Credits Where Credits Are Due
As most of you who have followed me through the years here on Google+, you know how I feel about not giving credit where credits are due.
Lately I have violated my own rules when doing my composites and people who have taken some of the original photographs which I have used have not been properly credited for their work, thus leaving the impression that I have both taken the pictures and put together the composites.
Some of you also know that I am fighting a serious illness since a few years back, even though I am not going to use that as an excuse. I have mentioned that a few times here on Google+ and I thank you for all your concern. However, as I mentioned before, that's not an excuse, even though it affects my brain.
I have been fighting copyright violation here and elsewhere for years and even started groups here on Google+ as well as having helped others to claim their rights. Now I stand before you and must admit to having missed to credit others in my own work! Not all the time, of course, but enough times for me feeling that I need to write this post. No matter that I only have use STOCK pictures as mentioned openly in my bio here on Google+ and in many of my pictures here.
This is what I am going to do:
I hereby APOLOGiZE publicly to those who I have not credited and if you find that I have used some element in my pictures that belongs to you and I have not credited you properly, leave me a note and I will credit you or, if you wish, take the picture down.
I will check my feed as soon as I can and delete/credit the pictures affected as best as I can. Original photographers deserve to be credited as I wish to be credited when people use my stock photography.
Again, dear fellow artists, I sincerely apologize in this open manner to you who have been affected by my neglect. I also apologize to all of my followers who might have been mislead in some cases. You all have my deepest respect and I hope that you will show me a bit of understanding in my moment of shame.
With all the best regards,
PS! The Boy with the Dunce cap on is from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunce#Dunce_cap