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Contributors: Update/submit your photographic genres and gain more exposure

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Sangiorzboy
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Message edited at 03/08/2012, 03:06:53 AM by Admin
An important upgrade will soon be performed in Our Photographers brings a new feature that helps increase our contributors' exposure while offering buyers the option of browsing portfolios based on specific photographic genres.

We take this opportunity to invite you to check the "Edit Profile" section and assign up to 5 defining photographic genres from the new dropboxes to your Dreamstime portfolio.

In order to maximize the exposure and efficiency this feature brings, we recommend that you choose only genres that are the most relevant in terms of content consistency. Note that the list is not exhaustive and some of the keywords may be redundant. They have been chosen based on the buyers' demand. Choose the ones that best describe your profile.

We have automatically added the genres for some of the contributors, based on the percentage of specific subjects in their existing portfolio. You can edit and replace them but please take into account the selected genre needs to be preponderant in your current collection on Dreamstime.

We suggest that members with less than 50 images online wait until their portfolio exceeds this amount.

Click here to edit your profile.
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Risto40
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Message posted at 03/01/2012, 06:42:12 AM by Risto40
I added genres to my profile. Now when i go to my profile page, should i find genres i picked somewhere there? At the moment i can't find them.
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Wisconsinart
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Message posted at 03/01/2012, 08:11:32 AM by Wisconsinart
Great idea. But why is there a Fine Art Photograper? All my fine art images are rejected outright because there is supposedly no market for them. Maybe I should try again?
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Lostarts
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Message posted at 03/01/2012, 08:15:04 AM by Lostarts
I agree, Wisconsinart. The "fine art" photos I've submitted were rejected out of hand with a lecture about what makes a good stock photo.
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Wisconsinart
1592 posts
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Message posted at 03/01/2012, 08:18:28 AM by Wisconsinart
Truthfully though, the fine art images that have been selected don't sell well at all.

A few do sell but tbey have a strong stock-ish concept.
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Parkinsonsniper
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Message posted at 03/01/2012, 08:59:46 AM by Parkinsonsniper
Please put them in the alphabetical order! :))
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Sid
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Message posted at 03/01/2012, 09:15:40 AM by Sid - member is an admin

Originally posted by Parkinsonsniper:
Quoted Message: Please put them in the alphabetical order! :))


Done.
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Wysiwygfoto
671 posts
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Message posted at 03/01/2012, 09:19:03 AM by Wysiwygfoto
Interesting list...I didn't know we had war photographers contributing to Dreamstime. Curious to see how this works out.


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Wysiwygfoto
671 posts
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Message posted at 03/01/2012, 09:24:43 AM by Wysiwygfoto
...also curious as to why "stock photographer" isn't on the list?


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Parkinsonsniper
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Message edited at 03/01/2012, 09:31:48 AM by Parkinsonsniper
@Sid; Thanks for the fast alphabetical order :) it helped a lot...

There is no stock photographer, because it won't be definitive for such a community of stock photographers :)
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Kenneystudios
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Message posted at 03/01/2012, 09:29:18 AM by Kenneystudios
Because we are all stock photographers :)
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Kenneystudios
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Message posted at 03/01/2012, 09:33:17 AM by Kenneystudios
What is the working definition of Forensic Photographer????
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Wysiwygfoto
671 posts
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Message posted at 03/01/2012, 09:34:01 AM by Wysiwygfoto
...and aren't we all "freelance photographers" to? I think the overlapping has me confused...if you're a lifestyle photographer then you're also a model photographer. If you're an outdoor photographer, then why isn't there an option for studio photographer?

Hopefully we'll be able to revise this once the new feature goes live...I'm not sure how detailed it needs to be. I sell myself as being commercial, lifestyle, and editorial but there is so much overlapping, it may be easier for me to annotate what I DON'T photograph. There is also different definitions of editorial - there are editorial photographers that specialize in news and there are editorial photographers that specialize in advertising.


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Parkinsonsniper
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Message edited at 03/01/2012, 09:36:44 AM by Parkinsonsniper
What is digital photographer? Is it a "genre"? I mean...a "fashion photographer" is someone who takes fashion shots, so a digital photographer is someone who takes photos of just the digital equipment? It didn't sound logic to me. If it means "photographers who use digital equipment, instead of analog cameras" then it is in the wrong list.
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Wysiwygfoto
671 posts
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Message edited at 03/01/2012, 09:36:59 AM by Wysiwygfoto

Originally posted by Kenneystudios:
Quoted Message: What is the working definition of Forensic Photographer????


I know of one forensic photographer that goes by the name "Arresting Images". I'm not sure if he contributes to DT. I know he contributes to other traditional agencies. Essentially, a forensic photographer documents crime scenes.


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Micspix
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Message posted at 03/01/2012, 09:42:01 AM by Micspix
How about genres for Illustrators?


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Kenneystudios
1408 posts
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Message edited at 03/01/2012, 09:52:32 AM by Kenneystudios
I'd also like a better definition of Lifestyle Photographer.

Another question. If someone likes to travel to local destinations, not all over the world, and those destinations are generally historic in nature, what genre would this be? Not all images are editorial, some being RF depending on the content and location. Would a combintation of genres be appropriate, such as Travel, Editorial, and Outdoor?

Does the Travel genre have to depict a broad portfolio of travel shots? Can it cover photographers who concentrate on a few areas in greater detail?

What genre would indoor museum shots be listed under?
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Parkinsonsniper
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Message posted at 03/01/2012, 09:50:48 AM by Parkinsonsniper

Originally posted by :
Quoted Message: ...and aren`t we all "freelance photographers" to?


Actually nope...I'm not a freelance photographer. I just shoot stock and some others for myself. I don't get paid for other photographic works. But you are right about it...The list is not perfectly healthy "at the moment". But it is going to get better in time.

Digital Photographer (this is about equipment, not a style)
Freelance Photographer (this is about the photographer too, not about the photograph itself)
Outdoor Photographer ("Extreme sports" maybe)
Amateur photographer (about the photographer again...)
Engagement and Wedding Photographers (I think engagement should be deleted, wedding is enough)
Cat, Dog and pet photographers (They are the same)

Maybe these critics can help :)
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Kenneystudios
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Message posted at 03/01/2012, 09:51:15 AM by Kenneystudios

Originally posted by Wysiwygfoto:
Quoted Message: I know of one forensic photographer that goes by the name "Arresting Images". I`m not sure if he contributes to DT. I know he contributes to other traditional agencies. Essentially, a forensic photographer documents crime scenes.


If someone were contributing such photos, wouldn't this be editorial? Can such images be submitted here??? Doesn't someone like this usually take pics for a law enforcement agency?
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Parkinsonsniper
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Message posted at 03/01/2012, 09:53:05 AM by Parkinsonsniper
By the way...I think that this is a great work. Thanks for all the DT staff...I personally appreciate this idea. it's good to know someone is doing something new for the agency.
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