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Bigchamps Photography and Visuals in Columbus, OH

Website: https://bigchampsphotographs.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bigchampsphotography/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bigchampsphotography

Just saying, if you’re going to steal photos for your portfolio maybe don’t do it in the state I live in. If you do, don’t steal from my friends.

There’s a ton more stolen but I ran out of ambition and fucks.


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Locals Only Style Shoot in Wadsworth, OH

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/localsonlystyledshoot/
usession: https://book.usesession.com/s/Gt4z3AikP
Brochure: https://www.canva.com/design/DAF6K-pgMvE/KmLPyusowot43DLQkYK95Q/view

The girl running this thing, Tina, aka Photos by Teenzy, is a photographer in Ohio and posted in a local photographer’s group a couple weeks ago trying to find models for her hosted styled shoot in March.

I immediately clocked that the photos were Pinterest and informed her that this was copyright infringement. She clapped back that this is mood boards and asked if I was familiar with the concept of Pinterest. Apparently she GNFs because here we are.

Today she’s blasting the boards across the whole of what feels like Ohio looking for photographers to pay $375 and is using the mood boards as advertisement.

If you’ve been wondering why I’ve had some Facebook rants lately about Pinterest not being a source, here is why.

I mean, for one board (peach) she basically used all the images from the Brides article for the 2024 Pantone Color of the Year and they all have the original photographers easily linked. It would take just two seconds to email the original photographers to get permission.

Even *if* the whole Pinterest-images-can-be-used-in-mood-boards-that-are-also-ads thing was legit, it’s blown out of the water with the fact that the brochure is FULL of images that Tina/Teenzy does not have the intellectual property rights to use. I did really like the added detail of a stolen image on the page with COMMUNITY OVER COMPETITION, DUH on it.

I had a tough time nailing down sources for all of these so if you see something you recognize let me know.

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Heather Slattery Photography in Dayton, OH

Website: https://heatherslatteryphotography.mypixieset.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/heatherslatteryphotography
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heatherslatteryphotography1
TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@heatherslatteryphotos

PS Facebook Page Discussion

Ugh.

This isn’t how I wanted to start off my Monday but here we are. Stolen images, stock images, plagiarism, “inspiration”… where my bingo card??

If you know of the source of any images I couldn’t find the original creator for let me know.

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Kaley Toth Photography in Youngstown, OH

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kaleytothphotography
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kaleytothphotography/

PS Facebook Post

I was minding my own damn business when a post hit my Facebook feed from a photographer advertising mini sessions in a wedding group. I pinged right away they were stolen images so I searched to verify, then went to her Facebook Page and saw a shitbrick of stolen images advertising various sessions.

I replied and said, “These aren’t your images and it’s copyright infringement to use someone else’s work to advertise your own. This goes for ALL of the photos on your Facebook Page advertising sessions with images that aren’t yours.” and went along with my Sunday, not intending to make a post.

Then Kaley replies back saying, “If you read the entire post it’s stated it is an example of the set up. Thank you for your concern 🙂

Ma’am. You did NOT just try to gaslight me. No, no siree.

Her original post, as shown below, states NOWHERE that these aren’t examples. She slyly edited to say that after I called her out then tried to gaslight me by saying her post stated that. EVEN IF IT DID, since we’re all here we know better than thinking that makes copyright infringement okay but she didn’t say that originally.

I replied again and also called her out on her gaslighting. She deleted the post and then blocked me. Curiously, she did NOT delete her ad.

So, here we go.

To make it CRYSTAL clear: even *if* you say “inspiration photos” unless you have permission from the photographer/original content creator you cannot just use the images. Even if you have THEIR permission your clients have a case against you for deceptive advertising if your images do not compare in quality to what you posted.

DO NOT USE IMAGES THAT ARE NOT YOUR OWN FOR MINI SESSION ADS.

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Justin Griffith Photography in Tipp City, OH aka Just Griffx

Website: https://www.justgriffx.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/justgriffx/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JustinGriffithPhotography/

I hate fake stories about stolen images and this guy is FULL OF THEM. It’s fucking creepy and it shows it’s no accident.

There is a remarkable difference between his images and the stolen ones which are generally placed on ads or rants that he seems to hope will go viral.

You have to look at some of these because it’s impressive how far he goes. Stolen photo of a camera body to sell his, goes into the nitty gritty details of how he captured an image of a fox he didn’t take, posting a stolen photo of ferns for a giveaway of his services. It’s wild shit.

Oh and a bonus at the end, he even steals images of other people’s artwork and claims it’s a work in progress of his.

There’s likely lots more but I have allergies kicking my ass today so I called it when I saw the stolen artwork.

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