Watermarking for Fun

#6598 - Holy Spirit
Originally uploaded by Tuzen

Photographers complain about visibly watermarking photos. They mostly complain about terrible looking watermarks, but they also about the time it takes to do it.

I too have opinions; if one does not spend the time required to do a nice watermark it can really look terrible. I usually don't understand watermarks designed to destroy value; they create a negative story.

I've decided a good watermark will add value. I see these works as commercial pieces with my intentions embedded. As I practice this thoughtful approach, I find that I like the additions.

"Do we really have to do this?" No, but we will miss opportunities to tell our stories.  Each edit may be unique to the photograph and should fit the story we have in mind.

"All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them" -Galileo Galilei


Ry Jones said...

if you look for Stickman on flickr, he puts in really nice watermarks that look like they're part of the OEM stuff he shoots.

Brian said...

You're right; some of his watermarks really do look like etched metal, and consistent with the story.