Matt Ashmore

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  1. What does "Instagram Style" actually mean?

    Some interesting points. Seems adding 'filters' is part of the Instagram thing. I often shy against filters when submitting via the Alamy route (S******o is a different kettle of fish) for fear of over processing. I had also been of the thinking that the end customer can add these filters if they like but can't remove them so effectively. In term of photographing 'of the moment'.. I guess I do quite a bit of that so maybe in some ways a proportion of my images are already 'Instagram style' without really thinking about it.
  2. Photographer's home page in Alamy?

    Of course, if the person you send this link to chooses to clear the filters, then they will start searching the whole Alamy DB again. But following an advanced search on Contributor Name, further searches are refined to the images belonging to this contributor until the filter is cleared. Bad luck if there is another Alamy contributor with the same name though!
  3. Photographer's home page in Alamy?

    All I did was an advanced search and typed Pradip's name into the 'Contributor Name' field. I then just copied the URL that Alamy generated from the address bar of my browser. And then Google URL shortener can be found at:
  4. Photographer's home page in Alamy?

    How about: Mazumder&lic=6&lic=1&imgt=0&archive=1&dtfr=&dtto=&hc=&selectdate=&size=0xFF&aqt=&epqt=&oqt=&nqt=&gtype=0&edrf=0&pseudoid={52DA1A64-8E11-49B6-BCE7-3B9435A045A6}&resultview=sortbyPopular&tbar=1&simid=&customgeoip=NL&ispremium=1&editorial=1&edoptin=#BHM=foo%3Dbar%26st%3D0%26pn%3D1%26ps%3D100%26sortby%3D2%26qt%3D%26qt_raw%3D%26qn%3DPradip%20Mazumder%26lic%3D3%26edrf%3D0%26mr%3D0%26pr%3D0%26aoa%3D1%26creative%3D%26videos%3D%26nu%3D%26ccc%3D%26bespoke%3D%26apalib%3D%26ag%3D0%26hc%3D0%26et%3D0x000000000000000000000%26vp%3D0%26loc%3D0%26ot%3D0%26imgt%3D0%26dtfr%3D%26dtto%3D%26size%3D0xFF%26blackwhite%3D%26cutout%3D%26archive%3D1%26name%3D%26groupid%3D%26pseudoid%3D{52DA1A64-8E11-49B6-BCE7-3B9435A045A6}%26userid%3D%26id%3D%26a%3D%26xstx%3D0%26cbstore%3D1%26resultview%3DsortbyPopular%26lightbox%3D%26gname%3D%26gtype%3D%26apalic%3D%26tbar%3D1%26pc%3D%26simid%3D%26cap%3D1%26customgeoip%3DNL%26vd%3D0%26cid%3D%26pe%3D%26so%3D%26lb%3D%26fi%3D0%26langcode%3Den%26upl%3D0%26cufr%3D%26cuto%3D%26howler%3D%26cvrem%3D0%26cvtype%3D0%26cvloc%3D0%26cl%3D0%26upfr%3D%26upto%3D%26primcat%3D%26seccat%3D%26cvcategory%3D*%26restriction%3D%26random%3D%26ispremium%3D1%26flip%3D0%26saveQry%3D%26editorial%3D1%26t%3D0%26edoptin%3D Which using Google URL Shortener, can be shortened to somethign like:
  5. So I was having a quick look at one of Alamy's latest picture needs blog: Apparently they need amongst other things: Instagram Style – Amateur gardeners doing tasks in the garden (planting, pruning, potting, seeding, etc) – can be with just hands visible – sequence from the same shoots would be great too Instagram Style – Stylish, contemporary and UK styled gardening imagery Instagram Style – Trendy small designer gardens / patio areas Instagram Style – Upcycling designer ideas (how to use everyday objects as design features in a garden ) What does "Instagram Style" actually mean to people? Is is a case of adding a load of split toning? Or is it about adding strong contrast (or indeed light contrast)? Is it a case of moving the white/black point in the tone curve so that an image never actually has true white/black? Or is it somethign else totally? I can't claim to use Instagram myself but Instagram images seem to pop up on Facebook nowadays and generally speaking, the Instagram images that I see don't look anything out of the ordinary.
  6. Favourite images uploaded - April 2018

    Las Ramblas in Barcelona (I like the trees): My younger son on the beach (although admittedly, it could be anywhere if you don't make out the beach/sea right the very bottom). And here he is again on the same beach running to play with his brother and friends:
  7. Very disappointing

    Were you a GCSE maths teacher in a past life? :-)
  8. A good blog. I remember reading it. I think it covers a slightly different scenario where you are using your phone to trigger the shutter. I'm not doing this so the image is already stored at full size on the camera. Could be.. I'll look into it. But the same happens if I edit the image in Snapseed before even pulling the image into ShutterSnitch... but I guess that Snapseed might be using the same Apple RAW functionality.
  9. Live News Take Down

    I've done that before and had the same result.
  10. Favourite images uploaded - April 2018

    Lloret de Mar: Passeig de Gracia in Barcelona: Waiting patiently for a train:
  11. Favourite images uploaded - April 2018

    Lloret de Mar in the Costa Brava region of Spain: My younger son leaning on a rope barrier:
  12. Ambiguous new contract clause 4.11

    Any information supplied for display with any Image, including captions, keywords, Pseudonyms, agency names and descriptions only includes information that is pertaining to the specific Image itself, and does not include contact details, web addresses, Uniform Resource Locator’s (URL’s), copyright and rights management information or, except in cases of journalism or news reporting or where the consent of any person shown in an Image has been obtained or another legitimate reason exists, any personal details from which a living person can be identified. This would be far easier to read if the list of 'or's was a number of bullet points. So I guess the 'journalism and news reporting' would cover any public figure doing something in public. Does getting a signed model release indicate consent to include the name? If not, how do you prove consent?
  13. Favourite images uploaded - April 2018

    Just back from a holiday in Spain. My older son playing on the beach: My younger son sulking because he doesn't want to walk anymore and is kicking a can down the pavement.
  14. I've done this before. But when I see the images to transfer to iPad, it seems to be the RAW version that transfers and I find myself in the same situation. The only way to be sure, as far as I've found, is to shoot in just JPEG... up I could be missing a menu option to see both raw and joeg versions when viewing images in camera and therefore selecting images to transfer.
  15. Yes, I've looked for such an option but it is either well hidden in the menu or doesn't exist.