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How to Keyword Your Images and Video for Pond5

Stock House Thursday: Pond5.com Following up last week’s analysis of MasterFile.com I will now take an in depth look at how Pond5.com handles keywords. These aren’t really “reviews,” in that they will have no thumbs up or down at the end.  This is not … Continue reading

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Masterfile: How They Search for Keywords

Stock House Thursday: MasterFile.com Following up last week’s analysis of PhotoShelter.com I will now take an in depth look at how Masterfile.com handles keywords. These aren’t really “reviews,” in that they will have no thumbs up or down at the … Continue reading

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Best Practices for Keywording Your Images at PhotoShelter

Stock House Thursdays: PhotoShelter.com Following up last week’s analysis of NationalGeographicStock.com I will now take an in depth look at how handles PhotoShelter.com keywords. These aren’t really “reviews,” in that they will have no thumbs up or down at the … Continue reading

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The Methodology Behind the Analysis of Image Keywording for Stock Houses

Stock House Thursdays: The Methodology Welcome: This is all the work that went on behind the scenes for me to give an accurate, in-depth analyses of the stock houses I have reviewed in my series of posts call Stock House … Continue reading

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Can Keywording Your Images Make You a Better Photographer?

If you’re having a hard time deciding which things in your image are “worth” keywording, then maybe you should reassess why they are in the photo at all. As I’ve helped photographers to learn how to keyword their images, one … Continue reading

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How Many Keywords Should I Add to My Images?

There is no way to give a simple numerical answer to this question.  There are too many factors that go into the creation of keywords to be able to generalize the “right” number of keywords for every image. The first … Continue reading

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The Top 10 Keywording Mistakes that Photographers Make

#10.  Not using the keyword nobody if there are no people in the image. #9.  Forgetting to keyword color image or black and white image. #8.  Forgetting to use colour and every other British spelling variant of American English. #7.  … Continue reading

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The Stock Industry did NOT Eat Itself

The Stock Photography Industry is Changing, Not Dying Well, three months have passed since the buzz surrounding the article by Betsy Reid in BJP about how the stock industry ate itself.  I was disappointed that it wasn’t until the very … Continue reading

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Image Keywording: The Key to Getting Your Images Sold

I want to start with a question:  Which stock photograph will have more sales?  An above average photo that is very well keyworded? Or an amazing photograph with no keywords? This is, of course, a rhetorical question, and a ridiculous … Continue reading

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How Does Your Stock House’s Search Engine Work?

This is really important if you are a contributor to online stock houses.  I mean really important, if you want to maximize your earnings. This is not a technical treatise on algorithms, and the behind-the-scenes workings of the search engines.  … Continue reading

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