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Guest posted a topic in Stock photography discussion and contributor experienceJust spit balling here. For those of us who have been members for a good number of years, most (if not all of us) have duplicates, near dupes and technically poor images made with primitive cameras that we would never upload today. Most of these clunker images haven't received a zoom even one time, let alone a sale. (just speaking for myself now). Yet we cling to them in the hope that one day, the sun will shine upon their under-exposed face. Given the vast numbers of images available through Alamy, would it make sense if we would be asked to cull out our losers, say 5% every year for 5 years, or some such formula? Wouldn't a cleaner, better catalogue benefit all of us? Just a thought. I know....me first.
As a new Alamy contributor, I have a number of questions and I am learning as I go so let me thank each and every person who responded to my first query about discoverability. Unfortunately there doesn't seem to be a solid consensus. One would think that it would be to everyone's advantage to be able to understand "the system." Here's another conundrum. When I submitted my first sets of images, I got the distinct impression that several of my photos were declined because of the camera used to capture the image. In my book a good photo is a good photo whether or not the equipment was high end. I don't think that QC liked the fact that some of my shots were taken with a Canon PowerShot SX50 HS (bridge camera). Listed in their FAQ/Guidelines is the following statement: "We only accept images from DSLRs or equivalent. We don’t accept images from mobile phones." Wouldn't it seem that if all other technical qualities were met, that a shot taken with a bridge camera would be acceptable? Once I submitted those taken with my Nikon D3300 and Fuji X-T2, my images were approved. Have other contributors had similar experiences? Any thoughts?