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« Reply #575 on: March 27, 2018, 15:20 »
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just to say...applied to cavan images at 3 o'clock they send me acceptance mail after 2 hours and contract.
i know cavan images is not as successful or looked for by photographers as stocksy but if thy can in 2 hours..

let's upload something there and see if they sell something.

As I understand Cavan, they are just going to distribute your files on other agencies, dramatically reducing your earnings - why would anyone do that? Hardly comparable to Stocksy.
Please correct me, if I am wrong.


« Reply #576 on: March 27, 2018, 19:04 »
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as i said...5 millions of commission and 4000 contributor already....math is not an opinion. but how many can earn in stocksy 50 60 thousand dollar year...

Where are you coming up with the 4,000 contributor figure?  Stocksy is closing in on 1,000 contributors, FYI.  Or am I misunderstanding what you are saying?

« Reply #577 on: October 07, 2018, 08:57 »
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Is the response time any better now? I've sent in an application with new photos yesterday and I'm wondering if I am going to have to wait for their response for another 5 months  :(

« Reply #578 on: October 07, 2018, 09:35 »
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« Last Edit: October 10, 2018, 10:44 by cathyslife »

« Reply #579 on: October 07, 2018, 10:02 »
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Is the response time any better now? I've sent in an application with new photos yesterday and I'm wondering if I am going to have to wait for their response for another 5 months  :(

Yes, it should be a lot quicker these days.

Stefan Dahl

  • Formerly known as Uber Images

« Reply #580 on: October 10, 2018, 04:42 »
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Stocksy replied to our application with 48 hours this time 8)

And finally we are on board ;D So thrilled - These guys rock! It a completely other experience :)

« Reply #581 on: October 10, 2018, 08:42 »
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Congrats and welcome to the clan!

« Reply #582 on: October 10, 2018, 17:18 »
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Stocksy replied to our application with 48 hours this time 8)

And finally we are on board ;D So thrilled - These guys rock! It a completely other experience :)

That is so awesome, congrats!! :D

Stefan Dahl

  • Formerly known as Uber Images

« Reply #583 on: October 11, 2018, 02:33 »
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Thanks Sean and visualhr :)

angelawaye

  • Eat, Sleep, Keyword. Repeat

« Reply #584 on: October 11, 2018, 09:36 »
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Congrats! I'm so happy for you. So glad someone from the forum got through.

Wishing you lots of success in the next couple of busy months :)

Stefan Dahl

  • Formerly known as Uber Images

« Reply #585 on: October 11, 2018, 09:47 »
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Congrats! I'm so happy for you. So glad someone from the forum got through.

Wishing you lots of success in the next couple of busy months :)




Thanks you, means a lot :-)

I can remember that you also applied before! In hindsight I can only say this, to people want to get in.

- Take the advice/critique they give you seriously
- Accept the critique and improve ( Improvement is a LOT easier when critique is accepted)
- Be extremely picky when editing the selects for application

And thats really it I guess :)

angelawaye

  • Eat, Sleep, Keyword. Repeat

« Reply #586 on: October 11, 2018, 11:30 »
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You got a critique from them? I think most people got a generic 1 sentence email.

It would have been nice to get some kind of feedback.

Your port is amazing! Very high quality work :) Cheers!
« Last Edit: July 10, 2019, 19:32 by angelawaye »

« Reply #587 on: October 11, 2018, 12:28 »
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Congrats! I'm so happy for you. So glad someone from the forum got through.

Wishing you lots of success in the next couple of busy months :)




Thanks you, means a lot :-)

I can remember that you also applied before! In hindsight I can only say this, to people want to get in.

- Take the advice/critique they give you seriously
- Accept the critique and improve ( Improvement is a LOT easier when critique is accepted)
- Be extremely picky when editing the selects for application

And thats really it I guess :)

I only got generic response the first time.
So this was your second time applying?

Stefan Dahl

  • Formerly known as Uber Images

« Reply #588 on: October 11, 2018, 13:52 »
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First time I applied was 4 years ago! That time it was just a "Thanks but no thanks" - I can see why today! Our portfolio was not what Stocksy wanted - Even though it already had high value (Dollars).

