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Portfolio Review - Is this stock?

Kiwirob
Hi I'm reasonably new here so would like some critique on my portfolio, are my images saleable stock or not, my downloads haven't been very good so far.



Thanks for taking the time to have a look, all comments are greatly appreciated.



Cheers



Rob
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Posted: 03/15/2006, 00:11:53 AM
Antonia
Welcome to DT, Rob. I love your portfolio, specially the sleeping baby. And your balcony shots are awesome, too! Just keep on uploading, your downloads will rain in no time...
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Posted: 03/15/2006, 03:38:12 AM
Kiwirob
how about a few more comments?
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Posted: 03/16/2006, 22:21:42 PM
Crysrob
I am certainly not an expert of Portfolios for stock photography but I do think that all is fine with your portfolio. Mostly time is the biggest thing, Being patient and photos that are approved will sell.

Crys



Personally, I love your "baby Boy" and Tank Farm" photographs. Zoo shots look a little undersaturated for my liking, I love to see more bright colours in the animals and bright grass or backgrounds.
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Posted: 03/25/2006, 09:51:00 AM
Raycan
I think your images are sellable. Maybe you just need to add more keywords to direct people to your images. I try to think of all aspects my images can take, besides just what I took it for. Ideas can come from expressions.



Like this image:

 Smiling woman waving 





I would add these key words: facial, grab, claw, hand, take, give, scare, playful, laugh, laughter, suprise, shocked, health, healthy, skin, fair, fare, sunscreen, sunny, outside....



Sometimes I will take one word, like "grab" and go to dictionary.com. I will look in the thesaruse for other words that mean the same thing.



Your images are fine, just find more ways to bring traffic your way.



;0)
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Edited: 03/25/2006, 11:24:56 AM
Mk74
English is not my language so it is difficult for me to write but I will try.I have one recommendation for pictures with child. Take not only picture of baby but something more - baby and food, baby and toy, baby and mother, baby and other children, baby with dog or cat, baby in bath, in baby-coach,in car.... Every this theme you can take in many variants. Example: baby and food - baby likes food, baby doesn´t want food, baby is traying to eat by itself or mother is feeding baby..... you will find next ideas. It makes no difference when you are taking pictures with this young lady - try to take pictures with woman reading a book, shopping, sleeping, cooking, running .... Designers need very often concrete images. Sorry for my english, I hope you understand me :-)
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Posted: 03/25/2006, 11:55:10 AM
Kiwirob
Hi Raycan thanks for the keyword tips, I've had a good look at my keywording and made some adjustments. Thanks to everyone else for you comments.
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Posted: 03/26/2006, 13:23:46 PM
Raycan
Your welcome!




Originally posted by Kiwirob:
Quoted Message: Hi Raycan thanks for the keyword tips, I've had a good look at my keywording and made some adjustments. Thanks to everyone else for you comments.
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Posted: 03/26/2006, 16:18:25 PM
Joegough
You've got some good shots in there __ you just need many more of them. It takes time to learn what makes a good stock image but there's an awful lot of assistance on here just by checking out the top sellers stuff, etc. Sort other photographers' portfolios by 'downloads descending' to see what the buyers are after.



I note that most of your subjects are fairly central in the frame too __ you might want to read up on The Rule of Thirds too for compositional tips.
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Posted: 03/27/2006, 10:51:23 AM
Martinapplegate
Hey - you live in New Zealand - why no pics of sheep ??

Some great pics in your portfolio - i like the harbour pics best - not to keen on the baby ones !! ( then again i dont realy like babys !! )

You should print the pics and sell them to tourists either as prints or cards !!
Posted: 03/27/2006, 11:41:55 AM
Kiwirob

Originally posted by Martinapplegate:
Quoted Message: Hey - you live in New Zealand - why no pics of sheep ??

Some great pics in your portfolio - i like the harbour pics best - not to keen on the baby ones !! ( then again i dont realy like babys !! )

You should print the pics and sell them to tourists either as prints or cards !!




Much to my great shame I don't live on a farm like most kiwis, some of us poor bastards live in cities and sit behind desks instead of milking cows and crutching sheep.



Man it's really hard trying to sell images to card companies, I wish I could.
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Posted: 03/29/2006, 04:33:37 AM