Thursday, June 30, 2016

Protecting my images

"You don't take a photograph. You ask quietly to borrow it." 
~ Unknown

Recently I was reminded why I need to get back to watermarking my images. It's not like I didn't know people could take and use my images as they wish, even with a watermark and EXIF data. Seeing photos I have posted on Facebook, printed out and displayed by someone I barely know, who did not ask for permission, was a little wake-up call. I realize some people really don't understand copyright. Hell, I don't totally understand it. I also am pretty sure (maybe) that this person will not be using my photos to make money. It's just the point. I don't want just anyone using my photos.

So yes, I'm back to watermarking my images again. I know, it isn't foolproof, but it is another layer of protection that could slow down some people. One of my next projects, moved up to the top of my list, is to create a graphic watermark.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, my daughter and grandkids are in town.  These particular beings are my favorite subjects and are much easier to photograph first thing in the morning when they haven't woken up completely. I generally have to stay on my toes and keep the camera on burst mode to capture those fleeting, unblurry moments.

A monkey with giraffe legs.
Princess Batman, of course.

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