This year we applied around jan/feb with what I thought was some REALLY good images.

This time we was given critique with the rejection! So we took the critique seriously, and applied again.

Rejected again, but now with only one critique point left.

Spend a couple months shooting with all the critique in mind!

And then we got accepted.


Oh and thanks AngelaWaye :)




« Reply #589 on: January 03, 2019, 04:08 »
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Well, i applied.

I don't have any lifestyle stuff, so probably won't get in, but recently applied to two other agencies I wasn't expecting to get into, but did.

They aren't micro, and was really surprised to be accepted by the one in particular.

I'm generally avoiding micro - I still don't really put stocksy in with other ms agencies in my head.




Stefan Dahl

  • Formerly known as Uber Images

« Reply #590 on: January 04, 2019, 05:43 »
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Thats good for you Chris :-)

« Reply #591 on: January 19, 2019, 07:25 »
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Well, I didn't get accepted, but wasn't really expecting to.

Still, I have the ball rolling at my three other agencies.

I am still considering trying to find a fourth, but want another mid/macro, rather than micro.


gillian vann

  • *Gillian*
« Reply #592 on: January 24, 2019, 23:14 »
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Well, i applied.

I don't have any lifestyle stuff, so probably won't get in, but recently applied to two other agencies I wasn't expecting to get into, but did.

They aren't micro, and was really surprised to be accepted by the one in particular.

I'm generally avoiding micro - I still don't really put stocksy in with other ms agencies in my head.
is Cavan one of them?   They are taking on so many "new" stock photographers lately.

« Reply #593 on: January 28, 2019, 12:43 »
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Yes they do, at the beginning the apply process I would say it was pretty much harder
« Last Edit: February 02, 2019, 04:35 by tonobalaguer »

« Reply #594 on: January 28, 2019, 13:20 »
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Hi I've been reading across all these pages in this thread and got a bittersweet flavor about facing the challenge to apply to Stocksy. I've been working hard for micros and now have a 50k portfolio with a worst income than 5-6 years ago with less than the half size portfolio. I reach a point where depresses me to dedicate so much time producing images for micros that will never again return benefits proportional to the energy and all the illusion that I have invested in creating them.
I apply for Cavan at the very beginning where they test me along 3-4 weeks , and finally got accepted, nothing similar at today's day accepting process based in what I did read here. I feel a medium level photographer but with energy to work and the ability of keep growing my skills, but scares so much being rejected by Stocksy, it would be like a huge kick right there !

Since here there are contributors that have been accepted in Stocksy I would like them to upgrade if anything has change since the first conversations in this thread compared to today's days requirements or whatever info or feedback  that could help me to get more probabilities to be unsuccessful with my test there.

I have some few images in Cavan and I should say that at the beginning of mi collaboration there I did hav good sales, but when the agency began to grow my 2 last submissions did not got any sales or maybe one. do you think this kind of imagery would be interesting for Stocksy or should be more risky? I link you to my portfolio in Cavan:

https://www.cavanimages.com/contributor/2530/gallery?p=1

Thanks in advance for any replies

i think yes and no..they are good but they compete with present content in stocksy...i was rejected uploading mostly food photos and was rejected, but i think my content are up to the best i saw in stocksy about food and creativity, for me they want added something who is not in the collection....in addiction i think following some profile and  seller that the level of there contribution is getting much lower in the last years...some big production are slowing down the processiong of creation of content....if they sold like hell why slow down the production? simply they probably are getting less money, stocksy is getting a bigger collection and like micro and alamy the bigger the collection the ess you earn.

MxR

« Reply #595 on: January 29, 2019, 03:34 »
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finally I will not apply more to stocksy this year and probably never. I have nothing new to offer nor a lot of desire to take pictures. They always rejected me and the numbers of people i know in saids that they are suffering like the whole market. For me it is sad to see that I gain more with microstock (shutterstock, fotolia, eyeem ...) than with macrostock (w61, offset, adobe premium) and the main reason is that to sell in macrostock you have to try harder with premium models, style and sites and  and I no longer have time or motivation to spend a lot of money in shottings.

