Jennifer Ferber Posted January 24, 2021 Share Posted January 24, 2021 Hello all! I'm located in the central coast of California (equidistant from LA and San Francisco) and have generally focused on portraits of people and animals. During 2020, I thought I would: redo my website; organize the 25TB+ of photo files I have; scan and upload the hundreds of slides I have from the 40's to 60's; remodel my office/storage building/arachnid habitat into a functional studio + guest suite....yeah, didn't happen. In the interest of starting something new, I started posting to Alamy a few months ago. While I've had some views, I haven't sold any images yet (sold a few on Shutterfly, but yikes! the percentage of payment...). I've tried to clarify what works on Alamy through the website, blog, and forum, but if anyone would like to chime in... Description vs. tagging: some advocate a description/title of a few words, some include many details. Does one approach or the other work well in certain categories, such as travel, concept, or lifestyle? Have you had more success including many images in one category, or is it better to cover as many categories as possible? I know other have weighed in on what the magic number is in order to start selling, but is there a consensus? When keywording, should I include various spellings (harbor and harbour), or is that redundant? Is it better to add in as many keywords as possible (and move that lovely green line to the right) or does that confuse the search, and maybe it's better to stick with the most relevant keywords? If I check a box indicating I've met (to some extent) one of the listed objectives on the Alamy Needs list, does that mean the party who listed that item will be notified? What's the best way to use the Portfolio page? and lastly, any helpful comments re my Alamy portfolio so far? https://www.alamy.com/portfolio/809782.html Thank you for the inspiration and community! Jennifer Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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