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Dealing with photo theft....but in a differnt way...

 
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Mar 13, 2013 18:52 |  #16

studies show once people touch something their feel a need to own it, which is why stores allow hands on of stuff they sell.

i would try to avoid taking that aspect away, like was stated earlier, i'd get some plastic sleeves with your watermark or copyright and slip them in. it wont dissuade all but it will dissuade the more honest of the lot which is more than you may think.


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Mar 13, 2013 21:43 |  #17

use a privacy filter on your photos so that the viewer can only see it at a certain angle


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Mar 13, 2013 21:46 as a reply to  @ mike_311's post |  #18

Put the prints in a heat sealed bag. Neatly write your info across the front of the bag so that snaps of the product will included your info. Make it clear that if you tear the bag open, you've bought the contents.
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Mar 14, 2013 09:32 |  #19

kenwood33 wrote in post #15712681 (external link)
use a privacy filter on your photos so that the viewer can only see it at a certain angle

Like the same angle they'd take a smartphone picture from?


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Mar 18, 2013 17:11 as a reply to  @ rpaul's post |  #20

One local agency handles this simply by saying cell phone pics are not allowed but you are more then welcome to use one of their iPads (which they hand into your hand if they catch someone trying to grab a cell pic) and share the photos with a watermark directly to your personal facebook or instagram for a small fee well within the impulse buy range.


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Mar 18, 2013 22:48 |  #21

Thanks for all of the suggestions thus far :) I will add that time is at a premium here during these shows and the lack of time prohibits some of the suggestions. I must take the photos, print all of them, put them into frames, pass out and sell or collect back unsold photos in about an hour and a half. It's very difficult to already fit all of that into the allotted time......As of now, I'm starting to think that the problem should just be considered a loss......in general, it's not a huge issue (maybe account for 10% of patrons) and I'm guessing that those taking cell phone pics of the photos are mostly not of mind to buy.




  
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Mar 19, 2013 04:19 |  #22

Put some kind of removable glossy cover on the photos. Maybe a glossy sleeve. Cell phone photos = flash = their heads are a giant white orb in the cell phone picture. I doubt very many people would remove the photo from the sleeve, photograph it and then put it back.




  
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