How Much is Too Much?

I just had recently had some images approved and got a couple rejections with the comment that I had too many similar images that would dilute the sales of my approved images.

My original thought was to let the customer choose which image raise to the top, and I had slightly adjusted different keywords to see which would bring more interest.

My question is then is it best to specialize in a specific subject or have a thinner broad spectrum of content?

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November 30, 2014

Martingraf

I reckon the answer is not that easy - but some of you already mentioned that. A few years ago, if you uploaded 2 pics of the same subject, most of the time DT rejected one of them. Now these days, we find people uploading nearly the same picture 5-10 times. I sometimes think that DT is getting flooded with too many nearly identical images. I also think it is best to upload your best, and then if you have another point of view on the same subject perhaps a 2nd and 3rd picture. But numbers speak against my thoughts. One example: I take a beautiful picture of the the Sydney Opera House. I upload it and there it is among perhaps 1000 pictures - now I upload 10 Opera Houses, from a little bit of different angle - now I'm in the portfolio with 1% of all available pics instead of 0.1% ;) so sadly it seems quality instead of quantity isn't really the golden rule anymore.

November 26, 2014

Henrymm

DT also make same comment on my rejected similar photos. So I upload the best one, which may not be the best for the rest. Cheers. :)

November 25, 2014

Cammeraydave

Probably not in that case as long as all the images are fairly different.

November 25, 2014

Jpavlish

I was just thinking afterwards. Does that mean for a large subject, such as the subject area such as the Grand Canyon, is it best to only have just a small handful of pictures of that subject?

November 25, 2014

Jpavlish

Thanks Angelaostafichuk and Cammeraydave for sharing your thoughts!

November 24, 2014

Cammeraydave

I would go for quality over quantity no matter what the subject. I find myself gravitating towards certain subjects because of the enjoyment factor but still keep an eye on the top keywords used in searches and all the photo opportunities that present themselves in life. Good luck Mate !

November 24, 2014

Angelaostafichuk

Also, wow. Your story is incredible. You are an amazing man. : )

November 24, 2014

Angelaostafichuk

It probably depends on what your subject is. If it's something very unique, then you have the upper hand. It's always good to diversify your portfolio either way because sometimes you never know what will sell.

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