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#1 CJsFotos

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Posted A week ago

new to stock photography so may need help from all My passion is photography and has been for many moons,

back when digital was never heard of. 

I am hoping to be successful with selling my photos ,as the extra income would really help. 

any suggestions or help is welcome 1 John. Take care! 


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#2 NYCat

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Posted A week ago

For animals and plants you must be very specific in your captions and also include the scientific name. Keywording is very important because if clients don't see your images you won't sell. Do some more research on  how to keyword -- including Alamy instructions.

 

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#3 arterra

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Posted A week ago

Very poorly chosen captions and tags. How do you expect customers to find your images if you don't even know what's in them? 

Stock is a highly competitive business. Best advice I can give you is to use Alamy's search box and look for subjects you covered. See what competition you have to face. Now imagine you're a buyer. Which images would you buy? Yours? Or do you find way better ones? If you wouldn't buy your own images, why would professional buyers?

Sorry to be blunt, but this isn't a photography club. Though you don't have to be a professional photographer, you do work for a professional market expecting professional quality.

 

Cheers,

Philippe


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#4 GS-Images

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Posted A week ago

Welcome to Alamy.  :)

Others have mentioned keywords so I'll say a bit about your images if that's ok.

J0K8DM
You seem to have done a vignette effect on this, and it doesn't really work, in my opinion. Generally don't bother with such effects. If the client wants to change the image, they're free to do so, so it's best to give them all the image for them to adjust as they like.

HYYC8X
A very tight crop, which should be avoided as it leaves no room for the client to add text. Also, although it's hard to be sure without seeing at 100%, it looks like focus isn't on the eye but the top part of the wing. Always focus on the eye of animals unless it's obviously not the point of interest. Put the type of Eagle in the Captions and Tags too.

J0CR00
Watch for lighting. It's great to have other things in the frame as well as the subject, but that tree is far too dark, too close to the edge, and crocked. If you include other things in an image, make sure they look right. Also think about the angle you're at when taking shots like this. Lower is usually better, as looking down from a standing position looks amateurish. In a case like that it's also going to have a better chance of being used if the geese (Canada geese I think?) are taken from the side or front, not the back. Not always possible, I know.

HYYC9C
Again, watch the light. The shadows are nasty and it looks like the sun was fairly high in the sky, which should be avoided most times. It would have been better to get more of the bench in too.

One more tip - If you aren't happy with a shot, even one that's a rare opportunity, reject it. I often do that and have today actually, but if it won't be licensed or gets rejected by Alamy, it's no good to you anyway and will only affect your rank.

Good luck,
Geoff.

 


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#5 M.Chapman

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Posted A week ago

HYYC8X - I think you meant "soaring" for the eagle, not "souring".


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#6 CJsFotos

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Posted A week ago

thank you for all your constructive criticism And did not notice the spelling error, As I stated I am a newbie and I am serious about learning, I will work on my errors and look forward to all your input! Thanks again.    CJ.  


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#7 Betty LaRue

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Posted 5 days ago

Your pink flower. Nobody will search for it or find it. You must give the common name and the scientific name. I have a zoom right now where the buyer only used the scientific name, not the common name. Next time, it may be the common name.

Sometimes I've spent hours searching online to identify a plant or flower. I know my birds pretty well, and have bought a book showing Birds of North America. There are a few birds that appear very similar, so it can be hard to get the right identification.
If you ID your image wrong, a buyer might get print wrong info and lose face.

If you can't ID something, don't upload it.

Betty
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#8 wiskerke

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Posted 5 days ago

Your pink flower. Nobody will search for it or find it. You must give the common name and the scientific name. I have a zoom right now where the buyer only used the scientific name, not the common name. Next time, it may be the common name.

Sometimes I've spent hours searching online to identify a plant or flower. I know my birds pretty well, and have bought a book showing Birds of North America. There are a few birds that appear very similar, so it can be hard to get the right identification.
If you ID your image wrong, a buyer might get print wrong info and lose face.

If you can't ID something, don't upload it.

Betty

 

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edit2: you know where this is from: AoA


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#9 Foreign Export

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Posted 23 hours ago

"View from Kali Croatia"

 

view of what - what is in the image

keyword fully 

 

remember there are 100 million images here 


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