MEDIA NOVAK

Original Story: http://stopstealingphotos.tumblr.com/post/67471286989/media-novak

URL:  http://www.medianovak.com/

FB:

https://www.facebook.com/MediaNovak (currently down)

https://www.facebook.com/MediaNovakProfile         (currently down)

https://www.facebook.com/medianovak.webdesign

Twitter:

https://twitter.com/medianovak
https://twitter.com/Photo_Websites
https://twitter.com/MediaNovakTeam
https://twitter.com/MediaNovak_Com
https://twitter.com/Media_Novak_de
https://twitter.com/AlenKapetanovic (owner)

This isn’t quite a photographer but since the company is run by a photographer FOR photographers I’m going to let it slide because in my world, it’s close enough.  For those that don’t know Media Novak, it’s a marketing company that sells websites, branding and the like to photographers.  However, many, if not all of those examples were actually stolen from other designers and photographers online.

This all came to me because they were stupid enough to steal from The Law Tog.  When she contacted them to tell them to take her branding photos down, they told her they were promoting her business (mind you, no credit was given on the photos) and took the image down.  A couple weeks later and it’s back up again and Rachel went public with it.  When she went public with it other photographers saw their own work on their site and some even recognized their words.

This blog isn’t going to have the usual crazy extent of show and tell because by the time I was notified they had already taken down their blog and many images weren’t working.  However I am showing what I have, if you have screen captures or anything you’d like to add to the story let me know.  They’ve also taken down their Facebook page as well as their entire portfolio on their website (their website makes me motion sick so I’m trying not to spend too much time on it).

This is the original post showing Rachel’s own branding.  The image was taken by Rachel, the design was by On the Spot Studio.  Neither are affiliated with Media Novak.

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The branding on Media Novak’s blog.

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The branding on Media Novak’s Twitter (this has been posted dozens of times there).

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It’s also on their other “Photo Websites” twitter as well.

What their Facebook looked like before taking it down.

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The original cover photo which has a few images that do not appear to have started with them, no credit given (as they are all over Pinterest finding the source is difficult).

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Original Story: http://stopstealingphotos.tumblr.com/post/67471286989/media-novak

One of the things I see time and time again – stopstealingphotos.tumblr

Original Story: http://stopstealingphotos.tumblr.com/post/55641025300/joshua-lawrence-photography

One of the things I see time and time again is that new photographers tend to think nothing of putting up photos they aspire to take “someday” on their new website or Facebook Page.  Sometimes they actually clarify they aren’t theirs but usually they don’t.

It’s always extra amusing when they lie like a rug in their about page.  This photographer, who picked up a camera for the FIRST time in 2011, managed to photograph for Victoria’s Secret, Seventeen Magazine and Jimmy Choo that same year – while also winning dozens of awards if you believe his About page.

Original Story: http://stopstealingphotos.tumblr.com/post/55641025300/joshua-lawrence-photography

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JASMINE STAR

Original Story: http://stopstealingphotos.tumblr.com/post/62349882928/jasmine-star

Blog:  http://www.jasminestarblog.com

Back in August, it was brought to light that Jasmine Star had copied a multitude of witty quips and posted them on her social media sites presenting the thoughts as her own.  What started as a low murmur through the rankings of photographers gradually grew to a dull roar as photographers, even industry leaders such as Sal Cincotta and Gary Fong, stood up against the plagiarism.   Many fluffed it off though, stating it really wasn’t that big of a deal and it was nothing in comparison to whatDoug Gordon was caught doing weeks before.  Still, as Jasmine’s teaching niche has been about the business side of photography with an emphasis on injecting your personality into your brand, it was pretty shocking to many that her words were not in fact her own.  Jasmine did eventually offer an apology (which was deleted within a few days) and everyone went onto the next scandal in the photography world.

Read ORIGINAL Full Story HERE:

http://stopstealingphotos.tumblr.com/post/62349882928/jasmine-star

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