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newbie looking for portfolio feedback

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Chrisnev166
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Message posted at 01/30/2014, 11:21:15 AM by Chrisnev166
Hi,

I am relatively new to stock photography and would be greatful If you could provide me with some feedback on my limited portfolio.

I understand that my portfolio is very very small and that quantitiy is one of the main factors in any earnings.
I would like to check my images are ‘heading in the right direction’

Many thanks in advance

Chris


Uploaded files:34 | Total Sales: 3
Red
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Message posted at 01/30/2014, 11:47:57 AM by Red
You are cropping your images a little tight. Designers like to crop for their use so perhaps leave a bit more in the crop or submit 2 versions. From a keyword perspective - don't use slashes in words (objects/equipment), those words will not be searchable. The word "travel" is not a good one for your plans on a table (which look more like blueprints or schematics or diagrams or cads or technical drawings or ?). Words like "ideas" and "concepts" don't really mean much in images of things. You have the word "people" in your image of confetti from a hole puncher, I see no people in the photo and it is not a "macro", it is a close-up (macro is much larger than life size). You don't have to add the word "and" to any keyword list, small words like that (of, and, the...) are implied and not needed. I see no "leather" or "lamp" in your blank paper on desk photo or, again, people. Your keywording is pretty good, better than most. You are not putting too many keywords in, that is good. Clean up a few mistakes and like I tell everyone, think like a buyer. Would a buyer search for a blank piece of paper on a desk or confetti with the word people (for example)?


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Chrisnev166
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Message posted at 01/31/2014, 09:12:13 AM by Chrisnev166

Originally posted by Red:
Quoted Message: You are cropping your images a little tight. Designers like to crop for their use so perhaps leave a bit more in the crop or submit 2 versions. From a keyword perspective - don`t use slashes in words (objects/equipment), those words will not be searchable. The word "travel" is not a good one for your plans on a table (which look more like blueprints or schematics or diagrams or cads or technical drawings or ?). Words like "ideas" and "concepts" don`t really mean much in images of things. You have the word "people" in your image of confetti from a hole puncher, I see no people in the photo and it is not a "macro", it is a close-up (macro is much larger than life size). You don`t have to add the word "and" to any keyword list, small words like that (of, and, the...) are implied and not needed. I see no "leather" or "lamp" in your blank paper on desk photo or, again, people. Your keywording is pretty good, better than most. You are not putting too many keywords in, that is good. Clean up a few mistakes and like I tell everyone, think like a buyer. Would a buyer search for a blank piece of paper on a desk or confetti with the word people (for example)?


Many thanks for your feedback. I have removed the irrelevant keywords. I think that the word ‘and’ and maybe some of the aforementioned irrelevant ones may have come from copying the keywords from my image on another stock agency and myslef not realising DT doesn’tallow for spaces. For example “Copy Space”
I will try to crop my images better and/or upload different versions.

Thanks again for your time
Chris


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