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Keywords that Work (Part III)

Keywording is both a science and an art. No matter what you call it, it can be the best cure for insomnia available outside of a bottle of sleeping pills. But without relevant keywords, images will be lost in remote territories and never be found.Here's a checklist that might help you stay on track and not miss good keywords. Try for 25 words (10 is the minimum) but stay away from extraneous words just to make a quota. It is highly... continue reading

The I Hate to Keyword Guide to Keywording (part II)

Correct Image Name, Description, Categories and Age of Models.Dreamstime offers a variety of methods to identify the important information in an image. The system provides variety and choice by offering four different means of adding information. These are the Image Name, Description, Categories and Keywords.Here are some tips to entering information that will give you the best success:Overall Impression. First, get a general overall... continue reading

The Do Nots of Successful Keywords

Over the next week or so, I'll continue a short course in keywording the Dreamstime way. I can't promise that our guide will take all the tedium out of the job but if you follow it, the time you spend in adding data to your images should improve your downloads and the process made smoother.Ok, let's admit it. You don't love photography because you love keywording. Keywording can be a dull task and the rewards for good work elusive to... continue reading

Gear Doesn't Matter... Ramblings for the Night

 Many of us spend an inordinate amount of time and effort on pixel peeping and gear acquisition.We are passionate about the gear we lug around every day and will usually bore a non photographer to tears with our endless ramblings about Canon, Leica, Fuji, Nikon or whichever brand we've aligned to. It's something we're all passionate about. One of my personal passions is Memphis music. This shows in my library with images that are tied in with Memphis and the music here.Roller derby girls... continue reading

Almost 500!

It's been quite a journey, but I'm almost reaching 500 pictures online! It's the last few steps, the last images to reach that first goal. The images are already shot, they're just sitting there waiting to be edited , uploaded and keyworded, so I expect to reach this goal in the next few days (I'll throw in some extra effort! ;-) ).And then? On to the next goal: 25 sales, and more!  continue reading

How do you remember all of the specific places you have captured?

I have the perfect and i think easiest solution to this question.As many of us take lot's of pictures and then have to sort through them, it is important that we capture the specific details of our photo shoots.For example, i have traveled to many places within China in a short period of time so it's hard to remember the names of everything i have taken pictures of which are needed for keywording correctly later when the images are finally uploaded. Since being in China i have taken over... continue reading

Travel Images - How to make good sales

NOTE: There is a much longer more up to date version of this blog.Go to this link:https://blog.dreamstime.com/2015/06/03/travel-photography-x28-part-two-extended-version-x29_art42403TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY - MAKE IT PAY.It is often said that making good sales and income from 'travel' stock is very difficult.YES, IT IS !!-or at least it can be if you don't make your images stand out from the crowd.On Dreamstime, if you do a search using just the keyword 'Travel&... continue reading

Thoughts about the DT Keymaster option

These are my very personal thoughts and experiences about DT's option to have images re-keyworded for the fee of $ 0,60 per image. Is this worth it or not ?Well, let's agree on that even the "greatest image at all" will not sell if no one notice it. Once a image passed the editors and is online at DT, we basically can consider this image as ok. However, this is no guaranty to sell any license..., not even a subscription-based one.So...regardless of expression or any commercial potential... continue reading

What's in your title and description of your images?

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

Keywording is your name....

Importance of relevant keywording.I understand that this topic is covered well and that we all know that keywording is important for our search ranking to create extra exposure. Clients will find your images faster and the chance for a sale increases. It is at least as important as regularly uploading new stock photos.Unfortunately irrelevant keywording is still happening. Here some wrong examples:Keyword NATURE attached to an image of a doll with apple drawing on her clothes. This is... continue reading

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