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« on: April 12, 2015, 11:20 »
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Hi, all!

I'm planning to re-apply (yes, I was already rejected once) to Stocksy in June. I'd appreciate any feedback on my set so far. Also, they only asked for 25 images last time, but will I be better off showing more?

Thanks!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/candinamaria/sets/72157649489164293/with/17067242465/ [nofollow]


« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2015, 12:45 »
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I would sort your portfolio a bit more.
This one is very good. Its fun, child, happy, movement, strong colors. (but maybe technical problems rejection  :P)
https://www.flickr.com/photos/candinamaria/16388970696/in/set-72157649489164293

This one (my opinion) is a reason for a rejection. Whats the story behind?
Is this a bad feeling? sad? I do not see fun, why is the background black? Is the child lonely?
The story is not 100%. It`s 50% happy and 50% sad. Confusing..
https://www.flickr.com/photos/candinamaria/16438965034/in/set-72157649489164293

50%

« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2015, 20:41 »
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some lovely images. but i doubt that they are in need of images with lovely kids they have enough already. regarding food and animals check what they have and compare it to your own work.

« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2015, 21:59 »
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Well I think it's lovely work and very likely to appeal to Stocksy.  However, they might prefer to see a bit more variation in subject matter.  I'd try to add some more work of a similar style but with different subjects.

« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2015, 02:55 »
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Hi, all!

I'm planning to re-apply (yes, I was already rejected once) to Stocksy in June. I'd appreciate any feedback on my set so far. Also, they only asked for 25 images last time, but will I be better off showing more?

While it probably isn't a requirement at the application stage, I believe it might be an advantage if you already show that you have a basic understanding of royalty free stock imagery - which in my opinion means, you should skip most of the black and white shots (color by far outsells b/w) and remove images with potential copyright issues like the one with the GAP jacket.

Also, yes, more variety in topic would certainly be better. Basically from those images you showed I'd only need to see 2 or 3 images to find out what you do. All the rest are content wise far too similar.

Finally, do some research on Stocksy and find out what content areas are not yet filled with thousands of images that you could fill. Everyone shoots their own kids.

(Note that I'm not involved in anything content related on Stocksy, so I'm just stating personal opinions)

« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2015, 03:01 »
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noise, fringing, sharpness

motiv is ok , but not for best work ever.

you will be rejected.


I would sort your portfolio a bit more.
This one is very good. Its fun, child, happy, movement, strong colors. (but maybe technical problems rejection  :P)
https://www.flickr.com/photos/candinamaria/16388970696/in/set-72157649489164293

This one (my opinion) is a reason for a rejection. Whats the story behind?
Is this a bad feeling? sad? I do not see fun, why is the background black? Is the child lonely?
The story is not 100%. It`s 50% happy and 50% sad. Confusing..
https://www.flickr.com/photos/candinamaria/16438965034/in/set-72157649489164293

« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2015, 07:37 »
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noise, fringing, sharpness

motiv is ok , but not for best work ever.

you will be rejected.


I would sort your portfolio a bit more.
This one is very good. Its fun, child, happy, movement, strong colors. (but maybe technical problems rejection  :P)
https://www.flickr.com/photos/candinamaria/16388970696/in/set-72157649489164293 [nofollow]

This one (my opinion) is a reason for a rejection. Whats the story behind?
Is this a bad feeling? sad? I do not see fun, why is the background black? Is the child lonely?
The story is not 100%. It`s 50% happy and 50% sad. Confusing..
https://www.flickr.com/photos/candinamaria/16438965034/in/set-72157649489164293 [nofollow]

What is motiv? Thanks!

« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2015, 07:38 »
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Thanks, all! I'll definitely check to see what they need more of. Is there a systematic way that I can do that -- or just search for various categories and see what turns up?

« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2015, 08:33 »
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Thanks, all! I'll definitely check to see what they need more of. Is there a systematic way that I can do that -- or just search for various categories and see what turns up?

You'd need to start with what special topics you have access to. It won't help you to find out that Stocksy is missing pictures from Outer Space if you can't fly there.

But e.g. if you have good connections to musicians, you might want to research how many images are already there and which topics, scenes, instruments might be missing.

« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2015, 08:52 »
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motive or story of image, sorry english is not my first language.

for acceptance, that should at least be with face and very unique smile.

« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2015, 09:06 »
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motive or story of image, sorry english is not my first language.

for acceptance, that should at least be with face and very unique smile.

Thanks -- I understand.  Y'all have given me a lot of good info. I agree there's too much noise in a lot of these. This is actually a portfolio I'm putting together for another group, but I'd like to crossover some of the images if possible. I've got some ideas to add some variety/mass appeal now, so I'll do some more shooting and post again.

« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2015, 09:08 »
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Thanks, all! I'll definitely check to see what they need more of. Is there a systematic way that I can do that -- or just search for various categories and see what turns up?

You'd need to start with what special topics you have access to. It won't help you to find out that Stocksy is missing pictures from Outer Space if you can't fly there.

But e.g. if you have good connections to musicians, you might want to research how many images are already there and which topics, scenes, instruments might be missing.


Thanks. I found a couple of areas that I have access to and there seem to slim pickings in the search results.


 

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