Does oneI keep copyright of her/his uploaded images to sites like:
NB.........PLEASE do NOT use my images on websites, blogs or other media WITHOUT my explicit permission....© All rights reserved.
My issue becomes how do we as photographers have the ability to share and discuss specific pieces or a body of work by another contemporary photographer who is not dead and in the public domain and learn if you cannot post an image? How does the photographer become known?-
Would that not violate the statement in quotes? It says do not use an image - isn't a link even for discussion usage?
I think the point is being completely missed here. When I say link I mean a link that reproduces the photo on this site.
I assert copyright on my images online and request that people contact me if they want to use them but I don't think that isolates me at all. In fact, if the person who wants to use my images contacts me then it creates contact and establishes communication. Is it about money? No. Most people who use an image without permission aren't going to pay up if you call them out on it because they are not using your image to make money. But if someone wants to use an image of mine for commercial purposes then yes, I expect them to pay. Apart from anything else it's only fair to photographers who are trying to make a living not to make life even more difficult for them by undercutting them.