Hi NJ, I'm just about to start my own photography blog using all my own photos. I was wondering if you have any advice for protecting my photos from being copied or used anywhere? I'm putting a copyright sign and my name on them but that can be cropped out or digitally removed, is there anything else that I can do? Thanks.
Putting your photos up on the internet opens you up to all kinds of digital rights infringements. That is our world. Watermark your images and make sure your EXIF info is correct. I can’t worry about this all the time. I choose to believe the amazing comments, feedback, friendships and goodwill I receive from so MANY people that look at my work, far outweighs the risk. I have no illusions that someone is stealing my work and making millions. If they are, that is their karma. Good luck
Hey NJ, I'm starting to enjoy wildlife photography, but it's simply stunning, just with the animals you seem to come across, do you travel to see them? I love your work, please, keep it going it is inspiration for every young photographer out there!
HI there. Well, thanks. I do travel to see them. I have made 4 trips to Africa and visited 6 countries so far. Also, Costa Rica and Panama, and at home here in Cananda. I will do my best to keep it going my friend!
A shout out to all of you who have helped with this experiment! The photo has now made it to the “Popular” page on 500 px so if you are a member there, feel free help keep the momentum going. :-) http://500px.com/photo/52507072
If you missed the experiment:http://njwight.tumblr.com/post/67363768658/i-am-asking-for-your-help-next-week-at-the
Next week I leave for Kuala Lampur. I have been invited by the University of Malaya to give 2 talks and am looking forward to the trip. Any KL’ers out there-please send me any highlights. Also, I have 4 days to go off on an adventure…so am thinking Bangkok or a beach in Thailand. Any recommendations…I am all ears! (Pampering only!)
Hey NJ, I am currently on the journey of becoming a wildlife photography and i find your pieces to be pure inspiration for me, i am sure others would agree, they are amazing, truly. My question is this; Through you journey to become a wildlife photographer, what was the biggest challenge you had to face and how did you overcome it? Well thats it and again amazing shots. :D
Well thanks-very nice of you to say. I am still on the journey to becoming a wildlife photographer…and I am still battling many challenges. Let’s go with self-confidence and making an income. In that order… This helped with the first… Cheers and good luck! NJ
Hi I have to choose between two things, I'm offered either a new macro lens of photography classes. I'm relatively new to photography but I love it and have a d200 Nikon. I'm wondering what would be the better choice in your opinion, classes or a macro lens which I have wanted for a while.
Well what a happy dilemma to have. Not really sure-I wish I had had some basic training to get me started. A strong foundation will help you leap forward more quickly I would think. But the seduction of new toys…so much fun. Sorry can’t help more. Good luck and enjoy! :-)