Tasi Image by Michael Guevara in Las Vegas, Nevada and San Francisco, California and Napa Valley, California

Website:Β http://tasiimage.wix.com/photos
Facebook: Β http://www.facebook.com/tasi.image
Twitter:Β https://twitter.com/tasi_image
Instagram:Β https://instagram.com/tasiimage/

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  • Celine (peaceetc)

    To TASI IMAGE BY MICHAEL GUEVARA IN LAS VEGAS, NEVADA AND SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA AND NAPA VALLEY, CALIFORNIA,

    Welcome to the world of being outed by Photo Stealers (Stop Stealing Photos). It is our goal to root out and put a stop to photography copyright infringement. Your outing is one step towards that goal. You used photos you were not authorized to use, which is illegal. You’re probably confused and angry, so let us try to help you get a handle on things by giving you a checklist of things you should be doing and not doing.

    Please do NOT do the following:

    1. React with anger, go into denial, or start in with the threats. We already have the evidence against you. The best thing you can do for you is to be honest and to deal with this head on.

    2. Flag comments on this listing. The mods will just put them back, so don’t waste your time.

    3. Lie or offer excuses. We have heard every excuse in the book (really, we have. One guy even blamed Obama.), and you will not come up with something we haven’t heard before. You are not a special snowflake. Nothing you can say will justify what you did, so don’t bother.

    4. Accuse us of slander (because nobody ever figures out it has to be verbal to be slander). We stick to the facts, and if something is publicly available, it’s fair game.

    5. Create fake accounts to defend yourself. We will see through it, and it’s just a waste of time.

    Please DO the following:

    1. Remove any and all stolen images immediately. That means now. Right now. And no, simply hiding them from public view doesn’t count. They need to be completely deleted.

    2. Apologize DIRECTLY to those from whom you have stolen (and tell the truth!), and offer monetary compensation. You used their images in a professional setting to try to make money, so you owe them that much.

    3. Hope they don’t sue you. Copyright infringement is illegal under the law, and you can be sued for thousands of dollars, if not hundreds of thousands of dollars, for EACH stolen image. Yes, seriously.

    4. Apologize publicly, on all the sites and social media accounts where the stolen work appeared. Again, you owe it to your clients, fans, friends, etc., to be honest.

    5. Learn about how copyright works. Look up the Digital Millenium Copyright Act. What you may think you know and what is actually the truth are probably two different things (as in: no, posting someone else’s photo as “inspiration” is not a valid reason, nor is it good enough to provide credit. If you don’t have express permission to post someone else’s image, then you don’t post it. That’s it, the end).

    6. DON’T STEAL. It’s not complicated — if you didn’t take a photo and don’t have permission to use it from the actual copyright holder, then don’t use it. It’s that simple. Yes, seriously. You claim to be a photographer, so why on earth would you want to use others’ images, anyway? How does that make sense?

    And remember:

    1. If you do it again, you will be caught. We go back and check old listings to make sure they haven’t started stealing again. And don’t forget — Google knows. Anytime someone searched for your business, this listing will come up.

    2. Think about the actual victims here (no, not you) — those whose images you stole. You screwed them over. And frankly, that’s a pretty damned crappy thing to do. And think about the clients you’ve mislead by presenting a false front. They’re victims, too.

    • Facebook gone

      • MPR1776

        Someone(s) on Instagram is not happy with them

  • MPR1776

    They are trying to hide….Pic is of them, from what I saw on twitter…https://www.facebook.com/mike.vegas.702?fref=ts

  • captain-confuzzled

    some other not so happy reviews (attachment)

    • Helena

      Oh that makes me so sad. What an unscrupulous bastard, to take people’s money and steal their memories. πŸ™

      • Just a Girl

        Yeah, the fact that he did that to brides is just gutting! There is a special place in hell for people like this.

    • that’s just fuctup πŸ™ people like that should be locked up. A wedding is something you’re very unlikely to do more than once (hopefully) and doing this to the happy couple is lower than a snake’s belly….

  • C Sab

    He sure gets around if he’s based in multiple cities. Probably ran when people realized he was an untalented fraud.

    • Rachael Maxwell

      He’s messing in both my stomping grounds (Vegas & the Bay Area). Time to bring out the cavalry. πŸ˜‰

      • C Sab

        Do it. πŸ˜›

    • AlohaNui108

      It’s not just that. He seems quite malicious based based on the reviews shown. It strikes me that he’s thought it through in advance.

      • C Sab

        Won’t help him now.

  • U Really That Dumb?

