A Monkey's Revenge - My Blog
May 30, 2015
After an absence of over a year I finally decided to rejoin 'Instagram' which was named 'Instagrab' by me and many other photographers after appearing to do a rights grab on anybody uploading photos to it.
I missed uploading to it in truth. It's quick and easy and a great way to show recent work or just fun stuff which you may or may not have shot on your mobile phone.
So why the change of heart by me then? Well, I did switch to EyeEm for a while but for me it just didn't seem as good as Instagram. So I gave up on it.Then Instagrab got taken over by Facebook. I've been a 'Facebook tart' for years so decided as I upload loads of stuff to FB I might as well include their photo sharing 'club'. The difference now is that I watermark everything and include a copyright notice.The pics are small and I make sure they are uploaded at low res.
It looks to me like the cat is well and truly out of the bag now. If you upload anything at all to the internet then people will steal it, alter it, consider it theirs, etc. So the only way to avoid that is to become a hermit and go and live in a cave somewhere. That's too radical for me, and besides there is no TV reception in a cave. So I've decided to embrace the internet rather than reject it and if people steal my humble efforts for commercial sites, etc then I can always sue them for breach of my copyright and flagrancy if they remove the watermarks. If you'd like to follow me on Instagram, I'm 'Johnwattsrobertson'on there.