(Closed) enlarged print photographers logo!?

posted 6 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
43 posts

It’s incredibly common for photographers to watermark digital copies of their pictures. The watermark should be removed before he prints your canvas, though. 

Post # 4
5118 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@constellation:  Agreed. I’d expect it to be off the canvas, but on his digital to protect his work. I hope that’s what his email says!

Post # 5
127 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m sure it will be removed when you get your canvas…he just doesn’t want you to print copies for free now. Good luck!

Post # 6
394 posts
Helper bee

As a photographer, ALL digital images that I post online or send to clients as a proof will have a watermark. This protects my intellectual property from illegal copyright infringement, and is purely a security measure to protect my work. I would never put a watermark on final products that a client paid for. Hopefully this is similar to the response you get from your photographer, but double checking with them is probably a good thing to do 🙂

Post # 8
1314 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2006

@vmec:  He may have more than one watermark or have recently updated it.  I’d just wait for his response.  No photographer that I know of would give a client a print with a logo on it if you paid for that print.

Post # 9
10367 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@vmec:  Yes, that IS a watermark. A watermark can be a loge, name, address, “sample”, whatever the photog wants it to be.

THey put it on the digital file because they don;t want you to be able to go and make your own print/canvas, etc with that file without buying through them. I’m sure it will be removed before the file is printed. It’s standard practice!

Post # 10
1340 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

The photographer that did our engagement pictures actually put his (small) watermark (like the ones Olan Mills used) in the bottom right hand corner of the print I ordered for my Mom. Since we had them done in Oklahoma and we were in New Hampshire, I didn’t see it until it showed up Christmas Eve. I was going to make him re-print it, but the matting covered it. I now know better that it is not the norm and would wait to see what he says.

Post # 11
394 posts
Helper bee

@vmec:  Most photographers use their logo, or a variation of, as their “watermark”. This identifies the photograph as their property, unlike using something generic like “sample” as a watermark. 

Post # 13
3375 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

He didn’t respond back all day?

Post # 15
619 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I would likely guess it wlll be removed and like all the otehr said, it was to prevent printing.  Either way, better to ask and I am almost sure he will tell you “of course that will be removed”. Better safe than sorry!  Good luck

Post # 16
11167 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@vmec:  It sounds like the same type of logo that Olan Mills leaves on all their prints so I would guess that no it would not be removed. I would assume that it is there to offer free publicity to anyone admiring your photo.


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