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  1. I'm a new member of the contributor community, and look forward to a long and prosperous relationship with all of you. Prior to submitting my first images, and to that end, I have read the instructions entitled "Failed Image Reasons." Doing so has raised some questions in my mind, which are as follows (referencing the Failed Image Reasons sections by name):Poor Exposure - In general, I can understand the requirement for having the black and white points "pinned" at 0 and 255, but wonder if this is a bit restrictive when it comes to artistic expression. I think specifically of cases where a dark, somber mood (or its opposite) is the desired effect, in which case such requirements would be detrimental. I would hope such requirements are flexible in such instances. Your thoughts?Number of Images - The instructions mention "test submissions," but nowhere else, at least not that I can remember. I probably missed something in the process of studying the site's online enrollment documentation. Please help me by filling in this gap in my knowledge or directing me to the appropriate place(s) on the site.Orientation - What exactly is meant by "Make sure your image is the right way up," and does this apply to every and all submissions?Size - I assume (since I don't deal with these subjects often enough) that by "Uncompressed (opened) file size," they mean a file's pixel dimensions multiplied together, not the number that is displayed in the "Size" column by the file manager, correct? If so, then sadly, there are a few of my prized images that fall just a hair under the 17MB limit... 😞 Unsuitable Material - I'm insanely curious as to the definition of the word "glamour" as applied in this context. Certainly, pornography and infringement of rights are quite clear and are to be absolutely avoided, but "glamour?" What exactly is the concern here?No metadata - This one has me scratching my head. The aforementioned question regarding "test submissions" not withstanding, this item is confusing, even self-contradictory to me. Help!Thanks in advance for your patience in consideration of and assistance with these questions. I hope to hear from you soon, and to begin uploading images to Alamy in the near future!
  2. I am really posting this for the benefit of newbies or others with relatively few images on Alamy. I have only a relatively small number of Alamy images. Today it amused me the I have six zooms (which is as low as it has been for me for quite a while) and six sales in the last month; none of the zooms are the sales. Odd how things work sometimes. Perhaps some of this months zooms will be next months sales.
  3. Dear Members, I am Fahd from Abu Dhabi, I am only expat not an Arab... I have seen lot of seniors critiquing new members (requested critique) on their portfolios and guide them accordingly. I am wondering if someone might critique mine and say some harsh words to direct me. I know it is too early to ask for critique as I only have couple of hundred pics and same number if views with only 3 zooms so far and no sale... By the way I just joined a month ago.
  4. Hello! I just started uploading photos and want to say Hi! I'm new here and would love and appreciate any tips or feedback. I have seen experienced members critiquing new members on their portfolios to help guide them accordingly. I am wondering if someone might critique mine and be so kind to direct me on the right path. I'll start reading the forums too, but if anyone has any words of wisdom, newbie mistakes to avoid, I'd love to hear it. Thank you so much!!!, Felicia
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