M.Chapman Posted July 7, 2014 Share Posted July 7, 2014 Why has Alamy chosen this image to showcase their wares? To my eyes it appears excessively noisy. Just because it was taken on a mobile phone doesn't seem to justify displaying it on the homepage. I thought the idea of Alamy accepting lower technical quality mobile phone imagery was that it allowed the inclusion of a particular "mobile style" of creative, instant, candid, reality, massive depth of field or unusual perspective imagery etc. Sure this image is creative, but this shot was probably staged and, in my opinion, should have been taken on equipment more suited to the job and should have to pass the usual Alamy QC standards. I remain concerned that mixing in lower technical quality Stockimo imagery with images that have been carefully prepared to meet Alamy's stringent QC standards risks devaluing these images and I'd find it somewhat demoralising if I subsequently had an image rejected for noise. It does feel like double standards are being applied. I don't feel this image is a very good "advert" for Alamy's quality standards. On the other hand... I do like the image Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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