Question about "Photography."

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  1. Jason1000RR

    Jason1000RR TPF Noob!

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    I'm new to the world of photography and have trolled around this subforum in particular for a few months. A lot of threads are titled "First shots with new DSLR, I'm a n00b lolz" then exploring the thread, their pictures are blatantly watermarked such as "(name) Photography."

    Is this normal of the photography community? I find it puzzling because I wouldn't call someone who owns band-aids and watched marathons of House a healthcare professional.
     
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    dosen't have to be a professional photopgrapher, just shows who owns the image...i always put "R.Priestley" on my photos...im am no where close to a professional...i just want people to know I took the picture
     
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    The purpose of a watermark is to mark your images. Its no different than signing a painting. Doesn't mean you are a professional painter, just means you are marking it as your work. Many people choose a professional sounding name so that as they grow, they can keep their name and it can grow with them.
     
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    Bitter Jeweler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    It's romanticism.
     
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    :lmao:

    +1


    It's like pissing on your territory...

    It might bother some and, then again, it might bother no one.


    But it might keep someone from stealing your photos. If they are worth stealing that is. :D
     
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    Bitter Jeweler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    It's dreaming.

    In high school, I worked out the name of my graphic design company and it's logo.
    I spent a lot of time doing this.
    I never became a graphic designer.

    Conversely, when I finally was forced to open my own jewelery shop, I had to come up with a name and logo on very short order. :lmao:
     
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    Key word bolded for emphasis. :)
     
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    To bad he only has one post so if he does troll is under a different name... You my be a "supporting member" but it still doesn't give you the right to bash on someones forum ignorance.
     
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    manaheim Jedi Bunnywabbit Staff Member Supporting Member

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    No more or less right than you have to police me on my posts.

    Whether he realizes it or not, his post is pretty inflamatory. I called it out in a tounge and cheek manner. You don't like it? Block me. Problem solved.
     
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    I am with Manaheim on here. Clearly the OP was being derogatory towards people who watermark their photos. Look at the last statement of his post.
     
  11. Jason1000RR

    Jason1000RR TPF Noob!

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    Thank you everyone for your informative input. I know understand the "(name) Photography" is of zero measure towards a professional or establishment.

    Manaheim, thank you for being so indirect. I'm not sure why you pointed out my usage of "trolled."

    Burstintoflame81, or it was an actual question.
     
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    never mind - wrong thread.
     

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