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Title: Just applied to Stocksy, fingers crossed!
Post by: JodieJohnson on July 12, 2014, 07:22
Finally got the courage to hit send on my Stocksy application, and stop the indecision about which images to include! It's over to them now. Fingers crossed, I am so keen to be a contributor to Stocksy as I love the images there, so inspirational and creative, and pushing boundaries with 'on trend' lifestyle content.
Link to my Flickr stream below contains many of the images I included. I know there's not many, I only put this together last couple of days. I'm being brave putting this out there as usually I just read this forum, not actually post much! I will also post the outcome when I hear back from them... hoping for a  ;D
Any feedback is welcome too  ::) Thanks

https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/ (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/)
Title: Re: Just applied to Stocksy, fingers crossed!
Post by: Tror on July 12, 2014, 08:06
Good luck!
Title: Re: Just applied to Stocksy, fingers crossed!
Post by: JodieJohnson on July 13, 2014, 02:20
Thanks Tror  :D
Title: Re: Just applied to Stocksy, fingers crossed!
Post by: OM on July 13, 2014, 04:44
I would say that you stand a good chance with the work you've presented. Has that  'Stocksy-style' about it.
I notice you follow, amongst others, Cat Klein and Darren Muir. Excellent choices and Darren Muir is a real talent in food photography. Like his work a lot.

Good luck
Title: Re: Just applied to Stocksy, fingers crossed!
Post by: JodieJohnson on July 13, 2014, 05:32
Wow thank you so much for the feedback OM. Really appreciate it. And yes, I love Cat Kleins work, it's just beautiful.
Title: Re: Just applied to Stocksy, fingers crossed!
Post by: gc85 on July 14, 2014, 07:01
Good Luck, Jodie :)
Title: Re: Just applied to Stocksy, fingers crossed!
Post by: fmarsicano on July 21, 2014, 14:59
Finally I got rejected but I know it would happen my pictures where created for Microstock a ne not Stocksy but I tryed it and I failed knowing I would fail


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Title: Re: Just applied to Stocksy, fingers crossed!
Post by: gc85 on July 22, 2014, 05:18
Finally I got rejected but I know it would happen my pictures where created for Microstock a ne not Stocksy but I tryed it and I failed knowing I would fail


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How long did you wait for a response? i made my apply on june 17 and i'm still waiting. I know they say it could take 2 months, but i read that some people heard them back in 20 days
Title: Re: Just applied to Stocksy, fingers crossed!
Post by: Magdalena on July 22, 2014, 06:01
How long did you wait for a response? i made my apply on june 17 and i'm still waiting. I know they say it could take 2 months, but i read that some people heard them back in 20 days

I sent my application June 16 and I'm still waiting too. I'm afraid I will be very disappointed if I will receive rejection after two long months.
Title: Re: Just applied to Stocksy, fingers crossed!
Post by: gc85 on July 22, 2014, 06:48
How long did you wait for a response? i made my apply on june 17 and i'm still waiting. I know they say it could take 2 months, but i read that some people heard them back in 20 days

I sent my application June 16 and I'm still waiting too. I'm afraid I will be very disappointed if I will receive rejection after two long months.

I think that maybe are "skimming the fat off". Maybe we passed a first selection and now they are deciding if let us join or not. It's all a big Maybe :/
Title: Re: Just applied to Stocksy, fingers crossed!
Post by: Magdalena on July 22, 2014, 07:08
I think that maybe are "skimming the fat off". Maybe we passed a first selection and now they are deciding if let us join or not. It's all a big Maybe :/

Probably you are right. May be they put us into a group "We aren't sure what to think about them"...
Title: Re: Just applied to Stocksy, fingers crossed!
Post by: JodieJohnson on July 22, 2014, 07:21
How long did you wait for a response? i made my apply on june 17 and i'm still waiting. I know they say it could take 2 months, but i read that some people heard them back in 20 days

I sent my application June 16 and I'm still waiting too. I'm afraid I will be very disappointed if I will receive rejection after two long months.

