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Best Answer KerinF , 27 January 2016 - 03:10 AM

In all seriousness Gemma, as a new contributor, you really need to familiarise yourself with the guidelines http://www.alamy.com...-images-photos/ and also your contributor contract carefully.  There is no prohibition against digital cameras, but some are more acceptable than others.  Read the guidelines, and (nearly) all will be revealed

 

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#1 photos_by_gemma

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Posted 27 January 2016 - 01:16 AM

What are everyone's thoughts on the rule that digital cameras are not suitable for alarmy? 


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#2 Colin Woods

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Posted 27 January 2016 - 01:22 AM

There must be a loophole in that rule somewhere, as I occasionally manage to sneak a digital image in. 


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#3 Jill Morgan

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Posted 27 January 2016 - 01:24 AM

Yeah, I sneak the odd one by as well.  Hope there isn't a real long sin bin time if caught.

 

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#4 Brian Yarvin

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Posted 27 January 2016 - 01:39 AM

I've gotten caught, but I can usually talk my way out of it.


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Posted 27 January 2016 - 02:01 AM

Quick, change the subject before the modera ---------------


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#6 NYCat

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Posted 27 January 2016 - 02:02 AM

Alarmy indeed!

 

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Posted 27 January 2016 - 02:04 AM

I blame the Chinese.

 

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#8 John Mitchell

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Posted 27 January 2016 - 02:59 AM

I blame the Aussies. B)


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Posted 27 January 2016 - 03:06 AM

I blame it on the boogie


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#10 KerinF

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Posted 27 January 2016 - 03:10 AM   Best Answer

In all seriousness Gemma, as a new contributor, you really need to familiarise yourself with the guidelines http://www.alamy.com...-images-photos/ and also your contributor contract carefully.  There is no prohibition against digital cameras, but some are more acceptable than others.  Read the guidelines, and (nearly) all will be revealed

 

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#11 dustydingo

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Posted 27 January 2016 - 05:12 AM

I blame the Aussies. B)

 

Yep, I'll wear that . . . in fact, as long as you don't include Mr M as an Aussie, I'll wear anything . . .

 

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Posted 27 January 2016 - 09:19 AM

In all seriousness Gemma, as a new contributor, you really need to familiarise yourself with the guidelines http://www.alamy.com...-images-photos/ and also your contributor contract carefully.  There is no prohibition against digital cameras, but some are more acceptable than others.  Read the guidelines, and (nearly) all will be revealed

 

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Thanks, Kevin, for answering this question and not contributing to confuse this new user further.

 

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#13 spacecadet

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Posted 27 January 2016 - 10:03 AM

OP, assuming you omitted some or certain from your post, there's no longer an official list of unsuitable cameras but the guidelines are clear. Images must be sharp at 100%. If you are in doubt, the forum will offer opinions on a 100% crop.


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#14 Allan Bell

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Posted 27 January 2016 - 05:39 PM

Strange, I've been using digital cameras for ages. DSLR's generally. I did not know they were unsuitable. ;)

 

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Posted 27 January 2016 - 05:44 PM

Perhaps the new contributor means point & shoot digital cameras. If so, it's a fair question. There are plenty of images from these cameras used in the publishing world.


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#16 Allan Bell

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Posted 27 January 2016 - 05:47 PM

Perhaps the new contributor means point & shoot digital cameras. If so, it's a fair question. There are plenty of images from these cameras used in the publishing world.

 

 

I was only joking John. Knew what the OP meant really. B)

 

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EDIT (Thanks to Niels) I KNEW what I meant. The English language. :rolleyes:


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#17 Niels Quist

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Posted 27 January 2016 - 06:08 PM

 

I was only joking John. New what the OP meant really. B)

 

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"New"?? :) Sure you are British and I am Danish?

 

Hope the OP can stand the humour as he/she was not led along the path he/she obviously meant....


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Posted 27 January 2016 - 09:44 PM

 

Perhaps the new contributor means point & shoot digital cameras. If so, it's a fair question. There are plenty of images from these cameras used in the publishing world.

 

 

I was only joking John. New what the OP meant really. B)

 

Allan

 

 

 

If the OP did indeed mean p&s cameras, then I guess the answer is too much noise for Alamy's liking in the images, especially at high ISO's.

 

Not sure that this is totally justified. I've seen lots of fine looking prints of images taken with small-sensor cameras (probably at low ISO's, though). One has to wonder how fussy most image buyers really are.


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#19 Martin P Wilson

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Posted 27 January 2016 - 09:58 PM

 

 

Perhaps the new contributor means point & shoot digital cameras. If so, it's a fair question. There are plenty of images from these cameras used in the publishing world.

 

 

I was only joking John. New what the OP meant really. B)

 

Allan

 

 

 

If the OP did indeed mean p&s cameras, then I guess the answer is too much noise for Alamy's liking in the images, especially at high ISO's.

 

Not sure that this is totally justified. I've seen lots of fine looking prints of images taken with small-sensor cameras (probably at low ISO's, though). One has to wonder how fussy most image buyers really are.

 

 

Or how big most pictures will be used. I am fussy and I wouldn't be too concerned up to full page from a decent, modest pixel count, point and shot, properly used at low/medium ISO (say up to 400).


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Posted 28 January 2016 - 12:21 AM

There's always Stockimo.


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