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« on: February 17, 2014, 15:23 »
I have applied to Stocksy a couple of times and been rejected. I have totally revamped my portfolio and I am getting ready to apply again. Any feedback would be helpful:

newbielink:http://www.hue-photography.com/ [nonactive]

« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2014, 15:47 »
Where's the link to the set of images you want to submit?

Basically, I would look at the Top 20 trends they did recently on their blog, and use that as a road map: http://blog.stocksy.com/

« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2014, 15:55 »
newbielink:http://www.hue-photography.com/ [nonactive]

« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2014, 15:57 »

No, that's a link to your website with things like "about" and "work" and a splash screen of 3 or 4 images.  Where's the specific images you want to submit?

Is it supposed to be this: http://hue-photography.com/p689017096 ?

« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2014, 16:12 »
Yeah, sorry, newbielink:http://hue-photography.com/p689017096 [nonactive] is the correct URL.

« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2014, 20:55 »
Nice set of portfolio you have. This will do really well elsewhere but by reading the requirements on Stocksy call to artist page, i think your portfolio still appear a little too stocky to their taste. Just my 2 cents...


« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2014, 02:41 »
I think your work is amazing!!! Far better than average and a mix of Yuri quality and Stocksy style. This is the photography I would like to make.  :)
« Last Edit: February 18, 2014, 02:45 by Gino »

« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2014, 03:05 »
no-no-no, this won't douu. where is the excitement? you need more hipsters wearing a bow tie and a swimsuit trunk, riding a vintage tricycle in a winter forest, staring with bland expression.

« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2014, 10:14 »
I'd say to tighten that group up a bit, and use that blog posting about trends as a guide.  Also, I'd try to make the thumbs bigger.  At that small size, they look average, but if you slideshow them, they show better.

These, to me, seem like good candidates:
2, 4, 5,  17, 22, 26, 34, 35, 37, 38, 47, 49

Some of the others are too washed out.  Keep in mind, I'm not an editor.


« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2014, 10:49 »
Some of these are really good!  I would focus on the people shots, where they have natural expressions, are doing something, and aren't looking at the camera:

http://hue-photography.com/work/h36d05342#h36d05342 - this guy is great but it would be better if you had shots of him interacting with the environment.

Stocksy will accept some looking at the camera / posed shots, but I wouldn't send them for my application.  Also, I wouldn't submit too many from the same shoot.

You have some good objects too:


These are well done but I wouldn't submit them because they look too similar to some shots that are already on Stocksy:

http://hue-photography.com/work/h393601a1#h393601a1 (http://www.stocksy.com/81291 and others)
http://hue-photography.com/work/h288e6337#h288e6337 (http://www.stocksy.com/80784 and others)

Also not an editor.

« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2014, 11:23 »
Stocksy is a mystery.

« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2014, 11:55 »
Thanks for all the feedback guys.

Based on what has been said, I think I will wait a couple more months to apply again. I want to have a really strong application, and I think I need to do a few more lifestyle shoots where I can get people with natural expressions. As well as focus on some of the Stocksy trends, in those shoots. I also found this article about 2014 trends that includes Stocksy:

newbielink:http://www.stockphotosecrets.com/buyers-guide/50-trends-photography-2014.html [nonactive]


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