United Kingdom England Telford and Wrekin
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highton-ridley, on July 19, 2007, said:
Hi Vasco, see my very first comment on this image, you'll see what we were discussing. Last comment from Retrocool was that he couldn't decide which ones to enter.
How 'bout you? Some of your shots should be entered too... easy as pie.. just choose some .. lol.. always the difficult bit!
Vasco Pires, on July 19, 2007, said:
Hi Highton! I guess I will enter also! Altough it's just for fun really, I don't think I have material even to the editor's choice, let alone to win anything...
I wondered a little through the categories and saw amazing photographs!! Your's included!
Could you help me on a little detail? I don't have a clue about the photo info of my shots. Is there a way for me to read the EXIF of my photos?
Hi Vasco.. you can read EXIF info in Google's free picasa s/w or you could maybe try this freeware http://www.takenet.or.jp/~ryuuji/minisoft/exifread/english/
I've not tried it but it seems that it will do the job...
Thanks for the link.. It really solves the problem!
highton-ridley, on July 21, 2007, said:
Hey Vasco, did you enter the competition yet?
Vasco Pires, on July 21, 2007, said:
I've been trying to upload my photos in the last 2 days but their server is down all the time...
Hey Highton, can I ask you something? How does a professional photographer like you, who probably invests time and money in your own site to advirtise and so on, deals with the fact that your photos on that contest can be downloaded by anyone?
I will put this in other words: Imagine that I would like your photos so bad that I was willing to pay to have them hanged in my walls. That's the whole idea behind selling right?
But since I could easily download them from the photo contest and print them myself, and even credit them as mine. Wouldn't that be prejudicial to you? You would loose potential money right? Of course that I personally woudn't do that because I rule myself by high ethical values. But I imagine that there are lots of people around the world that would do that without a blink. Worse yet, someone could even sell them as their own.
Pardon me for taking so much of your time but I just wanted to know how a professional like you deal with those matters?
Ok, I found out what the problem was! I was trying to upload photos using mozilla firefox, It wasn't working. I tryied with Windows IE and it worked. I uploaded two so far, I will probably upload a few more, but not many, I really don't have enough quality photos to fill, not only one category! I could fill them all with great nude portraits I've made, but the models wouldn't agree... :(
highton-ridley, on July 22, 2007, said:
Hi Vasco, to answer your question about people stealing my photos...
There's not really a lot you can do about it apart from submitting lower resolution images (like I do here). It's one of those situations where you have to balance between publicising your work and potentially having it pinched.
At least no-one can dispute the copyright - by submitting to respected competitions you definitively establish it as yours.
You can embed invisible watermarks in your images but that doesn't stop people nicking them. Another thing that helps a little is making images only available as signed, limited edition prints.
If someone does start to go big style on abusing your copyright and it comes to you attention, then you go through the courts.
If you're making serious money with your images, there are services around where you can register your images. They then do automatic searches across the internet looking for the images they protect and notify you of any potential abuse they find.
And I'm glad you sorted out the uploading... I'm now off to have a look at your piccies.. oh, what categories did you submit to?
Vasco Pires, on July 22, 2007, said:
Hi highton! thanks for the info, not that I want to enter the business. But I like to hear about other aspects of people's professional issues.
I've uploaded 6 so far, it's easy to find them, just go to landscapes or portraits, in the 2nd or 3rd screen you'll find one, after that it's easy.
Hey, Vasco, nice selection you've uploaded. I think you need to enter the mono version of your cane shot, though. ..and I dropped some votes on your piccies :)
Thanks Highton! I still have to upload two or three more, including the one you mention. I really don't have any more 'good enough' material to upload...
Anyway! even my best shots are just mediocre when compared to what I've seen there so far.
Thanks for the votes. I've retributed! Do you have any more images in the editor's choice?
Cool Vasco, I don't mind to help out a bit :) Hey, don't put yourself down, you've got plenty of great shots - I hope that the mono cat with the missing tooth is one of the others you're gonna enter.
As a matter of fact I wasn't thinking in that one... But since you mention it.. I probably will now. After all you know more about this art than I do!
Do you know if Rafael have uploaded any photos already?
highton-ridley, on July 23, 2007, said:
?? Sorry Vasco, who is Rafael?
Vasco Pires, on July 23, 2007, said:
Sorry! Rafael is Retrocool
Aah, ok... no, I don't know if he has.. the last we talked about it, above, I suggested Pam. Not heard anything since...
©polytropos, on July 23, 2007, said:
Interesting which things (normally completely unregarded) get popular when the ground is covered with a thin blanket of snow!
@Vasco Pires: I'm working with Mozilla Firefox and never had problems with uploading pictures.
Hi Polytropos. with Panoramio it works fine, but it doesn't work with this one
Ok, I see. :-)
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