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Picture Perfect Photography in Salinas, California

Web:  http://pictureperfectphot25.wix.com/pictureperfect
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Picture-Perfect-Photography/1078234538858124?sk=timeline

I have a concussion so we’re just going straight to the pics.

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  • Phoxy_Photog

    Looks like they missed removing the nice little downloaded image filename on that newborn baby photo.

    Photogs- watermark your photos some place these lazy fauxtographers can’t crop it off!

    • this has always been a quandary for me. I’ve been guilty of placing a barely visible watermark over the entire image, but I think it ruins the impact of the photo. Putting it somewhere inconspicuous allows it to be cropped out though, so I guess it’s down to personal preference. I stopped watermarking the whole image as I didn’t want to seem pretentious, being as I’m not a professional photographer ;0)

  • Celine (peaceetc)

    This person pointed people specifically to their web site to show their work, when the photos on there are not their work. So there’s no claiming they are just inspiration images (not that claiming that is good enough, anyway).

    • Phoxy_Photog

      I found another victim and posted the screenshot from Facebook to her page. Picture Perfect’s FB page went down.

      • Not on my own comuter

        Their page went down super quickly

        • Phoxy_Photog

          I think that was my doing. Lol. I screenshotted a few things, then linked the offending image to the real photog, then commented on two stolen images that she missed a little bit of the original watermark in her sloppy cropping. Tried to refresh her page and poof, gone. Oh but I got screenshots.

    • Justin Case

      or that the ‘site is under construction’ as is claimed on the front page.

    • GlennMcQuaig

      No, no! They’re just “placeholders”! Lol!

      Who wants to place a bet that this will be the excuse?

      • Place holders for her actual work … Lol

        Sent from a iPhone, please excuse the brevity and typos.

      • Celine (peaceetc)

        Since they specifically sent people to that web site to see examples of their work, the placeholder excuse doesn’t cut it. The main page also said the had some of their work available to view while the site was being revamped.

        I just saw the site is down now. Good.

        • GlennMcQuaig

          Right. I know that. Hence my use of “Lol!” As in, “That would be a laughable excuse.”.

          • Celine (peaceetc)

            Sorry. People use LOL on everything these days, I don’t pay attention to it, anymore.

  • ml

    Thank you PhotoStealers! That’s one of my photos! What is the best way for me to handle this?

    • Justin Case

      Best way? Get a lawyer.

      Next best way? I would send an invoice for PRIOR usage and a stipulation that further use would need to be negotiated.

      Last way? File a DMCA with Wix. They have been very useful in the past.

      BEFORE YOU DO ANYTHING: I would have a good read of this article here http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/compound-eye/letters-to-my-copyright-infringers/

      good luck. I hope you get compensated.

      • ml

        Thank you! Before I saw your response, I sent an email through the website contact service informing this person of the illegal use, and obvious cropping of my logo & copyright info… I demanded my image removed from the site and any/all social media profiles immediately. The site is down now.

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  • Celine (peaceetc)

    Hey, Picture Perfect — remove the stolen photos from your Wix site. Just taking down the Facebook page isn’t enough. Take the stolen photos down, apologize to the photographers from whom you stole, apologize to any clients you may have gotten as a result of your fraud, and hope the original photographers don’t sue you for copyright infringement.

  • Has anyone reported the site to WIX? They’ve been good at taking down sites in the past.

  • Melinda Potter

    Looks like she may have copied and pasted her logo as well, from a designer’s examples https://www.etsy.com/listing/228431388/photography-logo-1-design-with-2-black?ref=market

    • Tiffany N Ertle

      Someone should let that etsy seller know. What a horrible person. Nothing original about them.

      • Melinda Potter

        Already in touch with her

        • Jenny M

          Is it possible that she did purchase the logo and the etsy seller is now using it as an example of work? Just wondering

          • Tiffany N Ertle

            If she stole other peoples’ work there’s a good chance she stole the logo too. Always best to find out. Glad you are researching this Melinda!

        • Phoxy_Photog

          I’m going to guess the logo was stolen, but hey if she can prove me wrong, I’ll take it. I think purchasing things legitimately is against her lifestyle.

          • Melinda Potter

            She’s attempting to contact her through the contact information that was on her site to confirm it was purchased by her. She said she would get back to me and let me know one way or the other.

          • Any word back Melinda?

          • The graphic artist was ignored…sigh… Not surprised, but still very disappointing

          • chuck knuckles

            Hopefully a registered letter from the graphic artist’s lawyer won’t be ignored, if they choose to go that route. It may be the only route Picture Perfect Photography in Salinas, CA is leaving her victims.

          • everything is down, and that counts for something. Looks like PS has put a stop to her scam before it gained any momentum at all. Compensation to the original artists would be nice, and hopefully it happens, but I’m not holding my breath

  • CrackerJacker

    How’d you manage a concussion?!? Feel better quickly 🙂

    • Photo Stealers

      Head met the underside of my counter after cleaning up a spilled lunch. The counter won.

      Thank you!

      • Wait… it was a contest?

        Sent from a iPhone, please excuse the brevity and typos.

      • Any rematch im the future?

        Sent from a iPhone, please excuse the brevity and typos.

  • GlennMcQuaig

    Anyone else send them a message via their website to ask them to remove the stolen photos?

  • Kimo

    It looks like it’s time to hide for this one. Like waiting out a typhoon, hoping everything will just go away as the wind shifts. Being caught and called out should be a wake up call, but apparently the alarm wasn’t loud enough.

    If you look at the conversation posted in the article, it’s obvious she knew she was close to getting caught up in something, why else suggest Instagram, then back out with a lame excuse?