The importance of collections and lightboxes

posted on 2nd of december, 2011

Don't know how many of you out of there have a collection,a lightbox or both;what I wanted to share with you is my experience about mine and the sales.

What I noticed making my own collections and the lightbox is that my pictures have obviously increased their visibility,but not,as you can think,because of the collection in itself,but because someone else noticed its picture shared by me and thought to do the same or someone else just liked it and thought to use for the collection.

If you think of how many more possibilities and visibility you'll have doing or making your own collection and going around some to search for the best pictures,or what you need for your collection...believe me,even the sales will come,maybe not as soon as you'll make the collections or lightboxes,because all the things take time.

All the top pictures in my best sales are in a collection or more and have been shared by one or more other photographers.

It's obvious that you have to share someone else picture because you like it or think it fits with the collection and then hope someone will notice it and does the same,but if you all start with it I'm sure even one of your pictures will be chosen and shared.

One more thing,seeing the question a person asked for: the difference in between the lightboxes and collections.
For what I know the difference is: the collections are a way the photographers can use to share thier and someone else works,the lightboxes should be more for the buyers a way to collect the best and most useful pictures or illustrations they found around the site.

Here is one of my personal collections and another where I share everyone else pictures and mine:

Wish a good holiday and Christmas time to everyone!

Comments (21)

Posted by Nelsonpeng on December 15, 2011
Thanks for your sharing, useful.
Posted by Nantucketphotoart on December 07, 2011
Thanks for making such clear statements. Very useful
Posted by Yuritz on December 06, 2011
Thanks for repeating,but that's what I said in the end,even because the lightboxes are used by the buyers more than the photographers.
Posted by Alvera on December 06, 2011
Lightboxes don't increase visibility, only collections.
Posted by Hermes-sicily on December 06, 2011
Thank you for the interesting point of view !
Posted by Lobe on December 06, 2011
The latest work - very beautiful!
Posted by Shopartgallerycom on December 05, 2011
You are perfectly right, I have collections and they work great! I was a little bit busy in the past times and didn't make others, but now I have more free time and I will start to make them again. Merry Christmas to you!
Posted by Egomezta on December 05, 2011
Thanks for your tips. I have some collections and I'm very surprised of all the visits they receive.
Posted by Mightymogwai on December 05, 2011
I am doing my collection of photos from Italy as well! I really liked your photo of wine! And moon over tuscany is astonishing! Very good! Added them to my collection! Keep going!
Posted by Thanatonautii on December 04, 2011
Great info! Thanks for sharing!
Posted by Yuritz on December 04, 2011
Just to reply to Jackai: the collections are a way the photographers are to share their works and other people ones,the collections are a way the buyers can use to save a photo they liked and could use even in the future
Posted by Marugod83 on December 04, 2011
Nice tip. I will test it soon enough
Posted by Pergulet on December 03, 2011
Thanks for the suggestions, especially for those who are beginners like me
Posted by Owaisphotography on December 03, 2011
thanks for shearing!
Posted by Jackai on December 03, 2011
Oops, It may help if I actually give the active link to my collection. Here it is:

Ponza Collection
Posted by Jackai on December 03, 2011
This is great stuff and thanks for sharing. I just created a very specific collection - it's a collection of images from my most recent trip to Ponza, Italy. If you'd like to add any of mine to your Italy collection, please feel free to do so:


One other thing, how does a lightbox differ from a collection? What are their respective purposes? When do you use one for the other?
Posted by Yuritz on December 03, 2011
Welcome and hope more of you will start sharing even other photographers good work!
Good weekend
Posted by smartview27 on December 03, 2011
Thanks for sharing !
Posted by Joezachs on December 02, 2011
A good and valid point.
Posted by Georgeskyrillos on December 02, 2011
That's why I'll add the last photo here to my Red Christmas collection!
Posted by Peanutroaster on December 02, 2011
Thanks for the tip!

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