When to upload holiday images

posted on 28th of september, 2017

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, everyone!

Oh, you don’t know? It may be September, but in stock photography world, it’s Christmas already. Let me explain.

We all know that uploading seasonal photos can provide a nice, recurring, steady income if done right. Right? Well, probably the most important part of doing it right is timing.

Two things to consider regarding timing: 1. (For photographers) time needed to get noticed and 2. (For buyers) time needed for clients who notice you to finish their projects.

1.Time to get noticed is basically the time needed for your work to be seen by potential clients

It works like this: from the moment you upload your pictures, they need time to be indexed in the Dreamstime search engine, they...

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Comments (10)

Posted by Zahavak on October 17, 2017
Professional and excellent article
It is very useful
Thank you!
Posted by Michalis29 on October 09, 2017
Thanks for sharing this valuable tips. Although I have worked in advertising as a copywriter, creative director and account director it did not occur to me that for Christmas stock photos you would have to upload 6 months in advance. But it seems so logical the way you have explained this.
Posted by Angelaostafichuk on October 07, 2017
Excellent reminder for people wanting to get into holiday photography. 3-4 months in advance for sure as so much holiday advertising goes out months (and months) in advance now!

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