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B-Precious in Long Island, NY

Website: http://www.b-precious.com/

I know the argument here is going to be “but the gallery said inspiration!”  This is true, it does.  However there is an overlay on these images with “schedule your session” and no where on the website (that I can find) does it explain these images are placeholders or images B-Precious aspires to achieve.  These images also are alongside her session pricing.

I didn’t list stock images or unknown sources.

PS: I highly suspect the song isn’t properly licensed either.

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  • You can’t fix stupid

    Regardless of it being for inspiration, the original photographer needs to be approached and permission needs to be obtained. You can’t have “inspiration” and then “book now” on the same page. Really misleading.

    • Steve Gibson

      its amazing how this business operates. On a local wedding page, we just got a £200 all day photographer, “recently qualified” all be it from some online clown college. he had no images, nothing at all. his website had stock images as background. i messaged him saying its misleading and did he have the rights to the images. he did the usual and claimed he didnt know and never said the images where his but a day later its all gone. how can people beieve they can go from nothing to charging money.

      • Me, Myself and I

        £200 for 10+ hours coverage so about 32 hours of actual work? (Meetings, post processing, prepping …)?

        So £6.25 per hour BEFORE COSTS?

        £200 doesn’t even cover hard costs much less CODB or you know … a living wage.

        FFS.

        So let’s take:

        – £50 for travel costs.
        – £6 for a disk

        £56 in hard costs adduming no rentals and the likes.

        £200 – £56 = £144

        Let’s put half of it aside to pay for your cost of Doing Business … business cards, web hosting, office supplies, backup drives, replacement gear, cellphone …

        £144/2 = £72

        £72 / 32 hours of actual work = £2.25 / hour … if that.

        Minimum wage in the UK is £6.70 an hour … so even in this BEST CASE SCENARIO they are paying themselves LESS THAN THE NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE! Helping drag the perceived value of photographic services down the drain … FFS

        • Steve Gibson

          some people pay more for a chocolate fountain than a photographer. one girl paid 200 quid for all day, the photographer was so bad she got 24 images. all the asked for shots where missing. someone took a iPhone picture of the bride coming in and the photographer has 2 cameras hanging down and not taking anything. I know on the bride entry I don’t take my camera off my face.

          • BigAl

            How things change! When I got married i think we ended up with around that number of shots in the album, I know that it wasn’t a huge number more anyway. I think we paid about £200 too. But I did get married in 1987, and it was shot on MF film. We did push the boat out though as we also went with video, which was only just coming into fashion at that time. Ended up with a VHS tape, had to be careful about using that one for recording over :).

        • U Really That Dumb?

          But you forgot that it’s a “niche industry”!

          • Me, Myself and I

            Not much of an industry when it operates at a loss. 🙁

    • Me, Myself and I

      You cant have inspiration periode.. Inspiration isnt one of the exemptions to copyright under fair use tenants.

  • Lisa

    so is her “real” work actually posted anywhere on her website? This is so incredibly infuriating. Ummm ya, I’m pretty sure she doesn’t have rights to use that song. Seriously…..just plain wrong on so many levels.

    • Photo Stealers

      The kid with the ornament is the only image on the website that I believe is her original work. The rest are stock or other photographers work.

    • Kendra

      I bet the pic of herself is her own work- the red eye isn’t even edited out.

      although I did find some lovely work on her “business” facebook page.. lol.

      https://www.facebook.com/bpreciousphotos

  • Celine (peaceetc)

    In before she claims she didn’t know better, that she didn’t claim them as hers, and that she just wanted to show what she could do.

    In other words, B-Precious, you aren’t allowed to use others’ images unless you are given express permission from the original photographers. It is illegal and you can be sued for a lot of money, especially since you are using them for your business. That’s all, the end. Please, just remove all the images you didn’t take, apologize to the original photographers, and above all, don’t lie, make excuses, or try to bring others in to defend you. Do the right thing.

    • Celine (peaceetc)

      Wait, darn it, I forgot — don’t blame it on others, either. No interns, no friends, no partners. Just own it, deal with it, and move on. Thanks.

