Mr. M and a Composite

Composites are an ever learning process. There is just something about doing them that you constantly learn from. I have done a fair share of them. In each one I continue to get better and better. I have to say it is about the practice when it comes to the composites. It is easy to destroy the image. Adding in can make it or break it. For this image, I had a look I was going for then I lost the look I was going for. I then had to come up with something else and started brain storming again on what I wanted to achieve with the composite, with this precious curious child. I then found it. This image compiled together speaks so many things of his for curiousness. wood-forest-stack-stacked

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Have you searched?

I do a random search at different times. Do you? I do this search on myself. It is fun to see what there is out there about me and how much.  I did one recently that made me realize there is a TON of stuff out there on my business name.  I mean Holy crap!  I would not have thought.  I out the search in different ways, with and without spaces, I even went to image search.  It also made me realize to even put a quick watermark on my uploaded photos from my cellphone. 

Now I do have this question, should I go back through pull my images down an mark them? I’m thinking so, especially the few that I have put up here without my watermark.  I seen them in my search. 

What have you found out about yourself during your searches?

In doing this it has made me also realize I have seriously slacked in uploading to my stock sites. It also brought to my attention that only one stock site came up when I sell on three. Hmmm….

Stealing

It is totally heartbreaking when ones images get stolen.  They were watermarked and everything.  Well not everything.  The person pulled them off of Facebook and removed my logo. I obviously had it in the worst spot possible.

With that said u have mixed emotions last night.  I had thoughts of removing my Facebook page. Then I realized I was proud of my work. I did not want to take it down.  I then came up with the conclusion that I would implement my new watermark and make sure my images were a a lower resolution.

In that thought I removed most of the images that were deemed super stealable and quite frankly saleable. I went into Lightroom added my new logo right smack to the middle of my image and exported the image at a low resolution.

My Facebook page now has images uploaded into albums!!! So it is better organized.  Thank God! It was such a mess before.  I swear this time when an image gets taken they will have one heck of a time removing this logo.  I do feel bad that it is right smack there in your face, but I can now see who and why the people that do it.  The ones that  have not had images stolen just do not understand and hopefully will not have to. In any case hopefully they will not complain too bad that the watermark is there for a reason and understand why..