Matt Ashmore

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About Matt Ashmore

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  1. How to travel light?

    You could use something like Shuttersnitch to update IPTC info (including location) and it has the added bonus that you could then use it to send images to live news. Doesn't a laptop require electricity and Internet connection in the same way as a tablet would?
  2. Free app for iptc data

    And it's only available for Android.
  3. Sale but no zoom?

    Also not every zoom is counted by Alamy.. only those by certain recognised clients... and only then if they bother to log in. Try it yourself... find one of your own images and then zoom it... does it show as a zoom the next day? I bet it doesn't!
  4. How to travel light?

    Last summer I went on a business trip to Valencia, Spain flying EasyJet with only carry-on luggage. I really wanted to take my camera (Nikon D7000) but couldn't fit in into my carry-on. And I missed so many good photo opportunities as a result. For Christmas, I was lucky enough to get a Sony RX100M3... so if I have any more trips like the one to Valencia, I can at least simply fit the RX100 in a pocket. While maybe not good for wildlife photography as Gen mentions, for my needs it solves the problem!
  5. Alamy Regions

    I might be being a bit cynical but why would Alamy want to make it easy for you to collect your DACS payment when what they really want to do is collect it for you and take a share?
  6. Worst photoshop job ever!

    Yes.. have to admit, I assumed it's a spoof. I can't imagine a photographer would charge money for a shoot like this until they were confident in their skills (well,, i wouldn't anyway). But as 'click bait', I guess it worked and made me smile for 5 minutes,
  7. Worst photoshop job ever!

    What do you think? Would these images get past QC? Anyway, this amused me so though I'd share... http://rare.us/rare-news/photographers-attempt-at-retouching-family-portraits-goes-horribly-wrong-and-were-loling/?utm_content=inf_10_3427_2&utm_source=p-facebook&utm_medium=the-social-edge&utm_campaign=influencer&tse_id=INF_74ddf5a0f8b211e781c71b876dfcb7a1
  8. Have you found any Alamy images in January 2018?

    EDIT: Just noticed that this is quite an old article form September 2017... oh well.. leave it here in case it's of interest... http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20170919-how-flying-seriously-messes-with-your-mind B0HCP2 - imageBROKER - Inflight entertainment program, in-flight program selection BT2E13 - Brian Jackson - Champagne on ice F1335C - Matej Kastelic - Lady traveling napping on a plain
  9. Have you found any Alamy images in January 2018?

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/money/5354023/mcdonalds-is-making-a-big-change-to-its-packaging-as-it-goes-fully-recycled-by-2025/ H2A6WA - Ilya Starikov - January 6, 2016: McDonald's food isolated includes Big Mac, French Fries and Coca Cola drink. McDonald's Corpor
  10. Dead Animal

    Are you sure he wasn't just resting?
  11. Winter

    She's Eileen's sister.
  12. Have you found any Alamy images in January 2018?

    'The Sun' does love, rightly or wrongly, predicting snow: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/5338554/uk-weather-forecast-latest-snow-hail-this-week/ KYD75C - DGDImages - Flintshire, Wales, UK 14th January 2018, UK Weather: A cold frosty but clear start to the day in the village of Lixwm, Flintshire but snow is on the way in the coming days. (Alamy Live News) KYD5NN - EnVogue_Photo - Afternoon Sunshine, Southport, Merseyside. UK Weather. Dog walkers take their beloved pets for a good run in the afternoon sunshine along the golden sands of Southport beach (Alamy Live News)
  13. Am I wasting my time?

    I think Geoff is taking a bit of a break form the forums... you might be in for a bit of a wait I'm afraid.
  14. Winter

    There might be more of a market for pictures taken outside of winter but I think winter shots will still sell. For example, a company printing a calendar would want winter shots like the one above for December or January in the calendar.
  15. Quality vs Quantity (once again)

    I think an analogy made by Philippe (no longer on the forums at the moment unfortunately.. so I'll borrow his analogy) is that there are two approaches: 1. The bonsai approach 2. The fishing trawler approach The bonsai approach suggests that you go for a small(ish), tightly maintained portfolio in which every photograph is perfect. The idea is that you mantain a good ranking and sell a high percentage of your images. The fishing trawler approach suggests that the more images that you have, the more likely you are 'catch a bite' and make a sale. Sometimes, particularly for editorial purposes, having a perfect image might not be as important as just having an image that matches a buyers search. Both strategies work for different people.