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« Reply #250 on: November 07, 2017, 12:59 »
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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.

no they want images who fit the collection for style creativity and colors palette. you can send only single image but they should fit the collection. maybe you never shot with models, but when you do a session is clear that you create a story but these images u added are just a session of sport with model. i doubt the photographer aimed at what you explained. it was just a session.


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« Reply #251 on: November 07, 2017, 13:25 »
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no they want images who fit the collection for style creativity and colors palette.

I see some VSCO. Just need to gauge more of their style.

I'm a big fan of KODAK Portra 400.

« Reply #252 on: November 07, 2017, 13:49 »
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brasilnut is starting to annoy me.

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« Reply #253 on: November 07, 2017, 13:56 »
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brasilnut is starting to annoy me.

I'm out.

Best of luck to everybody.

« Reply #254 on: November 07, 2017, 14:09 »
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Got rejection today. After nearly 2 months of waiting. Relieved to be able to move on with the images but disappointed not to get some firsthand experience on the site.

MxR

« Reply #255 on: November 07, 2017, 16:40 »
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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.

I know this Spanish photographer. He was admitted a month ago and is great photographer.

Good luck to all. I'm waiting for a month.
« Last Edit: November 08, 2017, 11:41 by MxR »

« Reply #256 on: November 08, 2017, 14:16 »
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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.

I know this Spanish photographer. He was admitted a month ago and is great photographer.

Good luck to all. I'm waiting for a month.

Sorry MxR, I'm lost. Who is the Spanish photographer?

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« Reply #257 on: November 09, 2017, 02:24 »
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Waiting 40 days for review but im happy with offset and w61 if im rejected.
« Last Edit: November 09, 2017, 03:32 by JaenStock »

« Reply #258 on: November 09, 2017, 03:47 »
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Waiting 40 days for review but im happy with offset and w61 if im rejected.
You can not worry. You have a good portfolio, I think they will accept.
p.s. Does the W61 have sales? They invited me, but I have not worked with them yet.

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« Reply #259 on: November 09, 2017, 04:37 »
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Waiting 40 days for review but im happy with offset and w61 if im rejected.
You can not worry. You have a good portfolio, I think they will accept.
p.s. Does the W61 have sales? They invited me, but I have not worked with them yet.

Thanks...but i was recejected by Stocksy all years by them... I am used to it!

i sent ypu a PM
« Last Edit: November 09, 2017, 05:27 by JaenStock »

« Reply #260 on: November 09, 2017, 13:09 »
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brasilnut is starting to annoy me.

I'm out.

Best of luck to everybody.

And I'm just wondering what's taking my rejection so long? I mean that. I thought I'd apply just to see but I'm pretty sure they want models, lifestyle, trendy artistic, stylish, no bright typical micro. I'm none of that, but still, I thought it made sense to at least apply and hope? I'd look forward to sending them the more artistic works and not waste time with the same on Micro.

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« Reply #261 on: November 09, 2017, 13:27 »
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And I'm just wondering what's taking my rejection so long? I mean that. I thought I'd apply just to see but I'm pretty sure they want models, lifestyle, trendy artistic, stylish, no bright typical micro. I'm none of that, but still, I thought it made sense to at least apply and hope? I'd look forward to sending them the more artistic works and not waste time with the same on Micro.

I'm still in the running.

I'm out of discussing it here as I'm obviously annoying people (which is not my intention).

« Reply #262 on: November 09, 2017, 14:02 »
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And I'm just wondering what's taking my rejection so long? I mean that. I thought I'd apply just to see but I'm pretty sure they want models, lifestyle, trendy artistic, stylish, no bright typical micro. I'm none of that, but still, I thought it made sense to at least apply and hope? I'd look forward to sending them the more artistic works and not waste time with the same on Micro.

I'm still in the running.

I'm out of discussing it here as I'm obviously annoying people (which is not my intention).

Glad you're still in the running ;) I think you're just trying to hard to ask everyone what they think Stocksy wants. Don't over analyze it, I think that they are simply looking for fresh new creative work. Put forth a portfolio you believe in and love and even if they don't accept you you know who you are as a photographer. Just be authentic.

I get it I want to be on the site too, the waiting and getting your hopes up sucks if it's a no in the end (8 weeks and counting here). However I want to create work I want to create and if it is a fit, it's a fit, if not then I will look to sell my current work somewhere it will succeed and try again later on when I have newer work for them to review.

