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General - Top Sites / Re: image theft wallpart.com
« on: October 19, 2016, 16:10 »
The site is a phishing scam, I suggest not searching for yourself and most definitely do not fill out their DMCA form.

https://fstoppers.com/news/website-will-steal-your-photos-and-then-hack-your-computer-77511

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Stocksy / Re: Videos at Stocksy!
« on: September 12, 2016, 10:09 »
I'm not anonymous, the link to my portfolio is in my signature. 

I don't think my posts sound "really defensive" but  \_(ツ)_/

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Stocksy / Re: Videos at Stocksy!
« on: September 12, 2016, 08:21 »

Whether you like them or not, they're 16mm films shot on a Bolex Rex 4.  Not a smartphone with a filter.

Call it rude, call it bluntly honest, but this is exactly the response from the Stocksy crowd that I assumed I'd get, and a perfect example of the elitist hipster attitude that most of us can't help but get a little nauseous when exposed to. "It's good because of the super hip vintage camera that was used."

That's not even remotely what I said.  Like Sean pointed out, I merely stated a fact.  The videos were shot on 16mm film, and despite your analysis, there was no artificial shake or lens flare added in post production.  Those are facts.  Do with them what you will.

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Stocksy / Re: Videos at Stocksy!
« on: September 11, 2016, 15:28 »
This guy is clearly pushing the video button of a smartphone for the first time in his life, nothing wrong with that.

Whether you like them or not, they're 16mm films shot on a Bolex Rex 4.  Not a smartphone with a filter.

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Stocksy / Re: Stocksy seeing huge growth!
« on: June 06, 2016, 10:39 »
why would a co-op report sales publicly? how does any agency pay 55% of gross collected revenue when royalty rates are 50%?

i smell a rat.

those glasses don't appear to be very rose tinted...

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Stocksy / Re: Stocksy's call to artist
« on: February 24, 2016, 16:02 »
Wake up how? Stocksy is a co-op. That means one person literally can't just decide to sell the company.  Also, Bruce hasn't been the CEO of Stocksy since 2014.
No, but the co-op literally could decide together. Are you saying that if you weren't offered a huge amount of money as a member of the co-op (I believe I have seen you post that you are), you wouldn't bow out? I think everybody has a price. So literally just substitute co-op where the poster said "Bruce", and I think the speculation still provides food for thought.
Nope. I like my job. But that's irrelevant because it's not on the table. 

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Stocksy / Re: Stocksy's call to artist
« on: February 24, 2016, 13:28 »
I wonder if Bruce is looking for another 50mill+ buyer?
Someone makes this speculation every few months.  Let's put it to rest, shall we?  Stocksy is a co-op.  This is not a thing that will or even could happen.
Time to wake up. I like many other people wonder if Bruce had stayed at the helm of istock, would we have been better off. Stock has been my full-time job for 10 years so it kind of matters when, after everyone else has taken a percentage on the way through, it puts food on the table.
Wake up how? Stocksy is a co-op. That means one person literally can't just decide to sell the company.  Also, Bruce hasn't been the CEO of Stocksy since 2014. 

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Stocksy / Re: Stocksy's call to artist
« on: February 23, 2016, 12:17 »
I wonder if Bruce is looking for another 50mill+ buyer?
Someone makes this speculation every few months.  Let's put it to rest, shall we?  Stocksy is a co-op.  This is not a thing that will or even could happen. 

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Stocksy / Re: Call to Artists 2015
« on: January 05, 2016, 09:01 »
Ok, am I the only one still waiting??? Is this normal?

1. No
2. Yes

:)

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Stocksy / Re: Analog pictures at Stocksy
« on: December 03, 2015, 19:07 »
Im interested in hearing how it works out regarding to sales and price. I have no experience with analog, but I can see that the files are very small when converted to digital files.

My 35mm film scans are big enough to license as XL, the largest size. 

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Stocksy / Re: Call to Artists 2015
« on: November 30, 2015, 19:16 »
Good to hear that you guys are selling images on Stocksy, by the look of it though you are only selling each image once. Yes you get a couple of hundred dollars, but unless that images sells many more times how will it cover your ROI, if you shot a model and had to hire equipment or a studio. Does not really matter that you got a couple of hundred dollars for a one off sale infact if you look at it like that it is a bit of a rip off.
I should think thet stocksy makes you exclusive and certainly the client will want exclusivity.
Haha, why would you assume each image has only sold once? 

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Stocksy / Re: Applying to Stocksy - some help needed please
« on: November 13, 2015, 14:56 »
Thank you, Do I need a large portfolio to apply?

When is the next CfA? April 2016?
You don't need a large portfolio, but if your current portfolio is not representative of the type of work you would be submitting to Stocksy, then you should wait until you have more relevant images to show. 

The 2016 CTA will be announced next year; there is no set date yet. 

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Stocksy / Re: Call to Artists 2015
« on: November 10, 2015, 14:16 »
Two of my friends applied after me and they got rejection email within a month, and I still didn't get any response. The more I'm waiting the more I'm confused...really.

https://twitter.com/camrocker/status/648535037445566464
If your still waiting to hear about your application at @StocksyUnited you might be on our shortlist. Be sure to update your portfolios!

