Photographers - Keywords for Photographers
Keywords are a way of adding information to images, both for internal categorisation and to provide structure to website galleries. You can add keywords in your editing software such as Lightroom, or in DPG after uploading.
You should be provided with a list of keywords to use for your event. Read on to learn more about how keywords work.
This example shows an image with artist: and stage: keywords.
Namespaced keyword conventions
Namespaced keywords use this format:
- The namespace should always be lowercase followed by a colon (:), e.g. artist: or stage:
- There should be no space before or after the :, e.g. artist:Coldplay not artist : Coldplay
- The item after the namespace should be written in standard case e.g. day:Saturday
- Multiple namespaced keywords can be added, separated by a comma
For example, a band called Grey Sheep on the Main Stage would be keyworded as:
artist:Grey Sheep, stage:Main Stage
You may also have some individual keywords to use, such as People or Atmosphere. These don't have a namespace prefix, but otherwise can be used in the same way and should be separated by commas.
You can include both simple and namespaced keywords in a string separated by a comma:
area:The Secret Garden, Atmosphere, People
Photographer credit and copyright information is also automatically pulled from metadata, so you should not create additional keywords for this information.
Adding keywords in Adobe Lightroom
You can add keywords in Lightroom by entering them (separated by a comma) in the Keywording panel before exporting. When uploading your images to DPG, make sure that Get details from image metadata is turned on on the upload screen.
You can also add or remove keywords using the DPG interface.
Double check spelling and copy/paste rather than typing by hand.
✅ artist:Kendrick Lamar
❌ artist:Kendrik Lamarr
The case and spelling should be correct, if you're not sure, check the list provided to you.
✅ artist:Bring Me The Horizon
❌ artist:Bring me the horizn
There is no space between artist: and the name of the artist
❌ artist: Skepta
Multiple keywords should be separated by a comma.
✅ artist:Dua Lipa, stage:Main stage
❌ artist:Dua Lipa stage:Main stage
Names with special characters or stylised capitalisation should be entered as such:
Keywords such as artists, stages, events and areas should always have the correct namespace before them.
✅ event:Hula Hooping Workshop, area:The Barn
❌ Hula Hooping Workshop, The Barn