MicrostockGroup Sponsors

Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.

Messages - AYA

Pages: 1 2 3 [4]
Stocksy / Re: Stocksy submission critique please
« on: November 26, 2013, 18:30 »
I didn't mean to start a heated debate but I see a lot of good point going around. I think when submitting next time, I'll edit tighter and sent them exclusively images that are artsy and not staged and it seams fair enough. Sometimes the standards are much higher to get accepted as a contributor that to get images into an established portfolio and Stocksy wouldn't be an exception amongst agencies in doing that.

I, for exemple, really like what Lumina does (http://www.stocksy.com/lumina) and they do have a mix of artsy image with more traditionnal stock that is styled and processed in a more modern way. I think once accepted as a contributor it might be possible to submit those images but my next submission will be 100% hipster art  ;)

Stocksy / Re: Stocksy submission critique please
« on: November 26, 2013, 15:10 »
thanks for you opinion guys! it's reassuring to know I'm not that far out  :) I guess it's a situation of "brush yourself off and get back up" and I'll be more ready for my next submission.

I think Stocksy is pretty big on filters and vintage effects (I use toggle histogram to better understand them: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/image-histogram/kgefpfienchbbehcjnmbmogdigoedhaj?hl=en). I'll be experimenting with that as well in the next few months, they said I could reapply in February but it seems like a long time away!

Stocksy / Re: Stocksy submission critique please
« on: November 26, 2013, 12:54 »
thanks Sean,
It's nice to hear that I m not that far off. I will edit more for my next submission and hope to be more successful.
As a contributor, would you know if there is any particular subject that is in demand in their collection?

Stocksy / Re: Stocksy submission critique please
« on: November 26, 2013, 12:42 »
Thanks Ron,
I'm finding Stocksy's style a bit hard to understand as there is some images that are definetly more art oriented but some are very nice stock images that are desaturated but lovely.

I also people will give their (constructive) opinion on the post, it would be very appreciated  :)

Stocksy / Stocksy submission critique please
« on: November 26, 2013, 12:33 »
Hi everyone,
I submitted my portfolio to Stocksy recently trying to make it as a contributor and I wasn't accepted. I was wondering if people could give me feed back and what might be the issue ( color saturation, subject matter, styling...).

here's the sample I sent them: http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/

I'm especially interested to hear about the lucky Stocksy artists that have experience with the editing and acceptance/rejection of their submitted files; have you noticed trends? what is a typical acceptance ratio when you submit?

thanks everyone!


that's a really interesting question, I'm looking foward to hearing the answer everyone can bring.

iStockPhoto.com / Re: The "New" IS
« on: November 13, 2013, 12:44 »
there is also a new entry ANDRESR on istock exclusives

exclusive http://www.istockphoto.com/andresrimaging
no exclusive  http://www.istockphoto.com/andresr

Hey guys, I just saw a previous post. I think it's kinda crazy that someone who produces really good images would get so little download (a bit more than 30) in 2-3 months with a 1000 images portfolio.

Would you say it's typical of the stock scene form the last year?


Cutcaster / Re: Cutcaster FTP upload issue
« on: November 12, 2013, 19:12 »
I got the same problem

I just sumbled on this post and I was wondering what your experience has been so far after leaving exclusivity. Have you matched your income by uploading to many agencies?

Also, how are you finding Octopus? I am looking for an submitting site and I was curious to get your opinion.


General Stock Discussion / Re: Property releases in composites
« on: September 06, 2013, 18:54 »
no one knows? hmmm,  curious!

is it not an issue to submit a different date on a property release?

thanks everyone and have a great weekend!

General Stock Discussion / Property releases in composites
« on: September 05, 2013, 11:55 »
Hi everyone,
I had a small question for the pros and experienced photographers here: I am considering doing some compositing mixing property released location images and studio shots of models. 

How would I go about submitting a property release that has a different date than the model shoot date? Will agencies reject my final submission because of that? do I need a special property release granting me future rights to the location image?

Thanks in advance!

Hi everyone,
I was wondering if anyone has seen a change in their sales since Yuri Arcurs left Shutterstock, Fotolia and Dreamstime to go exclusive with Getty and iStock. It would be intereting to see how it could affect the 3 other top tier sites.

Thanks for your answers! :)


Pages: 1 2 3 [4]


Mega Bundle of 5,900+ Professional Lightroom Presets

Microstock Poll Results


3100 Posing Cards Bundle