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On 08/11/2021 at 14:12, Ed Rooney said:

I don't.

 

Have I ever taken a great photo? That would not be for me to say.

 

I feel that there is usually a large amount of serendipity in great images. But the photographers must put themselves in place to take them. 

 

What I try to do is capture very good images. 

 

Edo

 

 

I think it is sad that the thread that Edo started did not evolve into a more interesting discussion.  There are some surprisingly "Great"

photos on Alamy and I sometimes think that even Alamy does not see them or the value (long term value) in them.  I also wish that

Alamy did more to promote the "Exceptional Images" that are hidden in the library.

 

Chuck

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7 hours ago, Chuck Nacke said:

I think it is sad that the thread that Edo started did not evolve into a more interesting discussion.  There are some surprisingly "Great"

photos on Alamy and I sometimes think that even Alamy does not see them or the value (long term value) in them.  I also wish that

Alamy did more to promote the "Exceptional Images" that are hidden in the library.

 

Chuck

I made this very point to James at the NEC photography show and it seems like they just ain't gonna do it! 

To them a photo is a photo is a photo etc, etc, etc, 

 

As for making great photos... I try to make the best photo I can in the situation I'm in, but usually think I could have done better when I look at the results.

Phil

 

 

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2 hours ago, Phil Crean said:

I made this very point to James at the NEC photography show and it seems like they just ain't gonna do it! 

I always imagined that the 'Creative' tab in the search results was a stab in that direction and I think a potential buyer might think the same. Now it seems that it produces identical results to 'Relevant', why is it still there I wonder.

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8 minutes ago, Harry Harrison said:

Actually it was a beautiful day here, sunshine, blue sky, scudding clouds, Autumn colour. Until I got to where I wanted to be and took the camera out of the bag.

Your fault then.;)

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6 hours ago, Harry Harrison said:

I always imagined that the 'Creative' tab in the search results was a stab in that direction and I think a potential buyer might think the same. Now it seems that it produces identical results to 'Relevant', why is it still there I wonder.

I've also wondered that! Why not just get rid....

Phil

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I don't know what makes a photo great.  I sold an image last year on here which is now being used on the back of a $10 banknote in Trinidad & Tobago.  Is it a great image?  Photographically probably not,  but to me it is😉 - thanks again to Wim for actually finding it for me😄  

 

I always try my best 😄

 

Carol

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6 hours ago, Mr Standfast said:

So what is it that makes a photo great? 🦔

The eye of the beholder. Sometimes that’s just one person.

with my family, if multiple people go “Ohhhh, send that to me”, I might consider it great. Then again, that’s only one set of beholders, and they might be prejudiced.

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