Well I hit a milestone, i obtained 30 images on-line, no sales yet. I figure increasing volume, will increase visibility, which seems to be happening, and will eventually lead to sales. As you can see from my portfolio i have an eclectic mix of images. I have also been writing blogs which I hope leads to increased visibility as well. How does one increase their database visibility? I haven't figured that one out yet and may have to do with sales...
Then the best way is like previous said shoot the right images and do good keywording. Don’t forget to look at quality off course and send only your best images. Don’t give up and keep uploading. If you keep doing that you will see result after a while.
Well I hit another milestone of 40 images on line and continue to contribute an eclectic mix of images and one illustration. I'm in Vancouver shooting my next batch of images and will begin to upload some of these images for review next week. As I have learned through what's been accepted and currently on the site from other contributors how to shoot differently for commercial stock.
While I continue to shoot images that I like, I am taking pictures that I think would make a great stock photo.
Well, I'm a returning Newbie from a couple of years back. I was very pleased to learn of the increased number of weekly uploads (140) so I so I uploaded about that number to build up my inventory. Most of those images have been accepted for sale elsewhere. But, I neglected to change the Title field from the file name (Carly20130503-0587) to a more descriptive form (Woman Looking Over a White Lace Fan). By the time I was able to start editing the field most were refused, so I have a low acceptance rate and my search placement has suffered.
Oh well, live and learn, all agencies have different rules, be sure you read them closely!
Just spent a week on Mount Desert Island, Maine and now comes the fun task of weeding through images and identifying those that I believe will make great stock photos. I took a bunch of pictures of the rocky coast of Maine and hope that DT will find some worthy.