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Matt Ashmore

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  1. It's sometimes surprising what sells. I sold a picture a a Katsu curry today which is the last image in my collection that I thought would sell.. lighting and editing not great and I would question nowadays whether I would even have bothered to upload it. So you never know..
  2. Oh dear...have I been getting it wrong all this time? Keeps your nose warm when the central heating isn't working though! 🙂
  3. In addition to what other people have said about exposure, editing and keywording, you might also like to think about making sure that horizons are level... Unless a horizon is slanted for obvious artistic intent, it just looks wrong. This one slopes from left to right.
  4. My three.. 1. Brick Lane - London 2. Potobello Road - London 3. La Rambla - Barcelona
  5. A few days ago, I had reason to go into London for the first time in over a year.. even though I didn't get to wander around with a camera all day like I might in the past, I still got a few pictures on the underground which I liked. This is about 4pm in the middle of the week... ... not quite as busy as I'm used to!
  6. A walk a couple of days ago took me past WIlder's Folly in Reading, UK.
  7. I did indeed! My initial aim was to use my extension tubes to take some close up shots of the flowers but when I finally noticed the yellow against the blue sky, it was a no-brainer to remove the extension tube and take some of the yellow forsythia against the blue sky.
  8. This will be a very difficult competition to judge and I almost didn't enter because the standard of entries is so high and I'm fairly sure I don't have anything as special as what other people have already posted.. but for the fun of it... 1. Carnival people... 2. Happy young boy wearing a bicycle helmet. 3. Father and Child cyclists
  9. I love the contrast between the yellow and blue!
  10. That, actually, is probably why they differentiate... it's probably not about the image quality anymore so much as how much of the sale price Alamy can keep for themselves. I guess they might also distribute Stockimo images through different channels. And maybe there is some sort of tax ramification if you run Stockimo as a separate company.
  11. If you want to put off casual photographers who are using their phones, then you don't develop an iPhone app which is aimed at casual photographers using their phones! 🙂 Just about every other agency that I submit to accepts smartphone images. They either have an app themselves (branded with the actual agency's name rather than for some reason rebranding their app) or they have a smartphone friendly contributor site. And I agree with you.. I suspect that sooner or later, Alamy might well change the policy because particularly new smartphones produce images that are so good that it'
  12. No.. I was essentially agreeing with you that the OP shouldn't worry about deleting the images and musing that I don't really understand why Alamy care about making the distinction between mobile phone(Stockimo) images and 'normal' images via a very subtle naming convention for image IDs Yes, this is the bit that surprises me. I guess it's possible that a person doing the QC could manually pull up the exif data and decide to reject an image as a result. But if they have to manually do this and cannot tell just by looking at the image itself, what would be the point? I've
  13. I doubt most buyers have a clue about this anyway.. and even if they do know that an image with a code starting with an 'S' came from a mobile phone via Stockimo, do they even care? The image is either suitable for their needs or it isn't regardless of whether the image ID starts wih an 'S'.
  14. Does a train not count as 'public transport'?
  15. It will be interesting to see as lockdown restrictions in the UK lift, how full this train would be at the beginning of August ... or will people have abandoned the idea of commuting even though they will be allowed to once more, preferring to work from home and video conference instead?
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