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« on: January 13, 2019, 12:44 »
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Hello to everybody,

So I got an email 'Your Stocksy application is now open!' and after one minute I got another email 'Welcome to Stocksy!'. And I can upload images.
Did I get just lucky, or it is a new standard to approve everybody?

Thanks for info :)

GM
« Last Edit: January 13, 2019, 12:56 by GrayMouse »


Uncle Pete

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« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2019, 13:02 »
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Hello to everybody,

So I got an email 'Your Stocksy application is now open!' and after one minute I got another email 'Welcome to Stocksy!'. And I can upload images.
Did I get just lucky, or it is a new standard to approve everybody?

Thanks for info :)

GM

Quick let me in.  ;)

« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2019, 13:18 »
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Me too

« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2019, 13:36 »
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Hello to everybody,

...And I can upload images...


You are just on one little step of been contributor, this uploads to be accepted as part of the application approval.

« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2019, 20:23 »
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Hello to everybody,

So I got an email 'Your Stocksy application is now open!' and after one minute I got another email 'Welcome to Stocksy!'. And I can upload images.
Did I get just lucky, or it is a new standard to approve everybody?

Thanks for info :)

GM

Did it actually say that you were accepted as a contributor? Because even if the application is complete, you can continue to upload photos to update your application.

« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2019, 03:14 »
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Image exclusivity remember.....

Stefan Dahl

  • Formerly known as Uber Images

« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2019, 03:24 »
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No you are not accepted into Stocksy! You are being bid welcome to upload your files for review.

You will get a email written by a real person, personalized for you only if accepted.  Crazy right ;-)

Keep grinding and best of luck to you.

Stefan

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« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2019, 04:47 »
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If you want to be accepted by Stocksy desaturate a little the colors of your photos and make them a little brownish that's all

« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2019, 05:45 »
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If you want to be accepted by Stocksy desaturate a little the colors of your photos and make them a little brownish that's all

+include some transgender santaclaus wearing a plastic horsehead, shot on kodak portra. They like to accumulate unique stuff that's guaranteed to make that 0.1 sale / year.

« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2019, 07:20 »
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If you want to be accepted by Stocksy desaturate a little the colors of your photos and make them a little brownish that's all

+include some transgender santaclaus wearing a plastic horsehead, shot on kodak portra. They like to accumulate unique stuff that's guaranteed to make that 0.1 sale / year.
Have you checked theres not some nutter on Shutterstock with 100k of those?

« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2019, 11:07 »
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If you want to be accepted by Stocksy desaturate a little the colors of your photos and make them a little brownish that's all

+include some transgender santaclaus wearing a plastic horsehead, shot on kodak portra. They like to accumulate unique stuff that's guaranteed to make that 0.1 sale / year.

Thanks for advice! I plan to do some arty photos. I have a few ideas, so I will enjoy it even it will be declined :)

« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2019, 13:38 »
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If you want to be accepted by Stocksy desaturate a little the colors of your photos and make them a little brownish that's all
+include some transgender santaclaus wearing a plastic horsehead, shot on kodak portra. They like to accumulate unique stuff that's guaranteed to make that 0.1 sale / year.
:D :D :D

« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2019, 15:27 »
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Do you think someone's application get's "pushed back in line" every time that person uploads a new photo?

Btw. I don't think it's easy to get it, but I do think it's worth it. :-)

« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2019, 12:15 »
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Do you think someone's application get's "pushed back in line" every time that person uploads a new photo?

Btw. I don't think it's easy to get it, but I do think it's worth it. :-)
Well, I should finish application with 25 exclusive images. I don't knoooow... for me is more interesting to feed up shutterstock. All years I have 95% approval ratio, good sales, so perhaps one day in next winter I will feed stocksy.  ;D

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« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2019, 17:13 »
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Keep us posted and good luck! I think the wait times to find out are much lower than before so hopefully you won't be waiting for months.

« Reply #15 on: January 17, 2019, 17:31 »
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No you are not accepted into Stocksy! You are being bid welcome to upload your files for review.

You will get a email written by a real person, personalized for you only if accepted.  Crazy right ;-)

Keep grinding and best of luck to you.

Stefan

These files for the first review, they must also be exclusive or can i use some files that are already online?

« Reply #16 on: February 04, 2020, 14:49 »
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Keep us posted and good luck! I think the wait times to find out are much lower than before so hopefully you won't be waiting for months.
I gave up with Stocksy after I uploaded some files :D
I don't want to provide exclusive content. It is nice to get paid by 3 major stock agencies :)

« Reply #17 on: February 04, 2020, 16:38 »
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I never liked the faded bad color effect pictures on Stocksy. Not my cup of tea. Maybe they sell but I doubt it...