I think that maybe are "skimming the fat off". Maybe we passed a first selection and now they are deciding if let us join or not. It's all a big Maybe :/

Hope you're right! Good things come to those who wait  :D
Title: Re: Just applied to Stocksy, fingers crossed!
Post by: ShadySue on July 22, 2014, 07:34
Hope you're right! Good things come to those who wait  :D

And if it's not Stocksy, it's Guinness:
Good things come to those who wait... Guinness (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqQ1ROREP24#)
(and other ads in that series, my other favourite being:
Guinness Surfer Ad (with Horses) 1998 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9znA_dwjHw#)
Title: Re: Just applied to Stocksy, fingers crossed!
Post by: JodieJohnson on July 22, 2014, 07:46
Ha! Love it
Title: Re: Just applied to Stocksy, fingers crossed!
Post by: gc85 on July 22, 2014, 07:52
Hope you're right! Good things come to those who wait  :D

And if it's not Stocksy, it's Guinness:
Good things come to those who wait... Guinness ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqQ1ROREP24#[/url])
(and other ads in that series, my other favourite being:
Guinness Surfer Ad (with Horses) 1998 ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9znA_dwjHw#[/url])

The guy on the second video has the same look of me while pushing F5 on my keyboard to check my e-mail. Since june 17!
Title: Re: Just applied to Stocksy, fingers crossed!
Post by: Shelma1 on July 22, 2014, 09:29
Hope you're right! Good things come to those who wait  :D

And if it's not Stocksy, it's Guinness:
Good things come to those who wait... Guinness ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqQ1ROREP24#[/url])
(and other ads in that series, my other favourite being:
Guinness Surfer Ad (with Horses) 1998 ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9znA_dwjHw#[/url])


My favorite:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8wzauC3MLvo (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8wzauC3MLvo)
Title: Re: Just applied to Stocksy, fingers crossed!
Post by: zooming on July 22, 2014, 10:52
Today is the day, I can feel it!  ;D
Title: Re: Just applied to Stocksy, fingers crossed!
Post by: etudiante_rapide on July 22, 2014, 13:29
Hope you're right! Good things come to those who wait  :D

And if it's not Stocksy, it's Guinness:
Good things come to those who wait... Guinness ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqQ1ROREP24#[/url])
(and other ads in that series, my other favourite being:
Guinness Surfer Ad (with Horses) 1998 ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9znA_dwjHw#[/url])


LMAO, no, Guinness has a track record. a llooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong
looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong track record
since  1932  8)

don't get the irish mad here !!! >:(
Title: Re: Just applied to Stocksy, fingers crossed!
Post by: catklein on July 23, 2014, 09:17
A friend pointed me here and I just wanted to say thank you! I hope you get in, Jodie. Good luck!
Title: Re: Just applied to Stocksy, fingers crossed!
Post by: JodieJohnson on July 23, 2014, 20:44
Thanks Cat, so do I!

And if not, I'll keep trying!
Title: Re: Just applied to Stocksy, fingers crossed!
Post by: mojaric on July 24, 2014, 08:55
good luck for you application....two months i'm waiting a reply!
Title: Re: Just applied to Stocksy, fingers crossed!
Post by: gillian vann on July 29, 2014, 19:15
well I recognise your flag/banner image from yesterday's curated feed, so, congratulations!!
Title: Re: Just applied to Stocksy, fingers crossed!
Post by: JodieJohnson on July 29, 2014, 21:47
well I recognise your flag/banner image from yesterday's curated feed, so, congratulations!!

Umm actually not yet! Maybe you were looking at my Flickr faves? I faved a flag image by cat macbride yesterday which was on the curated feed! Wish it WAS mine! Thanks anyway. Will keep you posted!!!
Title: Re: Just applied to Stocksy, fingers crossed!
Post by: Chelsea Victoria on August 05, 2014, 14:27
Jodie you have a lovely portfolio and I wish you luck!  I can definitely see your work there!

I posted in another post but never heard from anyone.  Does anyone know if stocksy is 100% checking our external portfolios?  I've had a lot of work this summer and my portfolio is very different and much improved.  It would be a bummer if my work couldn't be reviewed as a whole!

It's been almost two months and I haven't heard back and i'm starting to get a little nervous.  I have a friend who applied after me and was rejected a few weeks ago.  I'm getting nervous that my application hasn't been seen yet and that the call to artists will close.

If anyone has any advice for my portfolio please let me know!
http://www.chelseavictoriaphoto.com/stocksyportfolio (http://www.chelseavictoriaphoto.com/stocksyportfolio)
Title: Re: Just applied to Stocksy, fingers crossed!
Post by: Magdalena on August 05, 2014, 14:54
Does anyone know if stocksy is 100% checking our external portfolios?  I've had a lot of work this summer and my portfolio is very different and much improved.  It would be a bummer if my work couldn't be reviewed as a whole!

