- Sep 19, 2015
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Quick question, how do you feel about watermarks? Are they really "that" important? Even for those who are new in photography?
^ Similar situation. Local sports. Kids check out their photos every week ... and every week they screen shot the photos they want. They even show me MY shots they have on their phones! Some parents took screenshots of all the players in a team to make a poster for their finals match!Hello!
I shoot sports for my part time job while being a student. I upload them onto a public website where everyone can go look through them and purchase them directly from the site. If I did not have a watermark people could easily steal them a variety of ways without consequence. Having this watermark large and across the center of my image makes sure that if someone wants the shot itself they have to purchase it.
It depends how you shoot. For my online portfolio I just slap it on a corner for the picture.
It really depends what you want to do and how you want your work presented online.
Funny you should mention this. Just the other day I mentioned to somebody I keep my photos on a drive tethered to my 2-Akita's. To the OP as mentioned, watermarking can be of value to get your name out and for others to associate your work with you, but not a reliable security technique.I keep all my photos on a thumb drive that I hang from the collar of an ill-tempered bison named Bruce. If you defeat Bruce, the photos are yours.
From what I've read, watermarks are fine as long as they're not interrupting the image ie. a giant watermark covering the entire image. I've seen professional photographers who have nice, small logos in the bottom corner of their images and it doesn't disturb the image. But understand, there are different situations that call for different types of watermarking.