    From TASI IMAGE BY MICHAEL GUEVARA IN LAS VEGAS, NEVADA AND SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA AND NAPA VALLEY, CALIFORNIA About Page:

    OUR STORY

    The story is pretty simple. I’m really really good at what I do and I want to provide a stable financial future for my first child Tasi (Means Ocean in Guam).

    Because it’s for my daughter and for all the support from my family and friends, I want to give back to the community with these amazing offers and services.

    Are you tired of getting photographers that dont offer everything you are looking for? How about hearing the horrible stories of getting you photos months later?

    The photographers you like have extremely high prices. The ones with decent prices charge extra for editing, effects, and amount of coverage time they guarantee.

    Well look no further!

    I offer fantastic unbeatable rates and I provide the ultimate service with fantastic quality.

    The coverage time for your event should be null. Why? Because capturing amazing shots and getting exactly what you are looking for cannot be rushed.

    Besides are you really willing to spend thousands of dollars to have coverage for 4-6 hours or even 8 hours? No worries, I cover the entire event and I still beat their prices.

    http://tasiimage.wix.com/photos#!aboutus/cu1w

    • U Really That Dumb?

      From TASI IMAGE BY MICHAEL GUEVARA IN LAS VEGAS, NEVADA AND SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA AND NAPA VALLEY, CALIFORNIA Home Page:

      β€œEvery event is a unique story of either love, friendship, family or tradition – my greatest pleasure is to capture the beauty, the joy and all the details in an artistic or journalistic fashion.” – Michael Guevara

      Michael developed his passion for photography at an early age, and was able to encourage and mold this budding dream by covering weddings at the hotel he worked at, while simultaneously working in hotel management.

      His love for his work deepened when he started widening his coverage zones through the bay area. The more he did the more passionate he got. This has given him the chance to develop spontaneity and interpersonal skills while telling a story with his camera.

      This early endeavor has helped him become one of the best traveling photographers around.

      From: http://tasiimage.wix.com/photos

      • C Sab

        That’s about as generic as it gets.

      • Michael Goolsby

        Yet another photographer with “passion”. It’s too bad his talent is more for stealing than actually taking good photographs.

        I’m guessing that this is just a normal guy who wanted shortcuts and didn’t think anyone would notice. Could end up being wrong, though, as there is a consistent pattern in which photostealers are often narcissistic and/or sociopathic, too. Time will tell. Hopefully, this guy will just take down all his stolen stuff and put his gear up on Craigslist. I cannot possible see where, without his stolen photos, he has a real photo business at all.

    • Melinda Potter

      Reading the bio/about just makes me that much more angry. So slimey and conniving

  • Tony Bennett

    Tasi facebook is gone.

  • Melinda Potter

    WOE! Holy crap! The amount of scammy scum ness is almost blinding! I don’t like this guy, not one bit
    Ewwwwwwwwww *shivers* (can you tell I had a hard time not swearing? Well I did)

  • keca

    GEEZ this is a new level of laziness. His website is still up, that’s a shame.

  • Justin Case

    the original photographer needs to contact WIX.com and file a dmca takedown notice. Considering he has done nothing about the negative comments all over his Instagram account, I doubt he cares much about the bad publicity.

    • C Sab

      He will when he’s working at McDonalds because no-one wants to hire him as a photographer due to lack of skill and him being an unskilled hack.

  • captain-confuzzled

    website and Instagram gone

  • MMM

    I’m the reporter who started all of this. I’m exposing him on TV soon. I’ve spoken with 3 brides. Know of someone else? Contact me: Mmortensen@8newsnow.com

    • Thank you.

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

    • captain-confuzzled

      would love to know when you do your story

      • Mmm

        I will post a link. I’ve gotten all brides refunds but sadly no pictures.

        • captain-confuzzled

          Bravo! Great that you got them refunds! So sad about them not having pictures though.

        • Me, Myself and I

          Well, you got better results than we did. πŸ™

          The only thing we can do is shame them into doing the right thing and hopefully act a a warning for future potential customers of his.

    • Justin Case

      I assume you already contacted the women who left messages on his (now deleted) Instagram feed? Those and the reviews (http://stopstealingphotos.com/tasi-image-michael-guevara-las-vegas-nevada-san-francisco-california-napa-valley-california/#comment-1892888851 ) linked here are the only brides I know of.

      Good luck with your story. Sadly, it seems like exposure here was not enough to get Mr. Guevara to do the right thing. Perhaps more prominent exposure locally will get some of those he’s cheated some restitution.

    • Would love to know when that’s airing!

