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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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#21 Colin Woods

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Posted 28 January 2016 - 01:59 AM

Like this http://chaoticmind75...s-shooting.html guy who takes the most glorious snowflake pictures with a Canon P&S with a Helios prime duct-taped in reverse. I jest not, have a look. "Who dares wins" works for innovation as well as military courage.


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#22 John Mitchell

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Posted 28 January 2016 - 03:34 AM

 

 

 

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)

 

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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).

 

 

I agree, but Alamy has to draw the line somewhere. The floodgates are already open wide enough. There are plenty of other options selling for p&s images.


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#23 Martin P Wilson

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Posted 28 January 2016 - 08:15 AM

Indeed, I was not suggesting that Alamy should relax their quality threshold. As you say the floodgates are open anyway. Only that the judgement should really be on the image, not the camera. But I guess it is easier, and more time efficient, for Alamy to work on the basis that photographers with a 'serious' camera are more likely to understand what is meant by quality, although as we see in these forums that is not always the case.


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Posted 28 January 2016 - 08:33 AM

I hope newbies realize they provide work for the PROFESSIONAL market. A market that expects professional quality. Not snapshots taken with a cheap point & shoot camera they bought in a supermarket in the electronics department among the clock radios and electric tooth brushes.

Just a general remark and not specifically directed to the OP 'cause I'm not really sure what she means :huh:  Would be nice though if she'd chime in and explain.

 

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Posted 28 January 2016 - 09:10 AM

Like this http://chaoticmind75...s-shooting.html guy who takes the most glorious snowflake pictures with a Canon P&S with a Helios prime duct-taped in reverse. I jest not, have a look. "Who dares wins" works for innovation as well as military courage.

 

Very nice shots, but ....... they are only suitable for website use due to the very small files.

 

Depending on the size of the snowflake (it can vary in a very wide range) size of the finished picture is from 640 x 480 to 1024 x 768 pixels, no more. This is only suitable for the Internet or a collage, but not for prints.

 

Cheers,

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Posted 28 January 2016 - 10:16 AM

 

 

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....

 

 

 

Thanks for pointing my error out Niels. :blink:  Now corrected.

 

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Posted 28 January 2016 - 05:35 PM

 

Like this http://chaoticmind75...s-shooting.html guy who takes the most glorious snowflake pictures with a Canon P&S with a Helios prime duct-taped in reverse. I jest not, have a look. "Who dares wins" works for innovation as well as military courage.

 

Very nice shots, but ....... they are only suitable for website use due to the very small files.

 

Depending on the size of the snowflake (it can vary in a very wide range) size of the finished picture is from 640 x 480 to 1024 x 768 pixels, no more. This is only suitable for the Internet or a collage, but not for prints.

 

Cheers,

Philippe

 

Sure, they are tiny but for a rig cobbled together from an electronics store P&S and a cheapie prime taped on, they are very good.


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Posted 28 January 2016 - 05:58 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....

 

 

 

Thanks for pointing my error out Niels. :blink:  Now corrected.

 

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