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…and misaddressed love letters (2013)
Bunny Luna
by Dan Smith | thePhotosmith.com | prints | facebook | ©
(Appropriating someone else’s artwork isn’t cool, no matter how popular your tumblr is.)

…and misaddressed love letters (2013)

Bunny Luna

by Dan Smith | thePhotosmith.com | prints | facebook | ©

(Appropriating someone else’s artwork isn’t cool, no matter how popular your tumblr is.)

Not karmic.

Not cool.

And not legal.

Please, reblog, instead.

- your friendly neighborhood Photosmith

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Keira hung upside down, 15 feet off the ground, in near darkness, to make this photograph (and contracted poison ivy from the tree)… please demonstrate a little courtesy and show a modicum of respect by leaving her credit intact.
aeroponic (2012)


Keira Grant (MM# 799498 | website | tumblr)

by Dan Smith | thePhotosmith.com | prints | contact | ©

Keira hung upside down, 15 feet off the ground, in near darkness, to make this photograph (and contracted poison ivy from the tree)… please demonstrate a little courtesy and show a modicum of respect by leaving her credit intact.

aeroponic (2012)

Keira Grant (MM# 799498 website | tumblr)

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isograd (2012)
Brooke Lynne (MM# 435770 | tumblr | website)
by Dan Smith | thePhotosmith.com | prints | contact | ©
—Stop stripping my titles, credits and copyright notices out and replacing them with a link to your tumblr. 
Aside from the hypocrisy of your “I assume these images are public domain,” statement, you’re, in actuality, actively working to prevent me and the models from making more of the photographs that you like.
I depend on those links for potential models to find me — much as the models rely on those links for photographers to find them. 

isograd (2012)

Brooke Lynne (MM# 435770 tumblr | website)

by Dan Smith | thePhotosmith.com | prints | contact | ©


Stop stripping my titles, credits and copyright notices out and replacing them with a link to your tumblr. 

Aside from the hypocrisy of your “I assume these images are public domain,” statement, you’re, in actuality, actively working to prevent me and the models from making more of the photographs that you like.

I depend on those links for potential models to find me — much as the models rely on those links for photographers to find them. 

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keys88photo:

Please Reblog
I sent the above e-mail to Tumblr (support@tumblr.com) this evening.  I just received the following response:

Hi Stephen,
I can’t tell you how much we value your support and feedback. We really appreciate you taking the time to let us know about this, and we’ll share your request with the rest of our team.
Please let me know if there’s anything else I can help you with.
Thanks,
Doug
Doug Tumblr.com / Photoset.com Support.

I would urge all of you artists, models, photographers and other contributors/posters of original content to send similar messages, as this is an issue which affects all of us and which should be remedied.
There is no reason why anyone should be able to reblog the work which we worked so hard to create and then either remove credits or pass the work off as their own.
Of course, people will always be able to steal our work but I think the modification that I have requested would certainly reduce the number of reblogs that delete our credits.
Please reblog this post AND, if you’re inclined, send an e-mail to Tumblr support to join in my request for this modification.
-Steve
www.keys88photo.tumblr.com
www.markmanphoto.com

keys88photo:

Please Reblog


I sent the above e-mail to Tumblr (support@tumblr.com) this evening.  I just received the following response:

Hi Stephen,

I can’t tell you how much we value your support and feedback. We really appreciate you taking the time to let us know about this, and we’ll share your request with the rest of our team.

Please let me know if there’s anything else I can help you with.

Thanks,

Doug

Doug
Tumblr.com / Photoset.com Support.

I would urge all of you artists, models, photographers and other contributors/posters of original content to send similar messages, as this is an issue which affects all of us and which should be remedied.

There is no reason why anyone should be able to reblog the work which we worked so hard to create and then either remove credits or pass the work off as their own.

Of course, people will always be able to steal our work but I think the modification that I have requested would certainly reduce the number of reblogs that delete our credits.

Please reblog this post AND, if you’re inclined, send an e-mail to Tumblr support to join in my request for this modification.

-Steve

www.keys88photo.tumblr.com

www.markmanphoto.com

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real casual-like (2011)
Bree Addams (MM#1668548 | tumblr)
by Dan Smith | thePhotosmith.com | prints | contact | ©
I feel like a broken record.

real casual-like (2011)

Bree Addams (MM#1668548 | tumblr)

by Dan Smith | thePhotosmith.com | prints | contact | ©

I feel like a broken record.

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erofotografie:

thephotosmith_DVS_46I0142_Isis-20110321 - Version 2wm by - PhotoSmith -

Don’t take other people’s things without asking.
Isis (MM# 361434)
by Dan Smith | thePhotosmith.com | prints | contact | ©

erofotografie:

thephotosmith_DVS_46I0142_Isis-20110321 - Version 2wm by - PhotoSmith -

Don’t take other people’s things without asking.

Isis (MM# 361434)

by Dan Smith | thePhotosmith.com | prints | contact | ©

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owhataq:

Bree Addams © Dan Smith

irony: i•ro•ny (noun) stripping the title and links, but including the copyright symbol while reposting, rather than reblogging.
real casual-like (2011)
Bree Addams (MM#1668548 | tumblr)
by Dan Smith | thePhotosmith.com | prints | contact | ©

owhataq:

Bree Addams © Dan Smith

irony: i•ro•ny (noun) stripping the title and links, but including the copyright symbol while reposting, rather than reblogging.

real casual-like (2011)

Bree Addams (MM#1668548 | tumblr)

by Dan Smith | thePhotosmith.com | prints | contact | ©

A modest proposal


Let pretend, for a moment, that you’re a member of a fundamentalist religious order which, as one of its core tenets, is stridently opposed to displaying credits for artwork, but at the same time, you really hate having to hit the Delete key so frequently…

Don’t delete them; hide them.

