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Saturday, October 6, 2018

Images from the 2018 Evanston Motorcycle Classic.

OK, its a little late but life takes precedence sometimes. For those who haven't read my previous blog post, the reason for the watermark is simple: I don't like image thieves and with an automated process involved its easy to make it as difficult as possible for copyright theft as I have had previous experience with people who think they cant steal images with impunity.

I dont mind sending a few low res images to those who ask (No, really- Just ask) but this is what I do for a living and while I have fun with just about every aspect, I'm also happy to sell high resolution images and prints upon request. Images for publication are the exception. None of my images get published without my express consent, in writing.

But on to the fun part- This was the second year for the Evanston Motorcycle Classic and it was a great time! Much gratitude to Randy Wait and his crew of volunteers as well as the sponsors who made this such a fun event.

Sunday, September 9, 2018

More car show images.

This is about a month's worth of images from local car shows that took place in August (2018).

Why the watermark? Its pretty simple: Thieves. People who think just because they see an image online that its theirs to do what they wish, without any form of authorization. Watermarks in the corner of the image get cropped out by those more ignorant, and most, if not all will post images elsewhere without even giving proper credit to the photographer. One of my favorites I usually see on  some social media platforms is attributing the credit to the "original photographer" without any name or other reference.

Not helpful.

I once had a car show organizer blatantly remove my copyright from the EXIF information, add their own and when called on it claimed ignorance and used the excuse that it was their "software" that was doing it and not them along with that they had no idea how to fix it. Further conversation resulted in nothing but more ignorance and belligerence. Even funnier was that this particular argument came from a person in the creative industry who by the very nature of their business knew better. Better yet is that this particular individual always posts a request that anybody posting images from their shows "have the courtesy" to mention the organization.

Yeah, I'll get right on that.

This same individual, emboldened by nothing more than a large ego which was more fragile than an eggshell would always complain that they couldn't create a good image with their own camera because it wasn't as good as mine. After hearing that one a few too many times I finally said "Why don't you let me use yours and I'll prove to you once and for all that no camera is better than the eye behind it.". Problem solved. It was never said to me again after that.

The copyright problem was solved with the threat of filing a DMCA Takedown notice with their hosting provider. The chain of emails back and forth with this particular individual (Dragged out for three months by the other person) was exactly what was needed along with clear proof that I was the creator of record.

If you'd like a low-resolution copy of an image (Or more than one) just ask. Full resolution images are available for sale. Again, just ask.

So, here they are: