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One of the boxes to be ticked when uploading stock images is "no glamour"

 

While I was searching for the girl in the white bikini shot used in the Mail Online I found a barrowload of images that can only be described as glamour in that they were posed by models topless or nude.

 

I think there is a market for images like these but as it's an Alamy rule, how did these images get passed QC?

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Because 'glamour' is a meaningless term. Who else would use it these days?

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Have a look at the images you found: are they by individual photographers or agencies?

If they are only by agencies, then that is the answer. If they are by individual photographers also, then QC allows more then you would think.

 

wim

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John-

 

It maybe is a meaningless term but that's what it means in photography. At least any photographer I know would know what I was talking about if I mentioned glamour. Model websites still use the term too.

 

Wim-

 

There are a few from agencies but a lot of individuals too. I'm not against glamour as a genre, just surprised that so many get through QC when it's clearly stated in the rules.

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QC does not check every photo, only certain percentage of them.

This would mean, unless the glamour shot is one of the ones checked, it will get through QC without any problems as it was not even seen at all by the qc team.

At least, thats how I understand things.

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My understanding is that the Alamy team does do searches of thier own. Surely they have come across these "glamour" images at sometime. If so did they do anything about them?

 

Allan

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Had a quick flick through the keyworded "glamour" images and IMO only found a few that were what I would call a little raunchy or suggestive. I would like to think that Alamy would exclude the very raunchy or suggestive rather than tasteful artistic pix. Glamour has a broad spectrum of meaning to different people. I should like to think that Alamy QC uses this tick box to justify rejecting the inappropriate.

 

dov

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To my mind "raunchy or suggestive" is porn which I would expect to be rejected.

 

Allan

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.. 'glamour' is a meaningless term. Who else would use it these days?

 

I thought camera clubs used this term - or maybe they used to in my day as an amateur.

 

Anyway, what it is called nowadays? 

 

Richard. 

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.. 'glamour' is a meaningless term. Who else would use it these days?

 

I thought camera clubs used this term - or maybe they used to in my day as an amateur.

 

Anyway, what it is called nowadays? 

 

Richard. 

 

I think it's called soft porn :)

 

It's not my term but a box to be ticked when uploading files labelled - 'no glamour'

 

Most of the shots I found don't actually have 'glamour' in the keywords. I was searching for 'young woman white bikini' when a few of them popped up. If you try to find some 'glamerous' shots then there are more than a few.

 

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