  • You can’t fix stupid

    Her FB page has stolen images,

    • Just a Girl

      *GASP* Really? 🙂

  • Just a Girl

    Unless I am missing it there is just NOTHING on the Facebook from past clients that have hired her about how spectacular her work is… Even the tagged photos are not sitting well with me…. Its just “off”. Is it just me?

  • Helena

    Galleries page on the website now redirects to Facebook. Packages page is still full of stolen photos, but hey, you didn’t spell out exactly which ones she stole, so they’re okay to keep right? *head desk*

    • You can’t fix stupid

      FB still has a stolen one.

  • U Really That Dumb?

    Is it just me or is there something seriously wrong with a former elementary school teacher stealing images? Is this what the American Education System is holding up as a standard?

    Deanna Marie Pisano,

    I don’t understand what you did here. Can you please explain this to us? You posted stolen images. Friends and family “liked” them and even made comments about them. You “liked” their comments. But not once did you ever say they were not your images. How does that work? Would you EVER allow any of your students to do something like this? Would you let your son do something like this? What kind of an example are you setting for past students? What kind of an example are you setting for your son?

    Thank you for at least starting to delete some of the work you stole. However, that doesn’t mitigate your financial liability to the people you stole from. You still need to make it right with them. You still need to make it right with your clients. Yes, clients. The ones you deceived by pretending you were able to pull off work at the same level as those images you stole. Remember, that in New York, you can be charged criminally for false advertising. Just because you live in Suffolk County, doesn’t mean you’re exempt from the laws of the state or the country. Start doing what’s right and apologize to everyone and start paying the people you stole from the money they are rightfully due for the commercial use of their images.

    From her FB page:
    https://www.facebook.com/bpreciousphotos/timeline/story?ut=43&wstart=1420099200&wend=1451635199&hash=-5688068813750880384&pagefilter=3&hc_location=ufi

    Screen-Cap from:
    http://www.b-precious.com/#!story/cfvg

    • BlueToffee

      “i have taken my creativity and applied it to something I have always been pationate about”

      I’m guessing she defines creativity as cutting/pasting the work of others. Oh, and it would also help if she’d applied less “creativity” and more spellchecking.

  • Marc W.

    SURPRISE! Still has stolen work on her website.

    • U Really That Dumb?

      But she never said they were hers! You just assumed because she has them on her pages, and never said they weren’t when people commented on them.

      • Marc W.

        I never said it was her website either, just assumed because it looked like her website.

  • U Really That Dumb?

    Deanna Marie Pisano of B-Precious Photography in Hauppauge, New York,

    Found at: http://www.b-precious.com/

    FB: https://www.facebook.com/bpreciousphotos

    Delete EVERY stolen image! Stop playing games. We can see what you are trying to do. They are still there. Playing hide and go seek is for children, not adults that have been caught red handed stealing images from professional photographers. That’s not how it’s done. Delete, delete, delete.

  • Emily Lucarz

    This photo always gets stolen it drives me nuts. It’s almost 3 years old too.. One time my logo was removed and off it went. I emailed her 4 days ago before I saw this thread and nada

    • Rob

      We admire your work. We apologize for this misunderstanding. Please confirm that your images have been removed.

      • U Really That Dumb?

        There are still stolen images on the page. Please explain.

      • You can’t fix stupid

        What misunderstanding? that you got caught stealing images? Should read “We admire your work. We apologize for stealing it”

      • Me, Myself and I

        “We apologize for this misunderstanding.”

        FFS. Are you hearing yourself?

        It’s not a “misunderstanding” YOU STOLE HIS PICTURE AND USED IT TO FALSELY REPRESENT YOUR OWN WORK!

        “I know I took your car without your permission and then used it to operate a taxi service. Sorry for the misunderstanding.”

        Does that make any sense?

        • Well it does make sense if the car was only used as placeholder until they got there own taxi to operate their business … sounds reasonable #sarcasm

        • U Really That Dumb?

          Sounds like a typical politician or CEO/President of a company.

    • BigAl

      Emily would you mind letting me know which picture you are referring to? It must be a stunner if it is regularly being stolen. I’ll stick with my prefered product photography, I’m not really keen on shooting people, especially when results matter.

      Thanks

      Alan

  • Stop Jumping to Conclusions…

    I happen to have a little knowledge of this particular situation and find it astounding that people rush to play judge, jury and executioner ready to lynch someone they know absolutely nothing about. Deanna didn’t steal any photography. Her website and Facebook profile have been in development and those images were only meant as placeholders put there by the web designer until her work was ready to be placed. Unfortunately, the site was pushed live, without her knowledge. As soon as Deanna was made aware of the situation, she began to rectify it. It’s shameful that a niche industry like this can turn on and cannibalize each other the way that you all do. It’s like watching Mean Girls and this platform is your little Burn Book.

    • Helena

      This would probably hold true if Facebook hadn’t also been saturated with stolen images. Did she give control of her Facebook to her web developer? Really?

    • Photo Stealers

      I didn’t post the images but all three galleries (Newborn, Cake Smash and Family) were posted to her Facebook as well.

      Also note the comment below this from one of the original photographers who notified her 4 days ago that she was using images that were not her own. Deanna chose to ignore the takedown request.

    • U Really That Dumb?

      Hi, I also happen to have a little knowledge on this particular situation. See the evidence submitted below proving your claims as false.
      You see, she still has stolen images up right now. So no, she’s not rectifying it. She is playing games and those games need to stop. Remember, this is not a joke. This could cost her everything she owns. She is looking at millions of dollars in liability in this case. Playing games and lying about it does not help her case.

    • U Really That Dumb?

      Oh, while you’re trying to come up with another new story, would you please provide proof of the business being licensed. Also, the name of this mystery web designer so the people they stole from know who to take to court. She really wants to give this person up because either way, it will come out in court. By giving it up now she saves herself a ton of money and grief as well as shows the court that she’s at least “trying” to do the right thing now.

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      Link to at least one of the people she stole from: http://stopstealingphotos.com/b-precious-long-island-ny/#comment-2309077147

    • Justin Case

      Please do not insult the tens of thousands of hard-working, HONEST photographers who have invested years to develop their skills and businesses as a ‘niche industry.’

      What the owner of ‘b-precious’ is responsible for is posted clearly above. Focus on that, and not on how ‘the industry’ chooses to react.

    • So you mean to tell me that removing watermarks and replacing it with her own watermark is completely acceptable and she is above all innocent … “thats not how it works that i not how any of this works”

      She burnt her own book

      • Photo Stealers

        To be fair she didn’t place her watermark on any of the images that were not hers.

        • Rob

          Thankyou!

        • Sorry i assumed because most do.

        • Rob

          I would truly appreciate you contacting me for a private conversation at rmannino124@gmail.com.

          This will be my last post to this group because I do not want to argue here.

          Thank you in advance.

          • U Really That Dumb?

            You see Rob, that’s not how any of this works. It’s yours, really your wife’s, job to contact everyone you stole from, find out how much they are charging for unlimited commercial use, and pay them that rate without arguing. It’s also her responsibility to remove each and every stolen image from every single page. As this writing they are still there. I would hope that you of all people are able to make them go away if you’re the one that put them there. Again, perhaps the best bet is deleting every page associate with B-Precious Photography of Long Island, NY. That way you know for sure that everything is truly deleted.

            The contact information for this page is easily found. Use it.
            The contact information for the people you stole from is all on you. It’s not on them to contact you. Because when they do, it’s likely through an attorney and with either a demand letter or court documents.

          • You are so not the first outed stealer or spouse of a outed photostealer to say a similar thing … No one wants or cares to contact you privately except foe the photographers you have wronged

          • You can’t fix stupid

            Why? She stole the images and posted them on a public page, it should be kept public.

    • Me, Myself and I

      It shameful that someone entering a niche industry like this would violate other photographers copyright and lie to prospextuve clients.

      Placeholders? Show me in the copyright axt where placeholder is a exemption to copyright protection.

      Yiu claim you know something of this situation?! YOU KNOW NOTHING.

