I never wanted to add a watermark to my photos because I believe it spoils the aesthetic and takes away from the subject matter. I also believe that it's a super cool thing to share how I see with y'all which is why I post in the first place. Regular readers of this blog already know that I love it when people appreciate my pictures and want to re-post them as long as they are properly attributed back to me and, if possible, the artist depicted. But recently I have noticed a butt load of 'unauthorized' downloads from this site. I am choosing to believe that the people who do this are so enamored with what they see that they absolutely M U S T H A V E I T for themselves to love and cherish till the end of time rather than for financial gain, personal glory or worse to portray my photos or another artist's work as their own. I always always always ALWAYS add a credit to my pictures when I know who the artist is, is it so wrong to ask the same courtesy for my photography?
So, yeah...it's time. I now have added the dreaded watermark to my photos ;-( I have also upgraded to a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0)
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