I am an engineer. My freshman year in college, we were required to take a course called “English for Engineers”. I know that sounds like an oxymoron (see how I worked in a big word there), because technical people tend not to be able to express complex ideas in simple, easy to understand words.The same could be said for just about every profession or hobby. We live in a world with our own vernacular – which makes perfect sense to us, but may sound like Klingon to an outsider.When... continue reading
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I was editing one of my online files the other day because I'd thought of a better way to describe the photograph. I then went back and had a look at the first few photos I'd submitted and opened edit for each one.All of them had something that I then changed, either in the description and or adding keywords. I suppose it's normal for some people when they start out and maybe don't quite know the right keywords to use and the descriptions.I have to confess, I'm over six months... continue reading
I've just had my first picture receive 1000 views.This to me was a nice milestone.I think the number of views are important as obviously the more your photos are being looked at the more chance they have of being sold.Although it appears this is not always the case.I guess it all comes down to the title, description and tags.Does your title have to make sense, or is it more important to try and pick words to relate to your picture or work?Do you go back and change the above if its... continue reading
Here's a little guide to read buyers' minds. You've already read the Bible of Keywording. Now you need to know the importance of the title and the description of your images.We all know that stock photography is related to generic topics. And if there are generic topics, there are also generic titles and descriptions. But times are changing and so is the number of uploaded images. There are currently over 21 million images on our site and one million more uploaded each month.... continue reading
I have pointed out what I consider to be problems with descriptions and keywords. I would like to highlight what I consider to be the perfect description (for me).The photographer is Travelling-light and he makes my job so much easier. The soup description is: "Traditional Scotch Broth, an old fashioned thrifty soup made from meat on the bone, root vegetables and pearl barley, often eateh as a main course. This one contains lamb shank, carrot, potato, parsnip, dried peas and pearl barley."... continue reading
I was looking up random images trying to figure out and list a number of potential subjects in demand. Right now I have no proper gear and not enough time for much. Next month, I think I will have both. Plenty of it. Hence the casual research in free time.And see what it turns up.I searched "revenge" (I didn't know what else to search for)...and quite some images turned up in the search results. "Quite some" means a thousand or more images. I hit the "most downloaded" category because the most... continue reading
Key wording can be very intimidating...you sit, you think and wonder what to type and when you have typed all the words you can possible think about you still have only scratched the surface of what the image is all about.You try and think what a possible buyer might type when looking for an image...but then...you don't know what they are looking for so how could you know what to use as a title or description.When I keyword I tend to use a few simple questions.Where...where... continue reading
The title and description of the picture can being DT approved and selling is very important.The following two pictures are taken at a wedding, but when I upload the "wedding car" no approved later, I direct the name of "daisy" approved.Thus, a clear, concise text descriptions and keywords how important it is. continue reading
Yesterday I was trying to keyword this image and I got stuck.I had…… “Totem, pole, Alaska, face, carved, carving, wood, eyes, mouth, teeth”, and my standard… “vertical, photograph, image”.I, of course, got all this from staring intently at the photo (which I suggest you do while keywording it), but, I knew there were plenty more I was missing, but I was stuck stuck stuck!Wikipedia to the rescue.“native, tradition, traditional, sculpture, artistic, wooden, icon,... continue reading
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