Choose the Best Keywords
These days I find some of my photos were refused due to the problem of the “words”, it always showed “Your image info. contains one or more of the following issues: irrelevant or incomplete title, description/keywords/categories issues…” Actually, at beginning I was not quite sure what’s the problem about and believed it should be the improper “Title” or “Description”. So I made the modification accordingly, however, still were refused, take the squirrel’s photos as example: these 2 photos were refused 3 times altogether and finally the adorable editor can’t help giving me the detail explanation: “+++Use only keywords that are the most relevant and specific to the image subject. Such as the squirrel, your input “St.Petersburg” in your keywords, will someone just looking for the squirrel by searching key word “St.Petersburg”? !"
Now I got it known completely and think the editor’s reasonable. “The more the best” is not recommendable for the keywords, the most relevant should be the most appropriate. It’ll save more time for both the potential buyers and yourself. Quickly I got rid of the redundant ones in the key words and this time got approval smoothly. I feel quite pleased because these photos were shot on the showground in the backyard of Peterhof，St. Petersburg. I met these squirrels there when I only brought with me the 17-40 lens, made me happy was that the squirrels weren’t afraid of me at all so I could shoot them in a quite close distance. That made it quite valuable and I like it very much^^
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