Today the top story in one of my Facebook groups was that someone was rightfully upset that their photo was used without permission by an online magazine. It’s a terrible thing. I don’t think it’s so much about money. It’s more about not getting credit for your work. Her name wasn’t mentioned. The link to her blog was not mentioned. Here it is by the way . . .
The blog is totally adorable. Totes adorbs!
So if you want to protect yourself from this happening to your photos, you should use a watermark on all of your photos. Until today, I have been selective about which photos I put my name on. However, her picture was a photo of her with her children. I will be busy from now until the end of time re-doing all of my pictures. The best advice that I’ve heard is that you should make it difficult for people to use your photos, especially if your own children are in the photos.
Do what you have to do to protect yourself from copyright infringement.
Also, be aware of Facebook copyright rules. Be aware of Facebook also being allowed to use your stuff.
Link to tutorials, websites and apps about adding a watermark: