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angelawaye

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« Reply #100 on: September 18, 2017, 16:57 »
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I'm in the same boat as you Zalee. I don't use social media too much to upload my work. I haven't applied yet because I don't know what to do. Sean mentions they will do a search on you so even if you don't submit your social links, they will see them anyway ...

Plus, the work on my Facebook page is very "artsy" and I would never submit it to stocksy.
« Last Edit: September 18, 2017, 17:00 by angelawaye »


« Reply #101 on: September 18, 2017, 17:24 »
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I'm the same with my Facebook page, I don't use it for my stock images. I haven't linked it but I have made a portfolio on another site to send them.

I'm also wondering like Jonbull about the instagram look they seem to prefer. It's not my normal way of processing but if that's what they like then maybe that's what I need to upload. I have a feeling younger photographers will be preferred. I think you have a great chance of getting in. Me, not so much ;) At least I'm in Australia, that might give me a chance.

angelawaye

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« Reply #102 on: September 18, 2017, 17:52 »
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I wish I could see your work Zalee. I wish you luck! We all deserve better and Stocksy seems like such a great place. I can only hope they like our work :)

« Reply #103 on: September 18, 2017, 18:47 »
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hi sean i '0d like to ask one thing and hope to have an answers about what you think.
i'd like to upload, but i'm a bit sceptic about my photos. i found they can have a place in the collection, cause especially in travel i see a lot of holes in stocksy. i love colors, and do pp like everybody, sometimes i apply some cross processing or vico filter, to create a moody photos, but especially in travel photography i prefer to boost saturation.
looking the collection what i see is 95% of photos are desaturated and with pale tonality.
It seems like the world has the same colors, a bit like instagram nowadays, where you can find people flying from iceland to peru and have always the same color palette.
do you think true colors fidelity has a place in stocksy or not?
the only contributor i'd say has beautiful colors tonality is felix hug from what i saw. in addiction it seems as stocksy don't like real colors.

Again, I'm not an editor, but the trend has mostly moved away from cross processing and vsco filters.  They really want a natural look to the image.  Not oversaturating colors like you'd see on SS that helps an image grab attention.

« Reply #104 on: September 18, 2017, 19:08 »
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Submitted an application this weekend. Now we wait.

Wanted to say a big thank you to Sean Locke for so patiently responding to the many questions and comments here.

MilanLipowski

« Reply #105 on: September 19, 2017, 17:32 »
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"We require image and video exclusivity."  ;D

fritz

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« Reply #106 on: September 19, 2017, 18:35 »
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Just for a record!
The founder of Stocksy is the same Bruce Livingstone who founded iStockphoto and destroyed for $50 million! If he has an opportunity guess will do the same with his new toy, but now for less money than iS

« Reply #107 on: September 19, 2017, 18:56 »
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Just for a record!
The founder of Stocksy is the same Bruce Livingstone who founded iStockphoto and destroyed for $50 million! If he has an opportunity guess will do the same with his new toy, but now for less money than iS

Apparently you don't understand how co-operative organizations work.

Clair Voyant

« Reply #108 on: September 19, 2017, 19:24 »
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Just for a record!
The founder of Stocksy is the same Bruce Livingstone who founded iStockphoto and destroyed for $50 million! If he has an opportunity guess will do the same with his new toy, but now for less money than iS

Apparently you don't understand how co-operative organizations work.

Fritz may not understand how a co-operative organization works, but can see a person for who they are, a leopard can't change its spots. Sellout or savior?

« Reply #109 on: September 19, 2017, 19:39 »
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Lol, just in and out for the one post?  Ok.

Bruce doesn't own Stocksy.  The shareholders/members do.  He couldn't sell it even if he wanted to.

fritz

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« Reply #110 on: September 19, 2017, 19:43 »
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Just for a record!
The founder of Stocksy is the same Bruce Livingstone who founded iStockphoto and destroyed for $50 million! If he has an opportunity guess will do the same with his new toy, but now for less money than iS

Apparently you don't understand how co-operative organizations work.

...Also sprach Zarathustra (bermensch)

jonbull

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« Reply #111 on: September 20, 2017, 06:27 »
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hi sean i '0d like to ask one thing and hope to have an answers about what you think.
i'd like to upload, but i'm a bit sceptic about my photos. i found they can have a place in the collection, cause especially in travel i see a lot of holes in stocksy. i love colors, and do pp like everybody, sometimes i apply some cross processing or vico filter, to create a moody photos, but especially in travel photography i prefer to boost saturation.
looking the collection what i see is 95% of photos are desaturated and with pale tonality.
It seems like the world has the same colors, a bit like instagram nowadays, where you can find people flying from iceland to peru and have always the same color palette.
do you think true colors fidelity has a place in stocksy or not?
the only contributor i'd say has beautiful colors tonality is felix hug from what i saw. in addiction it seems as stocksy don't like real colors.

Again, I'm not an editor, but the trend has mostly moved away from cross processing and vsco filters.  They really want a natural look to the image.  Not oversaturating colors like you'd see on SS that helps an image grab attention.

i add some photos to explain what for me is color photography. these photo are not in the batch i will send mostly for editorial problem but the quality is similar, and content also. i would like to have a feed back from you Sean if these are content and color quality  that for u stocksy can be pleased of.

« Reply #112 on: September 20, 2017, 08:47 »
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I'm not an editor, so all I can do is look at the collection and compare.  I don't think there's anything there that would make it into the collection, but then again, there's stuff in the collection that I wouldn't have thought would make it, so ...

jonbull

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« Reply #113 on: September 20, 2017, 10:36 »
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I'm not an editor, so all I can do is look at the collection and compare.  I don't think there's anything there that would make it into the collection, but then again, there's stuff in the collection that I wouldn't have thought would make it, so ...

yes i wrote i won't send these cause i found them more oriented to other agency like offset. i was talking about color.

« Reply #114 on: September 20, 2017, 10:48 »
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The yellow and pink looks a little more saturated then I would do these days, and the one is too unevenly exposed, imo.  But otherwise, I don't see anything screaming out.

jonbull

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« Reply #115 on: September 20, 2017, 11:00 »
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The yellow and pink looks a little more saturated then I would do these days, and the one is too unevenly exposed, imo.  But otherwise, I don't see anything screaming out.

yes i silhouetted to make the people unrecognizable...is not a planned shot. thanks for input. i will already sent a batch.
but it's written no less than 25 images but how many we can send?
i sent 70 to show a variety of theme, but i can send more or is enough?

Brasilnut

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« Reply #116 on: September 20, 2017, 16:01 »
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Do Stocksy like Fine Art stuff?


« Reply #117 on: September 20, 2017, 16:31 »
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The yellow and pink looks a little more saturated then I would do these days, and the one is too unevenly exposed, imo.  But otherwise, I don't see anything screaming out.

yes i silhouetted to make the people unrecognizable...is not a planned shot. thanks for input. i will already sent a batch.
but it's written no less than 25 images but how many we can send?
i sent 70 to show a variety of theme, but i can send more or is enough?

I would say you want to send enough to say "here's the kind of contributor I am", but so many that your style and/or niche gets lost.

« Reply #118 on: September 21, 2017, 06:18 »
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Any suggestion for a portfolio site?
Do I need a private domain name for it or free portfolio sites with -their name/my name- style domains acceptable?
.. and finally, anyone know about the deadline?

jonbull

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« Reply #119 on: September 21, 2017, 06:46 »
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Any suggestion for a portfolio site?
Do I need a private domain name for it or free portfolio sites with -their name/my name- style domains acceptable?
.. and finally, anyone know about the deadline?

i like 4 format

Brasilnut

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« Reply #120 on: September 21, 2017, 12:34 »
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Here's my shortlist if anybody is interested to see. Do I have a chance?  ???

www.brutallyhonestmicrostock.com/2017/09/21/full-stocksy-submission-shortlist-inside-wish-me-luck/


Semmick Photo

« Reply #121 on: September 21, 2017, 14:06 »
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Here's my shortlist if anybody is interested to see. Do I have a chance?  ???

www.brutallyhonestmicrostock.com/2017/09/21/full-stocksy-submission-shortlist-inside-wish-me-luck/


I don't think you have a chance. Not to be rude, just being honest and realistic. Stocksy has great work, and they look for the wow factor. This is my attempt in 2015, https://www.flickr.com/photos/semmickphoto/albums/72157659054531483 didn't make it and I can see why. LOL

« Reply #122 on: September 21, 2017, 14:20 »
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« Reply #123 on: September 21, 2017, 14:50 »
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No.

I need to understand, what I see on sale on the site is really not exceptional but the barrier to entry seems very high...

Is there any real valid reason or is this some kind of snobbery to make this club seems more select and desirable ?

I'm not speaking for myself but I'm trying to understand, I canceled my application for videos as I refuse to encode my videos in h264 which is not adapted for stock in 2017 and exclusivity is also a big no go...

Brasilnut

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« Reply #124 on: September 21, 2017, 15:00 »
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I don't think you have a chance. Not to be rude, just being honest and realistic. Stocksy has great work, and they look for the wow factor. This is my attempt in 2015, https://www.flickr.com/photos/semmickphoto/albums/72157659054531483 didn't make it and I can see why. LOL

No worries. I know it's a long shot.

I know I need to invest in hiring some models which would help to pull off the higher commercial stuff.

This one would qualify but obviously don't have a MR.
« Last Edit: September 21, 2017, 15:58 by Brasilnut »


 

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