That is, I didn't until recently, when I noticed twice now, my pictures being used on other's pages with no credit given to the Fat Ewe Farm. That is not nice. I didn't contact the folks and ask why they stole my pictures, but that is exactly what it feels like. If they had asked permission to use the images, I am quite sure I would have been happy to let them. I have been asked many times and given credit for the photos, which is how it should be.
I started out taking pictures to keep my adult kids in the loop, though they are busy and don't always check the blog. Then the followers came after a few years and hey, I am so glad you are here. You are part of the reason I go through the trouble of taking pictures. I want to capture my most happy life on the farm and share it with you. But, at the same time, I really don't want others to use the photos without saying at least where they came from. That is fair enough, is it not?
So, I created a little signature and am going to brand the photos that I think are really cute or special. I do realize that those with photo skills can easily unbrand the pictures, but if they are going to go through that much trouble, there is little I can do about it. A watermark is harder to remove from a picture and if one day, I get a good camera, I might do that. So for now, if you begin to see branded pictures, the reasoning behind it is here.
Thanks for sticking with me on my sojourn on the Fat Ewe Farm!