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Axylexu
Why my pictures are not seen. I see many users that upload pictures like 100pictures and they sales between 20-50. indeed they have a very nice portfolio. So please have a look to my portfolio and give me some advice to help me grow in sales. Add new pictures every day and try to use as many keywords. Thank you to those who can give me good advice.
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Posted: 01/29/2017, 22:12:38 PM
Astormfr
Hello,

My advices would be:
- try to have photos brighter and more colorful, increasing exposition and saturation.
- For the isolated object, instead of having a gradient effet, do a 100% white background.
- For your photos with model, try to have him/her make somethink not just posing so that you photos can tell somethink (love, kiss, an action...)
- Become exclusive, it increases the sells
- Be patient, it takes time

Good luck
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Posted: 01/30/2017, 01:59:04 AM
Axylexu
Thx . I am exclusiv for 2 weeks now . So u say it's better with white background ? I will do that for my next one . Thx very much , it really help .
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Posted: 01/30/2017, 02:40:54 AM
Astormfr
yes like:

   Silhouette of a boy with his scooter   

   French wine corks   


It is because some buyers are then modifying our pictures so it is easier for them with white background.
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Posted: 01/30/2017, 04:07:04 AM
Rik57
You also have many irrelevant keywords like in, with, the as well as many spelling mistakes. IF you have spelling mistakes in some of the important keywords like "ancient" you are depending on a buyer making the same spelling mistakes to find your photos.
Canon 40D; 3d Studio Max; Terragen; Photoshop;
Posted: 01/30/2017, 05:39:32 AM
Axylexu
i try to upload as u said but not helping much here are some exemples:
   Strong iron chain   

   Old City Pole   



i still get 1 or 2 views
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Posted: 02/11/2017, 05:46:43 AM
Therealdarla
Views are not sales. Don't worry too much about the view count.
Nikon D70, standard lens
Posted: 02/11/2017, 07:35:58 AM
Rik57
We all have views like that.
Images used to get a ton of views a year or two ago but that was all just databases talking to each other.
Once that got fixed we started seeing actual views but like Therealdarla said....views are not sales and are not indicative of possible sales.

Even now, all my uploads from the last few months have been getting exactly 1 view as soon as they are "online", which cant be real views as they arent even searchable yet.
Canon 40D; 3d Studio Max; Terragen; Photoshop;
Edited: 02/12/2017, 07:49:05 AM
Mitchellraman
I just want to mention one important factor that affects sales...


Keep in mind the purpose... Most people who download images will be using it for commercial purposes. So this mean when deciding on and shooting photos, keep in mind if it is usable for commercial purposes.

Yes, there are some great looking pics that get many downloads because of its artistic value, but the majority of downloads come from people who use the images on their website, flyers, social medias, and etc.

I hope that helps!
Rebel t3i (DSLR), GoPro Hero 5 Black, GoPro Hero, Iphone 6S...
Edited: 03/17/2017, 07:09:25 AM
Williamsphere
One thing I've been trying to think of when shooting images is how text might be arranged on the image. A subject to the left or right might be better for a buyer when adding website selections than one with the image in the center. Other times, a centered image might be right for an advertising flyer.
Sony Alpha 7II, MeFoto tripod, various filters
Posted: 03/23/2017, 14:14:37 PM
Mitchellraman
That is what I was thinking as well when I made some of my first macro photos. I used the rule of thirds and placed the objects off center also with the thought people would be able to add text. How ever, the problem I encountered is that DreamsTime rejects many of the images. They say they have "Too much white space". So if you do some off center photos, I do recommend having some type of a colored background to help get them approved. I still managed to get some approved, but it was less than half of them.

See my collection called... "Objects Isolated on White Background" for reference purposes.
Rebel t3i (DSLR), GoPro Hero 5 Black, GoPro Hero, Iphone 6S...
Posted: 03/29/2017, 07:00:48 AM
Rik57

Originally posted by Mitchellraman:
Quoted Message: That is what I was thinking as well when I made some of my first macro photos. I used the rule of thirds and placed the objects off center also with the thought people would be able to add text. How ever, the problem I encountered is that DreamsTime rejects many of the images. They say they have "Too much white space". So if you do some off center photos, I do recommend having some type of a colored background to help get them approved. I still managed to get some approved, but it was less than half of them.


I've occasionally added a small detail way over in the white space so that the image could be cropped easily to remove it and retain all the white space I wanted to show.
However if it is really pure white space a designer could easily extend the white out from a heavily cropped submission, in any direction.
Canon 40D; 3d Studio Max; Terragen; Photoshop;
Posted: 03/29/2017, 07:14:31 AM
Axylexu
Hi there , I'm back. I think my skills are improving but my sales don't :D here are some of my last uploads   color dynamic lines modern abstract      Blue color dynamic lines modern abstract   
   Black puppy      Lily      The beauty of  nature   


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Posted: 05/14/2017, 01:59:40 AM
Seawatch1
White space does not necessarily mean "white." It's a general term used to describe an open space, usually of one color, in the photo no matter what the color.
Canon EOS 7D, assorted lenses
Posted: 05/15/2017, 08:13:00 AM