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jen

« Reply #200 on: November 01, 2014, 15:41 »
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I'm sure the team will eventually expand to include a keywording expert, because yes, it's important that buyers can find images and that they aren't turned off by inaccurate search results.  The great thing about the co-op is we're able to propose solutions to problems like this and vote to have them seen through.
Good luck to them finding 'a' keywording expert whose expertise extends to all subject areas.

This seems really nitpicky, Sue.  Forgive me for not typing "keywording experts in different subject matters."  I don't think that really changes the point of my comment.


ShadySue

« Reply #201 on: November 01, 2014, 16:00 »
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Good luck to them finding 'a' keywording expert whose expertise extends to all subject areas.
Luckily, it's not a requirement to cater your pet peeves.
Luckily, Stocksy has no need at all to cater to me. I'm not an image buyer.

However, if their attititude to potential buyers is that poor keywording is unimportant, they're as bad as iS. It's a slippery slope.
« Last Edit: November 01, 2014, 17:30 by ShadySue »

Mark Windom Photography

« Reply #202 on: November 01, 2014, 19:12 »
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Good luck to them finding 'a' keywording expert whose expertise extends to all subject areas.
Luckily, it's not a requirement to cater your pet peeves.
Luckily, Stocksy has no need at all to cater to me. I'm not an image buyer.

However, if their attititude to potential buyers is that poor keywording is unimportant, they're as bad as iS. It's a slippery slope.

Not sure where you're getting the idea that Stocky's 'attitude to potential buyers is that poor keywording is unimportant'.  Every agency's keywording can be improved, Stocksy is looking to do something about it.

ShadySue

« Reply #203 on: November 01, 2014, 19:17 »
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Good luck to them finding 'a' keywording expert whose expertise extends to all subject areas.
Luckily, it's not a requirement to cater your pet peeves.
Luckily, Stocksy has no need at all to cater to me. I'm not an image buyer.

However, if their attititude to potential buyers is that poor keywording is unimportant, they're as bad as iS. It's a slippery slope.

Not sure where you're getting the idea that Stocky's 'attitude to potential buyers is that poor keywording is unimportant'.  Every agency's keywording can be improved, Stocksy is looking to do something about it.
I know nothing about Stocksy's policies - you'll notice I said "if" - and was merely replying to Michael's comment.

« Reply #204 on: November 02, 2014, 06:34 »
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However, if their attititude to potential buyers is that poor keywording is unimportant, they're as bad as iS.

Considering that your keyword whining goes back to the phase when iStock grew from 50 to 300 million in revenues, I'd say listening to what you consider important is not actually helping a business. Maybe you could take your personal issues to sites/agencies you actually participate in. Or try to match the number of images with the number of posts. Everyone would win.

« Reply #205 on: November 06, 2014, 18:07 »
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Is anyone still waiting to find out the result of their 2014 Stocksy 'Call to Artists' application?

Or am I still patiently waiting... alone?  :)

« Reply #206 on: November 06, 2014, 20:17 »
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I'm there with you! I  put my application in on July 13th so next week will hit the 4 month mark for me.

If I don't get in, I'm not going through this again the next time around. I just made the featured photographer list on Aurora and my images regularly sell on Offset. I have a very large portfolio of images I shot this summer waiting to go somewhere. I just haven't decided where I want to put them........

« Reply #207 on: November 07, 2014, 06:57 »
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I'm there with you! I  put my application in on July 13th so next week will hit the 4 month mark for me.

If I don't get in, I'm not going through this again the next time around. I just made the featured photographer list on Aurora and my images regularly sell on Offset. I have a very large portfolio of images I shot this summer waiting to go somewhere. I just haven't decided where I want to put them........

Could you tell us a little more about your experience with OFFSET? I was accepted a while ago but haven't had time to produce any work for them - coupled to the fact that I don't know anyone who has been accepted and is doing well there. Any information would be gratefully received.

stockuser

« Reply #208 on: November 07, 2014, 09:11 »
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I just made the featured photographer list on Aurora and my images regularly sell on Offset.
Congrats to be featured photographer at Aurora, regular sales with a portfolio of just twenty images is an incredible result. Your sport-images are great I think the reason you didn't heard back from Stocksy so far is that though your images are wonderful they have already a lot of photographers shooting your style and subjects if understand it right they are looking to expand in other areas while keeping their general style.

