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Photographer

MissCCJ

Posts: 3

Gloucester, England, United Kingdom

Hi My name is Carissa

I'm a photographer based in the Cotswold's, Uk.

Joined to build my professional portfolio and to start in the fashion/modelling industry.

So hello and i look forward to networking with you!

Feb 02 13 03:29 am Link

Model

Raven-Lily

Posts: 77

Eastbourne, England, United Kingdom

welcome to MM

if you need any advice, or just want a chat, please feel free to PM me.

Raven

Feb 02 13 03:33 am Link

Photographer

MissCCJ

Posts: 3

Gloucester, England, United Kingdom

thank you very much!

Feb 02 13 04:55 am Link

Photographer

Images by Jim Robbins

Posts: 87

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

Welcome to the wonderful world of the Mayhem. Judging by your first four images, your going to have a fun and spectacular future in model photography. They're very good work. Make yourself right at home and enjoy the ride!

  Best of luck to ya...

Feb 02 13 05:04 am Link

Photographer

salvatori.

Posts: 3836

Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, US

Welcome and best of luck. Not critiquing your photos (but I will say that you are on the right path) but that copyright symbol... wow...

I know your desire to protect your imagery, but there's no way I'm gonna see the pic if that thing just keeps hitting me.

(maybe a little smaller, more to the corner or more transparent?)

Again, best of luck smile

Feb 02 13 05:30 am Link

Photographer

Daeda1us

Posts: 1067

Little Rock, Arkansas, US

salvatori. wrote:
Welcome and best of luck. Not critiquing your photos (but I will say that you are on the right path) but that copyright symbol... wow...

I know your desire to protect your imagery, but there's no way I'm gonna see the pic if that thing just keeps hitting me.

(maybe a little smaller, more to the corner or more transparent?)

Again, best of luck smile

This

Feb 02 13 05:37 am Link

Photographer

B R U N E S C I

Posts: 25319

Bath, England, United Kingdom

salvatori. wrote:
that copyright symbol... wow...

+1000

OP, you've described yourself as a newbie so I feel safe to say that this is a typical 'newbie' mistake.

a) watermarks, especially like this ruin a photo
b) nobody will take you seriously with this all over your photos
c) are you really expecting people to 'steal' your images, and if so what for?

Anything you post on the internet is liable to be stolen/misused etc. Learn to embrace it and do what I do - view images you post online as free sample giveaways intended to get you noticed rather than precious jewels you need to protect at all costs.

I don't watermark my online images at all, and I have a tumblr where I positively encourage people to reblog (some would say 'steal') my work. I pretty much don't care what happens to then as long as they get me noticed.

Sure, put a big watermark on proofs you're sending to clients who you need to sell retouched final images to but honestly, nobody will take you seriously (even here on MM) if you don't remove them from your portfolio images.

Anyway, welcome and good luck!


Just my $0.02

Ciao
Stefano

www.stefanobrunesci.com

Feb 02 13 06:26 am Link

Photographer

New Image Creations

Posts: 414

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Welcome to MM. Lots to see and do!

Feb 02 13 06:36 am Link

Photographer

Albertex Photography

Posts: 15421

Mansfield, Texas, US

Welcome to MM.

Feb 02 13 07:49 am Link

Photographer

Mike Williams Photo

Posts: 125

Chattanooga, Tennessee, US

Several others beat me to it but I would love to see your images but can't for that huge watermark. Good luck!

Feb 02 13 07:55 am Link

Photographer

OmnyRa

Posts: 1029

Indianapolis, Indiana, US

-B-R-U-N-E-S-C-I- wrote:
- view images you post online as free sample giveaways intended to get you noticed rather than precious jewels you need to protect at all costs.

Wow! I have thousands of images I never posted because of guarding them like "precious jewels" that I didn't want stolen online.  I probably cost myself a ton of potential work by hoarding them.  Thanks for the perspective shift. :^)

Almost forgot...that giant logo has to gogo.

Feb 02 13 08:04 am Link

Photographer

Aaron Lewis Photography

Posts: 5083

Catskill, New York, US

Welcome to MM. Yeah that watermark HAS to go

Feb 02 13 08:05 am Link

Photographer

MissCCJ

Posts: 3

Gloucester, England, United Kingdom

Thanks for the welcomes, no problem watermark will go! :-) only 4 images so far and wasn't sure what the norm was...but cool!

Feb 02 13 10:01 am Link

Model

-Aviva-

Posts: 3453

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Welcome to MM smile

Feb 02 13 10:03 am Link

Photographer

ForeverFotos

Posts: 6644

Indianapolis, Indiana, US

Welcome to the party, enjoy! http://www.easyfreesmileys.com/smileys/free-party-smileys-808.gif

Feb 02 13 10:04 am Link

Photographer

jwmcnamara

Posts: 3611

Long Beach, New York, US

Welcome to MM, Carissa, best of luck to you with your photography. smile

Cheers,
Jimmy McNamara

Feb 02 13 11:31 am Link