A&P Watermarks piss me off. Always have, probably always will.

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  1. mikeskillz

    mikeskillz New Member

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    I have never, ever "signed" any of my pictures.

    No, this doesn't apply to splattering a watermark across the center of a picture to insure a customer doesn't steal it.

    Anyone with me? or should i go back into my emo cave and pout some more.
     
  2. turbodude

    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    go back to your emo cave. its to deter people from stealing your photos
     
  3. NetChemica

    NetChemica OT Supporter

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    I'm with you... sort of.

    I think a small and subtle water mark is a good way to spread your name. The blatant ones on the other hand are the new border / lens flare where anyone with a p&s and photoshop is now a professional photographer.
     
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    NetChemica OT Supporter

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  5. Bloke

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    the whole feild of photography as a whole is not up to the same standards as 20 years ago
    HDR, lomography, etc
     
  6. mikeskillz

    mikeskillz New Member

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    don't most people know how to crop the bottom 20 pixels out of a picture?
     
  7. turbodude

    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    i said deter.... and also it helps advertise.
     
  8. Spurious

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    Except snapshots now look better than pros back then.
     
  9. Bloke

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    example now
    look in a national geographic from back then
     
  10. NetChemica

    NetChemica OT Supporter

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    You're talking about quality, right?

    Technology is not a replacement for skill here, broski.
     
  11. Spurious

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    I'm talking about both. The availability and quality of knowledge that we have now is FAR superior than that available even 10 years ago. The only reason photos back then were great was because of how few had cameras and even fewer had the knowledge to use them.

    Give a noob a decent camera, basic training and the locations available to professional photographers of generations past and they will produce equal if not better images in both composition and quality.
     
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    alexromo New Member

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    i wont give a shit

    until i see them in a magazine or website, which probably wont happen anytime soon
     
  13. wisie

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    Interestingly it's never people with nice shots that do it but the average photographs that have tacky watermarks
     
  14. CRC

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    POTN is full of these type of people :rofl:
     
  15. vgeek

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    You're going to start a fight with that statement, but it is true to an extent.

    And x2 on POTN, they think a sweet border and a watermark makes them look like a pro photographer.
     

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