Hello my dear fuuuuuuuriends!
It's been a while, but I finally found a subject to write about.
It happend to me as a photographer before, but now it happend to me as an owner of two insta-doxies again: The copycat.
What can we do about it? And how can we get credit for it? And, how can we ensure that this does not happen again?
One day I scrolled down my Instagram timeline and I saw a picture dat looked very familiar and I clicked on it and saw I that it was an exact copy of a picture of mine.
At first I saw surprised, but then really soon after I felt a little betrayed.
Sometimes you get inspired by something and you'll use it as an inspiration. And when I use something from somebody, I'll give them credits for it.
But unfortunately I had to find out myself: I was being copied.
For now, it was okay because I reacted like ' Hmm looks familiar haha 😂' and the person reacted like 'Inspired by you😘' and we went on.
But I needed to get the credits for it by meself! And that is the part what annoys me a little bit... we deserve the credit, we need the credit and we would like to get the credit without asking!
Back to the questions: What can we do about it? And how can we get credit for it? And, how can we ensure that this does not happen again?
Well, to be very honest, you can't do very much about it. We live in 2018 where social media is unstoppable. But we can spread the world and let them know what to do.
I love it when I inspire people, really I do, but sometimes they do not understand that we worked really hard for it, and then I see an post without being mentioned.
Thats hard to take for me, especially because I'm a photographer. So If you have any questions or want to create a picture like ours, just ASK! And I will let you know if it is okay and if you would like to give us some credits for it!
I want to give you an example, but the copycat will stay anonymous, because I do not want to spread any hate towards the copycat. (scroll down below for the picture)
And at the end of the day, the 'copycat' inspired me to write this post, so it all comes back together.
Please feel free to ask for any tips, permission or anything else! Because I love to inspire people and spread our creativity!
Abel, Eros & Sterre
PS: for all the smart ones out here, yes I asked my 'copycat' if I can use the pictures as an example, with the promiss the person will stay anonymous!
Because, the person and I are good and we talked about it!