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« Reply #25 on: March 02, 2014, 07:54 »
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I don't know that Getty is requiring a higher level of quality for images submitted to Moment that are produced on a DSLR than those produced  with an iPhone.


Ron

« Reply #26 on: March 02, 2014, 07:58 »
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I was more talking about Stockimo from Alamy. Apologies for taking a side step.

ShadySue

« Reply #27 on: March 02, 2014, 08:14 »
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Submissions are made to very specific topics to fill editorial and creative needs in those areas so it really doesn't matter what kind of device is used. That's only my guess as to the thinking behind "Moment" (I may be wrong.)  In other words, the emphasis is on filling current needs and not on the equipment used.  I think this may be a significant part of the future of stock and editorial photography.   For example, if there's a significant storm somewhere send out a request for photos to the large number of photographers you have enrolled in Moment and you are bound to get some excellent photos. In fact, that's what happened with the last large snow storm in the Northeast U.S.
As I don't have the App, I don't have access to the requests list.
Are the editorial requests for 'hot news' or secondary editorial which don't need to be uploaded instantaneously? If the former, fair enough, an app to get images up quickly is needed. If the latter, why not make the request more open, utilising normal upload channels?
BTW, I replied to the invitation email asking when this would be available to android users; but I should have asked the 'why not normal channels for secondary editorial?' question too.

« Reply #28 on: March 02, 2014, 08:28 »
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The editorial requests have been for both hot news and more general topics. For example, there was a request for photos of flooding in the U.K. during recent storms.   A more general "unhot" editorial example is the request for unreleased photos of U.S. suburban homes. They are being classified as editorial.

ShadySue

« Reply #29 on: March 02, 2014, 08:36 »
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The editorial requests have been for both hot news and more general topics. For example, there was a request for photos of flooding in the U.K. during recent storms.   A more general "unhot" editorial example is the request for unreleased photos of U.S. suburban homes. They are being classified as editorial.

Thanks, that is secondary editorial, but why can't they be taken with any device and uploaded via the usual channels? (I'm not expecting 'you' to answer, btw!)
Wonder what's wrong with these results?:
http://www.istockphoto.com/search/text/USA%20%22residential%20area%22/filetypes/photos,illustrations,video/source/basic#101c38da
« Last Edit: March 02, 2014, 09:03 by ShadySue »

« Reply #30 on: March 02, 2014, 09:01 »
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They could and still do use regular channels but I think they must view this another use of current technology.  It sure grabs my attention when I get a push notification on my phone that Getty is looking for a certain type of image. I just don't go to their normal "needs lists" very often. Also, a lot of their requests are time limited, e.g. Mardi Gras or Carnival images.

« Reply #31 on: March 02, 2014, 10:30 »
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From the Alamy follow up blog:
"Customers have been asking for images shot on mobiles, as a provider of imagery we are reacting to that need."

Really?  Customers have specifically just said "We need images shot on a mobile phone"?  Just that?  Why would they say just that?

Uncle Pete

« Reply #32 on: March 02, 2014, 11:17 »
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Good way to get designated images. Hey isn't that what Scoopshot was doing? They would say what's needed and people would go out and shoot it, or send up what they had?

They could and still do use regular channels but I think they must view this another use of current technology.  It sure grabs my attention when I get a push notification on my phone that Getty is looking for a certain type of image. I just don't go to their normal "needs lists" very often. Also, a lot of their requests are time limited, e.g. Mardi Gras or Carnival images.

Alamy is jumping in and it's the wave for this year. Clashot, FOAP. Everyone wants to have phone photos. "this too shall pass"  ;) Getty wants a piece of that pie.

Just to make this clear, and not misrepresented (which someone claims) as Alamy Locked The Thread asking about cameras and devices: Here's what they actually said...

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Off topic paranoia = we're closing this one down folks, sorry.

Regarding the original question, you technically can upload from an iPad as the app is compatible with it.

Cheers

Alamy


Because the discussion had gone into red flags and accusing Alamy of the one marking messages down. Not because of questions about cameras and devices.

Blog answer:  "iPhone photos only please

Weve seen some images coming through via Stockimo that arent shot on phones. We set up Stockimo to source and collect iPhone photos so well be rejecting pictures that arent shot on a phone. Sorry, but if we are to package and promote the collection as shot on phones we need to be confident about the product."

And: "Creative or Editorial?

Stockimo is for users to Cash in on their creativity we want cool, creative photos, shot with the more conceptual requirements of design and advertising in mind. However we will also shortly be adding a feature where users can submit News pictures via the app. So if your images are more Editorial in nature you may want to hold off for that feature."

I will admit that Alamy has not given clear standards or indications of much of this, and mixed messages. People are getting things accepted from iPads, 3Gs, 4, 4s and 5.

But they locked the thread because it had gone off track into arguing about Red Flags. Not cameras or devices.

ps No Android App. just like Getty. Only the chosen ones can upload at this point.


 

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