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Journal Entry: Tue Dec 4, 2012, 9:24 AM
Hello all you beautiful people ,

*Sigh* , I just want to get this off my chest . I'm finding a lot of people on dA starting to copy my photographs .. and it's getting kind of annoying . At first I was like 'okay whatever it's gonna stop' . But .. I still find people taking my ideas and making it into their own photographs and taking credit for the idea . To be honest , I really wouldn't mind if people asked my permission beforehand . If you wanted to use my idea or a quote , then just comment on the picture and i'll be happy to let you use it . It may seem like nothing , but i'd really appreciate it when people ask me to use my ideas . Why ? Because it hurts me to come across some peoples pages and see my ideas amongst their gallery , and see them taking credit for it . For me , it's incredibly difficult coming up with different ideas every day , photographing them and editting them .. and having to go to school , work and revise for exams at the same time . Yes , I admit that sometimes I take inspiration from other pictures to create my own , but I always state that the idea or quote in the picture isn't my own .

So again , if you want to use my ideas just please ASK me . I'll most likey say yes , and i'd just really appreciate it , because what if the same happened to you ? You found someone taking your ideas and copying them into different photographs without you knowing . Thank you so much for reading , I love you all , take care ~ Erin .

  • Mood: Nervous
  • Listening to: Call me maybe ~ Carly Rae Jespsen
  • Reading: Lament ~ Maggie Steifvater
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BritLawrence Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013   Photographer
I am really familiar with your work, and your style . i stumbled across a gallery i actually thought was yours for a second, it was so similar.  truthfully, when I find things like this : fav.me/d67khgh it actually really bothers me as well. like a lot. i feel for you, girl. it's just... frustrating. these two are TOO close to be a coincidence. i mean i like them both but she could've at least.. ugh i'm just gonna stop haha. You both are great artists with good hearts and intentions but i really wish.. "people" would start giving credit where and when credit is due, that's all. especially when it's really obviously needed.
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Student Photographer
aw thank you for letting me know about this . I will talk to you more about it in a note (:
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illionore Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012   Traditional Artist
I'm sorry you have run into that kind of situations =(

I have heard of this before - and some people just don't seem to care somehow. Luckily dA is on your side in this matter. If approaching them politely first doesn't help, you can easily block their access to your galleries. I know, that loses you a (possibly) faithful watcher - but you have to protect yourself, too.

This is one of those things where the world in your sleep is more beautiful than reality when you're awake.
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Student Photographer
Ah I didn't know that blocking people restricts them from seeing your gallery (: thank you for letting me know . and yes , it is a shame when that happens .
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illionore Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012   Traditional Artist
Unfortunately, I had to do this once before. Just dug up the FAQ about this again: FAQ #96: Can I block people from my profile page?
I think, now that I'm reading it again, that they can actually still go to your galleries and view them, but everything else is taken away. You're removed from their watches, they can't Fav your deviations anymore, comment, send you PMs, etc. You can read for yourself.
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Student Photographer
Ah I see :aww: thanks for the link !
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illionore Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012   Traditional Artist
You're welcome.
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scathing-sanity Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Student Photographer
I understand your frustration... When you come across such things you should probably let them know, since it most likely didn't occur to them that it was taking your vision.
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ErinBird Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Student Photographer
Ah yes true (: thanks for commenting .
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BlackAprilBlossom Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist
I'm sorry to hear that :( Did you try to talk with the people who done that?
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