I hope they will check our external portfolio. I improved it later and I'm very sorry I'm not able to add some of new images to my application too. I applied 7 weeks ago and I'm still waiting.
Title: Re: Just applied to Stocksy, fingers crossed!
Post by: JodieJohnson on August 05, 2014, 22:23
Jodie you have a lovely portfolio and I wish you luck!  I can definitely see your work there!

I posted in another post but never heard from anyone.  Does anyone know if stocksy is 100% checking our external portfolios?  I've had a lot of work this summer and my portfolio is very different and much improved.  It would be a bummer if my work couldn't be reviewed as a whole!

It's been almost two months and I haven't heard back and i'm starting to get a little nervous.  I have a friend who applied after me and was rejected a few weeks ago.  I'm getting nervous that my application hasn't been seen yet and that the call to artists will close.

If anyone has any advice for my portfolio please let me know!
[url]http://www.chelseavictoriaphoto.com/stocksyportfolio[/url] ([url]http://www.chelseavictoriaphoto.com/stocksyportfolio[/url])


Thanks Chelsea, really appreciate your feedback! I also added more images to flickr after my application so I do hope they review all the links I provided. You have some gorgeous images, and they seem like they would fit well with the Stocksy feel. But we will all just have to wait! My fingers are getting sore being crossed all the time!
Title: Re: Just applied to Stocksy, fingers crossed!
Post by: epantha on August 07, 2014, 10:19
Oh well. :( I uploaded 25 initial images on the Stocksy website last Saturday and heard back from them this morning. The photos were rejected but they said would be happy to look at my portfolio again in a few months.
Title: Re: Just applied to Stocksy, fingers crossed!
Post by: JodieJohnson on August 07, 2014, 17:11
Sorry to hear that epantha. Thanks for sharing and keep trying  :)
Title: Re: Just applied to Stocksy, fingers crossed!
Post by: Magdalena on August 08, 2014, 01:56
Thank you for sharing your experience, epantha. Did you send them images from your microstock portfolio or something different? I was rejected with my microstock images last year so I decided to choose more personal work for this time but I don't know if to was good decision yet.
Title: Re: Just applied to Stocksy, fingers crossed!
Post by: t.tomsickova on August 08, 2014, 02:29
Does anyone got approved from Stocksy this year so far?
I applied two months ago and still have not received any answer from Stocksy. I am getting worried.
Epantha, I am sorry to hear that :(
Title: Re: Just applied to Stocksy, fingers crossed!
Post by: gillian vann on August 08, 2014, 03:32
well I recognise your flag/banner image from yesterday's curated feed, so, congratulations!!

Umm actually not yet! Maybe you were looking at my Flickr faves? I faved a flag image by cat macbride yesterday which was on the curated feed! Wish it WAS mine! Thanks anyway. Will keep you posted!!!
oh sorry, I must have looked at your flickr feed. good luck.
and yes to those who wonder, new members having been coming on board, so they are accepting people.
Title: Re: Just applied to Stocksy, fingers crossed!
Post by: Magdalena on August 08, 2014, 06:49
Does anyone know if stocksy is 100% checking our external portfolios?[/url]

Chelsea, I sent a question to Stocksy support and they assured me that they will check our websites  :)
Title: Re: Just applied to Stocksy, fingers crossed!
Post by: Chelsea Victoria on August 08, 2014, 11:58
Does anyone know if stocksy is 100% checking our external portfolios?[/url]

Chelsea, I sent a question to Stocksy support and they assured me that they will check our websites  :)

Thank you Magdalena!  I just took a very deep breath.    And thank you Jodie!

I'm sorry to hear that you didn't get in epantha!

I definitely see that people are getting in on their site.  I'm wondering if they go through portfolios randomly seeing as though epantha heard back within a week and I had a friend hear back before me and I applied before her.  Who knows, but i'm starting to get really anxious.
Title: Re: Just applied to Stocksy, fingers crossed!
Post by: epantha on August 10, 2014, 18:48
For the Stocksy application, I uploaded some stock photos that are already online and some from recent trips. I ended up with a mixed bag of old and new and different styles which might not have been very cohesive as a group.

For my next application in 3 months, I will upload mostly new work using my 5D Mark II and iPhone and work towards a more unified portfolio. I do like some of the filters you can use in Lightroom which are kind of toned down Instagram types and have been getting some good results using my phone camera, which I never would have even considered using in the past.