    • BlueToffee

      Nice try. Niche industry? I think you had better go get some education. As for the tired “it was the web designer” claim, web designers/developers tend to be well versed on copyright law and would advise clients accordingly. Over and over in these cases, people like to blame the web person they hired, which is pretty shameful and just another way to try to deflect responsibility away from themselves.

      • Me, Myself and I

        Web Designer == Hubby
        No seriously … it’s her husband who owns a “Brand Management Agency”.

        The sample WordPress images in his Web Design gallery are … eerily familiar … doing a quick Google Image search reveals some interesting results…

    • You can’t fix stupid

      She didn’t steal?? Wow those FB pictures were up for months! Some of them were up since June, 5 months!! It isn’t like this happened overnight. Deanna is just mad that she got caught stealing. Deanna from B-Precious in Long Island knew those were not her images. Deanna knew that she stole them.

  • Rob

    Hello All,

    This is Rob, Deanna’s Husband and the creator of the website and facebook page. We are quite sorry for the grief that has been caused here.

    I can assure you that Deanna is the sweetest, most innocent person and had absolutely no harmful intensions by using any of these images as I was the one who put them there.

    Anyone that knows her, would explain her good nature. We are truly embarrassed that you all feel this way.

    The photos labeled as “inspiration” was intended to be used for what she aspires to be doing with her photography as she began her new journey as a stay at home mother.

    All photos have been removed except for the photos of her and my son which we have paid a photographer for and have the rights to display. This will never been an issue again.

    If there are any photographers that feel that they have been hurt, or shorted by any of the photos that we were admiring and displaying, please feel free to contact me directly (631) 747-1408 or at rmannino124@gmail.com. I will personally rectify the situation that I have gotten my wife into.

    Thank you.

    • U Really That Dumb?

      Rob,
      What you all fail to understand is the evidence is there showing intent. See below multiple times.
      Removing a WM is illegal. You of all people should know that.
      Oh, and no, not all of the stolen images are gone. So PLEASE stop with the games, delete the pages and talk to your lawyer. No, seriously, you’re likely to need one.

    • U Really That Dumb?

      “If there are any photographers that feel that they have been hurt, or shorted by any of the photos that we were admiring and displaying,”

      No, you mean outright stealing and using to con clients. Yup, illegal in NY and subject to jail time. So again, delete the pages and call your lawyer.

    • Justin Case

      Thanks for being a stand-up guy, Rob. Not everyone will be so kind, and I’m sure having seen all this before there will be lingering doubts, but I think your statement shows good intent.

      None of us know your wife, so it’s not really a personal thing. Once you create a business or presence on the internet, it takes on a life of it’s own, and that is the thing people are reacting to.

      I would advise both you and your wife to take things a bit slower. It is very tempting (and very easy) to pretend to be more experienced and more successful than you really are when you are just starting out. And that will only lead to disappointment – for the photographer AND the client – in the long run.

      If this really is something Deanna is passionate about, then use that passion to get better and enjoy the learning process. There is simply no substitute for experience.

      • U Really That Dumb?

        Unfortunately there are still countless stolen images on her pages.

        • rob

          It is irresponsible for you to make this statement, as all images have been removed.

          • U Really That Dumb?

            Then explain why there are still stolen images. Because we both know there are. I just did another screen cap of them.

          • U Really That Dumb?

            There are currently at least 30 stolen images on the page. I have the screen caps to prove it so before you claim I’m wrong, you better make 100% certain!

          • You can’t fix stupid

            Don’t forget about the music, that is also a violation of a copyright.

          • U Really That Dumb?

            Again Rob, I stand by my statement that there are STILL stolen images on the page.

            As mentioned before, make sure ALL stolen images are removed from EVERYWHERE!

          • You can’t fix stupid

            No they haven’t.

      • Rob

        I really appreciate the advice and I can assure you that your advice will be taken.

        It is really hard to see some of the things that have been written about such a wonderful person. I think that everyone on this website needs to remember that they are discussing real people here.

        • U Really That Dumb?

