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Matt Ashmore

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  1. Because some people will check while other people are lazy, particularly if they have a tight deadline or work for a company that has a 'special dal' with Alamy or some sort of a company policy. And a lot if time, it's not ;their' money they are spending.. it's the companies money.. so they might not care quite as much as if it was their money. I think the real issue is, that these are the kind of images that Alamy tend to sell. You are far more likely to sell a picture of a close down shop on Slough Hiugh Street than a pretty picture of flowers or pumpkins.
  2. Some pictures from my garden where Iw as playing with my extension tubes.
  3. I did go through the doldrums a bit at the start of the year but am enjoying taking quite a few photos at the moment. I am fortunate to have a garden so have been enjoying photographing some of the spring flowers. This does mean that I tend to end up taking the same photos every year, a bit like Ed's Eleanor Rigby.. but this year I have a set of cheap extension tubes that I didn't have last year which allows me to play and take photos that are slightly different to what I have done before.
  4. I take similar pictures every year.. but the apple blossom is just too pretty not to photograph.
  5. 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..
  6. Oh dear...have I been getting it wrong all this time? Keeps your nose warm when the central heating isn't working though! 🙂
  7. 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.
  8. My three.. 1. Brick Lane - London 2. Potobello Road - London 3. La Rambla - Barcelona
  9. 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!
  10. A walk a couple of days ago took me past WIlder's Folly in Reading, UK.
  11. 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.
  12. 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
  13. I love the contrast between the yellow and blue!
  14. 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.
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