I’m not sure if this is serious or not? If it is serious - please know that I got all of these photos off of a website called weheartit.com All of these images have been shared by hundreds of people, so tracking down the owner is not possible. I also already have a reminder on my blog that I take no credit for any of the photos.
Just because other people are doing it doesn’t make it okay. How would you feel if this happened to one of your photos?
Weheartit steals pictures. Also just saying “I take no credit.” means ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. You should either know the source or don’t use the photo. Simple as that.
AMEN! I tell people this all the time! Just because others do it DOES NOT MAKE IT OKAY. The best thing you can do is either A) Get photos directly from the source- official pages or social media of the photographer, model, character (mermaid/pirate/fairy/ect) so you know who to credit B) Do a reverse image search on Google to find the owner so you can give proper credit. If you don’t know who the photo belongs to, or who to give credit to, DON’T POST IT. It’s really that simple! “Credit to google images’ “Credit to image owner” or “I take no credit” is not okay. Sites like WeHeartIt and Pinterest pretty much never give credit, so it’s best just not to get images from there unless you plan on reverse image searching it to find out who it belongs to.
Thank you for being open to answers about this issue! I know the answers seem like we might be irritated at you, but really it’s the hundreds of people who take our images and don’t credit us that makes the whole issue very touchy for mermaids, as well as artists of all kinds.