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« on: January 27, 2015, 00:12 »
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I had quite the crazy circumstance this weekend.  I shared an engagement photo with one of my brides, via text, no watermark; and she ended up sharing the image with a big organization that then re-posted it to their Facebook page.  The image went viral, with over 150,000 likes and 20,000 shares in the first 24 hours.  I was getting calls and messages from friends and clients that saw the photo on the news.  Wild!  Anyway, here's the link if ya'll want to check it out here: http://joshuaraineyphotography.com/wedding_engagement/hunt-is-over-going-viral/

I would also love to get your thoughts on watermark vs no watermark and any advice if you've had an image go viral like this!  Cheers!

Joshua Rainey


« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2015, 00:58 »
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Fun photo!


It's a bit puzzling that you yourself posted the photo without a watermark after what happened when bride posted it without watermark (and, admittedly, without instructions about credit line).


Based on how often I've had to explain to people (who have directly licensed my photos) how to include a byline, I'd guess that lots of people will now repost it without knowing how to fulfill your requirements, let alone those who won't notice or care what you wrote:


"just please make sure there is a proper photographer credit with a link to my website, FB page (www.facebook.com/joshuaraineyphotography), or IG account (@joshuaraineyphotography)."


I'd 100% include a watermark, at least in lower corner.


All the best - Ann



I had quite the crazy circumstance this weekend.  I shared an engagement photo with one of my brides, via text, no watermark; and she ended up sharing the image with a big organization that then re-posted it to their Facebook page.  The image went viral, with over 150,000 likes and 20,000 shares in the first 24 hours.  I was getting calls and messages from friends and clients that saw the photo on the news.  Wild!  Anyway, here's the link if ya'll want to check it out here: http://joshuaraineyphotography.com/wedding_engagement/hunt-is-over-going-viral/

I would also love to get your thoughts on watermark vs no watermark and any advice if you've had an image go viral like this!  Cheers!

Joshua Rainey

StockPhotosArt.com

« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2015, 01:45 »
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Without watermark, even a small one, this a huge lost opportunity for exposure of you name and work.

99,9% of the products traded, built or created flash the brand. Somehow in photography most of the people get criticized for taking ownership of an image even in very small and discrete watermarks. I really don't understand it.


 

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