The importance of collections and lightboxes

Don't know how many of you out of there have a collection,a lightbox or both;what I wanted to share with you is my experience about mine and the sales.

What I noticed making my own collections and the lightbox is that my pictures have obviously increased their visibility,but not,as you can think,because of the collection in itself,but because someone else noticed its picture shared by me and thought to do the same or someone else just liked it and thought to use for the collection.

If you think of how many more possibilities and visibility you'll have doing or making your own collection and going around some to search for the best pictures,or what you need for your collection...believe me,even the sales will come,maybe not as soon as you'll make the collections or lightboxes,because all the things take time.

All the top pictures in my best sales are in a collection or more and have been shared by one or more other photographers.

It's obvious that you have to share someone else picture because you like it or think it fits with the collection and then hope someone will notice it and does the same,but if you all start with it I'm sure even one of your pictures will be chosen and shared.

One more thing,seeing the question a person asked for: the difference in between the lightboxes and collections.

For what I know the difference is: the collections are a way the photographers can use to share thier and someone else works,the lightboxes should be more for the buyers a way to collect the best and most useful pictures or illustrations they found around the site.

Here is one of my personal collections and another where I share everyone else pictures and mine:

Wish a good holiday and Christmas time to everyone!

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December 15, 2011

Nelsonpeng

Thanks for your sharing, useful.

December 07, 2011

Nantucketphotoart

Thanks for making such clear statements. Very useful

December 06, 2011

Yuritz

Thanks for repeating,but that's what I said in the end,even because the lightboxes are used by the buyers more than the photographers.

December 06, 2011

Alvera

Lightboxes don't increase visibility, only collections.

December 06, 2011

Hermes-sicily

Thank you for the interesting point of view !

December 06, 2011

Lobe

The latest work - very beautiful!

December 05, 2011

Shopartgallerycom

You are perfectly right, I have collections and they work great! I was a little bit busy in the past times and didn't make others, but now I have more free time and I will start to make them again. Merry Christmas to you!

December 05, 2011

Egomezta

Thanks for your tips. I have some collections and I'm very surprised of all the visits they receive.

December 05, 2011

Mightymogwai

I am doing my collection of photos from Italy as well! I really liked your photo of wine! And moon over tuscany is astonishing! Very good! Added them to my collection! Keep going!

December 04, 2011

Thanatonautii

Great info! Thanks for sharing!

December 04, 2011

Yuritz

Just to reply to Jackai: the collections are a way the photographers are to share their works and other people ones,the collections are a way the buyers can use to save a photo they liked and could use even in the future

December 04, 2011

Marugod83

Nice tip. I will test it soon enough

December 03, 2011

Pergulet

Thanks for the suggestions, especially for those who are beginners like me

December 03, 2011

Owaisphotography

thanks for shearing!

December 03, 2011

Jackai

Oops, It may help if I actually give the active link to my collection. Here it is:

Ponza Collection

December 03, 2011

Jackai

Yuritz,
This is great stuff and thanks for sharing. I just created a very specific collection - it's a collection of images from my most recent trip to Ponza, Italy. If you'd like to add any of mine to your Italy collection, please feel free to do so:

https://www.dreamstime.com/destination-scenic-ponza-colldet17177

One other thing, how does a lightbox differ from a collection? What are their respective purposes? When do you use one for the other?

December 03, 2011

Yuritz

Welcome and hope more of you will start sharing even other photographers good work!
Good weekend

December 03, 2011

smartview27

Thanks for sharing !

December 02, 2011

Joezachs

A good and valid point.

December 02, 2011

Georgeskyrillos

That's why I'll add the last photo here to my Red Christmas collection!

December 02, 2011

Peanutroaster

Thanks for the tip!

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