A local aspiring #Vancouver #Fashion Blogger takes my #photos without requesting permission and without providing credit. I asked her to comply with the basic copyright guidelines she should know as a blogger; this is of-course copyright infringement. All my photos are embedded with Meta data so this is what I use to track and trace incidents such as this.
I can't emphasize this enough basic rules when it comes to copyright material she should know this, right?
Her response was comical and says I'm threatening her? lol Read the below this what was from the comment section.
'Very serious threats considering I am in the photos from my friends birthday. Rude comments and threats like this are not going to get you a good reputation as a photographer. Your photo’s are gone because really my outfit is all that matters anyways. I would have gladly credited your work if your comment wasn’t so rude. I hope Philip reconsiders you as his photographer next year.'
Now she is going to discredit me to clients and people I have photographed private events for, over the last 3 years. Such an overly dramatic response, but this is just probably a character trait of local aspiring fashion bloggers?
How often does this happen to others as: #photograhers , #musicans , #FashionDesigners or #creatives ? Was my response fair?
Is #Watermarking really the only solution? I don't water mark because I like to keep my images clean of graphics maybe it's my fault?
In my contracts the client agrees to credit me and my company when they share via social media. I'm not concerned about portions of my work that fall through this hole since I'm please that my work is being promoted but at least be professional.
Anyway just thought about standing my ground on this one. Let me know what you think or better yet let her know maybe she'll get some comments about her 'cute' little outfit. #LetmetakeAselfie
At least she removed my photos. :)