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Phone images allowed for Live News?

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Hi, 

I know that for the regular stock, Alamy does not accept images taken with mobile phones (at least mine - Huawei P9). Is this any different for Live News images?

 

Thanks.

 

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Let's say: Earth shattering event happens, you're the only photographer there and you only have a mobile phone on you. They'd be stupid not to take it.

I think it would be an exception to the rule rather than "I'll quickly bung in my phone pix because I can't be asked to take the other camera out of the bag".

 

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2 minutes ago, vpics said:

Let's say: Earth shattering event happens, you're the only photographer there and you only have a mobile phone on you. They'd be stupid not to take it.

I think it would be an exception to the rule rather than "I'll quickly bung in my phone pix because I can't be asked to take the other camera out of the bag".

 

Alamy expects you to use s------o but if you are not registered, as you say they'd be stupid not to!

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9 minutes ago, LawrensonPhoto said:

Alamy expects you to use s------o but if you are not registered, as you say they'd be stupid not to!

Or if you don't have an iPhone, so can't upload via  that unmentionable route.

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Thanks for your replies. I asked just in case I don't have my regular camera with me.

Thank you.

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48 minutes ago, Cryptoprocta said:

Or if you don't have an iPhone, so can't upload via  that unmentionable route.

 

Why can't we mention that, if it belongs to Alamy?

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5 minutes ago, Kukkudrill said:

 

Why can't we mention that, if it belongs to Alamy?

Because those are Alamy's rules.

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A point worth considering.. the live news team seem to divert images that they don't believe are newsworthy to regular stock QC.  An image taken with a phone would likely fail regular QC. So I guess you really want to be sure your image is newsworthy before submitting to Alamy Live News if taken with a phone.

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Why not contact the News desk if something newsworthy happens and all you have with you is your phone?

 

phone:

01235 844690

or:
news@alamy.com

 

wim

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Keith once posted an image in a discussion that was a phone image.  I mentioned that I thought phone images weren't allowed, and he said they are for live news.  But always best to check with Alamy.

 

Jill

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If I had something really really newsworthy I certainly wouldn't be offering it to stock libraries.  I'd be punting it to news desks directly. If they are very interested they'll snap your arm off - for a very good price.  

 

Edited by Gordon Scammell
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