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Brasilnut

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« Reply #225 on: November 02, 2017, 13:15 »
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in my opinion you should study more the stocksy library before applying.

If you're a gambling man, what odds would you give me to be accepted?

MicroVegas has the current line at:

1.25 (-400)  NO
4.00 (+400) YES
 


« Reply #226 on: November 02, 2017, 13:28 »
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in my opinion you should study more the stocksy library before applying.

If you're a gambling man, what odds would you give me to be accepted?

MicroVegas has the current line at:

1.25 (-400)  NO
4.00 (+400) YES

everything is possible but i think the same betting value.


Brasilnut

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« Reply #227 on: November 03, 2017, 07:11 »
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everything is possible but i think the same betting value.

Odds just tilted slightly in my favour with this one...

Now
1.35 NO
3.65 YES

« Reply #228 on: November 03, 2017, 07:32 »
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getting photos with "no people" (desappeared if you put 30 seconds of shutter) I dont know is just an idea, hehehe

Pronto!

Nice! Try also to play with shutter at day (with filter), I like a lot the last you put (siena street), if you can one like that with someone would be perfect. Of course always is my personal opinion ;) I am like you hoping to get admitted in stocksy ;)

« Reply #229 on: November 04, 2017, 06:34 »
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Interesting conversation and thanks to all for their opinions. It's great to get different perspectives. Until I get a refusal I'll keep uploading until I reach the 100 limit.

I do have some MRs however they don't need to be uploaded until you are accepted. Obviously some of those shots won't have them regardless but I'm sure I read Stocksy also accept editorial shots ? Is that incorrect ?

For the 2nd x 50 shots I'll upload I guess I'll concentrate more on shots with unidentifiable people in them and probably more Oriental 'subjects' (not people) as well as some MR released shots of my daughter (a model in London). I've lots of city / country shots similar to the latest one Brasilnut posted. It's difficult to get an 'author's perspective' when shooting land or some city scapes though, especially when I often go to a lot of trouble to exclude people from the shots (guess I'll have to change, or add to, my shooting style in future)  ;D

Oft times though it's just there are not many shots of that location (maybe it's tough to get too or climatic conditions dissuade many) so that any good quality shots stand out - at least that's what I'm hoping !

What is Micro Vegas ?
« Last Edit: November 04, 2017, 06:36 by Frogfish »

« Reply #230 on: November 04, 2017, 17:04 »
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No, we don't currently accept editorial.

« Reply #231 on: November 06, 2017, 09:57 »
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Hello everybody, I have completed my application on September 17 and I sent 100 photos and videos as asked. I have sent 25 exclusive footage and, 30 exclusive photos. The rest were non-exclusive photos because I have asked how is working and got the answer that yes, I can send non-exclusive content, but, in case of approval, this content will be deleted by the reviewers. I have tried to send various photos and footage, even if my specialty is food, I have sent lifestyle, conceptual, animals and travel. I choose some of my best content. I am pretty active on socials, specially with my Facebook page. With all this, on October 12 I have received the negative answer:
"Thank you for your interest in Stocksy. After reviewing your work, we dont feel there is a fit at this time.
As you can imagine, we get a lot of applications and its always a difficult decision, but we only have room for a small group of contributors.
We wish you the best in your future endeavours and thank you for taking the time to apply and share your work with us.
We hope you have a great day,"
I strongly believe they rejected me because my photos doesn't tell a story. Portfolio must tell a story and has to have a beginning related to the end, everything in the same style. In my portfolio the story lacks and is pretty messy. Also I have sent some exclusive images which were part of non-exclusive series. This was wrong too, but I didn't know. I try to reorder my ideas and my portfolio and I will try again. But I want to tell you that is hard to reach what they want, I strongly believe that only an editor can have enough eye to order portfolio and public image in order to match with Stocksy.

« Last Edit: November 06, 2017, 10:00 by eZeePics »

« Reply #232 on: November 06, 2017, 11:34 »
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Soon there are two months since I completed my application. Sean, do you have any information what the maximum waiting time is ?