          You need to remember that you stole from REAL PEOPLE that have actually taken the time to learn the craft and build their business. So please step back and think about everyone you wronged. Everyone from the people you stole from right through every client as as well as all friends and family that ever looked at her page.

        • You can’t fix stupid

          Your wife stole images. SHe posted them on her FB page. When people commented on them she “liked” the comments. You can’t say that she knew nothing about it. Real people had their photos stolen, real people worked hard to get to that level. She just swooped in and stole their hard work.

        • Yes and real people misrepresented themselves as the one taking the images. Think about it if a vast majority of images on a photographer site is full of images that is not there own and tagged inspirational then what does that say about the so called proffesional photographer ?!?!

        • Me, Myself and I

          I think that everyone on this website needs to remember that they are discussing real people here.

          A real thief right? So the thief is the victim here? FFS. God forbid we would offend the sensibilities of a criminal …

          Let me paraphrase here.

          People should stop pointing out facts about this person that makes her feel bad about the crime she committed.

          How stupid does that sound?

          • U Really That Dumb?

            What he’s not getting is it could cost them both everything they own! Including their reputations amongst friends, family, and neighbors. Oh, and everyone at his work as well since he’s admitting to the crime.

            Hey Rob, how would everyone in your circle react knowing you stole images? Seriously dude, you need to stop and think about what you did and start making it right. It could easily cost you everything you’ve built up.

          • Me, Myself and I

            I don’t think he realizes that the POTENTIAL liability is UP TO 150,000$ PER IMAGE!
            Any watermarks removed adds a STATUTORY penalty of between 2,500$ to 25,000$

            25 images (as noted above) @ 150,000$ = 4,350,000 + legal fees plus watermark removals (potentially another 725,000$)

            Stay at home mom? Not when the home is repossessed … I guess then she would be a stay at the apartment mom?

          • U Really That Dumb?

            There are STILL over 30 stolen images on the page.

            So let’s take a round number, like 50, which is easily the number of stolen images Deanna of B-Precious Photography in Hauppauge, New York, Found at: http://www.b-precious.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/bpreciousphotos had on her pages.

            They are looking at a total bill in the range of $10,000,000.00. I doubt their modest home is 1) worth that much; 2) paid off and they have that much in equity. Add to that the civil and criminal charges by the State of NY.

            Also, Rob and Deanna, you do realize that insurance companies don’t cover the costs associated with your act of theft. So all of this, including legal fees, is on you personally. You’re looking at loosing everything.

            So NOW is the time to remove every stolen image and contact each and every person you stole from and apologize for stealing and pay them whatever they ask for the commercial rights to said image(s).

    • U Really That Dumb?

      Rob,
      Please explain to us, who it was that was “liking” the comments on the stolen images, knowing full well that they were stolen.
      While we appreciate you at least trying to set things right, there are too many unanswered questions that all point to intent of the crime.
      Even getting one client from a stolen image is illegal. She knew they were stolen. She knew she was using them to market to client. So while you may think that taking the blame will relieve her of all blame, it doesn’t work that way.

    • Me, Myself and I

      Good on you for removing them but perhaps it would be best if you read up om copyright law.

      Flagging a photo as “Inspiration” isnt enought to meet the fair use criteria. Coupled with how the images were on her commercial page and website…. and the missleading replies on comments…

      Your apology is falling a little flat.

      • U Really That Dumb?

        I think Rob, of all people, should know about fair use.

    • You can’t fix stupid

      What about the images on FB, they were not part of the website. SHe loaded them up herself. When people said how wonderful they were, she NEVER said anything about them being “inspiration”. She “liked” all their comments. SHe knew that they were stolen.

    • Marc W.

      She’s on the hook too because it’s her company. She should have seen it and stopped it right away!!!! Same with your bad grammar and spelling.

    • Marc W.

      Does the photographer who took the photos of her and your son know she’s using it to promote her professional photographer business? Can I borrow it?

      What about other photos of YOUR children? See, now do you have a problem with that?! Yeah, that’s exactly what you did with OTHER PEOPLE’S CHILDREN!

    • You can’t fix stupid

      11 hours later and you haven’t cleaned everything. The music that plays also has a copyright. IT is illegal to have it on your site. Clean up everything before you come in here saying that you have removed everything. You haven’t. Clean up your website.

      • Me, Myself and I

        About the music … maybe he got a license for it? Maybe? … but probably not.

    • U Really That Dumb?

      As of 11:30 your time (15:30GMT) on the 16th of October, 2015 there are still over 30 stolen images on the page.

      When was it you were planning on actually taking everything down? Because as of now, your excuses are total BS. Just like your apology.

    • Steve Gibson

      as you have the baby frog pose as “inspiration” I suggest you do not attempt it. babys do not bend that way without support. learn the craft before advertising what you think you can do

      • Helena

        Yeah I’ve attempted that pose twice, and it is hard blooming work making sure the baby is well supported and comfortable. I wanted to do it with my daughter, but I never had a spotter available to help.

        • Steve Gibson

          people do not realise its not one shot it is a composite shot. hands cloned out from each bit. done wrong it can break a babys neck

    • U Really That Dumb?

      Rob,

      We are still waiting. You still have well over 30 stolen images on your page. I thought you were going to fix this.

      Oh, and by the way, I’ll tell you the same thing many of the other past stealers have been told. Be careful who you listen to for advice. If it isn’t your attorney, you’re not getting sound advice. Especially if it’s advice from people who have been outed on this page. They are already known thieves and truly, only looking out for themselves. Besides, do some digging into those people and you’ll see that some of them are not people you would ever want to associate yourself with. Truly not, if any of your theft or theirs goes to court.

      • You can’t fix stupid

        Especially when some of the past thieves went to court and lost. Did they tell you about that one?

        • U Really That Dumb?

          I doubt they would ever tell that side of the story! Especially if they were trying to garner sympathy from a new thief.

          • You can’t fix stupid

            Ooh and the other thief that has a restraining order against them? Maybe they should do some research on their little group they have just joined.

    • U Really That Dumb?

      Rob,

      At 23:45 in Long Island, NY on 10.16.15 there are still stolen images.

      While you’re removing those, and since you admit you’re the one that put them there, how about making sure ALL pages are clean of ALL stolen images. Remember, you’re the one that came here and admitted that you stole images and used them for advertising.

      As mentioned before, past thieves are just that, thieves. It’s best if you don’t listen to them or associate with them in any way.

      BTW: The longer you leave stolen images up, the more it proves intent. On ALL pages.

      • You can’t fix stupid

        You forgot about the music

  • Michael Goolsby

    I have read every message here, viewed every photo and granted every benefit of the doubt, and, unless I have missed something major, have concluded that there are some serious problems going on here.

    A few observations:

    First, I am quite bothered to see watermarks removed. This is a major red flag that, above all else, demonstrates an INTENT TO DECIEVE. Such action virtually nullifies any potential claim that the images were used as “placeholders”, or for “inspiration”, or were placed there by accident. Removing a watermark is a deliberate act that robs a photographer of his rightful credit. As such, any attempt to dismiss the at as anything other than theft simply is not credible.

    Second, I would like to address the fact that the photographer herseIf has declined to offer any explanation or apology of her own. Instead, we are offered praise for the thief by, who else, but her husband. Why does she not speak for herself if she is so “wonderful” and “innocent”. Indeed, this thief has two people speaking on her behalf, making me suspect that at least one of them is the thief herself merely posing as a supporter. Frankly, I am quite weary of this modern epidemic of narcissism in which those who injure others portray themselves as victims.

    Finally, I would like to share my Concern of what happens when this woman, who TS clearly unqualified to produce work of this quality, is entrusted by paying clients to produce image of similar quality, only to end up extremely disappointed. If she is such a wonderful person, how could she mislead them so badly?

    This woman ts not “innocent”, just as she is not a professional photographer. To put it bluntly, she is a thief, a lia, and a hack, and needs to do more than merely take down the stolen property in question. She needs to putaside attempts getting clients until she is sufficiently educated in the areas of both photography and business.