Eight reasons why I have chosen an exclusive on Dreamstime

posted on 17th of august, 2011

Though I have started to sell the photos more recently and at me while only one sale, I have found eight well-founded reasons for an exclusive on an extreme measure: (I Am sorry for my English)

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1 Saving of time
This point is obvious. Who supplies only one agency, instead of – how I – more than 15, thereby saves a lot of time. Though by an optimisation of the workflow and use of IPTC and FTP a lot of time lets save, but it is quicker and quicker and easier to send his photos only to an agency.

2 Optimisation of keywords and image quality
Every agency pays attention to other details by the assessment of pictures: Sharpness, picture rushing, chromatic aberration etc. Who has only one agency, can concentrate with the retouching completely upon where his agency is the most critical and these picture mistakes correct preferentially. Also this saves time, sometimes leads, however, to the fact that one becomes blinkered with the time and other picture mistakes are not perceived more than so annoyingly.
Also the keywords can be adapted to the exclusively supplied agency. This concerns the amount of the search words, the language (in German, in English, in French, other languages?) and many details which differ otherwise at many agencies: Only singular or also majority should be used? Verbs bent or used only in the infinitive? Are trade names or phrases permitted?

Many exclusive photographers can develop this advantage in your favour even further if they deepen her knowledge about the functionality of the agency-internal searching function. Most picture agencies protect her Suchalgorhythmus like a confidential treasure, but by own tests or progress reports in forums (agency-inside or external forums like microstockgroup or photo talcum) lets itself a lot rausfinden: How does the search handle with hyphens, umlauts or special characters? After which principles does the search translate? Is there a controlled vocabulary?

3 Better legal control
A photographer finds one of his photos on a dubious Internet site. He does not like the kind of the use. Possibly the photo was even stolen. Now a non-exclusive photographer would have to find out with all Bildgenturen with which he offers the photo whether it was licensed properly. If it was not bought, but was stolen, the photographer must mostly become active himself because every agency can say: „Oh the picture did not come from us, they offer this, nevertheless, also with the competition in“.Ein exclusive photographer it clearly easy has: The photo is offered only at an agency, therefore, the potential thief must have found it there. Then the agency can attach own legal department which routine owns in the case.

4 No prize competition and higher prices
Who offers his photos only at an agency, can say clearly how much the pictures cost. With a supply of many agencies buyers can consider: The picture in web resolution costs at agency X in the least, at agency Y I have anyway a subscription, at agency Z the Merchandising licence costs less. If the customer likes a picture so well, that he absolutely exactly this, no similar, wants, is rather ready he with exclusive photos to pay a higher price because he the picture agencies „mutually do not finish playing“ is able.

5 Better positioning in the searching results
The company ******** has recently made an experiment: How strongly are the photos preferred by exclusive photographers with the searching results from ********photo? The result is illuminating: The pictures of exclusive photographers are indicated approx. four spots more often than those by non-exclusive photographers. This leads to more sales and more income of the exclusive photographers. This advantage is coined the stronger, the more motives the picture agency has to the searching inquiry in the archive, for example, with the exclusive photographers who offer many business photos, lifestyle photos or wellness photos. Logically: If only few photos exist with a subject, must be fallen back more often on the material of the non-exclusive photographers.

6 Better fee participation
The mentioned Mehreinnahmen are not only a result of better positioning with the searching results, but also by a better fee participation. As a rule pays every picture agency which both models (exclusively / does not offer exclusively), the exclusive photographers more percent of the turnover. Dreamstime tips out 60% instead of 25-50%

7 To more incentive
In addition to the called advantages every picture agencies offer other incentive for the exclusivity. These can be quite different. Dreamstime offers for exclusive photographers 20 cents per high-loaded accepted photo – also afterwards – and a 50% higher Upload rate.

8 The exclusive induces to do individual photos, instead of to copy ideas from other photographers that the actually as your handwriting, is a creative, it is healthy!

And what you think of it? If you too work on an exclusive basis, share please the reason. Thanks in advance.

Comments (22)

Posted by Lobe on August 31, 2011
Peanutroaster - You are absolutely right. People load the same works on all photo - agencies and these sites become identical... Not the competitor the capable... That the photo-drain differed from others, there should be exclusive works.
Posted by Peanutroaster on August 31, 2011
I'm exclusive and believe that a good agency can offer a competitive advantage with a high number of exclusive contributors. If everyone has the same photos then the only thing left to differentiate the agencies is price.
Posted by Lobe on August 18, 2011
Egomezta, thanks, at you an interesting portfolio, good luck.
Posted by Lobe on August 18, 2011
Taylorgracephotography, that's fine, exclusive pobuzhadet make something of their own, individual, and a great show creativity, something personal - it's great!
Posted by Taylorgracephotography on August 17, 2011
Great photos! There is obviously a reason you are exclusive, great job! Hope to join the club soon... 7 more photos... Just 7 more....! :)
Posted by Egomezta on August 17, 2011
Good decision, congratulations. I was exclusive 2 months ago, I decided this week to be exclusive again.
Posted by Nero67 on August 17, 2011
Congratulations, welcome to the exclusive club!!!
Posted by Lobe on August 17, 2011
Warm thanks everything so it is pleasant. Now is more time to work on quality of photos, instead of to be broken off on different drains. Herzlichen Dank!
Posted by Martingraf on August 17, 2011
I chose the exclusive thing mainly because I like to be loyal to one thing and not mingle around everywhere - loyalty is perhaps the right word for that then - anyway, like you using the word "Mehreinnahmen"
Wish you "Viel Erfolg" ;) (all success)
Posted by Kharyadi on August 17, 2011
Welcome to the club :)
Posted by smartview27 on August 17, 2011
Congratulations !
Posted by Lobe on August 17, 2011
Calyx22, at you the remarkable portfolio, is visible you work much in the open air it it is healthy!
Posted by Calyx22 on August 17, 2011
I am exclusive and I made the choice to do so based on all of your statements above. It really was a matter of time for me mostly, though. To have images on multiple sites and have to keyword all of them over and over again, well, I just didn't have the time. I have never regretted my decision to be exclusive and I'm happy I made the decision. I hope that you will be as happy as I am!!
Posted by Lobe on August 17, 2011
Instead of constantly wasting time on other drains and constantly to be arranged under each of them... To study them, to sort out relations... This time and forces to spend for a family, on dialogue, on studying of a photo and photographing is better. So it is possible to increase much faster the portfolio qualitative works.
Posted by Xiaofeng123 on August 17, 2011
I choose dreastime as the limited time.
Posted by Lobe on August 17, 2011
Thank you, Francesca, is great that we have so much :-)
Posted by Francy874 on August 17, 2011
I agree with you for the same reasons! Good luck :-) Bye, Francesca
Posted by Lobe on August 16, 2011
Your congratulations and experience show, the decision standing.
Posted by Picstudio on August 16, 2011
Great decision. Best of luck.
Posted by Lobe on August 16, 2011
Thanks for your congratulations are sincere! Very pleasantly. Here I feel in command, instead of on separate islet. Truth with portfolio you have overpraised me :-) I only have started to study and to you me is still very far. At you I will study.
Posted by Mariaam on August 16, 2011
I also agree with you! Well done. You have a very nice portfolio!
Posted by Marugod83 on August 16, 2011
100% agree with you

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