« Reply #209 on: November 07, 2014, 12:54 »
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20 images? I'm at 300 and growing.

stockuser

« Reply #210 on: November 07, 2014, 13:18 »
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20 images? I'm at 300 and growing.
That is great too just not that impressive. Under your photographer name I can only see 20 and under Aurora I see 4009.

« Reply #211 on: November 07, 2014, 13:41 »
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Just have to say how impressed I am at Stocksy's organization and quick response. Since I'm finally starting to get a little better after 6 weeks of vertigo, I decided to try to apply again and figure out what they meant when they rejected my work but said "we'd be happy to look at your portfolio again in a few months." Well, it meant I could have re-applied in 3 months if their Call to Artists was still open - it's not, which is disappointing, but they answered my question within hours of my asking, and were very nice about the whole thing.

I like their style and will try again next October. I was accepted by Spaces over the summer and plan to concentrate on shooting interiors for them now that it's turning colder here in the US which I"m very excited about. Had fun with lens flare and the washed out vintage look I was working on for Stocksy (after they rejected my first application early on) so hoping I'll have a better shot next year there. Hopefully that look will still be in - I'm guessing it'll last a couple of years. Congrats to all of you who made the cut this time! They said the response to the recent Call to Artists was much greater than anticipated so if you're still waiting I'd be optimistic that you're certainly in the running! Kudos to all of you!

Congrats Sketchyt - How do you apply to Offset or is it still "Invitation Only?"
« Last Edit: November 07, 2014, 13:49 by wordplanet »

« Reply #212 on: January 28, 2015, 12:47 »
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Does Stocksy accept iStock / Getty model releases?

Thanks, Mark

« Reply #213 on: January 28, 2015, 22:09 »
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Does Stocksy accept iStock / Getty model releases?

Thanks, Mark

Yup, they do. I submitted my Getty model releases.

« Reply #214 on: June 09, 2015, 14:55 »
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Rather than start a new thread, I was just wondering if anyone knew when the Stocksy Call to Artists was due to open again? The site says that they are not currently accepting applications but that it will open again in June 2015 so wondering if anyone know when?

Thanks!

« Reply #215 on: June 10, 2015, 01:06 »
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Rather than start a new thread, I was just wondering if anyone knew when the Stocksy Call to Artists was due to open again? The site says that they are not currently accepting applications but that it will open again in June 2015 so wondering if anyone know when?

Thanks!

I didn't hear a fixed date yet, and frankly, I don't expect anyone to hear that date until it arrives. Stocksy is still running on a small team, so they always have to prioritize things in the way it suits them best.

« Reply #216 on: June 14, 2015, 22:01 »
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Rather than start a new thread, I was just wondering if anyone knew when the Stocksy Call to Artists was due to open again? The site says that they are not currently accepting applications but that it will open again in June 2015 so wondering if anyone know when?

Thanks!

I didn't hear a fixed date yet, and frankly, I don't expect anyone to hear that date until it arrives. Stocksy is still running on a small team, so they always have to prioritize things in the way it suits them best.

Thanks so much Michael. I'll just keep checking the site periodically. Love your portfolio there.


« Reply #218 on: July 28, 2015, 06:49 »
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Stocksy call to artists is open: newbielink:https://www.stocksy.com/contributor/ [nonactive]

« Reply #219 on: July 28, 2015, 08:50 »
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sean should know, ask him 8)

« Reply #220 on: January 09, 2016, 14:56 »
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hi! How is the site working at the moment ? does it make any sense to upload

« Reply #221 on: January 09, 2016, 16:31 »
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hi! How is the site working at the moment ? does it make any sense to upload

Things are going great.  You need to apply and get accepted before you can upload....worth a try.

« Reply #222 on: February 21, 2016, 00:54 »
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Love Stocksy, but find it odd that they haven't updated the categories on their home page since around Christmas by the looks of it.  Would have thought categories would now be more focussed on Easter, spring, etc.  Minor point, but just looks a bit strange for an agency that prides itself on being on trend / ahead of the curve to fall behind in updating home page

« Reply #223 on: February 21, 2016, 23:32 »
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I wonder if Bruce is looking for another 50mill+ buyer?

jen

« Reply #224 on: February 23, 2016, 12:17 »
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I wonder if Bruce is looking for another 50mill+ buyer?
Someone makes this speculation every few months.  Let's put it to rest, shall we?  Stocksy is a co-op.  This is not a thing that will or even could happen. 


 

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