About CourseLearn how to get started licensing your work through Adobe Stock! Join Terry White as he breaks down what stock photography is all about and how to contribute your work directly to Adobe Stock so that you can make money while you sleep. Terry takes you through all of the steps required to become an Adobe Stock contributor, as well as an in-depth look at what makes a good stock photo. You’ll learn the ins and outs of keywording, preparing your photos for submission, how to get model and property releases, and even how to submit vectors and video. Terry wraps up the class with a review of the most common questions he gets on stock photography, and you’ll leave feeling ready to start uploading your first submission.
- Lesson 1: What is Stock Photography? 03:17
- Lesson 2: What is Adobe Stock? 08:33
- Lesson 3: Avoiding Failure 12:50
- Lesson 4: Becoming a Contributor 08:16
- Lesson 5: Types of Content 06:57
- Lesson 6: What Makes a Good Stock Photo? 10:42
- Lesson 7: Model and Property Releases 07:11
- Lesson 8: Keywording for Success 12:29
- Lesson 9: Preparing Images for Upload 11:47
- Lesson 10: First Submission 20:30
- Lesson 11: Vectors and Video 06:04
- Lesson 12: 10 Most Common Questions 08:11
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So that'll take you right to the image, or images, that you uploaded.And from here you have a few things left to do.One thing you can't do currently in Lightroom is put it in the right category.So in addition to a title and keywords, there's also category.So, you might try and decide and then, unfortunately, you only get to pick one category.So you have to really decide where should this be?Should it be in people cuz obviously she's a person?Or should it be in lifestyle because is that more of a lifestyle image?And I'm gonna say it's more of a people image in this case.But if she were out doing something, then I might do Lifestyle or Hobbies and Leisure, things like that.So you gotta kinda really pick.I will say that while categories are important, they're nowhere near as important as keywords,because this is what we'll really count when it comes to people looking.So this is what I meant by we'vegot 15 key words total andit will automatically pick five keywords based on the image.So, what that means is that when you submit images, Adobe Stock is searching quickly behind the scenes forimages that look like yours, and suggest keywords also, but it will only suggest five.So even if you submitted the image, and you didn't have any keywords, it will only suggest five.So you still need to put in more than five.Now at this point, you might ask yourself, okay, great.And do I need to do any more?And the answer is, yes.Because while it will put in five and you could put in up to 50,it will also oryour ranking of your image is being decided by the first five.So the first five key words are the most important keywords.Yes they all count but the first five are, you're saying that this image is really about these first five andthe rest are about the image too but it's really these first five are the focus.So right now the first five are African American copy space solitude woman attractive.I'm gonna say that copy space is probably not number two.So I could pull this down, and now, the first five are African-American,maybe woman should go there, solitude, attractive, calm.If you think that something should be higher ranked, then you can move it up.So I think relaxed should be higher ranked.Maybe relaxed instead of calm ormaybe solitude should come down.So now it is African American women, attractive, relaxed, calm.Those are my first five.And you decide what your first five are gonna be.Last but not least, and I can hide the list, Is there a recognizable person, people, or property in the photo?And obviously there is.So I click Yes.And then I get the choice of either creating the new model release on the fly,meaning uploading a .jpeg version of my model release, and yes it has to be a .jpeg as of the recording of this class.Or using an existing one, meaning I've worked with her before.I've already submitted a model release of her before.Yes, you can use your same one over and over again.So, I can search for Christa.And I am now ready to go because I've added the Christa keyword to it.Yes, there's a recognizable person.It's got 15 key words which means it's more than five.I've put in my title and I've put in my category.Submit for approval.Yes, submit this 1, or 10, or 20, or 50, or how many you ever uploaded.And you're done.You're now in review.That means that within 24 hours to seven days.I've never seen it take more than seven days.And now usually it's 24 to 48 hours.One of the Adobe stock reviewers will review your submission.Check for model release, quality, technical issues,that it's just a good image and approve it.You'll get an email letting you know that your image is either approved or declined.And within 24 hours of that email tour image will be there for searching.Congratulations, you're on your way.
Terry is the author of Secrets of Adobe Bridge from Adobe Press and co-author of InDesign CS/CS2 Killer Tips, from New Riders. Terry is Worldwide Creative Suite Design Evangelist for Adobe Systems, Inc., and has been with Adobe for over a decade, where he leads the charge in evangelizing and showing Adobe's Creative Suite products to users around the world. Terry is both an Adobe Certified Expert and Creative Suite Master. He has been active in the industry for over 20 years and is the founder and President of MacGroup-Detroit, Michigan's largest Macintosh users' group, and is a columnist for Layers magazine. Terry is the host of the top-ranked Adobe Creative Suite Video Podcast and author of the world renown Best App Site (your source for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch app news and reviews; www.bestappsite.com), Terry White's Tech Blog (http://terrywhite.com/techblog), and is a key presenter at major industry shows around the world.