Sunday, August 24, 2008

A note to the professional photographers who cruise this blog:

and you know who you are. What kind of bottom feeders are you that you come on here and rip off my ideas? Did you think you could go out and rewrite my ideas with your own camera and that I wouldn't see the published shot or that I wouldn't notice? or that I wouldn't be offended?

omigod. how arrogant are you? Here's a little warning: get off your ass, get out your camera, throw some extra lenses and a few filters in a bag and go make your own images. You may be an artist and I may be a pleb, but unlike you, I have ambition, a work ethic, and ideas. And if you think you can exploit me for your sole advantage, you are lazy AND stupid.

Out.


JBelle
Bellemaison
The 'Kan EWA

21 comments:

Lindsey said...

I guess you are talking about me? Ok, I am sorry....hehe. I am ASTONISHED anyone would ever THINK of doing something like that... and above all, make you so crazy mad... I am sorry to you. Much love.

Inland Empire Girl said...

I don't know what you are referring to, but when I picked up the SR this morning for a moment I thought perhaps that was your picture on the first page. I learned not to be. Then I remembered how your looked and that it was better.

MarmiteToasty said...

Phew.... fank goodness I aint a photographer, cos I would be pooing me pants by now LOL

x

JBelle said...

(laughing) okay. feeling slightly better. Just rode my bike 40 hard miles, drank 5 Nalgenes of water and still don't have to pee because I sweated it all out. whew. LL, they are ripping me off! and I am a naive and unpolished rookie! ME. They are stealing ideas from ME. I'll mail you the front page of today's SR and give you further details of this outrage. It is an outrage that demands justice! (And I have a plan...)

JBelle said...

Mrs. Roosevelt: THANK YOU! THANK YOU for noticing. Both those guys have stolen other shots of mine, too, just a week or so after they show up here. They have better cameras, inordinately better technique, take my idea and bam! get their paycheck through automatic deposit. ON MY IDEAS. And these ideas don't come easy to me either! Not only do I not have technique, not know what the hell I'm doing, but I don't have a brain in my head. When I do come up with something, it's a momentous occasion. yeah, I'm getting a second wind. I better go eat some ice cream or something. thank you for noticing and for validating my fragile artistic intent. (flounces off)(nose in the air)(wipes tears from corner of eyes)

:)

JBelle said...

Mel, (laughing) Lord Have Mercy!

I get a few ideas, pin them on my little bulletin board here that I can't get to hang plumb and whomp! the scabs come in! rip my stuff off! and make it out the back door without the Chows even waking up! IT'S AN OUTRAGE I TELL YOU. ;)

~:*:*:Pixie:*:*:~ said...

ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME???

*steaming*

J'Bell, write to Mich Mach (you'll find her blog on mine).

She has sooper seekrit and effective ways of protecting YOUR ART!!!!

I love you.

JBelle said...

Pix: Front darn page of the paper this morning! I kid you not!

~:*:*:Pixie:*:*:~ said...

I believe you m'belle... and I'm more pissed than EVAH...

They say "mockery is the highest form of flattery"... but this is theft. There's a difference between copying and outright stealing.

My temp has risen from steaming to seething (not to be confused with simmer... more like braised).

I'm enraged... but at the same time, I am blessed. I know the original and I saw it HERE FIRST!

I love you.

PDX Pup said...

Those sons a'bitches! I'll do you one better than clipping the article out, mom...here's a link to a picture of today's Spokesman front page:
http://www.newseum.org/todaysfrontpages/hr.asp?fpVname=WA_SR&ref_pge=gal&b_pge=1

Seriously. Bastards.

MarmiteToasty said...

They SCRUMPED your photos? :)

Dam and sod em the bastards..

x

MarmiteToasty said...

Ok, just gone over to that link from pup...... Your photo is so so so much better quality in every way, in colour in angle in focus IN EVERYTHING.......

Should we send the 'Boys' in? shall me? aye? aye? CANT we? aye LOL

Happy Monday to you dear friend, its Bank Holiday Monday here, not that it makes much difference to me, everyday is groundhog day to me..... and guess what..... yep.... its raining lmfao

x

The Fool said...

Imitation is certainly not the highest form of flattery. Plagiarism is plagarism is plagarism...and the mark of a shallow mind and ethics. I've seen my own work published elsewhere, too...and it always strikes a (dis)chord. Go get 'em, Cheech! Let us know what you do to protect.

JBelle said...

Peed! Thanks for the link. This morning it flipped to this morning's page; think you can get yesterday's back up here? Also, this: I need you to email me a very famous picture. The one the grandfather said no picture like that had been taken of any member of his family. I know I have it but I can't isolate it. I need it isolated and emailed to me. Just have a little idea in mind....

JBelle said...

Mel, it's quite possible I am going to need to boys but not yet at least. Tell them to stand down. Glad you were able to see what I saw when I got up Sunday morning. OUTRAGE I TELL YOU!

JBelle said...

And Mel, I would be SAD and SHOCKED if it wasn't raining. BTW, I'm coming to England. I'll tell you more as the details get fleshed out.

JBelle said...

Seriously F, you've seen your poetry up with someone else's name?! Man, that takes halibut you know whats.

toadman said...

I don't know if it'll work with pictures, but we use Copyscape on Angela's Elegance In Bloom pages. We've had to use it more than once to forcefully tell people to stop using our content to make money.

treespotter said...

oh, can i write?

promise i will never photo your ideas. I don't have the eyes for it.

JBelle said...

(laughing) (hard) yes. okay. and okay.

Carla said...

Someone's stealing your ideas? That's horrible. I'm so oblivious that I probably wouldn't notice if someone were stealing mine unless it stared me in the face. In any case, it's not right. I hope it stops.