Matt Limb Posted July 11, 2018 Share Posted July 11, 2018 (edited) 48 minutes ago, TeeCee said: What people are saying here is that this isn't a "learn photography" site - it's a selling site. Any images you submit need to be able to compete with those fabulous images you mention in your original post - you'll do yourself no favours by uploading anything other than excellent, saleable images and in fact, you'll do your ranking (and hence your future sales) no good at all. Get yourself a decent camera - here's a link to the relevant sensor sizes .. what you're using is the tiny thing in the bottom left corner, most folks here use full frame 35mm or APS C to achieve the required quality. A minimum requirement seems to be at least a 1" sensor. Once you have that, shoot RAW files, and learn how to manipulate those files in Photoshop or Lightroom. (Other software packages are available etc etc) Finally, make your submissions, it's a tough market, but with skill, determination and patience, you'll make sales. Good luck and happy shooting ... :-) Tony 3 Tony & Allan Many thanks, sadly we see an ever-increasing number of posts of this nature, which in my mind proves they do not understand 'stock photography' or what this site is about and as you both intimate, and I agree, this is not a place to learn. I am sure many see it as akin to a get rich scheme. Plus, past experience shows that after a few questions such posters often disappear and as they do criticise Alamy as being 'unfair' in the QC process! It must put Alamy into an uncomfortable situation as, rightly, they are happy to accept images from any photographer, no need to be a full time professional, provided they have the equipment, skill to use it and can deliver the required quality each and every time; that only comes from experience and an understanding of the equipment, the support software plus keeping a grip of the changes, which appears to be almost every week! I am not one to put anyone down as I have a background in personal development and training, but to ask if a smartphone camera is a good starting place ...... Matt Edited July 11, 2018 by Matt Limb 3 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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