This time I just want to call your attention about an important issue that many don't give much importance to it! Others might not know about it's importance!
It's simply your photo name!!! Yes photo name makes a part of commercialising your photo and makes a part of it's success!
Many photographers upload series of photos about the same subject and they don't pay attention that some shots don't fit the subject or the action! Just because it's for the same model and uploaded with the same serie doesn't make it fit with the title or name!
Such a mistake might affect your sales for that photo...
(I'm not going to give any example about bad naming photos obviously!)
Some photographers use the name to explain the photo before the description, which helps buyer to get there faster! The following example is a nice illustration that use a name to explain it or to make it more clear! And here we go the image has 11 downloads...
Other photographers they use creative expressions just to tell the buyer that this image is new or fits some hot topics while it's similar to many photos shown on DT. I don't call that cheating or cunning as long as it pays the attention for a true content!
This photo (left) is an example of using the word MODERN to call the attention and yes it is modern and in level 3!
How many other names this photo might have? I bet many, but you can always put them all in the keywords!
Now if you think about how many photos on DT that have the name... Doctor, Family, Kids, Beautiful..., Abstract... I won't count them!
What about using more attarctive expressions?! Like Family Union, Professional Athlete, Famous model, Babyblue background... etc.
Your photo/illustration will be have a different presentation!
Maen, very good article! Good titles can mean the difference as to where your work ends up in a search. I have gone back and renamed some of my photos to make them more search friendly and have noticed in doing so, I started getting more views of them.
Hi Maen, yes very important information, I look at latest downloaded images or keyword searches and the images matched to the words used, both image name and image description are very important and the way some photographers phrase their image name or descriptions makes a big difference in the searches.
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