Photographer Aaron Groen works hard for his art. His pictures are not only beautiful, but they are awe-inspiring. So when a celebrity like @IamDiddy steals his work, it’s not only despicable, but downright shameful.
It’s not hard to give proper credit to the photographer. Just put their name in the description is often enough to satisfy most. The problem arises when certain celebrities think they are beyond reach and take photographs as their own. It’s theft. These same artists would be the first to issue cease and desist letters for their stolen work. So why is ok for them to steal? Is it because they are famous? They have money and influence behind them? Or is it because they just don’t care?
What can you do to stop this? Contact the photographer and let them know. Often it’s the one who owns the copyright of the image that has to initiate getting the photo removed. Also, letting the offender know what they’re doing isn’t right by tagging the photographer. This helps the artist take action to get their content removed.
Photography is just like any other form of art, when someone steals your work, it hurts your bottom line.
If you appreciate a beautiful picture and want to share it, that’s great! Just be sure to give credit where credit is due. If you’re not certain who to credit, google image searches can be a great tool to use to find out.
Let’s give artists the credit they deserve.