John Mitchell Posted March 1, 2014 Share Posted March 1, 2014 Buy an iPhone ? Not on your Nellie. I suppose they are okay for ' happy snappers', of which Alamy, has thousands. Why the sneering, Brian? I'm a snapper for sure, and happiness can be elusive. But I understand the fashion for a different, less formal kind of photography, and the 'snapshot' aesthetic. These pictures may here here today, gone tomorrow; it looks like they could date as fast as mullet haircuts. I don't know. But I'd planned to get an iPhone soon, and I will now have a valid reason to use its camera. Maybe free myself up to new ideas. My qualms about this new Alamy direction have more to do with having two very different means of acceptance/rejection for contributors' pix, and the fact that all the pix seem to be ending up in the same collection. So most of the Alamy pix will have passed QC, suggesting they've passed a technical benchmark. And now they're being joined by pix which are being hand-picked on aesthetic grounds alone. Sounds rather confusing to me... True, happiness is elusive. But why can't we be both happy and creative snappers with our existing cameras? Is an iPhone really necessary to find aesthetic bliss? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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