I recently used keywords for the first time and it was enlightening for the novice I am and needless to say I have several images that could have been categorized better in the past!! I would recommend anyone like myself to give it a go just to see the difference. I have often struggled with which categories are best so it's very helpful. As I have recently passed the 700 uploads mark i will add a recent image. continue reading
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PART 2: THE SOLUTION FOR DOING SEO FOR IMAGES “I’m going to give you less than 30 seconds to draw a picture of a tree. Go.”Running a sketch meetup group, I prompted a café full of extremely creative artists with this, and do you know what happened? I got the same stuff back from each person: a lollipop broccoli tree. That was when I informed them how they could have drawn an evergreen tree, a bonsai, a branch, leaf, fruit, or seed, the roots at the bottom, a squirrel or owl in... continue reading
PART 1: THE PROBLEM WITH SEO FOR IMAGES “What’s in the box?”This question is asked by Brad Pitt’s character, Detective David Mills, in the 1995 neo-noir crime thriller movie, Se7en. As viewers, we never get to see the answer, what was actually in the box. Although the criminal, John Doe (Kevin Spacey), tells us, it’s Mills’ wife’s head, he could have been lying. There are other clues to help us guess: the movie genre and rating, the pattern of deaths having to do with... continue reading
Hello everyone!I am a new member on DT. I intended to start a discussion - from your experience, I would like to invite you to share tips for taking pictures in your favorite categories. I look forward to see your ideas, sample work, tips for new photographers in your areas of interest e.g. birds, landscapes, technology etc. I am particularly interested to hear about your success stories on details of your achievements, characteristics of your best photographs and how do you present your valuable... continue reading
In DT there are many very professional COMMERCIAL image photographers, their works great. But I can not do, first I do not have professional equipment and the environment, as well as professional models. Second, I am more interested in the film EDITORIAL class, and more feeling. But EDITORIAL categoryfilm downloads is small. This is a contradiction. But I do. continue reading
Despite knowing there are plenty of articles already published on this topic, in DT, I just couldn't stop myself from sharing a few points. In my last blog article I wrote this: "If your keywords are not relevant enough your wonderful portfolio is not going to work up to your expectation." Also the same applies on category selection as well.Now it is very easy to repeat these words in various forms but the real issue is how to do it? Well, it depends to a large extent on the flexibility of your... continue reading
As a daily reviewer I have come across, and recently even more so, tons of illustrations with misplaced or even unassigned Illustration categories. I'd like to share a few words about the significance of those categories and why it is necessary to assign them correctly.It is required that contributors assign one of the three illustration categories to their submissions that are not photographs. Even if you do not select any additional categories, selecting the one Illustration category is... continue reading
Is it possible to do abstract photo when we know that we are photographing some subject with some form?Those establishments are not matching the meaning of abstract art, but when artist take some shot and he do not explain to customer what was it, he could create some kind of abstract from other recognizable form that could be an abstract for customer.Macros are nice examples of those photos. First photo is with Description from artist Staged photo to abstract theme it does not say anything about... continue reading
If you get the feeling that you photographed everything, or lack imagination when stock-working just do the following:- make a list of your favourite 10 categories- pick one of the categories randomly and draw/photograph something on that subject- next day you pick another subject.....and now a little exercise of creativity... (sometimes its hard to photo something from that special category you just picked):- open any book and put your finger on the surface of any page at random..... continue reading
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