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I came across an image of mine that had been stolen (found it essentially by happenstance) and posted on Tumblr.  It was not a situation where I had posted the image on Tumblr and it was reblogged with the attribution stripped - the image in question had never been posted anywhere but here on  I submitted a DMCA takedown notice, and to Tumblr's credit, the image was taken down almost immediately, and it appears that all the reblog posts have been removed too.

The situation left me with an uneasy feeling, however; if it was that easy to just steal and repost one of my images, how do I know that more haven't been taken?  Especially since I was somewhat lucky to find the one that was stolen. And how do I stop theft in the future?  I've already lowered the resolution of the display-size of my images here on DA, to make them less attractive to thieves.  I'm also going to investigate a simpler way to watermark my images, so that I can WM everything that's posted here (right now, watermarking is another step, that creates another version of the image on my harddrive, creating more overhead).  The one thing I won't do is use DA's watermark feature; if I have to go that far, I might as well stop posting to DA altogether. 

Your thoughts?

Edit: As I think about it, I find the DA experience to be less and less satisfying as each month passes by, and I'm giving some consideration to shutting down shop here. I would be interested in hearing about other photographers' experiences here, especially in the last two years. 


Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
United States
Photographers - please feel free to comment, either positively or negatively, on my technical execution - your input is the best way for me to learn. If you see that I'm doing something wrong, please point it out; I've already gotten some excellent feedback from several photographers here on DA, but I'm always looking for more.

This has become a very expensive hobby. DA users with empty galleries (or galleries of webfinds or CGI, etc.) please note: if you fave large numbers of my pics, I will ask for a points donation - this will help to keep the photos flowing. If your gallery, or favorites gallery is filled with what I consider porn, I will just block you. If your gallery consists of pics of your male member, immediate and automatic block.

Important: please be courteous at all times to the models in your comments in this gallery. Anything I deem discourteous will be deleted immediately, and the poster will be blocked.

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My ModelMayhem page:


Vera Fall Color Preview by Jim52-Photoworks
Vera Fall Color Preview
In search of some fall color with Vera J

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Do not use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit written permission.
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bateauboat Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014
Nice work & nice models, Bravo from Paris/Berlin !
Jim52-Photoworks Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
de-fotograaf Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  New member
Great pics of beautiful models...
Jim52-Photoworks Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
lexxii Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi Jim & Thank you for joining :iconcutieshots: Please enjoy your membership & looking forward to you submitting more of your art into the group:)
Thank you
Jim52-Photoworks Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks Lexxii
shmuckwolf Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great to see some real artistic content excellent work:)
Jim52-Photoworks Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks Robert!
phydeau Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice gallery!
Jim52-Photoworks Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
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