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Richard Atkin Photography - illegal image use

 
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Aug 30, 2012 10:06 |  #16

wow, this is just hard to even believe! glad you found it and called him out on it!
how did you find this anyway?


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Aug 30, 2012 13:21 |  #17

bigarchi wrote in post #14926150 (external link)
wow, this is just hard to even believe! glad you found it and called him out on it!
how did you find this anyway?


Ditto

Ive got seniors taking watermarked imaged off the site and using them on their facebook pages......pretty easy to do with all this pirating software these days........I think its getting to the point that you might have to watermark for your web pages........the guy is a total jerk.


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Aug 30, 2012 13:30 |  #18

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Ive got seniors taking watermarked imaged off the site and using them on their facebook pages......pretty easy to do with all this pirating software these days........I think its getting to the point that you might have to watermark for your web pages........the guy is a total jerk.

There's not a single thing a website can do to really prevent image theft other than not post images. Most of the time you don't even need fancy software, even with websites that try to use sneaky javascript or flash tricks to prevent clicks and whatnot. Everything you need comes with the operating system.

I don't shoot weddings but know quite a few people who do and I'm not sure if any have run in to this problem (or at least been aware of it) but a couple are certainly talented enough that I imagine someone out there might be laying claim to some of their images. It's a shame.


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Aug 30, 2012 13:31 |  #19

I never really understood how stealing wedding images is helpful. I mean, either you can photograph like this, or you can't. If you can--take the freaking photos yourself; if you can't, what are you going to do when the bride gets back photos that aren't even close to what you're showing on your site.

Kudos to the OP for finding this and stamping it out. hopefully this has serious ramifications on that dude's business.



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Aug 30, 2012 14:02 |  #20

Whats great is that if I Google Richard Atkins Photography, I get this post before his website.




  
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Aug 30, 2012 14:24 |  #21

I don't get stealing images either. If you can not produce good work, your in the wrong business. You could never live up to client expectation of showing work that is not yours.


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Aug 30, 2012 15:17 |  #22

Christopher Steven b wrote in post #14927029 (external link)
I never really understood how stealing wedding images is helpful. I mean, either you can photograph like this, or you can't. If you can--take the freaking photos yourself; if you can't, what are you going to do when the bride gets back photos that aren't even close to what you're showing on your site.

What he said!


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Aug 30, 2012 20:56 |  #23

Funnily enough it looks like Richard Atkin Photographer has pulled down the FB page in question. Never mind though as Google has indexed this thread.

PS razyl you may want to correct your original post to reflect the correct spelling of his name i.e. lose the "s" if you want to ensure that Google will bring up this thread whenever the name is searched for in the future.


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Aug 30, 2012 23:09 |  #24

Kronie wrote in post #14927144 (external link)
Whats great is that if I Google Richard Atkins Photography, I get this post before his website.

awesome!


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Aug 30, 2012 23:17 |  #25

We should all link to this thread from our blogs and websites (anchor text Richard Atkins Photography) to ensure this thread remains at the top of Google! ;)


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Aug 31, 2012 01:28 |  #26

He's only pulled down his FB page because moderating all the comments becomes a bind! he hasn't had a change of heart.

He has no moral backbone because there's still one image on his site stolen from a very famous photographer. The photographer in question has been notified but Im guessing there's been no contact yet. The only blessing is, he's a UK grownup which means we'll be spared the 'I have to answer to baby Jesus please don't judge me' Facebook posting;).

The stupid thing is, his site is so full of bull anyway, his blog announcing a brand new venture and the website saying he's a professional photographer with 25 years experience. :rolleyes: And offering bookings for a £100 deposit that turned into a £50 deposit weeks later, just looks desperate to anyone viewing (these were FB postings)

Now it's easy for us (who've written marketing bull before) to work out that this turns into 25 years amateur experience:oops:. But potential customers will be fooled.

Fortunately, this page will always rank higher than his site, because he's using the latest website builder in the uk that says 'look I don't have a clue', so he'll only ever rank for his name, the SEO from Vistaprint will never get him anywhere.


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Aug 31, 2012 12:37 |  #27

Shouldn't the thread title be changed as his names spelt wrong ATM which will affect search results.


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Aug 31, 2012 12:45 |  #28

Phil V wrote in post #14931412 (external link)
Shouldn't the thread title be changed as his names spelt wrong ATM which will affect search results.

Agreed, I reported your post to the mods so hopefully they pick it up and change the thread title.


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Aug 31, 2012 18:08 |  #29

joeblack2022 wrote in post #14925913 (external link)
OP ignore the blatant marketing, but there might be some info of interest to you in this post:

http://www.examiner.co​m …professional-photographer (external link)

Good article thanks for the link - I've had a quick read but will have a more detailed look after this weekend of weddings :)

Does anyone use Copyscape or any other copyright software to protect their images? I'm not thinking you can ever be 100% sure no one is using your images but it would be nice to know it's 99% safe.


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Aug 31, 2012 18:11 |  #30

Kronie wrote in post #14927144 (external link)
Whats great is that if I Google Richard Atkins Photography, I get this post before his website.

Excellent!


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