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#1 loftus

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 05:36 PM

Probably my last pool shoot till spring. Kristina is also an accomplished photo retoucher who will be working on some of the images over the next few weeks - will be interesting to see what she comes up with.
Taking some copyright advice from Simon below.

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 07:18 PM

I like the sense of movement in these. How did you get the small and well-behaved bubbles to work?

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 12:47 AM

I like the first one very much!
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Posted 25 October 2011 - 01:59 AM

Yes, the first once is delightful!
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Posted 25 October 2011 - 02:05 AM

Very good indeed...

You should really apply a watermark to this work. Two reasons:-

1. Its very commercial, with a plethora of uses. Much better to negotiate use first...

2. If used for misrepresentative purposes, how will the model feel? Much better to check usage first...

If you are really serious about protecting your work, it might be worthwhile registering the work with the US Copyright office...it is not the most intuitive of processes, but if you need help by all means PM me.

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#6 loftus

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 03:42 AM

Thanks folks.
Thanks Simon. You are right. I do watermark my images on my website, and should do so here as well. Only problem is that a watermark that cannot easily be cropped out etc, detracts from the image.
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Posted 25 October 2011 - 04:54 AM

...Only problem is that a watermark that cannot easily be cropped out etc, detracts from the image.


A large but opaque symbol - between 10% and 20% opacity - is normally enough to maintain a good balance between spoiling for all and spoiling for those who prefer not to seek permission first...it is also difficult to remove...here's a sample:-

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I do regret having to stick watermarks on, but using images without permission is rife. But watermarks do work. I was recently contacted by someone wanting the unwatermarked version, so some do care.

What is perhaps the worst is finding another diver/photographer using one's work. Using Google Image Search I found just that...but I digress...
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Posted 25 October 2011 - 08:52 AM

Number 1 I like...still clearly visible that its a stunner...just trashed enough to compel others to ask first!

If I am being really, really picky then the best statement would be 'Copyright Jeffrey Hartog. All rights reserved' - and I think the required std format for the US includes year date of first publication...

But that is picky. Perhaps only a lawyer would try and argue....
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Posted 25 October 2011 - 09:19 AM

Lovely images! Great work as always.

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 11:35 AM

Nice work Jeff. I find the placement of the watermark on the first one very distracting. I wouldn't have put it right across her eye.
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Posted 25 October 2011 - 12:28 PM

Really nice bubbles!
Great work.

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 05:58 AM

Stunning shots Jeff!

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 06:13 AM

Very nice creative shots!

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 05:31 AM

These are fantastic Jeff - always something new looking from you. I am stuck in a rut!

I love the use of bubbles - it certainly says "Underwater" but I love the golden hair too.

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 08:04 AM

These are fantastic Jeff - always something new looking from you. I am stuck in a rut!

I love the use of bubbles - it certainly says "Underwater" but I love the golden hair too.

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 03:27 PM

A little update, more on the Liquid Gold idea

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 06:50 PM

Very, very nice.

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 09:24 PM

The liquid gold shot is phenomenal.
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Posted 18 November 2011 - 02:18 PM

Love the "liquid gold" image. Awesome work, Jeff!
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Posted 18 November 2011 - 06:00 PM

Liguid gold for sure! Hey Jeff, have you ever tried to frame just the reflection? Just a thought.

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