Not so long ago I've reached the milestone of 50 up-loads, which also was the beginning of this blog. The nice and encouraging comments on my first blog article gave me extra motivation and drive to understand stock photography. Thank you all for that!
So it's time to try to figure out a new part: COLLECTIONS!
Is it good a good idea to create collections? Can you benefit of participating and/or to them?
Are there things you should think about when you create collections? Do you want fellow photographers with pictures that have a lot of views and sales? Or do you group together with fellow photographers who, like you, are, new to this. Do you want to create large groups with a lot of variety or do you keep it small and very specific? Will this effect your number of views and will it increase the number of sales?
I will try to get an answer to this questions by creating a little experiment but I need your help. ;-)
I've created 4 collections and I would like to get them public by having 5 different photographers per collection. So whether you are new to Dreamstime or have sold a lot of pictures, let me know if you have pictures that you would like to add to one of the following collections:
Hi, I also think that participating in collections make images more visible and this probably results in more sales. Here are my suggestions: [imgl]37125430 [/imgl] [imgl]37124500 [/imgl] [imgl]30226773[/imgl] [imgl]24251504 [/imgl] [imgl]24251432 [/imgl] [imgl]36157615 [/imgl]
You may regret this request as I can see it being popular. Anyway here are some suggestions from me, I have way too many animals to include, but suggest these fit the collections best. Good luck with your experiment. For the sunsets- For the night time- For the animals - For the Safari-
I am a bit like you, I had all the same questions and did the same experiment. I don't know exactly what it achieved but more exposure is good, right? I have a few night photos I'd like to add to your experiment.
I also have one particular animal shot I am disappointed isn't doing any good but I'dlike to see if a collection might help. Good luck with your experiment, I'd like to see how it turns out for you.
yes I think collections help I really do! the biggest thing is getting your images seen so that people can buy them.. when we are hidden in the middle of 22 MILLIONS images, unless you are at the beginning in the first 10-12 pages, buyers get tired of looking further. once they find a suitable image its too much work to look thru them all. So how to fix this? well being exclusive does get you more to the front.. having level 5 images ABSOLUTELY gets you seen (so yes enter the contests for sure!!!) and blogging and collections do too. I always have more sales after I blog or add images to a collection or get accepted to an assignment contest. that said, good luck, and here are some images to add to your collection! [imgl]37001668[/imgl] [imgl]28965080[/imgl] [imgl]28965076[/imgl] [imgl]34912205[/imgl] [imgl]30433157[/imgl] [imgl]24852286[/imgl] not sure why the images are not showing up... but the first 3 are sunset and the last 3 animals of the world or safari
Hey! Creating collections can be fun) I liked you Antwerpen panorama. Planning to come there soon))) Here is some of night photos of mine: [imgl]36160837[/imgl] [imgl]36159808[/imgl] [imgl]36159832[/imgl]
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