Friday, 12 October 2012 @ 08:49
Lack of updates;
I really got out of photography for quite some time. The last time I did a photoshoot, the subject and her friend stole my photos. They edited them to their liking, removing my watermark and ignoring my requests to take down the photos and to stop removing my credit. It was such a struggle and I felt defeated. Why should I keep offering my services if people are going to abuse it?
But I've taken it as a learning opportunity. I'm not so nice when it comes to doing favors for someone. If they want me to do photos for them, well then they're going to be paying me for the service. And they'll be verbally agreeing to not alter my photos. I'm also making sure that when I post photos online, I make it VERY hard for someone to remove the credit, rather than having it so they can easily crop out (my biggest 'friendly' mistake).
It will be a challenge to stop people from stealing though, but I'm up to it! I have two photoshoots lined up for next weekend, and I'm doing some friend shoots in the next couple of days! I'm so excited to get back into it. This fall weather, and the scenery has really inspired me and I can't wait to see how the photos turn out :)