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Hi all,

I always wanted a Hasselblad 500cm film camera from the 70's. Finally got one off eBay with two lenses. My question is:

How are monochrome images viewed by Alamy Quality Control

Is there a market for monochrome

I purchased the camera purely for artistic reasons, as I do my own processing and scanning and exhibition prints.

As the images are completed and look wonderful, I was considering uploading, maybe I should have contacted Alamy but prefer your artistic, technical opinions as contributors.

Thanks

Tony

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Tony, as with almost every other subject raised here, there are differences of opinion. However, as some have reported decent sales of monochrome images, it is safe to say yes, they do sell.

 

As for QC, as long as they meet the guidelines Alamy require, they're fine.

 

dd

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I've sold several monochrome (conversions from colour) prints on Fine Art America. Have had black and whites zoomed on Alamy but no sales. No problems with QC, even with infrared effect.

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I've not had any problem with QC using medium format monochrome. I always take great care to clean up the photos, digital is so easy in comparison!

 

WRT sales, I have not sold any arty B&W stuff, but I have made some B&W film based sales to a niche market through Alamy. Suck it and see, it doesn't hurt to try a new idea, particularly if you enjoy the work.

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Tony

I sold a B&W through Alamy, Eilean Donan castle. It went for a fairish price too. Its the only one I have ever sold so don't expect thousands of buyers to jam Alamy's server, but it is possible. Give it a shot.

CHeers

Col

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