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« on: August 27, 2007, 16:30 »
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Hi,

I'm new here and forum look realy good. On FL I have about 4150 images and just started to upload on IS. Can someone look couple of images on my portfolio and make some kind of review.

www.istock.com/.shock

Regards,
.shock


« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2007, 17:40 »
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Your images look good, but your keywording needs work. A lot of people don't put the thought and effort into keywording that they need to, and their images are undersold because of it.

Take your (fabulous) beach image for example: a brown monochrome shot of a family in silhouette walking along a beach. Your keywords should promote the "family summer vacation" or "special family moment" aspect of this image, and not include such unimportant things as "caucasian", "airpump", "sand", and "water".

... good luck!
« Last Edit: August 27, 2007, 17:41 by sharply_done »

« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2007, 04:55 »
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thank's

« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2007, 05:56 »
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It looks like you have a good start on istock.  The Doctors image looks like it could sell well.

« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2007, 14:13 »
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HI,

I have one more doubet about IS. I keywording and uploading images trought IS ImageManager. When I upload images assignet image categories disapear. do I need add categories again or it is this just becouse right keywords determinig?

« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2007, 19:01 »
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I'd also stop putting the camera type, shutter speed, etc. in the your photo descriptions. If people want that information they can look at it when they buy the photo. Putting in the description makes it hard to read the description and doesn't look professional.

Very good photos, you should do very well if the rest of your photos are that good.

« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2007, 19:06 »
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this was little experiment... thank's for advice

« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2007, 14:20 »
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your photos on istock (10 so far) are really nice, and i believe sell able. but on fotolia, i would close your account immediately because of huge keyword spamming.  - which i can see you try to do there (on istock) too.
 example:
woman running on the beach (if i believe your keywords):

 girl (female child), (which is also "sexy") (so olimpic  games, are actually erotic games ;) )
 young woman
 mid adult woman,
 and female (if she is woman, it's hard to be a male, is it?)
 sports footwear (sneaker)(which? left or right?) - i see woman wearing sneakers (which is irrelevant)
 successful (in what?)

 i myself would really put a poison in a drink to reviewer who did not reject your file with key wording reason

 good luck.
 

« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2007, 15:29 »
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Very nice portfolio.  Very nice.  Well done.

But too many keywords.  Of course at Fotolia only the first seven words count anyway, so having so many is a waste of energy.

Other agencies will be less tolerant so you should be more selective.

I don't see spamming, just umm.... keyword enthusiasm.

« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2007, 12:10 »
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 yes, on istock is "enthusiasm" , but on fotolia, it's a huge keyword spamming. i think that mr. shock is a real poison for us -who consider this business seriously.
 illustration:

 http://www.fotolia.com/id/1483371
- this guitar, regarding the kewords attached is:
 yellow, classical (i'm a professional musician also - i NEVER played or visited classical event with gibson les paul (like) guitar, fun, restaurant,  soulkeeper (how?), spanish (no - it's an american ;) ), relaxing...e.t.c.

 this notebook computer on the timber board , http://www.fotolia.com/id/758455
 is:

 investment (yes - you need some money to buy), woman (i would'nt lie in to bed with this lady, do i? someone else?),
 business, businessman (well, what this computer is, woman, or businessman?  :D :D), it's also aquamarine, corporation (nice little c.o. - i would say).... etc. etc....

 this cute kid, http://www.fotolia.com/id/1578127   
 is:
 adult, chic (and not a child?),  forest (without trees), long hair, marathon (pretty heavy path for this marathon - over mountains:):) ), it's also a woman, and women,  it's cuba and bosnia and herzegovina at the same time, we have photosynthesis, road and river....

this cucumber is, o.k. - i'll copy/paste:
1kg abstract agriculture arapovic benis best business businessman buy concept conntact cook cookery cooking corporate cucumber diet eat flavour food foodstuff fresh green group health healthy ingredient isolated lbs leader lover lovers man market meal nature pair people plant real salad salat sel sell shock shop single tasty team touch trade veg vegetable vegeterian veggie vitamin wight work

http://www.fotolia.com/id/833803

 -that's nice example of huge huge huge keyword spamming, and makin fulls all of us - both photographers, microstock site and designers

« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2007, 13:19 »
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I totally agree with Dr. Bouz
On a pair of flip flops isolated on white.
accessories active adult adulthood art aruba background bazaar beach beautiful blur break cancun casual cheap chic cinderella close-up clothes clothing coast coastline colorful colors comfort comfy commerce composition concept copy craft craftsmanship curves design elegance elegant elite escape fashion fashionable feet female feminine flip flip-flop flipflop flop flower foot footwear fresh fun garment hawaii heat heels high-heels holiday holiday merchandise hot industry ladies leather leisure lifestyle luxury ocean heel pattern perspective pink plastic playful pool pretty pvc recreation relax relaxation relaxing resort rest retail sale sand sandal sandals sandy sea seashore sexy shades shape shoe shoe-making shoes shopping shore shoreline side sophisticated space spring spring-break springbreak stall stand step stiletto stiletto-heel stiletto-heels strut style summer sun surf swim synthetic texture thong thongs tourism tourist trade trip tropic tropical urban vacation vacation wear virgin walking wear white woman women

Also a young child with the word sex as a keyword.
This guy should be banned from the sites where he does this keywording.

« Reply #11 on: October 23, 2007, 13:27 »
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Hi,

thans you all for yours critique, all images with problematic KW's are older than 1 yr and new images are keyworded regulary... FL don't allow changing KW and this is some kind of problem.

Regards,
BA


« Last Edit: October 23, 2007, 13:32 by .shock »

« Reply #12 on: October 23, 2007, 14:08 »
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If there are any pictures of children at any agencies with keywords such as 'sex' or 'sexy' those words should be removed immediately or alternatively the image deleted.

« Reply #13 on: October 23, 2007, 14:53 »
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If there are any pictures of children at any agencies with keywords such as 'sex' or 'sexy' those words should be removed immediately or alternatively the image deleted.


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