Continuing on with the series on making images more commercially interesting. If you missed Part I, here it is. I’m taking a little break from shooting, as I’ll be honest with you, it’s just too hot outside with record temperatures in Italy. It’s nice being indoors with the air conditioning, enjoying some cold coffee.
So, while I’m improving the keywording of some older images on Alamy using an excellent piece of keywording (Keyword.io), I’ve stumbled upon some images from last year when I was in Rio during the Olympics that I’ve decided to improve.
Here’s one such image:
At the time it made for a nice editorial about the upcoming Olympics with the famous lake, skyline and mountains of Rio in the background, but now that’s is been one year it’s no longer interesting news (it’s past its life cycle).
Therefore, I’ve decided to resurrect this image by cloning out the message inside the sign to leave it completely blank. So that if a business wishes to license this image they may insert whatever call to action they wish insert the sign or surrounding copy space.
I did my own as a sick joke as the city is experiencing a crime wave. It’s a beautiful place with amazingly friendly people but it’s a pity about what’s happening.
In total this was as 20-minute job on Photoshop using the cloning tool. I’ve submitted it to Alamy (pending), Shutterstock (have accepted them all) and Fotolia (pending).
I’ll keep you up to date if there’s much movement.
Until next time!