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Hi Everyone, I've just joined and I'm trying to become a contributor here on Alamy so I've submitted my first 4 images for QC as per the guidelines. Unfortunately I have failed on this occasion, not sure how to interpret the message I got though, please see below: We found the following errors: Filename Rejection reason Cornwall40.jpg Number of images We need 4 images to pass our initial quality check before you can submit more. Does this mean that Cornwall40.jpg was the only one that has failed? Or is this the only one that has passed the QC while other 3 failed? Thanks, L.
I start this thread, because the old forum isn´t searchable any longer. The most important question for anybody who wants to become an Alamy contributor is probably: "How do I pass QC with my first 4 images?" I think, the most common answer to this question is: "Take a camera, which is on Alamy´s positive list and a prime lens, put it on a tripod, and take pictures of a brick wall, a newspaper page, a coin, and your computer screen!" Sure, with this "safe-approach" you will get accepted. But is this really target-aimed? I took a different approach, when I started one year ago. I submitted 4 images, which represent my style of photography, taken with my every-day-lens (Nikkor 18-200mm). I also chose images from which I wasn´t sure, if they will be accepted. It made no sense for me to get accepted with 4 "safe-images", only to find out later, that my regular work is not good enough. Fortunately my test submission passed QC. Here are my first images, and why I chose them: 1. I wasn´t sure, if the face is acceptable sharp: 2. Selective focus on the hands, not face: 3. I wasn´t sure, if the girl´s face is sharp enough: 4. I chose this, because my camera and lens are "Made in Thailand". So, what would you recommend a new contributer? The "safe-approach" or the "realistic-approach"? Colin