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  • The Practical Keyworder - did you mean…?

    by Hatcheckgirl | 5th of May, 2010

    I got a call from an upset customer one day - he had been looking for glamour shots of women's legs for some kind of ad campaign and his search results were coming up with some very strange stuff. Instead of images of female legs, he was getting page after page of baby animals... More
  • Is keywording a self-fulfilling prophecy?

    by Bradcalkins | 19th of April, 2010

    I see a lot of people with different takes on keywording (me included!) and I can't help but wonder if it isn't a self-fulfilling prophecy. Consider two very different approaches to keywording, along with my take on what the results would be: 1. Relevancy is the goal:... More
  • The Practical Keyworder - The Mind of the User

    by Hatcheckgirl | 19th of April, 2010

    The Practical Keyworder - The Mind of the User There is a saying among librarians that "every book has its reader and for every reader, a book". Information organization is designed around this principle and this philosophy is relevant for any type of information that... More
  • The Practical Keyworder - Concepts: One thing leads to another...

    by Hatcheckgirl | 12th of April, 2010

    Concept keywording has gotten a bad reputation - why? As I pointed out in an earlier post, many articles have been written about the necessity of "shooting to concept" (Want Success? Start with the Concept). So, if you have a great concept, why not throw on as many concept... More
  • The Practical Keyworder

    by Hatcheckgirl | 5th of April, 2010

    The sea of information - and images - is vast. How is it possible to stand out from the crowd, to maximize views and downloads, and to make certain that your efforts are rewarded? Proper keywording of course. Keywording, or *cataloging* has been the key to finding... More
  • How to Tell if You're a Microstocker

    by Ponytail1414 | 19th of August, 2009

    -In every situation of life, you immediately start keywording in your head. “So nice to meet you, Mr. Jones! man, male, Caucasian, person, bald, smile, businessman… Who was that? Oh? Your new secretary? hottie, blonde, fake boobs, bitch Oh, wow!... More
  • 100 sales!

    by Kasienka | 27th of March, 2009

    I am glad to let you know that finally after 10 months of hard work I have managed to sell 100 photos! I have to admit that during these few months I have learnt really a lot about photography, and I didn't loose passion for it. My small backpack doesn't feet anymore all... More
  • Value of Keywording

    by Sgcallaway1994 | 8th of March, 2009

    Keywording may be the bain of Microstock photography. Photographers enjoy taking the pictures, uploading to sites may be lengthy, however using FTP can help expedite the process, but keywording is just brain taxing hardwork! The intent of this article, though, is to show,... More
  • Keyword inspiration

    by Lorna | 5th of June, 2008

    Stuck for keywords!? No one sees my great image You may know the feelling, great picture but no one seems to view it thus no sales. The image is great but maybe the keywords are not, or maybe the image and the keywords are in competition with too many others similar... More
  • Microsoft Photo Info: Adding IPTC Data To Your Photos

    by Rossco | 17th of February, 2008

    Microsoft Photo Info is a free download from Microsoft for Windows XP and Windows Vista that allows you to add IPTC data (Keyword etc) to your photos. I generally use Adobe Bridge to add IPTC data to my microstock photos but I find that Photo info comes in handy for quick... More
  • What is your stock photo workflow like?

    by Arenacreative | 13th of February, 2008

    I seem to enjoy creating images more than I do keywording in uploading....but as you all know, we need to do that in order to make sales. I have about 100 images sitting just waiting to be keyworded. How do you guys stay motivated? I work full time, so I only have maybe... More
  • Keywording Service

    by Charlesoutcalt | 11th of February, 2008

    Taking a tip from another Dreamstimer (thanks, KenneyStudios!), I submitted a few images for full keywording. I was a little skeptical at first, thinking 'How could they know my photos better than I do?' Well, I am officially hooked on this service. The keyworders... More
  • Keywords Program

    by Kenneystudios | 28th of September, 2007

    I resubmitted a bunch of images to be fully re-keyworded earlier today. They're just getting back into the queue, and already I've noticed an astonishing increase in the views hits they are receiving! Here are a few of those images. Thanks DT team! I definitely recommend... More
  • Horse Stance

    by Thefinalmiracle | 26th of August, 2007

    While keywording my new image recently I realized that though I have been learning English all the years in my school and college, using it almost everyday I couldn't come up with a single word that can define the action of the horse in this image. I was riding this horse... More
  • Keywording Tip

    by Kenneystudios | 25th of August, 2007

    Have you ever been writing keywords for an image and got stuck? Here is a tip that works wonders for me when I have Keyworder's Block. Take a good look at your image. What is it? Now, plug your first thoughts into the search engine here on Dreamstime. First sort my relevancy,... More

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