« Reply #263 on: November 09, 2017, 14:36 »
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And I'm just wondering what's taking my rejection so long? I mean that. I thought I'd apply just to see but I'm pretty sure they want models, lifestyle, trendy artistic, stylish, no bright typical micro. I'm none of that, but still, I thought it made sense to at least apply and hope? I'd look forward to sending them the more artistic works and not waste time with the same on Micro.

I'm still in the running.

I'm out of discussing it here as I'm obviously annoying people (which is not my intention).

Glad you're still in the running ;) I think you're just trying to hard to ask everyone what they think Stocksy wants. Don't over analyze it, I think that they are simply looking for fresh new creative work. Put forth a portfolio you believe in and love and even if they don't accept you you know who you are as a photographer. Just be authentic.

I get it I want to be on the site too, the waiting and getting your hopes up sucks if it's a no in the end (8 weeks and counting here). However I want to create work I want to create and if it is a fit, it's a fit, if not then I will look to sell my current work somewhere it will succeed and try again later on when I have newer work for them to review.

Probably the best advice towards him and/or anyone in regards to Stocksy. I was asked to join long ago during the clandestine stage of the agency and chose not too mainly because I did not want to drop exclusivity and the momentum I had with you know who. Years later I am still very much glad I made the choice I did.

"I want to create work I want to create and if it is a fit, it's a fit, if not then I will look to sell my current work somewhere it will succeed" +100

« Reply #264 on: November 14, 2017, 20:38 »
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It's been two months since my submission and still no news from them. Is anyone here get reply from them?

How many contributor they will accept this year? If its only ten or less, then it will be really hard competition.

« Reply #265 on: November 14, 2017, 21:17 »
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It's been nearly 2 months from mine application too, still nothing. Even with the numbers higher than 10 accepted contributors this year, it is still a hard competition - I assume they need time, probably a lots of applications and crazy amounts of pictures

« Reply #266 on: November 15, 2017, 06:04 »
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10??? Are you serious?
How this could be real  :o

JaenStock

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« Reply #267 on: November 15, 2017, 06:45 »
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I do not think Stocksy will mobilize so many people to admit only 10 contributors. It is not the Willy Wonka Choclate factory. In other occasions they have been 500.

If that were true I would not waste my time indexing 100 photos and many photographers that I know would not either.

« Reply #268 on: November 15, 2017, 11:57 »
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I do not think Stocksy will mobilize so many people to admit only 10 contributors. It is not the Willy Wonka Choclate factory. In other occasions they have been 500.

If that were true I would not waste my time indexing 100 photos and many photographers that I know would not either.

I don't think that either. I believe the number will have 3 figures. But that number doesn't mean anything without the other one - number of applications. 100/1000 or 100/10000 it's a big difference

« Reply #269 on: November 15, 2017, 15:06 »
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100 its few either. I never thought about such little chances

« Reply #270 on: November 15, 2017, 15:34 »
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This is all wild speculation.
You are not competing against the number of applications sent in whether its 1000 or 100,000.
You need to show you have a style they want and that you would be an asset to the co-op.

They may be willing to add 100 or maybe 500 new artists but if only a handful of applications appeal to them, then that's all they will invite onboard.

Yes, I'm still waiting to find out if I made the cut.

Brasilnut

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« Reply #271 on: November 15, 2017, 16:29 »
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Yes, I'm still waiting to find out if I made the cut.

Me too. As far as I'm aware nobody has been accepted yet.

Can anybody confirm this?

« Reply #272 on: November 15, 2017, 16:30 »
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Most of those who apply know what they are applying for. I am giving respect for all the competitors and that's why numbers for me are important. If you wanna get in, it's not about being good, it's about being great. A lots of brilliant artists at stocksy have already set the bar high.

« Last Edit: November 15, 2017, 16:35 by Cersei »

« Reply #273 on: November 15, 2017, 20:07 »
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Tell me more about the 1,000-person cap on membership.

BW: There is, yes. We're at 900 photographers, right now.



How do photographers become Stocksy members?
BW: So far, everyone has joined up organically. We have an open application process half of the year, from June until the end of December. On average, over the last three years, we've gotten about 5,000 applications each year. That is why we close it down for six monthsto sift through all the applications.


https://www.shareable.net/blog/interviewed-stocksys-brianna-wettlaufer-and-nuno-silva-on-building-a-cooperative-stock-photo

What I understood from that article, there's only 100 seats left for new contributor.



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« Reply #274 on: November 15, 2017, 21:59 »
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Thank you for sharing that article :) It helps put things in perspective.

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