I decided to try adding a copyright watermark to my photo hosting site. What do you think of this practice? It obviously helps deter image theft, but does it also deter legitimate potential customers? If someone purchases a download or a print the watermark will not be there, but does everyone realize this? I would hate to lose a customer because they didn’t want a print with my copyright logo on it and thought that’s how it would be delivered.
I would love to hear from other photographers selling their work to know if they have had a positive or negative experience with this. Please let me know!
If you enjoy my photographs please consider making a purchase. All of the proceeds from the sale will go directly to help support our friends volunteering at the Seed of Hope in South Africa which is a great organization really making a difference in the community. Every little bit makes a difference, even a small digital download for your desktop!