(Closed) beware dishonest photographers!

posted 6 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@continuumphotography:  Thanks for posting this! We’re looking for a photographer right now so this is really timely. 🙂

Post # 4
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Busy bee

We just had this happen to us too. I wish wannabes would stop being lazy and put in the work to become good at the craft instead of using others work to promote themselves. ALSO, there are even worse, people who take payments and then never show up, just run off with the money promoting themselves with others photogs work.

This is why it is important for photographers to watermark their images. One less thing to help stop shady people from ripping off brides and families.

It’s important to research who you are hiring. Look for consistency in their work.

Post # 6
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Newbee

Now how do you know that the pictures on the one website weren’t taken from another website then passed on to another website who said they belonged to them but they were really taken from a camera dropped in Yosemite during a windstorm.

You don’t!!

 

I bet that blew your mind!

Post # 8
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Busy bee

@theman40 all you have to do is open google images and push the little camera button. Add the URL or upload the image from your hard drive and it will find all other instances of that image.

Plus in the cases of most of these, they are taken from lots of different photographers not just one shoot. Even if you found a card on a camera it doesn’t give you the right to claim the images are your own. Unless you pressed the shutter they are not your images.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I’m glad that the troll TheMan40 is gone.  He was really angering everyone yesterday.  Most people noticed and ignored him which was great because he didn’t get egged on!

OP – Thanks for this photo PSA!

Post # 10
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790 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Its too bad we have to deal with this stealing. Thank goodness for Tineye and the like or the site to see if your website content is stolen! I think more content gets stolen over images lately!

 

Easiest way to avoid this is ask to see a full gallery from a recent wedding. 🙂 A theif will never be able to show this! 🙂

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Wow, that’s fascinating.  Thanks for sharing!

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