« Reply #233 on: November 06, 2017, 12:00 »
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Hello everybody, I have completed my application on September 17 and I sent 100 photos and videos as asked. I have sent 25 exclusive footage and, 30 exclusive photos. The rest were non-exclusive photos because I have asked how is working and got the answer that yes, I can send non-exclusive content, but, in case of approval, this content will be deleted by the reviewers. I have tried to send various photos and footage, even if my specialty is food, I have sent lifestyle, conceptual, animals and travel. I choose some of my best content. I am pretty active on socials, specially with my Facebook page. With all this, on October 12 I have received the negative answer:
"Thank you for your interest in Stocksy. After reviewing your work, we dont feel there is a fit at this time.
As you can imagine, we get a lot of applications and its always a difficult decision, but we only have room for a small group of contributors.
We wish you the best in your future endeavours and thank you for taking the time to apply and share your work with us.
We hope you have a great day,"
I strongly believe they rejected me because my photos doesn't tell a story. Portfolio must tell a story and has to have a beginning related to the end, everything in the same style. In my portfolio the story lacks and is pretty messy. Also I have sent some exclusive images which were part of non-exclusive series. This was wrong too, but I didn't know. I try to reorder my ideas and my portfolio and I will try again. But I want to tell you that is hard to reach what they want, I strongly believe that only an editor can have enough eye to order portfolio and public image in order to match with Stocksy.

Oh, so sorry, after the hard work... Thanks for sharing yours learnings. I have a question: you said that they allow to upload non exclusive material and if they selected you should deleted it, where did you read about this? I just uploaded exclusive material, but if that you said is tru I would like to complement with my best shots (wich ones arent exclusives) If you or anyone can confirm this, or this will penalize me... Thanks a lot!

« Reply #234 on: November 06, 2017, 12:24 »
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Soon there are two months since I completed my application. Sean, do you have any information what the maximum waiting time is ?

I don't think there's any max.  You would not believe the number of images that have been uploaded as part of the CTA.  It's not surprising it's taking a while.  Unfortunately.  Sorry about that.  We're actually in the process of expanding the editing team, which will help.

Brasilnut

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« Reply #235 on: November 06, 2017, 12:27 »
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I strongly believe they rejected me because my photos doesn't tell a story.

I guess this is "storytelling"...

« Reply #236 on: November 06, 2017, 12:51 »
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Hello everybody, I have completed my application on September 17 and I sent 100 photos and videos as asked. I have sent 25 exclusive footage and, 30 exclusive photos. The rest were non-exclusive photos because I have asked how is working and got the answer that yes, I can send non-exclusive content, but, in case of approval, this content will be deleted by the reviewers. I have tried to send various photos and footage, even if my specialty is food, I have sent lifestyle, conceptual, animals and travel. I choose some of my best content. I am pretty active on socials, specially with my Facebook page. With all this, on October 12 I have received the negative answer:
"Thank you for your interest in Stocksy. After reviewing your work, we dont feel there is a fit at this time.
As you can imagine, we get a lot of applications and its always a difficult decision, but we only have room for a small group of contributors.
We wish you the best in your future endeavours and thank you for taking the time to apply and share your work with us.
We hope you have a great day,"
I strongly believe they rejected me because my photos doesn't tell a story. Portfolio must tell a story and has to have a beginning related to the end, everything in the same style. In my portfolio the story lacks and is pretty messy. Also I have sent some exclusive images which were part of non-exclusive series. This was wrong too, but I didn't know. I try to reorder my ideas and my portfolio and I will try again. But I want to tell you that is hard to reach what they want, I strongly believe that only an editor can have enough eye to order portfolio and public image in order to match with Stocksy.

Oh, so sorry, after the hard work... Thanks for sharing yours learnings. I have a question: you said that they allow to upload non exclusive material and if they selected you should deleted it, where did you read about this? I just uploaded exclusive material, but if that you said is tru I would like to complement with my best shots (wich ones arent exclusives) If you or anyone can confirm this, or this will penalize me... Thanks a lot!

My understanding was that you would have to be able to delete any images accepted from all of the other sites that they are currently for sale now - and they would stay at Stocksy.

« Reply #237 on: November 06, 2017, 13:13 »
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Hello everybody, I have completed my application on September 17 and I sent 100 photos and videos as asked. I have sent 25 exclusive footage and, 30 exclusive photos. The rest were non-exclusive photos because I have asked how is working and got the answer that yes, I can send non-exclusive content, but, in case of approval, this content will be deleted by the reviewers. I have tried to send various photos and footage, even if my specialty is food, I have sent lifestyle, conceptual, animals and travel. I choose some of my best content. I am pretty active on socials, specially with my Facebook page. With all this, on October 12 I have received the negative answer:
"Thank you for your interest in Stocksy. After reviewing your work, we dont feel there is a fit at this time.
As you can imagine, we get a lot of applications and its always a difficult decision, but we only have room for a small group of contributors.
We wish you the best in your future endeavours and thank you for taking the time to apply and share your work with us.
We hope you have a great day,"
I strongly believe they rejected me because my photos doesn't tell a story. Portfolio must tell a story and has to have a beginning related to the end, everything in the same style. In my portfolio the story lacks and is pretty messy. Also I have sent some exclusive images which were part of non-exclusive series. This was wrong too, but I didn't know. I try to reorder my ideas and my portfolio and I will try again. But I want to tell you that is hard to reach what they want, I strongly believe that only an editor can have enough eye to order portfolio and public image in order to match with Stocksy.


