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Shutterstock Tips: Lightbox Tips for Shutterstock Contributors

How to Link to a Lightbox Plus 5 Other Helpful Lightbox Tips for Shutterstock Contributors Shutterstock subscribers use Lightboxes to keep track of images they might want to download later. But they aren’t just for customers. Contributors can use them to share images with anyone they please, including potential customers. If you’re new to Lightboxes, here are some tips for making the most of...

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Shutterstock Tips: Affiliate Marketing Program Earns High Marks

Bloggers Cite Strong Revenues from Referrals Do you have a blog or network with other photographers? Shutterstock is emerging as a leader in one of the key areas for making money online in today‘s Web marketplace: affiliate marketing (i.e. Shutterstock‘s referral program). As bloggers look for new and effective ways to generate additional revenue online, many are joining Shutterstock‘s...

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Shutterstock Tips: Why Were My Images Rejected and What Should I Upload?

Rejection Reasons and Subscriber Requests First, a disclaimer: The following article presents recommendations. Shutterstock makes no guarantees that the following suggestions will lead to greater acceptance rates or more downloads. Rather, this article is a collection of feedback we‘ve received from subscribers combined with an attempt to answer many submitters‘ questions on the forums...

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Shutterstock Tips: What Are Photo Buyers Looking For?

As we did in our last article on what to upload, we begin with a disclaimer: The following article presents recommendations. Shutterstock makes no guarantees that the following suggestions will lead to greater acceptance rates or more downloads. Rather, this article is a collection of feedback we‘ve received from subscribers combined with an attempt to answer many submitters‘ questions...

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New on Shutterstock: People Search

Shutterstock are proud to offer one of the most diverse and international photography collections in the world. And now we’ve added a new feature to Shutterstock that will help find the right photo faster when you’re searching for pictures of people. When you’re doing a Keyword Search and check the “Model Released” checkbox, you’ll see a series of new options. You may filter your...

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Shutterstock Tips: Improve Your Sales with Keywording – Part Three

Proper keywording is the name of the game. Getting down to the basics of keywording simply involves looking critically at the image. Some keywords should jump out at you. As aforementioned in previous keyword articles, the keyword sun was queried. Here are the first few recent results: I highlighted the images in red above to emphasis a point… Where is the sun? Where is the sunset? Why are the...

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