Metadata

ALL IMAGES MUST HAVE IMAGE SPECIFIC KEYWORDS AND DESCRIPTIONS. ONLY ADD METADATA FOR:

Creator: Your Name (your name or alias)

Headline: USA – 2017 – event name in City (example)

Description:  (Person) (attends/performs/backstage/portrait) at (location) on (date) in (City, State). (Who, What, When, Where),

Keywords

Date Created

Sublocation: Venue Name

City: Los Angeles

State: California (spelled out, no abbreviations)

Country Code: USA, UK, etc

Source: The Photo Access

Headline (example): USA – 2016 – iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas – Day 1 – The Rolling Stones or USA – 2016 – iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas

Description (example): Travis Barker of Blink 182 performs at the iHeartRadio Music Festival Day 1 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 25, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Keywords (example): iHeartRadio, Music, Festival, Travis Barker, Blink 182, Drummer, On Stage, Concert, Performing, Performs, Live, Musician, Tom Ford suite, Gucci Glasses, 2016, Las Vegas, Nevada

Additional Keywords (ONLY when applicable): Full Length, Full Body, Eye Contact, Looking At Camera, Headshot, Waist Up, Celebrity, Musician, Actress, Actor, Arrivals, Inside, One Person, Female, Smiling, Vertical, Horizontal etc.

If their wearing a designer label, have Gucci or Louis Vuitton in the keywords, are they normally a brunette and they’re bleach blond in the photo, anything specific to the image that will help sell… Think when an editor wants a photo of Britney Spears there’s 100,000+ images, but if the editor wants a smiling or over the shoulder or headshot image of Britney there is now 5,000 images to search, but they want it from 2017 so now there’s 500 images and they want full body, eye contact, vertical image and now it’s narrowed down to 50 images from them to choose in essence.  Additionally every system is different and some systems only search keywords, some only descriptions and some both but it makes Keywords crucial to simple search for your image to consider licensing.

(Adobe Lightroom example above)

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(Adobe Bridge example above)

Metadata naming requirements above.

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