« Reply #18 on: August 18, 2020, 07:12 »
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I never liked the faded bad color effect pictures on Stocksy. Not my cup of tea. Maybe they sell but I doubt it...

I am still not there...
A) I don't want to provide photos exclusively, at all
B) I can be creative elsewhere...

« Reply #19 on: August 18, 2020, 12:21 »
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If you want to be accepted by Stocksy desaturate a little the colors of your photos and make them a little brownish that's all

And be sure to include sad-looking wild animals in zoos especially if you can see the chain-link cages around them.
« Last Edit: August 18, 2020, 12:25 by marthamarks »

« Reply #20 on: August 18, 2020, 12:39 »
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I never liked the faded bad color effect pictures on Stocksy. Not my cup of tea. Maybe they sell but I doubt it...

That's the "trend" these days. Look at the front pages of any of the higher end stock photo sites like Stocksy/Offset (or hell, even the showcase of Pexels/Unsplash) and you see this ugly desaturated false color tone.

Whenever I trawl through those and see them selling at over 300 dollars a pop (not at Pexels/Unsplash of course), I feel hopelessly out of place in the market because I like to make my pictures look clean and right.

« Reply #21 on: August 18, 2020, 21:00 »
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Whenever I trawl through those and see them selling at over 300 dollars a pop (not at Pexels/Unsplash of course), I feel hopelessly out of place in the market because I like to make my pictures look clean and right.

Life is too short to be bored or boring no matter how popular that look may be.

Shooting naturally light, bright images makes me happy. Seeking out and photographing free, unfettered birds and other wild critters in their natural habitats is a challenge that I love.

Those buyers who want drab, brown, imprisoned-wildlife photography will just have to go to Stocksy.

Sad.  :(
« Last Edit: August 18, 2020, 21:03 by marthamarks »

gillian vann

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« Reply #22 on: August 18, 2020, 23:39 »
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Whenever I trawl through those and see them selling at over 300 dollars a pop (not at Pexels/Unsplash of course), I feel hopelessly out of place in the market because I like to make my pictures look clean and right.

Life is too short to be bored or boring no matter how popular that look may be.

Shooting naturally light, bright images makes me happy. Seeking out and photographing free, unfettered birds and other wild critters in their natural habitats is a challenge that I love.

Those buyers who want drab, brown, imprisoned-wildlife photography will just have to go to Stocksy.

Sad.  :(

not all of us shoot like that. I too shoot light, bright and happy!  There's plenty of amazing work in the collection. i'm not disagreeing and not going to defend all the images, i've seen some stuff that upsets me too, but I don't shoot like that and I've got a large portfolio. I'm happy to be with Stocksy.

« Reply #23 on: August 19, 2020, 02:18 »
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I get so flipping annoyed. Whenever Stocksy comes up everyone that hasn't been able to get in piles on with the hate. Most are just butt hurt seeing other people have success.

Can't we celebrate that there's actually a site out there being run by contributors for a change?

For context, I not with Stocksy and my style wouldn't fit with the site, but I massively support their model.

« Reply #24 on: August 19, 2020, 04:58 »
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I get so flipping annoyed. Whenever Stocksy comes up everyone that hasn't been able to get in piles on with the hate. Most are just butt hurt seeing other people have success.


That's life. Some crib about the places they can't get in. Others crib about the people who crib about the places they can't get in.

« Reply #25 on: August 19, 2020, 17:38 »
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If you want to be accepted by Stocksy desaturate a little the colors of your photos and make them a little brownish that's all

+include some transgender santaclaus wearing a plastic horsehead, shot on kodak portra. They like to accumulate unique stuff that's guaranteed to make that 0.1 sale / year.

While a nice sarcastic joke, it's amazing how this hits home on so many levels. And not only for Stocksy. Others as well. I can speak of Getty too.

Make some images of transgender, gay, tattooed, bearded hipsters acting deranged, use some 95 year old grannies acting like they are 16 and making fool of themselves and woohoo life is good and so funny - and you're covered. Possibly even featured on some of their contributor newsletters.
« Last Edit: August 19, 2020, 17:47 by Sunnygirl »

« Reply #26 on: August 23, 2020, 18:13 »
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Interesting.  I shoot macro and landscape, no grannies or hipsters, no people of any kind.  Bright to average colors.  Been with Stocksy for 6 years; best agency sales I've had in over 20 years of doing stock. 

