I recently had a discussion about posting links to Facebook groups (ie. via Flickr) instead of posting directly to Facebook. Some Facebook group owners don’t like links being posted, maybe because links are traps for unsuspecting users to have their hard drive wiped, their bank accounts emptied and their children sold to slavery?
What’s actually wrong with posting a link to (for example) a Flickr.com page where a large thumbnail of the picture appears in the Facebook post anyway?
Did you know that by uploading/posting photos and videos to Facebook gives Facebook a license to use your content in any way it sees fit? And the license goes beyond that – it can transfer or sub-license its rights over a user’s content to another company or organisation if needed. More on, Facebook’s license does not end upon the deactivation or deletion of a user’s account.
As a professional photographer I’ve had images stolen and used without my permission so I tend to put watermarks on my pictures where possible (not that it’ll stop people determined to steal your image). And usually instead of uploading them directly to Facebook I link them to an external photo sharing website which is free to use and more importantly is also safe to use.
If the owners of these groups insist that pictures have to be uploaded directly then surely they must also ensure to warn their users about Facebook using your pictures as it sees fit?
I invested in some new top of the line equipment a little while ago now and I’m very pleased with the results I’ve been getting from the Canon 1DX mk2, 600EX II-RT flash and ST-E3-RT transmitter.
The new kit gives me greater flexibility in difficult conditions where others might struggle. This really is the best photography equipment on the market at the moment and I’m proud to be able to be using this in my work.
Monday September 19th is the date we’ll start the next beginners photography course.
Its your opportunity to find out how to improve your photos, discover common mistakes to avoid, pick up loads of tips and generally get more from your camera.
The course is delivered in a friendly and informal environment and is a great way to help you enjoy your photography. The group will be small and there’s no need to worry if you’re an absolute beginner because others will be too.
If you’d like to come along please call 01947-595476 (leave a message with your contact details if you need to) or email your details to firstname.lastname@example.org
More detail including prices can be found by clicking here.
Great news for photography lovers – new dates have been announced for my courses!
– Digital Photography for beginners – starts Monday 11th April 2016
– Digital Photography for the serious amateur – starts Monday 6th June 2016
– Digital Photography in the studio introduction – starts Saturday 14th May 2016
If you’d like to find out more please click this link, you can also contact me to get more info.