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About Martin_Hutton

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    26 Nov 2009
  1. Thanks everyone for your interest, help and tips. I am really a 'hobby photographer' but getting images selected on Alamy on a regular basis could demonstrate an improvement in my photographic skills. Getting some purchased would be amazing!!! I realise having reviewed some of my submissions, passes as well as fails, that I have been guilty of using my lens at the extremes of zoom and often wide open. Probably not the best for sharpness. However light in the UK is not often bright enough and hence shutter speed may be a bit slow leading to potential softness. I also tend to shoot in raw
  2. I have only got 12 images through over the years. I submitted my first batch and got acceptance and then found I was being rejected which resulted in me taking stock and wondering what I was doing wrong. I the submitted a few more that were accepted and then a few more that got rejected. I effectively gave up on Alamy as I didn't understand what they wanted and what I was doing wrong...but going back spasmodically. Hence only 12 shots accepted. Thanks Jill Morgan on the heads up regarding 2zooms at the extremes" and also the trick of downsizing to get sharpness. I intend to go back and
  3. Hi I am struggling. For some years now I have submitted images to Alamy. I have taken the pictures with the same camera, Canon 450d, and over the years I have a very mixed response regarding acceptance. Generally the failed QC is based on 'too soft' but those that are accepted don't appear to me to be better than those that aren't, even at 100%. I have just seen a post suggesting the writerhas had 3000 images accepted, What am I doing wrong. I don't sarpen because that is what the advice says, and yet other advice elsewhere says sharpen because digital is not as sharp as film?! Wh
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