So I have had to make the sad decision to not carry on with my 365 project and to stop posting daily, which is a shame as i was reaching 50*365 and had managed to keep posting over the christmas period when I wasn’t at home and during out trip to Bruges, so I am sad that this is what has happened,
since I wrote on Monday, I still have not been able to get anyone to take down any of my photos they have stolen, or even get them to even acknowledge me, so I’m not sure what the next step is, I guess I have to go more public with them and name and shame, especially as some are reputable companies that should know better and I’m sure won’t want to be dragged into the media over this.
but they are not giving me any choice, I have asked them all several times to contact me and take down the photos and no one has, I find it so sad that people who are trying to make a living doing something are getting screwed over by big companies who make so much money but then just steal what they want and trample over the little people.
I have some people who are just saying be flattered they have stolen your pics as it must mean they like them, yes i guess, but if it was your job to sell TV’s for example and you hadn’t sold any because people kept stealing them, so you couldn’t pay rent, or your bills, would you be flattered?!?!?
No you would be upset and annoyed 😦
Anyway so the plan is now I will just be posting weekly or when ever the mood gets me and I will be more careful in the photos that get put up.
So on a lighter note, here are boats in Alicante: and I will see you all again, hopefully with some happier news (like photos being taken down or payment made) in a week or so….
9*365 Calmness Alicante – What I love so much about his photo is it has come straight from the camera, no photoshop (except to put my signature on it) and it is so peaceful, calm and lovely… Every night we went to the habour and had a Heineken after a restful day of sitting at the beach and then we would head into the main part of town for some tapas, ah thats the life…
Calmness in Alicante
I have a couple of things this week, I have a few more London photos, I’m trying Reflections and Silhouettes at the moment, below is a Reflection of Westminster in the Thames.
I’m finally feeling a bit better after getting sick in Malta and being ill for almost a month, so I am finally starting to edit my photos from Malta, London and Alicante and am off to Sorrento and Berlin soon so will have more to edit soon!
My Calendar is coming along slowly, (i know i’m running out of time!) just so much to do! and I have another exciting product in the process that should be finished within the month, that i’m very excited about, I’m so busy i’m getting up at 2am and working through to 6am as I’m so excited I can’t sleep, so I can’t wait to be able to reveal everything soon!
Also as my weekly update from the world of Photography this week my favourite piece of news is…
(Click on the Blue Title to be taken to http://www.PetaPixel.com to read the full article)
A Lancome advertisement featuring Julia Roberts caused a stir back in July after it was banned by the UK for being too “Photoshopped”. Now a couple in the US are trying to bring stricter regulation to the United States. Seth and Eva Matlins, founders of Off Our Chests, have started the Self Esteem Act:
We’re asking for support to pass federal legislation requiring advertising and editorial that’s meaningfully changed the human form through photoshopping or airbrushing to carry “Truth in Advertising” labels. The labels will simply state that the models shown have been altered. No judgments, no morality, just clarity.
[…] Photoshopping, airbrushing, digital manipulation isn’t the issue. The issue is too many look at these images and theink they should look LIKE these images. And they can’t…because they’re not real.
So let’s call a duck a duck and modified picture a modified picture. All we’re asking is that if you do it – you tell us you did.
They’re currently trying to raise 10,000 signatures for the petition, which can be signed here.
Until next time….