1 hour ago
there’s been a huge increase in photo theft recently here on @instagram.
while i absolutely do not mind people sharing my photos when credit is given- it’s incredibly frustrating to discover uncredited posts.
i’ve been discovering more and more of my photos edited/altered without my permission and that have had the watermark removed. even accounts claiming my dogs as their own.
1. the amount of time taken to do these alterations could easily be invested in properly crediting the image.
2. if you’re a true fan of my account- you wouldn’t feel the need to be deceitful and remove my watermark.
3. my dogs are the equivalent to my children. it’s hurtful, wrong and immensely disrespectful to claim my dogs as your pets.
4. it’s discouraging to have people take your images and claim them as your own. the amount of time and work that goes into each photo i post is extensive. between early morning wake-ups, multiple hours driving, miles and miles hiking, hours driving home, hours into the night editing, training my dogs, planning trips, etc. all of that work and people cannot find the time to simply add: pc: @goldilocksandthewolf?
i love my fans and i love this community. the support has been incredible and has helped drive me to chase my dreams. i want to continue to share with you; however, i would hope for respect for the time i invest in sharing each capture.
this definitely does not apply to the majority of this community, but it’s certainly been a problem i’ve witnessed with more than just my account.
please share photos of the accounts you love- just show them you truly care by crediting them properly.
you aren’t a fan, follower or support when you don’t credit images.
you become a photo thief and discredit hard work.
a huge thank you to all the accounts who share my work with credit given- you are major supports and i appreciate every single share.
and a big thanks to those accounts who have tagged me in photos that are mine that haven’t been properly credited. it’s incredibly helpful!
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