To Give or Not to Give...Online Gallery

September 03, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

There has been this great debate among photographers about releasing a client’s photos to them through an online proofing gallery. My thought is convenience for the customer and the ease it offers them to share their gallery with their family, friends and social media. I even offer an app so they can view and even download them to their smart phone or ipad.

The online gallery offers convenience but it also offers protection. None of the photos can be just saved. The standard browser right click options are replaced with Buy, Add to Favorites, Dim the Lights, and Share. I also watermark all my images. I hate watermarks just us much as you do.  Believe it or not it’s there to protect you! I copyright and watermark all my photos to protect my clients and my art work.

My watermark is only in the bottom right hand corner.  Unfortunately this doesn't prevent anyone from cropping out the watermark. Should I move the watermark higher and to the center?  Click here to view an example gallery with my watermark. Send me your comments about how to better protect your photos.  

Look for my next post on how to find your images online.


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Located in West Tamarac, my studio can accommodate small families for group and individual portraits.  If you prefer the park or beach, I have several locations I can recommend based on what kind of scenery you like.

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