Written by Gregory Cazillo in the category Photography Wednesday November 30th, 2011
Great question from #Cazillion @dhlighter: Would you recommend that I should put a watermark on my photos that I upload to the internet?
This is an eternal debate by photographers and artists, should I protect my work on the Internet or make them look better without a watermark? My opinion is use both. One with a logo for the photo galleries and website, the other to send images to clients. I use a big obnoxious watermark for client work when they are paying per image or per print. If someone wants an image for Facebook or their Google+ Profile they can use the watermarked image and it will be obvious they didn't pay for the image. Thats fine since I probably wouldn't have sold them anything anyway, mainly in an event photography job.
For website galleries I use my logo in the bottom right corner. It looks good on all images and helps people to recognize my images. That definitely helps when setting up a website too, looks good! I use Lightroom for all of my exporting and this is quite easy to set up, check out the video to see how. BTW, you can see other Adobe Lightroom Tutorials in this video playlist.
What do you think? Should all images have a big watermark on them or not?