« Reply #596 on: January 29, 2019, 07:06 »
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i think yes and no..they are good but they compete with present content in stocksy...i was rejected uploading mostly food photos and was rejected, but i think my content are up to the best i saw in stocksy about food and creativity, for me they want added something who is not in the collection....in addiction i think following some profile and  seller that the level of there contribution is getting much lower in the last years...some big production are slowing down the processiong of creation of content....if they sold like hell why slow down the production? simply they probably are getting less money, stocksy is getting a bigger collection and like micro and alamy the bigger the collection the ess you earn.
Jonbull are you talking about Cavan or Stocksy?  I minsunderstand some phrases of your answer due I'm not sure who are you talking about

« Reply #597 on: January 29, 2019, 07:20 »
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finally I will not apply more to stocksy this year and probably never. I have nothing new to offer nor a lot of desire to take pictures. They always rejected me and the numbers of people i know in saids that they are suffering like the whole market. For me it is sad to see that I gain more with microstock (shutterstock, fotolia, eyeem ...) than with macrostock (w61, offset, adobe premium) and the main reason is that to sell in macrostock you have to try harder with premium models, style and sites and  and I no longer have time or motivation to spend a lot of money in shottings.
MxR I'm exactly 100% at the same point as you. Somehow the right question that I should have ask here should have been: "With 100 images in Cavanimages and same/similar amount portfolio in Stocksy does sales revenue are pretty much superior in any of both?"

Because if all the effort to Apply, and squeeze my mind finding new amazing ideas to offer to these medium stock agencies does not worth... plus the bigger production costs paying better models and renting indoor locations, stylist... and all so that.... at the end of the story.... are you getting the profit that the extra effort worths? 
I perfectly understand you when you talk about dont having the desite of taking pictures or offering new breathtaking images if your returns would not be according to your invested energy.  Somehow the age of the photographer has something to be here, when you are young or at lears young in this industry and want to eat the world you squeeze your brain to get that challenges, when you are 3 decades in the industry, these challenges sometimes are a heavy load that you can put aside of your preferences line. I really invested my best in my first contributions to Cavan, when it was not so crowded and they were a challenge, after reaching these targets and do not having the expected reward, there is a lack of energy to focus again in this sort of challenges. You can do it, but it has to worth the extra effort to do not focus again in micros as a shelter.....

« Reply #598 on: January 29, 2019, 09:24 »
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i think yes and no..they are good but they compete with present content in stocksy...i was rejected uploading mostly food photos and was rejected, but i think my content are up to the best i saw in stocksy about food and creativity, for me they want added something who is not in the collection....in addiction i think following some profile and  seller that the level of there contribution is getting much lower in the last years...some big production are slowing down the processiong of creation of content....if they sold like hell why slow down the production? simply they probably are getting less money, stocksy is getting a bigger collection and like micro and alamy the bigger the collection the ess you earn.
Jonbull are you talking about Cavan or Stocksy?  I minsunderstand some phrases of your answer due I'm not sure who are you talking about

stocksy.
i m food documentary travel and sometimes  should lifestyle but usr began...i had a strong library of creative images, who has nothing less than their database  quality but got rejected, t this point i will upload eery thin in micro, i won't bother anymore to find any rm agency o...my main photo are assignment, selling print in gallery, cperonal project...stock is the way to finance other project...at this point i only will upload my backlog and produce minimal content. as far as lifestyle living in western hemisphere is a problem, we can't compete with cost of production of russian seres, who have thousand of people ready to   be photographed for penny or zero dollar, just tfp, personally i find the model in   russia a bit boring for stock , without that looks who sells great in my opinion, but they are a lot and producing is a breeze, studio model cost nothing. for me jacob lund is a very good quality of photos fro stock, is model are great, but he produce in south africa and i'm sure eery shoot is more than some thousand dollar, those are model of big agency in cape town, and they cost a lot of money, plus permission and all...is it worth nowadays to spend so much?

« Reply #599 on: January 29, 2019, 09:37 »
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in cavan i have only 15 images but sold nothing, the problem is that i m scared to upload there good images because i have the impression that they sell mostly lifestyle.


 

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