Oh, so sorry, after the hard work... Thanks for sharing yours learnings. I have a question: you said that they allow to upload non exclusive material and if they selected you should deleted it, where did you read about this? I just uploaded exclusive material, but if that you said is tru I would like to complement with my best shots (wich ones arent exclusives) If you or anyone can confirm this, or this will penalize me... Thanks a lot!


My understanding was that you would have to be able to delete any images accepted from all of the other sites that they are currently for sale now - and they would stay at Stocksy.


He wrote: The rest were non-exclusive photos because I have asked how is working and got the answer that yes, I can send non-exclusive content, but, in case of approval, this content will be deleted by the reviewers.

I understand that is talking about the reviewers of Stocksy... But it have more sense that you said, that if the maeterial will get, you should have to delete from other places.

I am doubting to put this ones:

http://www.gettyimages.es/detail/v%C3%ADdeo/timelapse-of-man-standing-while-the-people-move-pel%C3%ADculas-de-stock/692848666?suri=1

http://www.gettyimages.es/detail/v%C3%ADdeo/timelapse-of-couple-of-lovers-embracing-themselves-pel%C3%ADculas-de-stock/815913346?suri=1


What do you think? it will worth?

Thinks!!!

« Reply #238 on: November 06, 2017, 13:31 »
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Hello everybody, I have completed my application on September 17 and I sent 100 photos and videos as asked. I have sent 25 exclusive footage and, 30 exclusive photos. The rest were non-exclusive photos because I have asked how is working and got the answer that yes, I can send non-exclusive content, but, in case of approval, this content will be deleted by the reviewers. I have tried to send various photos and footage, even if my specialty is food, I have sent lifestyle, conceptual, animals and travel. I choose some of my best content. I am pretty active on socials, specially with my Facebook page. With all this, on October 12 I have received the negative answer:
"Thank you for your interest in Stocksy. After reviewing your work, we dont feel there is a fit at this time.
As you can imagine, we get a lot of applications and its always a difficult decision, but we only have room for a small group of contributors.
We wish you the best in your future endeavours and thank you for taking the time to apply and share your work with us.
We hope you have a great day,"
I strongly believe they rejected me because my photos doesn't tell a story. Portfolio must tell a story and has to have a beginning related to the end, everything in the same style. In my portfolio the story lacks and is pretty messy. Also I have sent some exclusive images which were part of non-exclusive series. This was wrong too, but I didn't know. I try to reorder my ideas and my portfolio and I will try again. But I want to tell you that is hard to reach what they want, I strongly believe that only an editor can have enough eye to order portfolio and public image in order to match with Stocksy.


Oh, so sorry, after the hard work... Thanks for sharing yours learnings. I have a question: you said that they allow to upload non exclusive material and if they selected you should deleted it, where did you read about this? I just uploaded exclusive material, but if that you said is tru I would like to complement with my best shots (wich ones arent exclusives) If you or anyone can confirm this, or this will penalize me... Thanks a lot!


My understanding was that you would have to be able to delete any images accepted from all of the other sites that they are currently for sale now - and they would stay at Stocksy.


He wrote: The rest were non-exclusive photos because I have asked how is working and got the answer that yes, I can send non-exclusive content, but, in case of approval, this content will be deleted by the reviewers.

I understand that is talking about the reviewers of Stocksy... But it have more sense that you said, that if the maeterial will get, you should have to delete from other places.

I am doubting to put this ones:

http://www.gettyimages.es/detail/v%C3%ADdeo/timelapse-of-man-standing-while-the-people-move-pel%C3%ADculas-de-stock/692848666?suri=1

http://www.gettyimages.es/detail/v%C3%ADdeo/timelapse-of-couple-of-lovers-embracing-themselves-pel%C3%ADculas-de-stock/815913346?suri=1


What do you think? it will worth?

Thinks!!!


stocksy has a specifik color palette that most people struggle to understand. clearly they want some colors desaturated more than others. people seems to not recognize this important point of stocksy. they don't want colors like micro stock.

« Reply #239 on: November 06, 2017, 13:39 »
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I was also rejected. I got the same - probably preset - answer eZeePics was given. I gave it a try but I am actually happier I got accepted and started uploading to robertharding because I mostly do travel pics and videos. Now I understand why Brasilnut mentions you have to slowly build your portfolio there!

