Hello Dreamstimers,As you know i wrote already in previous blogs about keywording and the importance of it. The next step to know is how to use your keyword skills in your advantage when it comes to the Google search engine.As you know in Google you can search on image. If you would like to check which photos are available in the internet for example a Volkswagen Golf car people will add the keywords "Volkswagen Golf" in Google images. All images of this car available in the internet will... continue reading
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Hello Dreamstimers,Just for the beginners here that have the question how to make more sales. There are different factors that influence your sales. One of the most important is keywords and titles.I learned in the past that titles and keywording are extremely important and if not the MOST important activity while submitting images or videos. I started myself with not paying much attention to this but i learned taking care of your titles and keywords will pay off. Submitting an image with... continue reading
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
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
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
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
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
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
Dear all,As you are all aware of, keywording is a key part of microstock. It allows buyer to find the good picture. In other words: YOUR picture!It is also very time-consuming for contributors.I want to share with you the way I do my keywording in a little tutorial. To do so I will make an example.Assume I want to keyword the following picture:1 – Look at your picture and find three simple keywords that are very representativeexample : wine, corks,... continue reading
I always had a thing for nice round numbers, so it is with some satisfaction that I hit 20,000 sales right around my 5 year anniversary!When I started out I never would have guessed I would get to this point, but I also completely underestimated how much effort would be required to get here.I should clarify that a bit - it isn't so much effort that was required, but steady effort.Stock photography is a bit of a numbers game, so doing a few more images a month adds up to hundreds of additional... continue reading
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