What’s he gettin’ at?
This is the most common “complaint” (note, the complaint only comes from Photographers – not regular people!) I get in the comments when I talk about copyright and Creative Commons Noncommercial. Every day, like today, I upload a maximum resolution photo here to the website. People hem and haw, “Well, aren’t you afraid that people will just download your work and print it themselves?” No, I’m not afraid. And generally, I don’t live in fear. If people want to do this, it’s not the end of the world. Maybe they are just a fan that has very little money and they just want to make a small personal print to enjoy on their own. They know they are not getting the best quality or a Limited Edition copy, but at least they get to enjoy the art. In fact, I think that is kind of nice.
I believe the world is mostly full of people who would rather do the right thing for the artist and see the Good Reasons to buy a print now or in the future.
Good reasons to Buy This Print (btw, every day we offer up a new print, where there is a link to purchase it right under the photo).
- Purchasing a print ensures it is Limited Edition and more rare. This makes each one unique and a collector’s item.
- Purchasing a print supports the artist directly, who most people know spend a lot of time, effort, and finances to produce the imagery.
- Purchasing a print results in a vastly superior print, which can come on canvas, high-quality fiber-paper, or metal.
So, to me, these are three pretty compelling reasons to purchase the print. I believe the most people out there are good, so we provide affordable options so people can make something custom that works perfectly in their home.
Daily Photo – The Glaciers of the Alps
Getting to the top of these mountains happened just in time, late on a cool, crisp day on one of my first afternoons in Switzerland. I knew things would be beautiful way up here in the upper atmosphere, but I honestly did not expect the streaming confluence of flowing ice. This is always a nice and unexpected aspect of glaciers – how they look like they are flowing and still at the same time.
While you’re at it, here are some more to Steal
Hehe… or, well, you can get the Limited Edition copy below each one.