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DM Productions aka Robbie Caine Photography in Melbourne, Australia

Website:  http://dmproductions.fotomerchant.com/home

This genius not only stole images and stole from me but went to my actual website to do it.  When there he had to screen capture to steal the images because I’ve yet to find an HTML site I like as much as my flash website. 

Lots of swear words people.  LOTS OF SWEAR WORDS!  Thank GOD I bought some alcohol today.  Oddly this photographer stole from a lot of Ohio photographers because you know, Australia is TOTALLY similar to Ohio.  WTF?

I am publishing this then going back into the other galleries.  Given that most of them (Fashion, Glamour and Portrait) seem to be from commercial artists the sourcing may be a bit more difficult.

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Supernova Photography

URL:  http://www.supernovaphotographybysabrina.com/

WIX:  http://supernovaphotography.wix.com/photos

FB:  https://www.facebook.com/supernovaphotography2012

G+:  https://plus.google.com/u/0/106258126772343735546/posts

Ad:  http://rockford-illinois.olx.com/supernova-photography-free-sessions-iid-428073939

Another Ad:  http://www.anightinaustin.com/entertainment/434411/a-supernova-photography

Craigslist Ad: http://sanantonio.craigslist.org/evs/3722948196.html

Supernova Photography by Sabrina committed the fault that so many thieves do, they used work on their site that was a HUGE departure from their typical work.  It never fails to catch someone’s attention to follow up on.  Some of the work on the site is hers, but not all and it’s fairly easy to spot the differences. 

Oh and PS?  She has a passion for photography!  Of COURSE she does. Too bad she stole that profession of passion from Robert Wegenek

PPS: If you like Photo Stealers make sure to become a fan on Facebook.  

Her homepage.

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One of the portrait galleries.

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Her wedding gallery.  See something that catches your eye?

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Me too.  Let’s investigate.

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Not sure if it’s a stock or just plastered all over the web, I can’t find the original source.

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Let’s keep going!

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Yep, another stock-ish image.

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The next image.

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This isn’t a stock image but actually an image stolen from Elite Photo, which was featured recently on Rustic Wedding Chic.  Insert here a rant about wedding blogs not allowing watermarked images.  

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Next image on Supernova.

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This image is originally from Deidre Lynn Photography, seen featured here on Green Wedding Shoes.  The rant above about the lack of watermarking on wedding blogs?  It applies here too.  

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The next image on Supernova.

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This image is by Rylee Hitchner seen here on Amy Osaba’s blog and also featured on Once Wed.  Another rant about lack of watermarking on wedding blogs?  You betcha!

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Next!

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Rings!  Yep, they’re stock..ish.

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Next.

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Yep, another stock image of some sort.

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Next.

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This image is by A Bryan Photo and the image is taken from the feature here on Snippet and Ink.  That rant about lack of watermarking?  Keep it keepin’ on and add a few choice swear words into the mix.

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Next.

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It’s another stock image.

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Whew.  That’s all the weddings!  Hmm, notice anything?  Yeah, NONE of these images were taken by this photographer.

I had a sneaking suspicion that her boudoir gallery would have more stolen works in it.  I’m not even even going to bother with the stock images.  Just trust that if I’m listing the source it’s stolen and if not, it’s stock for this gallery as well. 

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First image.

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This image is from Fine Boudoir Photography

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Next.

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This image is by Fidelio Photography seen here on their blog, notice the cropping to remove the watermarking that was done.

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Next.

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This image is by Haute Shots.  Again, notice the cropping.

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Next.

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The image is by Susan Pacek Photography, no longer listed on her site but I have a copy with her watermark from an old feature online.  Again notice the cropping. 

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Next.

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This image is by Choco Studio.

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Next.

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Another image from Fine Boudoir.

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Next.

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This image is by Waltzer Photography.

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Next.

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This image is by Alecia Hoyt

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Ok I’m getting hungry and I’m over this so here’s her pet portfolio.  Judge at will. 

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Promotions & Contest page.

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Image is also seen on her Craigslist ad.

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Image is from Southern Charm Portraits

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Her Facebook page & gallery.  What is wrong with this picture?

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It appears that she’s used Deidre Lynn’s image (seen above from her gallery) as a profile pic at some point in time.  

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Update 12:01AM:

Sabrina has taken the galleries down that were outed here and her Facebook page has been hidden or deleted.  

On3 Images by Tom Swoope

Link:  http://tomswoope.com/ or http://www.on3images.com/
Google Page:  https://plus.google.com/112286953875739171750/about?gl=us&hl=en
You Tube:  http://www.youtube.com/user/tomswoopetv 
Smugmug: http://tomswoope.smugmug.com/

On3 Images by Tom Swoope has been caught red handed not only stealing photographs but also stealing text as well.  By the time I was contacted, he was quickly removing the stolen goods but the internet learns quickly and people have been screen capturing and sending it along to me.  When confronted, Tom alleged that the Web Designer did it (of course) but it doesn’t explain how the watermarks got removed.  There is also the problem with the fact that he claims he does web design so one would think even if he didn’t do his own that he would have been combing over things with a fine toothed comb if he outsourced it.  Beyond that, the images that were stolen had the SAME NAME as the source where they were stolen from, that’s kind of too much of a coincidence.

Before going further, I suggest you watch this You Tube video is from one of the people he stole from outlining all of the things that were stolen and the sources.  UPDATE: You Tube removed the video. It’s now reuploaded to Facebook.

Now onto the pictures…

The original images and blog post on Natalie Franke Photography.

The stolen image on the On3 Images website’s wedding gallery.

Seen again on his website under the Investment page as well.

Another image on the same blog post from Natalie Franke Photography.

Seen here again on On3 Images website.

The original images on Jake Holt Photography’s website.

Seen on On3 Images website.

The Google Place page for On3 Images.  As you will see, Natalie Franke’s image is the main image for this page, which we’ve shown as stolen above.

Another stolen image on the google page from Raw Photo Design.

Yet another image stolen on the Google Place page from Raw Photo Design.

Another set of images stolen from Jay Premack Photography as seen on the Google Place page.

A sample of what was on his Facebook Page before it was taken down by Facebook, as you can see, there were more stolen images with his watermark on them.

Update 9/25:

Now that my wedding edit from Saturday is exporting I decided to check out and see how much of the word content on On3 Images site was stolen.  It didn’t take long to find the answer to that.

The bio on La Dolce Vita’s website.

The intro to the wedding section on On3 Images site – looks familiar, yes?

I also found his Smugmug Gallery, which also has stolen goods.

This image on Chloe Moore Photography is on a blog post of a bunch of fun photo booth pictures.

Here is the image on On3’s Smugmug gallery as a sample from the photo booth.   Before I hear the requisite “oh that’s a sample Smugmug left” I want to nip that in the bud.  Here you will see this image used for the local Fox Best of Competition.  Here they are using the image on their Yelp Page.  He’s also using it on his LinkedIn Profile.