I was getting pretty bored with the whole stock photo scene (started uploading in 2008), but the hope of getting into Stocksy has reignited a passion for shooting again. I REALLY want to get in there. I work part time as a designer at a marketing and communications agency and most of the photography used there has the "new look". It seems to me that it would be a good idea to go with the flow, and change with the times, even if it means changing my shooting style and post-production techniques.
Title: Re: Just applied to Stocksy, fingers crossed!
Post by: Sean Locke Photography on August 10, 2014, 19:15
It's great to see the enthusiasm. :)
Title: Re: Just applied to Stocksy, fingers crossed!
Post by: onepointfour on August 10, 2014, 21:22
I'm in after waited for 7 weeks.
Title: Re: Just applied to Stocksy, fingers crossed!
Post by: epantha on August 10, 2014, 21:33
Congratulations! :D
Title: Re: Just applied to Stocksy, fingers crossed!
Post by: JodieJohnson on August 10, 2014, 21:36
I'm in after waited for 7 weeks.

Fantastic, congrats! Any chance of a link to your new stocksy port? ???
Title: Re: Just applied to Stocksy, fingers crossed!
Post by: onepointfour on August 10, 2014, 22:12
Just dropped you a PM Jodie
Title: Re: Just applied to Stocksy, fingers crossed!
Post by: Magdalena on August 11, 2014, 02:03
Thanks epantha. I wish you success with your next application!

onepoitfour: congratulations! :) Is it possible to see your portfolio?
Title: Re: Just applied to Stocksy, fingers crossed!
Post by: gc85 on August 11, 2014, 05:02
I'm in after waited for 7 weeks.
Congrats 1.4!!
Can't wait to see your portfolio!
Title: Re: Just applied to Stocksy, fingers crossed!
Post by: Chelsea Victoria on August 11, 2014, 11:56
I'm in after waited for 7 weeks.


Congratulations!  That is wonderful news!  I would love to see your portfolio as well if that's possible!


Tomorrow it will be two months for me.
Title: Re: Just applied to Stocksy, fingers crossed!
Post by: wordplanet on August 11, 2014, 12:50
Congrats Chelsea and onepointfour!
Title: Re: Just applied to Stocksy, fingers crossed!
Post by: Mark Windom Photography on August 11, 2014, 13:00
I'm in after waited for 7 weeks.

From one Stocksy newcomer to another: Welcome aboard!
Title: Re: Just applied to Stocksy, fingers crossed!
Post by: Chelsea Victoria on August 11, 2014, 14:02
Not yet for me!  I'm hopeful though.

Congrats Chelsea and onepointfour!
Title: Re: Just applied to Stocksy, fingers crossed!
Post by: onepointfour on August 11, 2014, 19:42
I'm in after waited for 7 weeks.

From one Stocksy newcomer to another: Welcome aboard!

You probably can guess who am I Mark. Glad to see you here. :)
Title: Re: Just applied to Stocksy, fingers crossed!
Post by: leaf on August 12, 2014, 03:00
I'm in after waited for 7 weeks.

congrats.
Title: Re: Just applied to Stocksy, fingers crossed!
Post by: ijansempoi on August 12, 2014, 03:46
Good luck with your Stocksy application, heard it's not easy to get through nor it's worthwhile to apply for one.
Title: Re: Just applied to Stocksy, fingers crossed!
Post by: wordplanet on August 12, 2014, 11:51
Not yet for me!  I'm hopeful though.

Congrats Chelsea and onepointfour!

Thought you meant you were in for past two months - good luck!

& congrats Mark!
Title: Re: Just applied to Stocksy, fingers crossed!
Post by: Chelsea Victoria on August 12, 2014, 11:58
Not yet for me!  I'm hopeful though.

Congrats Chelsea and onepointfour!

Thought you meant you were in for past two months - good luck!

& congrats Mark!

No!  Today actually marks two months since I applied, so I am hoping that I might be reviewed today.  The wait is 1 - 2 months.  I know that I'm certainly not the best photographer that ever applied but I am hopeful and I'm worried that my application is going to get forgotten!  This is one long wait.
Title: Re: Just applied to Stocksy, fingers crossed!
Post by: Magdalena on August 12, 2014, 12:52
My application is still under review too. I'm afraid they have a lot of applicants and may be it will take more time  :(
Title: Re: Just applied to Stocksy, fingers crossed!
Post by: Chelsea Victoria on August 21, 2014, 11:52
Bump.

