i'd love to get your opinions on this.
so, as you may or may not know, i'm in the process of trying to better myself as a photographer and am learning the ropes of having a 'web presence.' all in the hopes of transitioning into photography as a career. thus, should i watermark my photos when i post them?
this wasn't really an idea for me until recently. i know it's a big debate on flickr, that people viewing the photos hate to see it, it ruins the aesthetics, cheapens it, and so on. and it's a bit of a pain to do - to photoshop the name in and have 2 copies saved of every pic i edit. i do prefer it without.
however - with websites like tumblr and weheartit exploding in popularity - the actual creator of the photograph doesn't get credit. i love weheartit, but often the link is to someone's tumblr or another blog where the work isn't credited. the photo circulates and the photographer is lucky if someone ever finds her site because of it. or flat out the "right click - save photo as" scenario.
as much as i dislike it, maybe i'm going to have to?
it also means i'm going to have to design a logo...
but in the meantime, i'm shooting some portraits today! it's a wonderfully not-rainy day here too - perfect.