  • Michael Goolsby

    At least his current site does not appear to have any stolen material on it. (There’s actually not much material there at all, and what is there is horrible. Once again, the photographer’s real work makes it understandable why they chose to STEAL the work of real photographers.) But it looks like he’s burned more than a couple of brides. I’ll enjoy seeing the news story on this joker.

    • I agree, stealing photos, whilst morally wrong, doesn’t harm anyone except the owner of the copyright, but ruining someone’s weeding affects so many people, and there’s no option of a “do over” if someone messes up. This is why people hire photographers for their special days, to make sure it’s done and done properly! I hope these people can get some justice, I really do.

      • I consider that wrong and grossly inaccurate stealing images damages the industry not just the copyright holder. Yes we can agree that the copyright owner feels more but it does not negate what happens to the industry of photography every time this happens. Use the music/movie industry as an comparable example i mean why buy songs or movies if i can download it for free.
        Sent from a iPhone, please excuse the brevity and typos.

        • I guess my analogy was a bit blinkered, I didn’t take the industry as a whole into account. Your analogy was correct, and coming from a music industry background I should have realised that. My apologies πŸ™‚

          • Justin Case

            No need to apologize Jon, but this is exactly WHY stealing images is NOT a victimless crime.

            Those brides who booked this fake photographer did so likely on the strength of another photographer’s work. Never mind the years of practice, equipment, training, testing, research and struggle it took the real photographer to create those images: just the simple fact that someone paid this guy real money to produce something he had NO POSSIBLE WAY of creating on his own makes this a major crime in my book.

            This is exactly why I am here trying to do my part to put a stop to this. It most definitely does harm to every creative person who wants their work to be valued.

            (My turn to apologize now. Rant over. Sorry.)

          • captain-confuzzled

            I’m gonna chime in also and mention that every time someone inadvertently hires a fraudulent photographer, the industry reputation goes down and people are then less likely to pay for ANY photography. Pretty much what you guys are saying, but adding the overall industry loss. Every professional photographer pays for this crime.

            I think it is also worth mentioning people who are in the photos that are used fraudulently. They can be hurt also.

    • Mmm

      Can you list the site for me?

    • Mmm

      Please post his new site

  • Michelle

    Here is the story from CBS about Guevara after a 4 month investigation starting in Jan. Video should be up in a few minutes.

    http://www.8newsnow.com/story/28884293/oh-snap-wedding-photographers-pics-fail-to-develop

    • V323

      Not sure if this is accurate, but the reporter on this is claiming she got the website taken down. More often then not, PS is the main driver of that. Just

      • I did notice they never once mention PS but end of the day what ever. At least it was news worthy
        Sent from a iPhone, please excuse the brevity and typos.

        • Melinda Potter

          It iS a bit of a bummer that there was no mention of the PS blog, but it’s really nice to see a photo stealer making the news. I wonder if Michael will attempt to extort the original artist and threaten to make RORs and slam his business with 1 star reviews if he doesn’t get Michelle to take down her story and all the shared links to it? I wonder if he will go after everyone who comments on the story and threaten, falsely review them, and harass them as well? I wonder if he will threaten the reporter and attempt to take channel 8 down? Make false reviews about her and her news channel? I wonder if he will accuse her of cyber stalking, harassment and say she’s been stalking him at his home? I wonder if he will say that any and all of his law suits and troubles, and any angry people will be all HER responsibility for reporting his fraudulent business? NO, you say? That would be stupid you say? That will only make his problems worse you say?Get even more people involved and more people angry with him you say?hummmmmm…

          • Michelle

            Again PS learned about this through me. The actual photog asked me if he could post it on PS before my story aired and I agreed in hopes to find more
            Victims before my story aired.

          • Melinda Potter

            Oh gosh! Michelle I’m sorry. I didn’t attend for my rambling to be aimed at you at all. I think it’s wonderful the way you handled the story. Perfect in fact. I thank you very much for caring enough to follow it through.
            My ramblings are actually completely unrelated. Another fraudography business has decided to go after this blog, and everyone who shares it, or comments on it, and I guess I felt the need to vent a little about it. They have been quite relentless and the frustration of it just got to me.
            It wasn’t the proper place for me to air my frustration. I apologize.
            Again, thank you so much for the story

    • Melinda Potter

      Great coverage! πŸ™‚ Thank you for posting this

    • Michelle

      I notified the actual photog who only notified PS after he asked if it was ok. The only way PS found out or Chris found out about the theft was through me.

    • captain-confuzzled

      Great work! So wonderful to see someone reporting on this type of situation. The brides can’t get those moments back and it really is horrible when this happens to them. Alerting the public that this stuff goes on hopefully will help keep it from happening to others.