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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  Quote 
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  Quote 
Photographer
MissCCJ
Posts: 3
Gloucester, England, United Kingdom


thank you very much!
Feb 02 13 04:55 am  Link  Quote 
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  Quote 
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salvatori.
Posts: 3,762
State College, 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  Quote 
Photographer
Daeda1us
Posts: 1,067
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  Quote 
Photographer
B R U N E S C I
Posts: 25,319
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  Quote 
Photographer
New Image Creations
Posts: 412
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada


Welcome to MM. Lots to see and do!
Feb 02 13 06:36 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Albertex Photography
Posts: 15,097
Mansfield, Texas, US


Welcome to MM.
Feb 02 13 07:49 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Mike Williams Photo
Posts: 124
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  Quote 
Photographer
OmnyRa
Posts: 1,029
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  Quote 
Photographer
Aaron Lewis Photography
Posts: 5,083
Catskill, New York, US


Welcome to MM. Yeah that watermark HAS to go
Feb 02 13 08:05 am  Link  Quote 
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  Quote 
Model
-Aviva-
Posts: 3,428
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada


Welcome to MM smile
Feb 02 13 10:03 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ForeverFotos
Posts: 6,620
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  Quote 
Photographer
jwmcnamara
Posts: 3,610
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  Quote 
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