Has anyone heard anything about their application?  I applied the day they opened the call to artists and I still haven't heard anything.  I don't think I've ever waited this long for anything. 
Title: Re: Just applied to Stocksy, fingers crossed!
Post by: JodieJohnson on August 21, 2014, 22:35
Not yet! Will def post when I do hear. I'm a little preoccupied lying on the beach in Phuket right now  8). Of course it's partly a working holiday. You know, having to take photos of awful beaches and horrible sunsets is tough  ;)
Title: Re: Just applied to Stocksy, fingers crossed!
Post by: Magdalena on August 22, 2014, 00:23
Same here. I didn't get any answer so far.
Title: Re: Just applied to Stocksy, fingers crossed!
Post by: Tiosabas on August 22, 2014, 09:12
Two months for me, thats alot of Guinness..........C'mon, C'mon, C'mon
Title: Re: Just applied to Stocksy, fingers crossed!
Post by: etudiante_rapide on August 22, 2014, 15:30
Two months for me, thats alot of Guinness..........C'mon, C'mon, C'mon

hmm, now u r talking !!! methinks i will apply for Stocksy;
another gallon of the good ole irish ,pls !!!  :P
Title: Re: Just applied to Stocksy, fingers crossed!
Post by: gc85 on August 23, 2014, 08:33
More than two months for me now, i'm getting nervous ;)
Title: Re: Just applied to Stocksy, fingers crossed!
Post by: kalevitamm on August 23, 2014, 08:51
I have applied in June 12 and finally get an answer today, exactly for my birthday - NO!

 :D

http://500px.com/kalevitamm (http://500px.com/kalevitamm)
Title: Re: Just applied to Stocksy, fingers crossed!
Post by: marthamarks on August 23, 2014, 09:09
I have applied in June 12 and finally get an answer today, exactly for my birthday - NO!

 :D

SoÖ happy birthday, anyway!
Title: Re: Just applied to Stocksy, fingers crossed!
Post by: gc85 on August 23, 2014, 10:04
I have applied in June 12 and finally get an answer today, exactly for my birthday - NO!

 :D

[url]http://500px.com/kalevitamm[/url] ([url]http://500px.com/kalevitamm[/url])


Happy birthday Kalevitamm! sorry for your rejection, i hope you're not going to throw the towel!
Title: Re: Just applied to Stocksy, fingers crossed!
Post by: Magdalena on August 23, 2014, 10:07
I have applied in June 12 and finally get an answer today, exactly for my birthday - NO!

 :D

[url]http://500px.com/kalevitamm[/url] ([url]http://500px.com/kalevitamm[/url])


So did you receive rejection after two months? I'm sorry to hear this. I hope the other birthday gifts are more pleasant.
Title: Re: Just applied to Stocksy, fingers crossed!
Post by: JodieJohnson on August 24, 2014, 00:55
"I have applied in June 12 and finally get an answer today, exactly for my birthday - NO!"


That's really bad timing. Sorry to hear that. Don't give up  :)
Title: Re: Just applied to Stocksy, fingers crossed!
Post by: kalevitamm on August 24, 2014, 04:51


Happy birthday Kalevitamm! sorry for your rejection, i hope you're not going to throw the towel!
[/quote]

No, I need a towel for my tears :)
And many thanks to everyone for birthday congratulations!

Itís not a big deal, as foregoing downfall for me in micro-stock I have tried out to sell some prints with traditional framing, and after all this endless seeming digital world, images on paper feels so good. I recommend to everyone to try out this too, believe me, for a change this activity have a nice touch and feels enjoyable, and by the way, for me selling some framed set I earned quite much more than during whole year in stock.

Have a nice weekend,

Kalevi
Title: Re: Just applied to Stocksy, fingers crossed!
Post by: gillian vann on August 27, 2014, 02:32


No, I need a towel for my tears :)
And many thanks to everyone for birthday congratulations!

Itís not a big deal, as foregoing downfall for me in micro-stock I have tried out to sell some prints with traditional framing, and after all this endless seeming digital world, images on paper feels so good. I recommend to everyone to try out this too, believe me, for a change this activity have a nice touch and feels enjoyable, and by the way, for me selling some framed set I earned quite much more than during whole year in stock.

Have a nice weekend,

Kalevi

sorry to hear that, I love your port. Do you only do b&w? 
Title: Re: Just applied to Stocksy, fingers crossed!
Post by: kalevitamm on August 27, 2014, 03:18

sorry to hear that, I love your port. Do you only do b&w?

Yes, I have only B&W camera at the moment.