What am I doing wrong?  :)

« Reply #27 on: August 24, 2020, 08:46 »
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I tried once and was rejected. Will not try again and I don't feel the urge to be somewhere where I'm not welcome. They will simply not have my work and that's fine.

« Reply #28 on: August 24, 2020, 10:31 »
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I tried once and was rejected. Will not try again and I don't feel the urge to be somewhere where I'm not welcome. They will simply not have my work and that's fine.

It seems to be a very exclusive club.

You know, the kind of place where well-fed diners enjoy thick steaks and glasses of wine at tables beside windows where starving children press their noses to the glass.

« Reply #29 on: August 24, 2020, 11:49 »
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I applied way back when they had their first open submission and was rejected.  Still today, I don't know what their criteria is. That's fine.  I am happy for Stocksy, though.  An agency that is mainly successful for contributors is rare today.  Now, I define success loosely because I have zero insights into their financial performance other than reading posts where artists in Stocksy appear happy with their sales.  I'll probably never be in "the club", but I do wish them long term sustainability. 

gillian vann

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« Reply #30 on: August 27, 2020, 04:20 »
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I tried once and was rejected. Will not try again and I don't feel the urge to be somewhere where I'm not welcome. They will simply not have my work and that's fine.
i've been rejected by Offset TWICE, I don't have that attitude. I also don't have enough content to offer them as i have 2 other premium sites to contribute to, so it's a moot point right now,  but I would still be happy to be able to submit there.

« Reply #31 on: August 27, 2020, 16:44 »
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I got into Stocksy on my 2nd try so don't give up after only one rejection. 

Rejection is part of this business.....just received my 4th one from Offset.....finally got the hint though.

« Reply #32 on: August 27, 2020, 19:16 »
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I tried once and was rejected. Will not try again and I don't feel the urge to be somewhere where I'm not welcome. They will simply not have my work and that's fine.
i've been rejected by Offset TWICE, I don't have that attitude. I also don't have enough content to offer them as i have 2 other premium sites to contribute to, so it's a moot point right now,  but I would still be happy to be able to submit there.
Nice gallery!

« Reply #33 on: August 28, 2020, 00:47 »
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I got rejected by them too, but I have a hard time figuring out whether it was the topic of photos or the quality they did not like or something else entirely?

 I don't shoot people, so I had no modern-style hipster photos to offer, but before I sent my sample images, I browsed their gallery and looked up what they had to offer with keywords of things I do shoot. My dogs are my bestsellers on most agencies, so I selected lots of these. Then  I picked photos where I thought I had better or at least as good photos of the similar subject to offer than what I saw on Stocksy.
Maybe I have a hard time judging my own photos objectively and maybe I am wrong, but I thought my photos were not worse than many of the ones they had on Stocksy. (Of some I didn't even think they were very good, many seemed extremely dark, but maybe that's part of the deliberate editing for Stocksy?)

So, anyone has any tips what I did wrong or should try next time I apply? I don't feel like trying to apply again if I have no clue what to improve on.

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« Reply #34 on: August 28, 2020, 07:22 »
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Don't bother people! neither Offset nor Stocksy will sell for much more then here and exclusivity is a stone-age concept of the past!

« Reply #35 on: August 28, 2020, 12:39 »
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I got rejected by them too, but I have a hard time figuring out whether it was the topic of photos or the quality they did not like or something else entirely?

 I don't shoot people, so I had no modern-style hipster photos to offer, but before I sent my sample images, I browsed their gallery and looked up what they had to offer with keywords of things I do shoot. My dogs are my bestsellers on most agencies, so I selected lots of these. Then  I picked photos where I thought I had better or at least as good photos of the similar subject to offer than what I saw on Stocksy.
Maybe I have a hard time judging my own photos objectively and maybe I am wrong, but I thought my photos were not worse than many of the ones they had on Stocksy. (Of some I didn't even think they were very good, many seemed extremely dark, but maybe that's part of the deliberate editing for Stocksy?)

So, anyone has any tips what I did wrong or should try next time I apply? I don't feel like trying to apply again if I have no clue what to improve on.

Nice pics, my brother had a dog like the one with cone hat, i think that breed of dog is miniature pinscher.
Do you have any idea how many photos sell on Stocksy average contributor ? They pay well ?
« Last Edit: August 28, 2020, 17:12 by alexandersr »


 

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