I was browsing Twitter last night and came across this article that was posted under the #northernlights hashtag : http://www.narcity.com/halifax/12-best-places-see-northern-lights-nova-scotia/
Interestingly,my photo was used for the Liverpool section.Not only was it used without my permission,it was also credited to 'pinterest'. I don't even use pinterest so how they got credit for MY photo is baffling to me.
Here is the original photo I shot with photo data below:
I don't mind my photos being used anywhere....it's only a hobby and I have thousands of them containing a wide range of subjects.....BUT credit to the photographer should be given.Those of us that do this type of photography spend our hard earned money on equipment and brave the cold,dark nights to capture these shots.A little recognition would be appreciated.
Having said that,when one of my photos was used some years back in the booklet 'Lost In Nova Scotia' I was required to sign release forms allowing the publisher permission to use my photo prior to it being included and published.
To me,publishing someone's photo without permission/credit is similar to what went on in this article from today's (Oct 26th,2016) Chronicle Herald:
I hope the Narcity Halifax people correct their faux pas.....
......and in the future,all of my photos will be watermarked before being posted online.
- Al C