Hackers, Career destroyers, and photo stealing.

By Mirline F. Cadeau

Blogging is one of the tools that professional phptographers use to market their photography business, as a professional photographer myself I do not like to blog. I have never blogged before; a matter of fact this blog post that you are currently reading is my first.

I have always thought that as a professional potographer [by professional I mean; 1- I know what I'm doing, 2- my clients love my work, 3-I'm not afraid of other photographers' comments or destructive critics, because I do not care and I do not have time to waste] my job is to capture life in pictures and not to seat behind a computer screen writting things about what I do. Yes I love writting, I love writting beautiful short stories, but I also love when with a single picture I can tell a complete story.

Now here is the reason that motivated me to start blogging. Not long ago, a client texted my wife a picture and asked my wife to reproduce the same picture on her wedding day. Since it was not our style of posing, my wife took a very good look at the picture and said to her that she will try, but she does not promise anything; becasue either my wife nor I, have never photographed a bride posing the way that the bride in the picture was posing. It was then the client told us that she took the pictire from our very own website. When we went on the website we saw a very large group of picture with our studio's official logo posted on the website. There nothing to do to correct that, unfortunately we had to shut down to website, and posted on my and my wife social media pages what had happened.

I was scared of people stealling photographs of professional photographers, but I never imagined a senario like that. When someone is trying to frame you as a thief, I call that person a career destroyer, a dream killer. I believe that if another potographer had went to my website and see another photographer's image with my logo on it, that photographer would not believe that I'm the victim.
* This blog post is to alert every good photographer out there. I want to say to them be careful.