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Stocksy / Re: Call to Artists 2015
« on: November 05, 2015, 16:22 »

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Stocksy / Re: Call to Artists 2015
« on: October 26, 2015, 18:37 »
Just out of curiosity, for those of you who are Stocksy photographers, what is your image acceptance rate? I have images with the micros and separately with Getty and my acceptance with the micros has always been very good. Acceptance of images with Getty, via their Moments collection, very hit and miss, sometimes great, often not so much. For every ten images you send Stocksy, how many do they accept? Just average or estimate would be great.

Thanks
The answers to this question are going to be so subjective I'm not sure they will help you.  It entirely depends on how selective you are with your uploads.

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Stocksy / Re: Call to Artists 2015
« on: October 09, 2015, 09:47 »
anybody here that have sales with them?

Yes.

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Stocksy / Re: Call to Artists 2015
« on: August 10, 2015, 14:52 »
last thing,  i like to know what rating stocksy is to the right of leaf's page here.
is it not showing because they don't rate well???
so far, only you have said anything about earnings.

I doubt very many Stocksy members fill out the polls. (I don't - I don't even know how.)

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Stocksy / Re: Call to Artists 2015
« on: August 06, 2015, 14:28 »
Is it worth giving exclusive images to Stocksy instead of uploading to all the micros and alamy?  Their sales would have to be good to make me want to join.  I never got a response to my initial application and I'm not sure I can be bothered now.

That entirely depends on your portfolio and what you enjoy.  For me, it works, and sales are good.  I have never had any desire to spend all that time uploading my work to different sites, though. 

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Stocksy / Call to Artists 2015
« on: July 06, 2015, 15:58 »
The Call to Artists for 2015 just opened: https://twitter.com/StocksyUnited/status/618155280631754752

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You misdirected yourself, I do make good money with stock, and I was hoping for stocksy to do even better with more artist freedom, instead it's the worst. Also it's not macro.

So what you have Stocksy do differently?

Imho, stocksy should sell most of the stuff that other micros do, but only the very-very best, premium versions of it + exclusivity. That would more than justify it being a special agency worth bookmarking, no need to narrow it to this childish instafilter hipster style. They started saying, and even advertised this on their front page, that they 'don't have stuff like people on white, shiny beauty shots, ppl just gesturing'... yeah great idea, lets ditch some of the stuff that outsells almost everything else everywhere. The 'stock that doesn't look like stock' mantra is nonsense, the stuff they accept still instantly looks like stock from a 100 miles away - thank god, or they would sell even less. If dropping pro style was a great idea, why don't companies just go around buying selfies from kiddies on FB? :) Once again, this whole concept is childish and counterproductive. What are they afraid of, that their art course visiting buddy with a handlebar moustache won't talk to them anymore, if he notices they sell beauties on white for example?

It sounds like Stocksy is not the right place for your work.  There's nothing wrong with that, but it's astoundingly arrogant to suggest they change their entire business model to cater to your <300 image portfolio.  That business model has been working very well for many of us, whose experiences have been far different from yours. 

Stocksy entered an extremely oversaturated market with very little, and in just 2 years has become a legitimate competitor to companies making billions of dollars.  How you can spin that into a failure, I don't know.

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I just looked at past meeting recaps and the word "kick-ass" doesn't appear anywhere, plus they are available in full for members.

How many images do you have online?  Have you ever tried to talk to the editors about your declines?  Why do you keep uploading if you say you aren't making any money on Stocksy?

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I care exactly because I am a member

Prove it.

Lol, you are joke. :) What am I supposed to do, copy paste from their forums? I can do that for you, but I just didn't want to intrude on ppls stocky insider stuff.

Okay, since you're content hiding behind the comfort of anonymity, let's pretend you are a Stocksy member.  That would mean you're also a part owner of the company.  Since you're such a big fan of the co-op business model, what have you done to contribute?  Have you proposed any resolutions?  Voted at the meetings?  Participated in any forum discussions?  Responded to any requests for community input?  Contacted HQ with ideas?  Have you done anything at all besides bash the company any chance you get?

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I care exactly because I am a member

Prove it.

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Stocksy is a big failure on many levels, and now it seems they are getting desperate for sales. 90% of the the failure is the curation, it is done by 12 year old hispterfan teengirls recruited from random instagram accounts. They are extremely good at picking out the useless, chaotic stuff - to be "so different"... I guess. Just look at the opening page, it has become an ugly mess.

You bash Stocksy every chance you get.  Why do you care so much?  Why don't you just ignore them?

After I'v been on istock for a few months, I bashed Istock too, warning ppl that it's gonna be a trap and huge disappointment, although sales there were ok back than. I saw the clusterf*** coming when I got a dose of their attitude towards contribs from the way they communicated inside (lobo & co) Ppl said similar things like you, that I'm just jealous, and why do I bother, to hell with naysayers they gonna just hoo-ray and upload. Look what's up with that now.

I didn't say anything about you being jealous. I asked why you care so much about Stocksy. I don't believe you are a Stocksy member. You claim to have inside info but your facts are all wrong. I just don't believe you.

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