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« on: September 01, 2008, 21:47 »
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I was reading the forum at Dreamstime and came across this one...
http://www.dreamstime.com/thread_10701

I was wondering what everyone does over here.  If you shoot a child, do you put their age as a keyword?  If you do, do you put "ten" or "10"?  And finally, do you think any agencies would reject a picture for this keyword(s) for incorrect or unneeded keywords?

Thanks for your thoughts.


« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2008, 11:01 »
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Is nobody replying because I wrote this last night so it shows up in the Yesterday section?

« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2008, 11:04 »
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i sometimes put the age down, but as was mentioned in the dreamstime thread, it is tough because ages are so vague. 

If I do put an age though, i would put " 20, twenty"

Some designers must find it useful, because one asked for it in the dreamstime thread, and in the istock keywords they have tickboxes for the age if you put it in as a keyword.

« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2008, 11:57 »
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It really would be nice if there were somekind of standard.  I don't do very many people shots -- yet -- but when I do I usually enter 20s, or 50s, or 60s, indicating the decade.  But, should it be just 20, or 20s, or 20's?  Seems as though I've seen 50-60 instead of 50s.

« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2008, 14:08 »
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It really would be nice if there were some kind of standard.  I don't do very many people shots -- yet -- but when I do I usually enter 20s, or 50s, or 60s, indicating the decade.  But, should it be just 20, or 20s, or 20's?  Seems as though I've seen 50-60 instead of 50s.

After researching ages on sites like Getty and Corbis, I decided to use both -- 20s and 20-30.  With children, I provide the specific age because they change so rapidly.  If I don't know the model's age, I will add a two age ranges like 50-60 and 60-70 with 50s and 60s.     

« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2008, 16:02 »
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Sounds reasonable.  Thanks!

« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2008, 18:53 »
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I think it was Photoshelter's School of Stock (but I am not sure) that specifically advised to putting the age in the keywords.  I do it with kids as precisely as possible (although it might be misleading even there, some 4 year olds look like they are 6, other more like 3) and for adults I write twenty, 20, 20s, twentysomething or 40, 40s, fortyish - although at least Shutterstock is not happy with the last option and constantly throws it back as a typo.

« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2008, 20:10 »
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Thanks for the comments guys!  I have never consistently used age as a keyword, but will now start.  I was afraid just having a number in the list would look out of place and may get the image rejected.  (Well you never know anyways) ;)

« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2008, 22:59 »
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becomes a pain with some shots, my youngest is adamant she is not 8, "I'M EIGHT AND THREE QUARTERS"

« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2008, 20:14 »
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as a buyer I do not use specific ages at all in my search (i.e. 10, 20 etc) - it is totally unnecessary .... what I do use is "senior", "middle aged", "child", "baby" and "teen" ...  I NEVER use 20's or 30's ... why? i don't need to ... 95% of all the models on microstock are in their 20's and 30's so I get them in any search regardless ... essentially they are the default search


 

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