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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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Stock Photography’s Dirty Little (not so secret) Secret

You take a picture, an awesome picture. I mean an amazing picture, one that should sell easily at any stock house. How do you sell it?  You give it to a stock house to sell for you, and you trust … Continue reading

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Top 10 reasons You Won’t Make it as a Stock Photographer

10.  Your photographs aren’t as great as you think they are. 9.  You get bored and don’t spend enough time and energy post processing to perfect your images. 8.  You’d rather sleep in instead of getting up in time to … Continue reading

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How Should I Keyword the WHY and HOW in My Images

Guide to Keywording Images, part 6 This is the final installment of my series on how to keyword your images to increase your stock photography sales.  All the suggestions I’ve made should be applied to your images, whether you’re a … Continue reading

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How Should I Keyword the Where and When of an Image?

Guide to Keywording Images, part 5 Here I am again with another installment of my guide on how you should be keywording your images to maximize sales. So, you think that the where and the when of an image should … Continue reading

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How Do I Keyword the Objects in My Image?

Guide to Keywording Images, part 4 This is the fourth in a series of posts about how to keyword your images.  While this guide is written primarily for stock photographers who need great keywording to ensure robust sales of their … Continue reading

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How do I Keyword People in My Images II?

Guide to Keywording Images, part 3 In my last post I covered the major elements to keywording people: Number of People that are the subject of the image. “Industry standard” age/gender groups such as male adult and female senior adult. … Continue reading

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How Do I Keyword People in My Images?

Guide to Keywording Images, part 2 If people are the subject of your image, then you need to add a lot more keywords than just woman or boy. Here are some quick results from Alamy.com A search for boy gets … Continue reading

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How Do I Keyword My Images?

Guide to Keywording Images, part 1 In my years as an image keywording specialist, I was asked this question many times by photographers, both pro and hobbyist alike. In my next several posts, I will show you how to break … 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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