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« on: September 19, 2017, 09:19 »
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hi everyone i have 2 month since i joined on ss can you see my portfolio and give me advice

« Last Edit: September 20, 2017, 07:56 by aiben »


« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2017, 09:37 »
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hi
for me there are too many snapshot. my suggestion upload only the best, study more the light both natural and artificial especially, too harsh or flat. and work more on composition. u live in algeria, so try shooting some arab theme, or people from algeria, there is a lack of arab lifestyle.
good luck

« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2017, 09:40 »
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hi
for me there are too many snapshot. my suggestion upload only the best, study more the light both natural and artificial especially, too harsh or flat. and work more on composition. u live in algeria, so try shooting some arab theme, or people from algeria, there is a lack of arab lifestyle.
good luck
thank you so much jonbull

« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2017, 10:40 »
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Hello. I have a few things for ya. then time will tell.
#1 Loose the Ducks and Pigeons
#2 Never shoot down on anything alive People or animals....Instant snapshot.
#3 Very Important....Take the time and do the work which Means especially to spend a few weeks and study the site, search for things that interest "YOU" because Thats what will Make your stuff Interesting to look at. Do not at anytime think you know what will sell. You don't and In my 60 Years of shooting and selling since the Mid 60's I have no clue. I may understand better why certain things don't sell .... Thats about it.
#4 YOU MUST BE UNIQUE!!! Period. after you do the work you will see the massive abundance of Just about anything and every subject and Place on the planet ever done. Your Job is the see it differently and to Put your distinctive twist on it...IF..... you want sales.
#5 1.7 Million Images were added Just at SS "LAST WEEK only.
#6 submit to the top 6 sites and see what works for "YOU" not anyone else.
#7 You Must learn to "MAKE" photographs and Not Just "TAKE" pictures we/They have way to many Now and it is Killing this business....And it is a business and requires you to be and think/work smarter, Not harder. Keep it simple.
#8 and the Most Important....If your here for sales and Not just Playing around Like so many You really need to start thinking about concepts to help sell a Idea or concept through Imagery and learning to shoot People ....alone or in groups doing what people do is and always will be #1. Every River,Flower,food product,Mountain and shoreline RTC,ETC,ETC has been done to death and done to death before this business even Started. Being unique is the key and Having massive amounts is also the Key But remember 2 things. Getting Images accepted is the easiest Part. I know many people with 800/1000 Images that make "A LOT" of money and I also know many people with many,many 1000's that don't do very well. It's all about the work. All.......the rest is BS.

Good Luck. do the work,Make a difference and BE UNIQUE.

« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2017, 10:47 »
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Hello. I have a few things for ya. then time will tell.
#1 Loose the Ducks and Pigeons
#2 Never shoot down on anything alive People or animals....Instant snapshot.
#3 Very Important....Take the time and do the work which Means especially to spend a few weeks and study the site, search for things that interest "YOU" because Thats what will Make your stuff Interesting to look at. Do not at anytime think you know what will sell. You don't and In my 60 Years of shooting and selling since the Mid 60's I have no clue. I may understand better why certain things don't sell .... Thats about it.
#4 YOU MUST BE UNIQUE!!! Period. after you do the work you will see the massive abundance of Just about anything and every subject and Place on the planet ever done. Your Job is the see it differently and to Put your distinctive twist on it...IF..... you want sales.
#5 1.7 Million Images were added Just at SS "LAST WEEK only.
#6 submit to the top 6 sites and see what works for "YOU" not anyone else.
#7 You Must learn to "MAKE" photographs and Not Just "TAKE" pictures we/They have way to many Now and it is Killing this business....And it is a business and requires you to be and think/work smarter, Not harder. Keep it simple.
#8 and the Most Important....If your here for sales and Not just Playing around Like so many You really need to start thinking about concepts to help sell a Idea or concept through Imagery and learning to shoot People ....alone or in groups doing what people do is and always will be #1. Every River,Flower,food product,Mountain and shoreline RTC,ETC,ETC has been done to death and done to death before this business even Started. Being unique is the key and Having massive amounts is also the Key But remember 2 things. Getting Images accepted is the easiest Part. I know many people with 800/1000 Images that make "A LOT" of money and I also know many people with many,many 1000's that don't do very well. It's all about the work. All.......the rest is BS.

Good Luck. do the work,Make a difference and BE UNIQUE.
thank you rinder for those interested advices

« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2017, 11:02 »
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how many downloads did you received with that portfolio?

ShadySue

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« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2017, 11:20 »
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Your keywords are poor: both keywords relevant to images not used, and keywords used which are irrelevant to photo.

For example: https://www.shutterstock.com/fr/image-photo/growth-flower-plant-spring-time-698123398?src=FgxJu9u3MLilH1sykHFR8w-3-64
Though for some reason SS took me to the French site and the French keywording seemed to be worse than the English. The English keywording is only 'quite poor' - but for example, you haven't said what the exact species of that plant is. It's not a vector or cartoon, it doesn't really show gardening, it's not eco or ecology really, there are no leaves visible, nor seeds nor seedlings, no stages, tree, wood, etc etc.

And that yellow thing in the background is doing the image no favours at all. You have it nicely out of focus, but you need the colour to be neutral or at least natural. At the moment, the yellow thing distracts from the actual subject of the image (whatever it is).

« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2017, 11:38 »
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Your keywords are poor: both keywords relevant to images not used, and keywords used which are irrelevant to photo.

For example: https://www.shutterstock.com/fr/image-photo/growth-flower-plant-spring-time-698123398?src=FgxJu9u3MLilH1sykHFR8w-3-64 [nofollow]
Though for some reason SS took me to the French site and the French keywording seemed to be worse than the English. The English keywording is only 'quite poor' - but for example, you haven't said what the exact species of that plant is. It's not a vector or cartoon, it doesn't really show gardening, it's not eco or ecology really, there are no leaves visible, nor seeds nor seedlings, no stages, tree, wood, etc etc.

And that yellow thing in the background is doing the image no favours at all. You have it nicely out of focus, but you need the colour to be neutral or at least natural. At the moment, the yellow thing distracts from the actual subject of the image (whatever it is).
thank you shady you are right

« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2017, 11:39 »
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how many downloads did you received with that portfolio?
i have 60 dl since 2 month

« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2017, 12:52 »
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Sent ya a PM.
Keywords.....Are Probably More important than the Images. You can go in and change them now. I use and highly recommend This sites keyword generator.http://microstockgroup.com/tools/keyword.php
« Last Edit: September 20, 2017, 13:08 by rinderart »

Brasilnut

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« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2017, 16:23 »
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Good Luck. do the work,Make a difference and BE UNIQUE.

Great advice!

« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2017, 14:45 »
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For SS contributors the application of the members page (keyword suggestions) is very good.

« Reply #12 on: September 23, 2017, 15:39 »
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thank you brasilnut and solucion

« Reply #13 on: October 06, 2017, 15:46 »
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How can I see your portfolio? Where's the link?


 

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