If you upload your images to Dreamstime, then you should know that it's more than just the photo album you show to your friends or the stuff you upload on social media sites. Some of your images are getting accepted, some are refused for some reasons. And it's great to have files in your portfolio but do you think about the information you provide for them? Do you sometimes try to search your images or other peoples' images? What words do you use to find them? I won't write... continue reading
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The right images can improve your content significantly. But what does “right images” mean? It means to be able to create a connection between the copy and the visuals you use on a page or in an ad, landing page, poster… you name it. In such cases, the message and the images must complete each other, so you can avoid the disaster of a confusing project (no matter its nature).Check for high-quality resolution alternativesThe first feature to look in when... continue reading
A good business presentation can catapult you to success, impressing your peers and superiors, regardless of the venue. Assuming your speaking abilities are polished, follow these three simple tips with stock photography to make sure your presentation really stuns the audience (in a good way)!3. Focus on images, not wordsYour audience should be looking at your presentation but listening to you. If your slides are full of text, the audience will be looking at and reading your presentation,... continue reading
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
As I go along on this wonderful creative journey, lessons keep coming. One of the latest is about timing and relevant images. Cleveland is in the sporting world's end game equation yet again this year! Congrats to the Cav's, Cubs and Indians! Thanks for showing me how a city skyline can draw attention during these times. Keep on shooting! Christopher's Portfolio 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
I take changes here at dreamstime with a grain of salt...the administration usually does a good job of testing and tweaking until the change is fair and positive. BUT recently I have noticed a distinct downgrade in many of my images appearance in a search. When "buyer searched after" words are noted, I click on that search and see how far they searched into the hundreds of pages to find and purchase my image. The addition of the "best-selling" search option was very nice, even though it really doesn'... continue reading
Wherever I have information available about the terms used by buyers to select an image they have invariably used one of the simplest terms in my keywords list.Recent sales for me that highlight this include the terms 'gravel path' and 'headphones' as well as 'inhaler' and 'Egypt'.What this makes clear is that all of the time and effort I put in during my early days in stock photography researching complex keywords such as 'giraffa camelopardalis' (Latin for Giraffe) and the many similar keywords... 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
People get agitated when they see wrong keyword notification in their in box and some of them respond in an aggressive manner.This a reply I had to send to one such member:- - - - - - - - - - - - - -- - - - - - - - - - - - - - -“This is not targeting any individual.If improper keywords are used all the contributors of DT suffers.Take for example your picture of a Pigeon (and it is a good picture)If one of the buyers tries to search for a picture of a Pigeon, there is a good... continue reading
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