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Sharing ArtI've run into a number of people lately that are submitting artwork that isn't theirs into their galleries, and when confronted, they say, "but I'm just 'sharing' artwork that others might not have seen!"Sharing Art by phydeau
This should be a no-brainer for most of you, but some people just don't get it, so let me break it down:
There's a right way and a wrong way to "share" other people's art.
The right way is to give credit to the artist, preferably by linking to the original source.
Journal features are a perfect example of this. You put the thumbnail in your journal, and when people click on it, it takes them right to the artist's submission.
Some websites, like Tumblr, Pintrest, and even Facebook are set up for doing exactly that. The "share" features of those sites allow you to update your own wall linking to the sources.
All of that is fine. Artists don't mind the exposure, as long as it actually is exposure. In other words, if you're hel
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 something that I could be doing better, please point it out. I've gotten some excellent feedback from several photographers here on DA, and I'm always interested in hearing more. |
Now, a couple of guidelines for folks who are not artists:
The photographs I post here are the result of interaction with professional art nude models. I do not post these photos for your gratification, and, frankly, I'm not interested in your comments regarding the models' bodies, body parts, or grooming habits. If you have a comment about the photography, please make it. If you're inclined to post a comment about the models' breasts, nipples, pubic hair, feet, etc. (as examples, this is not an all inclusive list), please don't. I'll likely delete it anyway.
Also, this has become a very expensive hobby as I get more and more into it. DA users with empty galleries, 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 is populated entirely with web-finds, or your 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 in your comments anywhere in this gallery. Anything I deem discourteous will be deleted immediately, and the poster will be blocked.
Okay, that's all out of the way.
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