Saturday, May 26, 2007

yellow iris


8 comments:

petunia said...

Came across this blog through a few others -- you have excellent composition in most of these photos---they are beautiful! I copied a few to pain, hope you don't mind.

petunia said...

paint - not pain...:)

Julie said...

What makes someone a talented artist is the ability to create their own unique compositions. I think it's completely inappropriate to paint from other people's work.

As an artist, I would say YES I mind. All my years of study, experience, and hard work are not there for people to just lift at will. Jeeez. don't people have any respect for boundaries?

Emily said...

I told "petunia" she was welcome to use them, but preferably not to exhibit them, since I also paint from these and exhibit my photos and paintings. I also intend to publish these at some point. So anyone copying them will run into copyright issues before too long.

However, I do understand that we all need somewhere to begin. Hopefully "petunia" will learn from using the photos, and get confident making her own compositions.

readerofblogs said...

Emily, Petunia is a NUT CASE. Good luck with that...her using your hard work...she likes to take things that belong to others.

chaindropz said...

I am glad I dropped by I have not looked at your blog for a while. You are still doing great work. I agree that people should get permission or perhaps pay to use someone’s pictures. I feel that I would grant anyone permission to paint what I photograph if they would give me credit for the photograph. I think it would irritate me to see one of my pictures painted or sold without giving me due credit. I don’t know much about composition but I take thousands of pictures. My nephew is a professional photographer and sometimes he will pick one of my pictures that I hardly noticed and tell me it has good composition and needs to be cropped in a certain way. I just buy cameras and shoot anything I can focus on. I wanted you to see the pictures I can take with my new camera. I am impressed with my moon shot size.
Keep up the good work.

feng37 said...

Where are this year's photos??

Emily said...

I've stopped posting photos, as you've noticed. It became quite plain to me that the photos were being used all over the place, and I'd like to use them in my book... Many of these photos have already been shown in churches, art shows, other people's blogs, and various places all over the world. One of them is even in a thesis, now. If all of these kind people represent only a fraction of the places my photos have been used, then they've been used in too many places. Soo... I'm keeping the rest secret. Sorry! I'll post here when I publish the book.