This just came across my desk today. PicNiche, the Online Stock Photo Market Analysis website just posted this on their blog. When you click on the link below you will see a list of the 1000 most frequently searched stock photography terms. Let’s give them a big fat thank you for publishing this great list.

Click here to get to the article.

Why is this relevant to any photographer? There are actually several reasons:

  • Metadata standards are evolving and it is recommended that keywords are embedded in the image.
  • It is vital to your success to know what the search terminology is. For example are buyers looking more often for woman, women or female?
  • If you know what buyers search for you may actually want to produce more of that (but you knew that).
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