  1. Click the title of your blog at the top of the screen after logging in to your Tumblr.com account, and then click “Customize Appearance" on the right.
  2. Click the “Edit HTML" button near the top of the left menu bar to display the source code for your theme. You may wish to copy the source code to a text file in Notepad or another text editing application before continuing; if you decide to reverse the changes that you make to your Tumblr theme, paste the code back into this field to revert your blog to its original state.
  3. Press “Ctrl” and “F” (“⌘-F” on a Mac), and type “caption" in the "Find" dialog to locate the following code: {block:Photo} <div class="media">{LinkOpenTag}<img src="{PhotoURL-500}" alt="{PhotoAlt}" />{LinkCloseTag}</div> {block:Caption}<div class="copy">{Caption}</div>{/block:Caption} {/block:Photo} {block:Video} <div class=”media”>{Video-500}</div> {block:Caption}<div class=”copy”>{Caption}</div>{/block:Caption} {/block:Video}
  4. Remove both instances of the code “{Caption}.”
  5. Click the “Appearance" button at the top of the left menu bar, and then click "Save" and "Close.” Tumblr no longer displays captions that you enter when posting photos or videos.
Reconcile your fervent hatred of credit and save the Delete keys: hide your caption block, instead.
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Why all the hubub about credits, copyrights and watermarks?


Because “Dan Smith” ranks, perhaps, amongst the top 10 most un-SEO-friendly names imaginable (my parents had threatened to name me Olaf; I begged my wife to let me take her surname) and ‘photosmith’ wasn’t so clever and unique as I thought.

Because, the moment a shutter button is pushed by anyone standing on U.S. soil, or by a U.S. citizen standing anywhere (even the Moon, unless you’re on-the-clock), that photograph is protected by copyright, owned wholly by the person whose finger pushed the button. (I take the extra step of registering my photographs with the U.S. Copyright Office, which affords me additional protections.)

Because, since September 1, 1997, photography has earned me a grand total of $22.37, before taxes and expenses.

Because if potential collaborators can’t find me (or the model in the photo), new photos won’t happen.

Because people are digitally removing my watermarks and attempting to sell my photos  for their own profit — meanwhile, I can’t afford to pay models for new photoshoots.

Because most IP lawyers won’t even consider taking a case, unless there’s a slam-dunk guarantee of, at minimum, a high-five-figure payout and just getting to court can run in excess of $5,000-8,000 in legal fees. (Just because the law is clearly on your side doesn’t mean you get your day in court.)

Because I’d rather my photos appear nowhere than in some of the places I’ve found them — and if I’m spending time looking for my old photos, I’m not spending my time making new ones.

I try to follow up on reblogs from sites that are new to my dashboard, either to say thanks or ask that they restore the models&#8217; credits.
Sometimes it actually gets someone to stop and think about the impact of removing the credit from a piece of art – both, on the people who make it and their ability to continue making art.
Anyway… I&#8217;m starting to feel reasonably human-like again and will post something new, soon.

I try to follow up on reblogs from sites that are new to my dashboard, either to say thanks or ask that they restore the models’ credits.

Sometimes it actually gets someone to stop and think about the impact of removing the credit from a piece of art – both, on the people who make it and their ability to continue making art.

Anyway… I’m starting to feel reasonably human-like again and will post something new, soon.

Someone spent a lot of time removing the most obvious of my watermarks from this photograph. (There&#8217;s a second one, that&#8217;s very subtle…)
Wouldn&#8217;t have just been easier to credit me and Bree?
real casual-like (2011)
Bree Addams (MM#1668548 | tumblr)



by Dan Smith | thePhotosmith.com | prints | contact | ©
Print Giveaway!

Someone spent a lot of time removing the most obvious of my watermarks from this photograph. (There’s a second one, that’s very subtle…)

Wouldn’t have just been easier to credit me and Bree?

real casual-like (2011)

Bree Addams (MM#1668548 | tumblr)

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Another photo ripped from my flickr, without permission or credit, by nudis.
Bunny Luna
by Dan Smith | thePhotosmith.com | prints | facebook | ©

Another photo ripped from my flickr, without permission or credit, by nudis.

Bunny Luna

by Dan Smith | thePhotosmith.com | prints | facebook | ©

(via nudis)

Don&#8217;t take things without permission; it&#8217;s already on tumblr (like it, here; reblog it, here).
mask (2011)
Bunny Luna
by Dan Smith | thePhotosmith.com | prints | facebook | ©

Don’t take things without permission; it’s already on tumblr (like it, here; reblog it, here).

mask (2011)

Bunny Luna

by Dan Smith | thePhotosmith.com | prints | facebook | ©

(via nudis)

Did someone alter your image and then take credit for it? kirk

Yup.

—-

I don’t make photographs for a living; I make photographs as a creative outlet.

I share my photographs because I want to contribute a little bit of beauty — as I perceive it — to the world.

If people can’t respect that a) it’s my work and b) as the photographer, I’m entitled to publish the work in a format and treatment of my choosing, then it’s no skin off my teeth to only show my work in actual art galleries.

Besides, the people in my photographs are important to me - whether they are “just” collaborators, creative partners, friends, or very close friends - and I care about how and where they are presented.

- Dan

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