Photographers and artists - how do I know that your image is yours?

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quirke says

oceloteyes says:

Quirke:
I wonder if we photographers/artists can add some sort of authenticity wording into our listings? Or simply say, "if you'd like to find out more about the creation of this piece, please contact"?
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I think that would be a smart thing for a photographer to include. A pity it's necessary, but it might give the consumer a bit of confidence.

Posted at 12:38am Nov 29, 2010 EST

BowWowzerZ says

Ok Ok I will come clean, the dog in the photograph of my mustache listing is a stock photo that I edited with the tag in front of him. I just can't take the pressure.

Also I have always told everyone who said the like the picture that it is all fake so I guess I don't feel too guilty.

www.etsy.com/listing/60175705/mustache-pet-id-tag-custom

Posted at 12:38am Nov 29, 2010 EST

I am a photographer, and have some photos on deviant art- and MOST artists ask for permission to use another artists image if they want to do a collage, alter it, etc...

I even had one person ask if they could make a pencil drawing of one of my photos. I gave him the thumbs up.

I think it is just a given that artists ask for permission to borrow or use parts of another artists' work.

Posted at 12:39am Nov 29, 2010 EST

lol BowWow

Posted at 12:39am Nov 29, 2010 EST

BowWowzerZ says

ChristinaPL says:
I feel like a jackass for tweeting the story.
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I sent one to C&B then deleted it 90 seconds later.

I should have been more cautious and let things develop a bit more.

Posted at 12:40am Nov 29, 2010 EST

therpsajik says

So, I can't re-sell some artists painting or photograph on ETSY IF I an honest and tell you, "Original Artist XYZ Painting", BUT if I take a PHOTO of their ART and then just Paint Shop it, and print it= I can sell it here and there are NO REPURCUSSIONS?!

Lol. Great.

As an internationally published photographer (books and magazines and movie DVDs), I know if I see ONE of my originals modified and re-sold, I will be contacting all parties and suing the parties who participate in the facilitiation of copyright infringement.

Posted at 12:40am Nov 29, 2010 EST

troubled says

Not playing devil's advocate but C&B's version was hers though.

Posted at 12:41am Nov 29, 2010 EST

troubled says:
I understand but it's the same theory and it was the first one I thought of. Didn't know jewelry was off limits to talk about.
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This thread is about photography. Specifically how do we know a seller took a photo themselves and it's not an altered stock image.

p.s. glass houses and stones don't go well together

Posted at 12:42am Nov 29, 2010 EST

seb8351 says

troubled said:
Not playing devil's advocate but C&B's version was hers though.
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or they used the same pre-made photoshop filter on the stock image

Posted at 12:43am Nov 29, 2010 EST

beer? anyone?

Posted at 12:43am Nov 29, 2010 EST