Poached photos?

Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by CJsurf, Jul 24, 2019.

  1. Valhallalla

    Valhallalla Well-Known Member

    Jan 24, 2013
    Regardless of whether it is a hobby or a business, it is best to maintain some control over the use of those images. A hobby can morph into a business and photos can be used for purposes with which the owner does not agree.
  2. JayD

    JayD Well-Known Member

    Feb 6, 2012
    I guess it was “the credit” aspect. Sounded like it would be okay to use pic if credit was given. If it’s a hobby, I personally would not be to concerned. But, agree that if you are striving for a monetary result from your hobby then protecting your merchandise is paramount.

  3. CJsurf

    CJsurf Well-Known Member

    Apr 28, 2014
    One thing is for sure, people who misuse my shots will never see another shot of themselves or any of their riders from me.
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  4. Yankkee

    Yankkee Well-Known Member

    Nov 8, 2017
    Not gonna read this entire treade.

    Just suggesting watermarks.

    Poaching happened to my firm's pics until we watermarked our photos.

    Photos for which we paid a comm'l photog decent coin to produce for us.
  5. JayD

    JayD Well-Known Member

    Feb 6, 2012
    Sounds like a good practice. I saw a pic of me on a wrightsville beach photog’s site from a good day in Rodanthe. Contacted him and paid him $20 for the shot.

    I think you shoot some quality pics and could definitely sell some of those shots. At the very least, it will pay for some of your camera gear!
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  6. CJsurf

    CJsurf Well-Known Member

    Apr 28, 2014
    Thanks for the info.


  7. surfingoc

    surfingoc Active Member

    May 19, 2006
    You gotta love what you do and accept the fact that some people are Jerks, just remember if you can see an image it can be stolen, hard to get past print screen and cropping out the watermark unless you want to ruin a good image with a full size watermark in the background.
  8. antoine

    antoine Well-Known Member

    Mar 10, 2013
  9. CJsurf

    CJsurf Well-Known Member

    Apr 28, 2014
    Thanks. Just wishing for some waves to shoot......

    This was my best shot in the past week.

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  10. JayD

    JayD Well-Known Member

    Feb 6, 2012
    Did you have a follow up shot?

    I love his face...lip smacking good!
  11. CJsurf

    CJsurf Well-Known Member

    Apr 28, 2014
    That was the money shot. The wave shut down after that. The waves were actually terrible when I took this picture.