Brasilnut

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« Reply #240 on: November 06, 2017, 14:21 »
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Now I understand why Brasilnut mentions you have to slowly build your portfolio there!

I'm just wingin' it. Just hope they like my style.

« Reply #241 on: November 07, 2017, 01:19 »
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I was also rejected. I got the same - probably preset - answer eZeePics was given. I gave it a try but I am actually happier I got accepted and started uploading to robertharding because I mostly do travel pics and videos. Now I understand why Brasilnut mentions you have to slowly build your portfolio there!
I didn't know of Robert Harding - they seem a great fit for my travel & landscape photography (see the pics I posted to Stocksy above) so if I don't get into Stocksy I'll give RH a try.

Brasilnut

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« Reply #242 on: November 07, 2017, 03:17 »
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I didn't know of Robert Harding - they seem a great fit for my travel & landscape photography (see the pics I posted to Stocksy above) so if I don't get into Stocksy I'll give RH a try.

They'll have no issues accepting some of your images.

My rejection rate with them is about 80%, which is fine because I put the remainder of the images on Alamy as RM.

« Reply #243 on: November 07, 2017, 03:38 »
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Just my case Brasilnut! I have about one in four accepted up to now, though still waiting for videos review. Have to ask, why RM and not Royalty Free to Alamy? Should I also tag them editorial only, or not?

« Reply #244 on: November 07, 2017, 03:45 »
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I didn't know of Robert Harding - they seem a great fit for my travel & landscape photography (see the pics I posted to Stocksy above) so if I don't get into Stocksy I'll give RH a try.

They'll have no issues accepting some of your images.

My rejection rate with them is about 80%, which is fine because I put the remainder of the images on Alamy as RM.
I'm not sure if I'm reading it correctly but they require images to : be a minimum of 50mb uncompressed (panoramas 100mb) however they also state that We accept photographs shot with professional quality dslr or mirrorless cameras with a minimum of 12 mega-pixel sensors and pro lenses that surely can't be correct ! Print sizes would be massive at 50MB and a 12MP camera doesn't produce a 50MP file, even after conversion to TIFF !

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« Reply #245 on: November 07, 2017, 03:46 »
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My application is pending for about month or so, same situation with FreshStock.
I think that they was overwhelmed with crappy pix. Anyway, i don't think they are better earners than SS.
Prediction is 98% accurate.

Brasilnut

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« Reply #246 on: November 07, 2017, 03:58 »
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Have to ask, why RM and not Royalty Free to Alamy? Should I also tag them editorial only, or not?

Personal preference, although not a huge difference between RM and RF on Alamy anymore.

If you license unreleased RF you'll need to tag them as editorial only, however with RM that isn't necessary (Alamy do a good job to make this as confusing as possible).

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be a minimum of 50mb uncompressed (panoramas 100mb)

This is uncompressed. Not sure the exact number but it's about 12mb min after exporting as JPEG. I've had issues with these requirements in the occasions  when I've had to crop and they wouldn't accept, but at worst cases, I up-size some of the images. Of course this isn't the best solution as it fks up the resolution but what else could I do but for re-shooting (which isn't possible since I've had to travel far).

« Last Edit: November 07, 2017, 04:04 by Brasilnut »

Brasilnut

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« Reply #247 on: November 07, 2017, 11:11 »
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If they want "storytelling", this is my story.

This woman collects stray dogs and makes them into fancy jackets to sell in the boutique shops of Milan. The cuter the dog, the softer the fur.

« Reply #248 on: November 07, 2017, 12:25 »
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If they want "storytelling", this is my story.

This woman collects stray dogs and makes them into fancy jackets to sell in the boutique shops of Milan. The cuter the dog, the softer the fur.

one question..did you manage to spend one hour browsing the stocksy collectioN?

this is an editorial story. good for getty or reuters maybe, if part of a series.
you are misunderstanding the meaning of storytelling.

Brasilnut

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« Reply #249 on: November 07, 2017, 12:48 »
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one question..did you manage to spend one hour browsing the stocksy collectioN?

I do sort of get what they want and I did browse. They want something that has a start, middle and end. Like a patient going to to the doctor, there's the sickness, getting out the door, arriving at the office, checkin with receptionist, seeing doctor (most important part) then the rest.

I captured a screenshot of an interesting story of an ethnic woman at the track, highlighting back to health issues since it appears that she recently gave birth (as per the stretch marks).

All this is cool and I could do...but don't want to fork out expenses on models at this stage before getting accepted (chicken and egg scenario). I have included some images of friends/relatives but the story isn't complete.

Anyway, it's all cool...happy either way if I'm in or not.


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