Protecting your work is always important, and a constant worry on the minds of many photographers. In Sid Hoelzell’s blog post about Copyrighting and Copyright Law, he brings up some very good points about registering your work and setting clear usage boundaries for each shoot. On an immediate and more basic level, Watermarking your images can be a great source of both protection and marketing. How to best utilize watermarks varies depends on who you ask…so I ask you…
How do you utilize Watermarks, and what’s your rationale behind it? 125 votes
I don’t use watermarks
I use a generic one to deter screenshots, but haven’t put much thought into it.
I use my logo/URL, it's great marketing and it doesn't detract from the images
I plaster my logo/text dead center, no screenshots will be usable!