stocksy rejects, and I asked about whether I could delete files and still haven't heard back.  it probably was in the agreement, which I only skimmed through. For now I only have 1 small food series on there. I really dislike their image upload process and I haven't been back to add more. I had hoped it would be a good workaround for the Getty "no deletions" rule, but apparently not. The risk of uploading a series, having 90% declined, and a 2 year lock down, is a real problem.

I did get accepted to Cavan and they accepted 10 out of 10 of my initial submissions, but some of the comments here have me hesitant to submit more.

Is Stocksy your preferred agency?  Can you tell me your reasons why?  I'm new to the stock world so whatever insight you can share would be appreciated.

Thanks.

gillian vann

  • *Gillian*
« Reply #46 on: January 25, 2019, 07:26 »
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I started submitting to Cavan (only about 20 images) but stopped because they have a 2 year exclusive hold on your images before they'll remove them from the site. I knew about the 2 year hold beforehand and thought I'd be ok with it but ultimately decided it's a deal breaker for me. Yes they also restrict out take images from the same shoot to be submitted elsewhere.

I also signed up to Cavan late last year, thinking it would be a good place to park my Stocksy rejects, and I asked about whether I could delete files and still haven't heard back.  it probably was in the agreement, which I only skimmed through. For now I only have 1 small food series on there. I really dislike their image upload process and I haven't been back to add more. I had hoped it would be a good workaround for the Getty "no deletions" rule, but apparently not. The risk of uploading a series, having 90% declined, and a 2 year lock down, is a real problem.

I did get accepted to Cavan and they accepted 10 out of 10 of my initial submissions, but some of the comments here have me hesitant to submit more.

Is Stocksy your preferred agency?  Can you tell me your reasons why?  I'm new to the stock world so whatever insight you can share would be appreciated.

Thanks.
Stocksy pays the best, for me outsells all the others. they also give me the most frustration as the standards are high. a decline from them hurts deeply, cos you know that's where you want your work, amongst all that other excellent work. if SS or Getty decline my stuff i don't care 1 bit, I'm also with Adobe Prem and they have a higher decline rate than Stocksy and I just laugh when they decline stuff. Stocky has wonderful imagery, you don't have to wade through pages of shite to find something, and although they have their more arty side, it's tempered with a lot of beautiful everyday imagery too. You can reach out to any editor and have a discussion about your work, i recently had a 2hour hang out with an editor and it was so amazing to be able to do that. You can query a decline, have a discussion and sometimes it will be overturned, or not, but the chance to talk with someone is always there. They will send files back to have something edited/fixed, rather than a straight decline. Sales are real time. The Image Manager is the best in the industry. There's no sneaky back door deals where you end up with $1 and left wondering what the agency got.

what did I miss? :)

« Reply #47 on: January 25, 2019, 08:44 »
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I started submitting to Cavan (only about 20 images) but stopped because they have a 2 year exclusive hold on your images before they'll remove them from the site. I knew about the 2 year hold beforehand and thought I'd be ok with it but ultimately decided it's a deal breaker for me. Yes they also restrict out take images from the same shoot to be submitted elsewhere.

I also signed up to Cavan late last year, thinking it would be a good place to park my Stocksy rejects, and I asked about whether I could delete files and still haven't heard back.  it probably was in the agreement, which I only skimmed through. For now I only have 1 small food series on there. I really dislike their image upload process and I haven't been back to add more. I had hoped it would be a good workaround for the Getty "no deletions" rule, but apparently not. The risk of uploading a series, having 90% declined, and a 2 year lock down, is a real problem.

I did get accepted to Cavan and they accepted 10 out of 10 of my initial submissions, but some of the comments here have me hesitant to submit more.

Is Stocksy your preferred agency?  Can you tell me your reasons why?  I'm new to the stock world so whatever insight you can share would be appreciated.

Thanks.

what did I miss? :)

Well, the secret spice which push all images to look so "stocksy"-ish :)

« Reply #48 on: January 28, 2019, 18:48 »
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I started submitting to Cavan (only about 20 images) but stopped because they have a 2 year exclusive hold on your images before they'll remove them from the site. I knew about the 2 year hold beforehand and thought I'd be ok with it but ultimately decided it's a deal breaker for me. Yes they also restrict out take images from the same shoot to be submitted elsewhere.

I also signed up to Cavan late last year, thinking it would be a good place to park my Stocksy rejects, and I asked about whether I could delete files and still haven't heard back.  it probably was in the agreement, which I only skimmed through. For now I only have 1 small food series on there. I really dislike their image upload process and I haven't been back to add more. I had hoped it would be a good workaround for the Getty "no deletions" rule, but apparently not. The risk of uploading a series, having 90% declined, and a 2 year lock down, is a real problem.

I did get accepted to Cavan and they accepted 10 out of 10 of my initial submissions, but some of the comments here have me hesitant to submit more.

Is Stocksy your preferred agency?  Can you tell me your reasons why?  I'm new to the stock world so whatever insight you can share would be appreciated.

Thanks.
Stocksy pays the best, for me outsells all the others. they also give me the most frustration as the standards are high. a decline from them hurts deeply, cos you know that's where you want your work, amongst all that other excellent work. if SS or Getty decline my stuff i don't care 1 bit, I'm also with Adobe Prem and they have a higher decline rate than Stocksy and I just laugh when they decline stuff. Stocky has wonderful imagery, you don't have to wade through pages of shite to find something, and although they have their more arty side, it's tempered with a lot of beautiful everyday imagery too. You can reach out to any editor and have a discussion about your work, i recently had a 2hour hang out with an editor and it was so amazing to be able to do that. You can query a decline, have a discussion and sometimes it will be overturned, or not, but the chance to talk with someone is always there. They will send files back to have something edited/fixed, rather than a straight decline. Sales are real time. The Image Manager is the best in the industry. There's no sneaky back door deals where you end up with $1 and left wondering what the agency got.

what did I miss? :)

Glad it's working for you, Gillian,

One note though, when I click on any Stocksy portfolio link from here, it either takes forever to load or simply hangs and doesn't load at all. Totally off-putting in the 21st century.

gillian vann

  • *Gillian*
« Reply #49 on: June 27, 2019, 22:13 »
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Glad it's working for you, Gillian,

One note though, when I click on any Stocksy portfolio link from here, it either takes forever to load or simply hangs and doesn't load at all. Totally off-putting in the 21st century.

no idea, works fine for me. they are constantly tinkering and optimizing their display, they are more 21st century than anywhere else.  Agencies like Shutterstock/Offset openly copy them.  I was a bit worried they'd fallen into a data driven geek nirvana for a while, and there was so much focus on optimizing the site, but it seems to have settled down now.


 

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