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  • Mood: Disbelief
  • Listening to: Figure 8 by Ellie Goulding
  • Reading: The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson
  • Watching: Yu Yu Hakusho
  • Playing: Final Fantasy IV
  • Eating: Bagels
  • Drinking: water
Due to the fact that my cosplay photos are showing up in all sorts of places without any credit--and sometimes with others TAKING credit--I have decided that from now on, I'm going to watermark all of my photos, and eventually I will replace all the existing ones with the watermark as well.

I really hate to do this, but I am so tired of seeing things I've worked so hard on get thrown around without any respect for me and all the time and effort I've put into making this cosplay.  My photographers get the shaft as well when there is no credit.

Most terrible of all, I actually caught other people taking the credit and claiming that they were the one in the photo.

This is not okay, and as such, there will now be proof of who is in the photo and who worked their ass off to make such a great cosplay.  I know some groups don't allow photos to be submitted with watermarks, but to be honest, I think it's worth it.  I'm sorry to have to scar my photos, but I'm so tired of other people throwing my pictures around without any thought for the artist.

Anyway, sorry for the rant.  Thank you to those of you who ask permission and source your photos.  You have no idea how amazing that is.  It's too bad there are those few who ruin everything for everyone else.  ):
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FinalFantasyCosplays Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Professional General Artist
I have to watermark most of mine too, but when submitting to groups, I have to remove them or they won't accept.  It's really stupid that they do that!
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dinobot2000 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You know what, there's no prob taking the precautions you are taking. My friend experienced the same thing once. Whether you put the watermarks or not I still will admire and share.
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RebbieChan Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Honestly it is better to just put a watermark on - I don't think anyone will mind! :D
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AdventTraitor Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well I'm glad you think so!!! I'm hoping it won't take away too much. XP
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GuardianKnight5 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
personally, it makes perfect sense to do so
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AdventTraitor Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh good good, I just feel bad I have to mar the work. XP
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GuardianKnight5 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
I've seen quite a few people do it, yeah, sure, it does draw away from the images a little, but this is more about protecting intellectual property than appearances.
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jbrenthill Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Don't feel bad! You deserve credit for your amazing work!
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:iconadventtraitor:
AdventTraitor Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!! I'm glad you agree! XD
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jade-arts Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry you have to resort to this, but you have to do what you have to do. It's a shame
people have to pretend to be other people to get attention. I'm glad at least you'll
still be cosplaying. :D When I first saw title, I was afraid you were going to quit
cosplaying or something. :( You'll still have my support and I'll still fave your watermarked
photos. :heart:
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AdventTraitor Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg no haha!!! I cosplay for me!!! I will never stop doing what I'm doing cause of other people. X3 Thank you for your support; it really helps. ^^;
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jade-arts Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok, I'm really glad you'll still
cosplay and your very welcome!! :iconaawplz:
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Ouca Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I personally don't mind watermarks. It sucks that people have stolen and taken credit for your fabulous work, but because of that this may be the best action to do. I just hope that this doesn't discourage you at all.
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AdventTraitor Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nah I'm not discouraged--to be honest, I cosplay mostly for me. To find my limits and break them. XD I just don't like that people try to take credit for that. I mean I spent all the time on it, I think I should get something out of it! XP Hehe but yeah, I'm glad the watermarks aren't a bother to you. I'm hoping it doesn't scare people off.
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Ouca Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm sure it won't ^^
And that's a good view to have with cosplay ^^
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NinjaKitty--x Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
D: I'm sorry that's happened to you. Thieves ruin everything.
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AdventTraitor Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's so true. XP I know most people are good and source their photos, but it's just those few who refuse to be respectful. )':
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NinjaKitty--x Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
u____u people are butts sometimes
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AdventTraitor Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Big giant ugly butts!!!
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NinjaKitty--x Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed! >8I
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Kutlessrocker Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
You gotta do what you gotta do. I personally don't mind watermarks.
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AdventTraitor Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh good!! I'm hoping I can put them in where they can't be cropped out, but also where it won't totally ruin the photos. XP I'm glad you don't mind them though. :3
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Wheelzzz Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
QnQ
:tighthug:
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AdventTraitor Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Dx :hug:
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Wheelzzz Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Poor thing.
:smooch:
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AdventTraitor Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Meh it happens a lot--unfortunately. Dx I'm just so luck I've got so many people to help me through my problems. x3
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Wheelzzz Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
QnQ
Awww~! Well, I wish I could be more help.
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