Why Is Image Theft So Common in Real Estate?

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image theft in real estate photography

Sometimes we’re asked if copyright infringement is more common in certain areas of photography than others. Image theft occurs in every field, but we’ve been surprised at how often it occurs in real estate photography. According to our case management team, over 7% of all infringement cases we handled this year alone were connected to real estate.

Is there a reason for this? We took a look at some of the worst infringements in real estate photography and identified three reasons why real estate photographers have their images stolen more often.

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Why Professional Photographers Are So Expensive

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Photo: Olli Henze // CC BY-ND 2.0

Every professional photographer has at some point heard at least one of these responses to their price list:

  • You charge how much?!?
  • What exactly do I get for that?
  • I can get an 8×10 at Walmart for $1.50!
  • But you just push a button all day!

Yes, photography is expensive. But, photography is expensive on both ends. Photographers don’t really earn $250 an hour for pushing a button. And when you factor in the hidden time and monetary investments, most photographers don’t earn much more than your hairdresser or accountant. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics,  most earn between $31,710 and $40,280 annually, or $15.24 to $19.37 an hour.

So then, why is photography so expensive? Here’s what you are really getting when you pay for a professional photographer (and what you miss out on when you don’t).

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8 Must-Watch TED Talks on Photography

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Sebastião Salgado, Brazilian-born photographer who gives voice to the world’s most dispossessed and unknown. Photo: Steve Jurvetson // CC BY 2.0

We’ve written a lot on the technical aspects of photography before. Among others, we gave some tips for checking stutter count, explained the tricks behind long-exposure, and gave pointers for best photography gear. But there is so much more to photography than camera work. Photography can be an art form, a profession, an obsession, a way of documenting the world, and even a catalyst for change. These are just some of the attributes covered by the many outstanding photographers who have delivered TED talks — short presentations that are known around the world for delivering “Ideas worth spreading”. If you are searching for inspiration or a good old motivational kick, look no further than these eight breathtaking photography TED talks.

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Pixsy and The Guild: Fighting Image Theft Together

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We are always happy to help more photographers fight copyright infringement and get fair compensation for their stolen work. Today, we are happy to announce our partnership with the Guild of Photographers, highly respected UK-based photographic association that helps photographers grow through the access to training and mentoring opportunities, a broad network of photographic professionals, and a number of exclusive deals.

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101 Reasons Why Getty Didn’t Acquire Pixsy

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Snappy, the office shark we would never get up.

Snappy, our office shark. We would never give him up.

On April 1 we announced a $420 million sale to Getty Images. As we confirmed this weekend, the acquisition was indeed an April Fool’s joke. Many of you were upset and mystified by the news– don’t worry, we aren’t going anywhere.

Your responses made us think of not only how grateful we are to have you, but exactly why we would not agree to this type of acquisition in the first place. Here are 101 reasons why:

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Getty Images Acquires Pixsy

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April Fools Pixsy

We’ve received quite a few emails from users over the last few hours, and can confirm that the post below is indeed an April Fool’s joke. We’re dedicated to creating a better environment for photographers  and appreciate all the messages we received.

You can read 101 reasons why this type of acquisition would never happen at Pixsy here.

Thanks for all your support and keep on creating!

-The Pixsy team

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What to Do When Your Photo Is Stolen: Pixsy Presentation at Adorama

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How to deal with copyright infringement - steps

Two weeks ago, Pixsy founder Daniel Foster gave a presentation at Adorama store in New York. He shared the detailed tips on handling cases of copyright infringement in photography and walked the photographers through the process step-by-step.

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