Link 1: http://www.happyweddingcenter.com/
Link 2: http://houstonvideophoto.com/
Both of these sites use flash, which makes finding your photos a bit trickier but since this person had also uploaded the images to Instaproofs Google had crawled the images allowing the reverse image lookup to work. One of the owners found this out and screen captured all of the images she found that were stolen of hers and others on Facebook. Gallery one: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10102206232633994.3546238.8328224&type=1 and gallery two: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10102206742731754.3546316.8328224&type=3
http://karellephotography.com/ (well over 30 images stolen so the whole site was obviously a source)
http://www.iqphoto.com/ (another source that was used heavily)
Just as this blog went live the galleries have appeared to gone down, the splash pages no longer open up the site.
Another photographer sent in a submission about this particular thief. The saddest part of this is that it appears that this fauxtog was able to get these images to use because blogs require photographers to submit without watermarks, therefore leaving out images unprotected for cases such as these. As you will see, many of these images were taken from Delightfully Engaged/My Wedding.com where they ask for no watermarks on submissions. Even the majority of her words on her site are plagiarized, as you will see that her session guide is an exact copy of this guide by Lin & Jirsa (may not be theirs though, it’s all over the internet apparently). Continue reading “Photography by Linds’ Lens” »
This girl is happy to announce she is offering to photograph (and video!) weddings this year for free (yes you read that right) to build her portfolio. She even offers two photographers for the price of none – per her website. My personal favorite is that she is urging clients to hire her even if they already have hired a photographer as she says she’ll stay out of their hair. Suuuuuuureeee. Here’s my favorite part of her FAQ though, “Are all of the pictures on this website your own? No, the images currently on this website we’re taken by Robin Bradshaw of Bullet Photography. They are a representation of the photojournalistic style I aspire too and they are temporary whilst I build my portfolio in 2012.”
Well… at least she is honest in her dishonesty. Too bad it’s pretty hidden so unless you are actively looking for it, you wouldn’t know it was NOT her work being shown. The photographer she stole from did NOT give her permission nor did she credit her exactly as you will see in the source.
Her site is now down.