Martin P Wilson Posted February 19, 2014 Share Posted February 19, 2014 On balance I think if you're 'invested' in Alamy as a contributor this a good thing in that shows Alamy are on top of what is going on in the marketplace. Plenty of other agencies in various price brackets already have mobile phone collections that are performing well? The trend and demand for the realistic immediacy of phone images (or shots with that feel) is the thing at the moment and it's no use putting claims of x squillion images on your homepage if few are of the style buyers are looking for. Keeping buyers coming by keeping the collection relevant is good for all of us. Having said that my mobile shots will go elsewhere while it's IOS only, never mind iPhone or android, what about Nokia windows phone for the best mobile cameras?! Alex I disagree; it may be good for Alamy but it is not good for individual contributors. The pursuit of image numbers is constantly diluting any individual's contribution and reducing the chance of a sale. Combined with a "pile it high sell" it cheap so individual sales go down works for Alamy but not contributors. With a lower average quality fewer high end customers will bother searching, further driving down average fee value. As others have said, it is a race to the bottom in which the contributor is the biggest loser. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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