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Re: Set From Death Valley National Park
« Reply #15 on: April 14, 2013, 11:09:15 PM »
Exactly-- your massive and unoriginal watermark reminds me of stock photography-- which isn't a good thing, especially with photos as good as yours. Stock photography is boring, dime-a-dozen photos that everyone is just going to scroll past without a second glance.

If you're going to insert a huge watermark like that, make it something original or unique. That's probably my biggest beef about the watermark-- put some effort into it and don't use something so bland and ugly. To me, it'd be like if someone spray-painted racing stripes on a Lamborghini-- I see what they're trying to do, but in the end they've pretty much ruined the car with a cr@ppy paint job.

Anywho, hopefully that's not too harsh of an assessment, but I just think the skill and beauty of the watermark should reflect the quality that you already have in your photos-- especially with a watermark that intrusive.
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Re: Set From Death Valley National Park
« Reply #15 on: April 14, 2013, 11:09:15 PM »

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Re: Set From Death Valley National Park
« Reply #16 on: April 14, 2013, 11:15:32 PM »
Nice shots, but I have to agree with everyone else... the watermark is atrocious. Anyone with some decent skill in photoshop will be able to remove that in minutes. If you photo gets stolen, who cares? If someone wants to steal it, they are going to steal it.

Plus, dont forget that there is a huge hacking community around the world that would rather hack your computer than bother photo shopping that watermark out. Then they have access to all your files. And same goes for hacking - if someone wants to hack you, they are going to hack you 

Best not upload your photos at all if you are that paranoid. But then whats the point of photography if no one sees your work?


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Re: Set From Death Valley National Park
« Reply #17 on: April 15, 2013, 12:02:41 AM »
My first thought was "I didn't realize Death Valley had crop circles!"
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Re: Set From Death Valley National Park
« Reply #18 on: April 15, 2013, 12:15:12 AM »
You guys are all great!...I love it.. Thanks again. I'll do something different thats easy enough to do in PS then update my Zenfolio site... I would water mark every photo individually in the image itself but that just takes too long IMHO..So I just need to deal with Zenfolio...you have to be carefull with how you produce it, it can come out choppy..

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Re: Set From Death Valley National Park
« Reply #19 on: April 15, 2013, 12:34:24 AM »
Nice.
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Re: Set From Death Valley National Park
« Reply #20 on: April 15, 2013, 12:57:58 AM »
Its done now, looks "better"..  8)   I'm just trying to keep it simple

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Re: Set From Death Valley National Park
« Reply #21 on: April 21, 2013, 07:45:30 PM »
Love the road shot...ive "been there done that" in the southwest on driving those back roads...you brought me back there with that shot
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Re: Set From Death Valley National Park
« Reply #21 on: April 21, 2013, 07:45:30 PM »