December 4, 2018
When photographers ask to be credited for their images, it’s because we believe each photo is a work of art and we treat it as such. Editing isn’t always just a few quick clicks, we often don’t just slap on Instagram filters and call it good: we tweak and perfect, spend the time of making it the best representation of that moment in time for you (the photo is proof!)
If a photographer has taken the time to shoot, upload, edit and share an image of you or for you, do them the service of not cropping it, editing it, or slapping Instagram filters over their carefully presented work (which for most is a consistent on-brand representation of THEM), and shout out the credit. A simple little tag can help support us chasing our dreams and it takes just seconds to do. If people like what they see, they just might like us, and that little tag suddenly isn’t so “little” when it leads to another job for us! I can’t tell you how much it means to us as the artists!
So next time someone sends you over a free or paid image or you simply want to repost something you like, take into account that the image is someones creative representation of their business!
How to give me credit: