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    Perspective is everything.
    An original Ansel Adams print can cost tens of thousands of dollars today. Do you think that would be true if most of the images were not already present in the form of cheap posters and calendars and postcards etc... ?
    As has been stated above, if the image is truly worthwhile, people will want to possess it. If the extent of their desire can be satisfied with a cheap low res rip off of a monitor screen, then they are not the people who would have paid top dollar for a hand-crafted original. But without the masses consuming and copying the cheap rip-offs, the original has less commercial value.
    Think about what would happen if you woke up tomorrow to a world where most of the computer screens on the planet were using one of your images as their desktop wallpaper - and every one of them had been copied without your permission. Then imagine the reception you would get if you walked into a gallery, any gallery, with a handful of originals. .........

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    The key is to find the right balance between marketing and protection. None of my images are so good that I have to worry about marketing or protection!

    Art.
    Visit my website at www.ArtLiem.com
    or my online portfolios at APUG and ModelMayhem

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    Tim, very insightful. Thanks for bringing that to our attention.
    A new photo blog of B&W Street photos: GhostManOnFirst.com (2006-02-05)

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    The key is to find the right balance between marketing and protection. None of my images are so good that I have to worry about marketing or protection!

    Art.
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    That's funny Art, but your very modest. I think your work is impressive.

    Tim R

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