Battle Of The Photogs..

10 Apr

In the spirit of the blog, “you thought we wouldn’t notice” we present a poll.

By now we have all seen the heart shape bokeh Eiffel Tower prints (1) (2) that irenesuchocki has been selling for awhile, well we found it interesting to see fellow successful photographer Aliciabock just now come out with her own bokeh Eiffel Tower print.

On a scale of 1-5, do you think this is copying? If so, shouldn’t artists with 3,000 sales be above idea stealing? Esp. on such a well known print around Etsy?


7 Responses to “Battle Of The Photogs..”

  1. elizabeth April 10, 2009 at 6:27 pm #

    On a scale of 1-5 with 5 being copying, I give it a 1. The eiffel tower is the eiffel tower and everyone takes photos of the eiffel tower. I don’t see an issue here. You can’t copyright the eiffel tower and there are only so many different ways to take a photo of it.

  2. Suz April 11, 2009 at 7:22 am #

    What Elizabeth said. Eiffel Tower not withstanding, each print is different in so many ways! In fact, one does nothing for me. The other absolutely warms my heart! I just love it!

  3. Betsy Etc April 13, 2009 at 4:00 am #

    I agree with the other two posters. Just to give you an example of how easy it is to duplicate someone else’s photography without ever having even seen it, I once decided to upload some photos onto a site to sell. I thought they were stunning and very unique. Among them were a very closeup photo of a yellow and black butterfly on a bright green leaf, a photo of a pink cherry blossom against a bright blue sky with white clouds in the background, and a shot of a dandelion taken from a ground view with the sunset shining through it.

    I listed them and then used the site search function to follow their progress and was dismayed to find MANY other shots that were almost identical to those three. It was a humbling moment to learn that what I thought was so unique and special was merely one of many. On the bright side, it forced me to think outside the box when taking photos and as a result, I think that my photography has really come a long way with regards to skill and artistry.

    Sorry this was so long, but I just wanted you to know that it happens and it’s okay. Use it to your advantage. :o)

  4. Megan April 15, 2009 at 8:41 am #

    That isn’t copying at all. In fact you really should just delete this post because you are accusing someone of possibly copying in a case that is so clearly not.

    Seriously, how could you think she stole that idea?? They’re really really different photographs.

  5. etsycallout April 15, 2009 at 9:11 am #

    Let’s now educate ourselves as to the definition of an editorial shall we? “an article in a newspaper or other periodical presenting the opinion of the publisher, editor, or editors.” Settle down and oh yeah, Don’t boss us around.

  6. ashirley April 15, 2009 at 1:46 pm #

    Seriously?? This is not even close to copying. Not even a little. They have different feels, perspectives, colors – completely different photographs. The Eiffel tower is the Eiffel tower – what is Alicia supposed to do, turn it upside down so it looks different from other Eiffel tower pics? Bokeh is also a very common effect, whether added through software or done through the lens in the original image…

  7. Cathy April 17, 2009 at 5:21 pm #

    Seriously? I see no copying at all. Careful….

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