And eventually, in this digital and modern age, you are likely to be caught. Exhibit A:
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Below was the photo used by the plagiarists to advertise her wedding gown designs. It was shot by Bobby delos Santos for the Santos-Ong wedding. And this actual photo was credited to Joe San Antonio as designer:
Joe San Antonio: I'm not mad or anything , I just pity her. The clients who booked her and our actual brides who are posted in Sulit.com, for us,nakakakhiya (it's embarrassing) for our brides to be posted in an ad that they didn't sign up for. I just think as a designer it's best if we don't mislead clients that those creations are ours, kase kakaaawa naman for the future brides. And for people who plagiarize, I hope they find their real passion in what they do and be proud of what they can create.
Meanwhile, in the US, a certain Meagan Kunert plagiarized the work of fellow photographer Amber Hughes. Caruso Photography blogged about this anomaly and cited very relevant points on plagiarism:
When Photographer's Steal Another Person's Work
Now, if you are a supplier and have been a victim of plagiarism please add or link the evidence by commenting below. This is to warn future brides. We all should be vigilant in protecting our work and letting the truth prevail.
For wedding suppliers who are starting out, do portfolio shoots. Collaborate with friends. There are a million and one ways for your to come up with your own work. Don't be lazy and just start grabbing work that isn't yours. That is just so wrong!
Keep it real and you will reap the benefits soon after :)
Backtrack: Plagiarism is Foul Play
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