Warner Schmidt Photography

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Booked – August 26, 2012

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August 26, 2012 has been fully booked. No additional inquiries will be considered for this date.

Thank you for your continued interest in WSP!

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Booked – August 12, 2012

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August 12, 2012 has been fully booked. No additional inquiries will be considered for this date.

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Booked – August 19, 2012

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August 19, 2012 has been fully booked. No additional inquiries will be considered for this date.

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Reserved – July 26, 2012

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July 26, 2012 has been reserved. Additional inquiries will be considered for this date on a first-come-first-serve basis only. Priority will go to the original reservation(s).

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Reserved – August 7, 2012

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August 7, 2012 has been reserved. Additional inquiries will be considered for this date on a first-come-first-serve basis only. Priority will go to the original reservation(s).

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Booked – July 20 and 22, 2012

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July 20 and 22, 2012 have been fully booked. No additional inquiries will be considered for these dates.

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New Toys!

I ordered some photography equipment and it arrived yesterday! So excited to try out my new stuff, especially the lens!

With your continued interest (and investment) in WSP, I can continue expanding my portfolio and services; ultimately benefitting you.

Thank you for choosing WSP.

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Why Watermark?

A few instances recently have led me to write this post. Please read it to understand why I watermark my images.

As a photographer, I spend a substantial amount of time and energy in the creation of each image from calibrating the camera, setting up lighting, adjusting various settings, and editing photos, etc. As a result, each image is worth very much to me. Just like other art forms are “protected,” my creations are my property and I retain the right to use them.

Some have asked why photos that are given to them in a particular photography package are watermarked or why posting them without the watermark intact (being fully visible and not cropped) is not acceptable. The answer is simple: posession does not determine ownership. If you posess the photos, you do not necessarily own them or the rights to them.

Photography is a form of art, service, and a business. Being seen and developing a customer base through such things as watermarks is a very important form of marketing. It allows me to gain clients and recognition which in turn allows me to continue expanding my business and services. Ultimately, it benefits my clients.

Unless your photography service contract specifically grants you ownership or the rights to edit the photos, you cannot legally post them in any other form than as delivered by the the photographer. Cropping watermarks out or editing the photos is strictly prohibited.

Although I run the risk of sounding arrogant or selfish, I feel it it necessary to defend my work and the rights to it as much as others defend theirs. I do appreciate interest in WSP and I use watermarks to ensure that that interest remains lawful.

If you have any additional questions regarding my policy or use of watermarks, please do not hesitate to ask!

Thank you for reading,

Warner
Owner, Photographer, Graphic Designer
http://warnerschmidtphotography.com

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