DDoug Posted February 2, 2015 Share Posted February 2, 2015 I have yet another keyword question which is actually a discretion question. It may come across sour grapes, probably because that’s what it is, but I’ve been wracking my brain to come up with phrasing that would hide that fact. No luck, so here goes: Some images I was planning to upload are of an outdoor market in Germany. So a first step was to see what Alamy already has on that subject. There are going on 9K and some of them are really excellent. Hat off to the shooters. Then I look at what Alamy has in the “creative” section. They include a few bland exteriors of a Dresden apartment building and a panorama of Frankfurt-am-Main which have nothing whatsoever to do with markets, outdoor or otherwise. What is the message Alamy is sending to buy ers? Is it, “We don’t know what we’re looking at, aside from technical aspects, and moreover we don’t care?” That’s the message I get. Where’s the outdoor market? Who designated shots of an apartment building — apparently constructed during that period of architectural vacuity that accompanied a rush to rebuild after WWII devastation — as “creative”? If the creative section is to be so divorced from keyword content, let alone photographic creativity, how about dispensing with it altogether? Either that or, in the interest of increased sales, how about selecting actually creative images that do in fact represent the keywords in question? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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