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Reaction Photography

Awwww it’s a thief that takes me back to my roots, well almost.  My first foray into this “field” so to speak was with a girl named Dana Dawes who stole a bunch of photos for her Groupon ad.  The news even got involved with the story and when they showed her in her studio, the stolen images were even displayed there.   This new thief came to me via the same starting point – someone saw their Amazon Ad (the image used in the ad appears to be theirs) and clicked on their website and discovered a gallery of images that are not theirs.

A photographer earlier today had his images removed but Reaction Photography aka Carmen Ridenoure took only their images down, not all of the stolen ones.  Of course a new “assistant” was blamed.  Interesting that the images that are not Reaction’s original works are the ones featured in ads and the first ones in the slideshows online.

PS:  Let this be a lesson to future brides, this company won “The Best of The Knot” award for 2013 AND 2014.  That award doesn’t mean much.  Continue reading “Reaction Photography” »

Dream Wedding Media

URL:  http://www.dreamweddingmedia.com/

Moving on from the CJ Photography debacle (FYI he’s back and stronger than ever and is kicking rocks still or something).

Vincent and Tyler Tree apparently run this business which is photography, cinematography and DJ services.  They don’t appear to have a Facebook Page nor much of an online presence so I don’t know if this is just a business that doesn’t get any business or they are just flying under the radar but regardless, their portfolio is made up of stolen images.

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Joshua Bombard Photography

URL:  http://www.joshuabombardphotography.com/

FB:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Joshua-Bombard-Photography/101767316549419

This one was sent into me via the message feature.  From how his site and Faceboook read, I am guessing that he is a hobbyist that is trying to break into different fields of photography by using other photographers works to represent his own and create ads.  I know I’ve said this but I’ll say it again, DO NOT DO THIS.

*****UPDATE 3/26 Below*****

We will start with his webage.

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The first image in the slideshow is an ad for his wedding photography.

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This image is from esh photgraphy in Canberra.

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The second image in the slideshow is an ad for boudoir.

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The image on the far left belongs to SF Connected Photography.  I cannot find the sources to the other two but I wouldn’t be surprised to find out they are stolen as well.

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The third image in the slideshow is an ad for senior photography.

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The third image appears to be from a stock site, it is seen on many foreign language websites, this one is just one of the many where this image appears.

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The fourth image just made me laugh.  I somehow highly doubt that Blake Lively went to some random photographer for her senior portraits in Illinois.  This image is everywhere and impossible to find the original source to (well it could be possible but I don’t have that kind of time).  This site is one of the many, many sites this image appears on.

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The second page of galleries (I couldn’t find sources for the first page).

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The entrance image to the boudoir section is an image from honeybourne intimates that seems to be everywhere without credit.

Now onto Facebook.

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I’m quickly finding that the images that he has stolen are awfully pixelated.

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This image is from Model Mayhem but I cannot find the original source.

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This is the next image from Facebook.

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This image is from Hollye Schumacher and appears to be from the Junebug Weddings site.  This is a prime example of why photographers are hesitant anymore to allow bridal blogs to use their works without any kind of watermark, thieves like this one can just lift it easily.  He’s also using this image on his Model Mayhem portfolio.

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We get to skip down a few to this next image in his gallery that seems just a bit too good to be true.

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This image is from Tim Hamilton.

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The next sunset image on Joshua’s Facebook.

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This image is from Joep R.

I’m sure that more on his Facebook and website is stolen but I’m not finding sources, partially I am sure due to his watermarking he has added onto the images.

UPDATE 3/26:

This guy is still heavily using images that are either stock (legally purchased or not, it is still against TOS to display as your own work) or taken from another photographer.

The new gallery page.

New wedding gallery.

The original image is from The Way We Click Photography, here seen on ISPWP (winning #13).

The next image in the slideshow.

It is a stock image of a wedding dress, found online in numerous places.

Another image in the slideshow.

Another stock-type image with numerous sources on the internet.

Surprise, another stock image that apparently other photographers are also using…

Notice his watermark in the corner? Nice touch!

He had to crop the image to get the original watermark out from Dani Dunca Photography.

The next in the gallery… in which we are yet to find a SINGLE image that is his.

Another stock image!

Another…

Stock!

Another…

Stock again!

Another…

Stock again!

Boudoir Gallery

Dallas Wedding Photographer

Link 1:  http://weddingphotographerdallas.com/

Link 2:  http://mckinneyweddingphotographers.com/

Link 3:  http://weddingphotographerfrisco.com/

Link 4:  http://weddingphotographervegas.com/

Blog:  http://weddingphotographerdallas.blogspot.com/

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wedding-Photographer-Dallas/152887168095502?v=wall

This next submission I’ve been flooded with today by multiple photographers, including the photographers that had their images stolen.  From what they are telling me, this guy is a repeat offender and every time he gets caught he comes back with more.   His site is full of stock images as well as stolen works.  Much of the advice columns are stolen as well.  

http://weddingphotographerdallas.blogspot.com/2012/01/dallas-desi-wedding-photographer-indian.html

Original source: http://www.abeautifuldayphotography.com/blog/2011/10/11/golf-club-at-newcastle-hindu-wedding-ceremony-of-namita-and-gauhar/

From their Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=315669561817261&set=a.315667578484126.81419.152887168095502&type=3&theater 

Original source:  http://www.aacreation.com/blog/2011/12/shri-laxmi-narayan-mandir-riverside-indian-hindu-wedding-ceremony-priya-krish/

Sources:

http://www.abeautifuldayphotography.com/blog/2011/10/11/golf-club-at-newcastle-hindu-wedding-ceremony-of-namita-and-gauhar/

http://www.popphoto.com/photocontestimage/img4243ajpg-0

http://www.aacreation.com/blog/2011/12/shri-laxmi-narayan-mandir-riverside-indian-hindu-wedding-ceremony-priya-krish/

http://www.stylemepretty.com/2012/02/03/saddlerock-ranch-wedding-by-events-of-love-and-splendor/ (from The Image is Found)

http://airaphotography.net/index.php?link=25