Thank you, that's what i been trying to say.
Did They Try and Imitate my Photo?(34 posts) (14 voices)
Sorry if this sounds rude, but at the moment it comes out as if you were claiming that you are the first person to capture a dhalia in that composition.
Well, that's not what I'm trying to say.
I suppose in this case they could have been influenced by another shot (or maybe they were actually creative), but my hunch is that they were influenced by mine.
In other words, I think they were influenced by my shot since it has so much to do with them.
If it makes you sleep better at night, you are free to think that they copied your picture. Though I have a hard time believing it. ;)
Its hard to make content for a site.. so they get inspiration for new content from images posted on their site. I dont see anything wrong with that.. May even be good for the original posters as they can look at the comments and gain more from it as they have worked on a similar image and know more about the details and effort needed to create such an image. win win!
I came across this thread after checking out some of the referrers to our blog. I just wanted to clarify that in no way did I try to imitate or copy your image. My brother does most of the selections for Earthshots.org and I can assure you that I didn’t even know about your photograph when I took mine. The image that I took was part of a short camera review and I just photographed some flowers that I had at home. If you look at the post you will see the dahlia is one of several flowers that I photographed in that style.
There are thousands of images on Earthshots that span a wide variety of subject matters, so it is inevitable that occasionally we will produce some similar images (or use similar techniques) in our own photography. In this context I found your comment about the star trails particularly amusing!
I just wanted to clarify another point – Will and I are not professional photographers. I am actually a student. We try to make enough money to cover our costs but our main aim is to produce original and creative images. We wouldn’t get very far if we just replicated what other people had done before us. By the way, I checked out your website and I was impressed by your images. You have a good eye for someone of your age. I hope to see more of your images on Earthshots in the future.
It's good to actually hear your side, thanks for replying Matt. Hope you stick around and join in more discussions around here on NRF.
Thank you Matt, for telling us your side of the story. Sorry about the misunderstanding—and I didn't realize you were students (I couldn't help jumping to the conclusion that you were pros based on the work I've seen on your site). The photo was coincidentally so similar to mine, and you're so connected to Earthshots.org that I just expected that that was how it happened.
Thanks for visiting my website! :^)
LOL-that's all I have to say.
If all of us were so paranoid that somebody is out there copying our images. There wouldn't be any images in galleries, magazines or any other media outlet.
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