Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Give credit when it is due


To most people, a flower is just a flower. Indistinguishable from the million others of its species. But to a gardener, who also happens to be a photographer, every model is unique. And I instantly recognized my Easter Lily when a friend made it her cover photograph on Facebook.
“Is that my flower?”, I asked.
“No, it was taken in Asthamudi”, she replied immediately.
Not giving credit was one thing, but claiming ownership was quite another. I dug through my albums and proved that she had commented on my original photograph.
She called to apologize, but still hasn’t credited me.
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Yes, this is the Beauty that got stolen. Now, I'm going to make sure every picture I post is watermarked- it is precisely because I am not doing it for commercial gain that I do not want to lose credit.

2 comments:

Diandra said...

And that was done by a "friend"?

Margot Kinberg said...

Natasha - I can't blame you for being upset about this. What a mean thing to do and she probably would never have apologised if you didn't call her on what she'd done.

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