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    Default Re: Blatant theft of photographic works to fake a portfolio - shimmeryphotography

    On the website it's stated his address is 16 Golden Drive (S) 554644
    Private housing in Singapore.
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    Default Re: Blatant theft of photographic works to fake a portfolio - shimmeryphotography

    Quote Originally Posted by kei1309 View Post
    share with the EDMW-ers. i'm sure they'll have some personal details within 1 hour
    I do not have an account over there.

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    "We Steal Your Amazing Moments"
    Photo stolen from Korostudio, Thailand. http://www.korostudio.com/pre-weddin...rom-china.html
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    "We Steal Your Beautiful Memories"
    Photo stolen from Kief Leung of Queen Wedding, Hong Kong. http://www.queenweddinghk.com/wp/blog
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    "We Let Your Memories Glow On Our Website.... even if it isn't ours"
    Photo stolen from Korostudio, Thailand. http://www.korostudio.com/pre-weddin...rom-china.html
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    Why choose us? because we'll steal your precious moments and you'll never see them in a good light, ever again
    Mini Gallery photos stolen from:
    First photo in mini gallery stolen from Dan Johanson, SF Bay Area, California. http://danjohanson.com/chinese-weddi...sicas-big-day/
    2nd photo in mini gallery stolen from Wooi Loon, Malaysia. http://www.wloon.com/2013/06/pre-wed...n-elsa-penang/
    3rd photo in mini gallery stolen from Korostudio, Thailand. http://www.korostudio.com/pre-weddin...rom-china.html
    4th photo in mini gallery stolen from Jay Studios, Orange County, LA region, California. http://jay-studio.com/blog/2014/04/n...otography.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    I do not have an account over there.
    maybe Uncle Octarine has one. it will be good to expose these jokers.

    i remember these jokers were spamming some photography groups on facebook as well

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    Default Re: Blatant theft of photographic works to fake a portfolio - shimmeryphotography

    Facebook page and Google+ page has been taken down. By now Shimmery should have read this thread...

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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    Facebook page and Google+ page has been taken down. By now Shimmery should have read this thread...
    website also down already ... at least must commend them for being "responsive" to feedback =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    Facebook page and Google+ page has been taken down. By now Shimmery should have read this thread...
    Quote Originally Posted by pettypoh View Post
    website also down already ... at least must commend them for being "responsive" to feedback =)
    Well done everyone for exposing the "worlds" and "Singapores" BEST photographer..... LOL
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    Default Re: Blatant theft of photographic works to fake a portfolio - shimmeryphotography

    Pasting this data here before they clear off the registry :

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    about 11 years ago one wannabe wedding photographer who happen to be our member, stole photos from another local professional photographer's website, who also happen to be our member. and use the photos on his own website as his portfolio.
    this wannabe wedding photographer's action was exposed and created a storm in the circle, he was labeled as a fake photographer and the words spread around in many wedding forums. many couples who booked him stop using him, and the rest would avoid him like the plague.
    from what I heard he paid a huge sum for the copyright infringement as an out of court settlement with the professional photographer.


    so what is the moral of this story?
    stealing works from others and claim as ones own is lying to oneself, their customers, and to those who put trust on him, he has no credibility at all, can not be trusted.
    his action will simply put an early end to his own career.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    about 11 years ago one wannabe wedding photographer who happen to be our member, stole photos from another local professional photographer's website, who also happen to be our member. and use the photos on his own website as his portfolio.
    this wannabe wedding photographer's action was exposed and created a storm in the circle, he was labeled as a fake photographer and the words spread around in many wedding forums. many couples who booked him stop using him, and the rest would avoid him like the plague.
    from what I heard he paid a huge sum for the copyright infringement as an out of court settlement with the professional photographer.


    so what is the moral of this story?
    stealing works from others and claim as ones own is lying to oneself, their customers, and to those who put trust on him, he has no credibility at all, can not be trusted.
    his action will simply put an early end to his own career.
    unfortunately for this case, this company likely to be new and only "test-water" type to see if they can succeed (as in nothing much to lose anyway), and it's difficult to find out the real people behind the company

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    Quote Originally Posted by pettypoh View Post
    unfortunately for this case, this company likely to be new and only "test-water" type to see if they can succeed (as in nothing much to lose anyway), and it's difficult to find out the real people behind the company
    We should try to expose them I say.... "Nicely" and not defamatory or abusive ever.

    OR they could come clean and apologise here.
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    did a google search using their website url - seems like quite a bit of SEO (links building) being done

    interesting to see that there's a SEO company hosting under the same nameserver =D

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    Quote Originally Posted by pettypoh View Post
    unfortunately for this case, this company likely to be new and only "test-water" type to see if they can succeed (as in nothing much to lose anyway), and it's difficult to find out the real people behind the company
    Yes, they said they form their company on this year Valentines day. Wow, they decided to cheat everyone this day, really give a new meaning to the Valentines day.
    when we notice we can't find any faces and name from a photography website, that is really very fishy, so we decided to poke deeper.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dfive View Post
    We should try to expose them I say.... "Nicely" and not defamatory or abusive ever.

    OR they could come clean and apologise here.
    they have no names no faces in their website and social media, since they intent to keep it anonymous, unlikely they will come clean,
    and even if they want to, they can not, cause their ClubSNAP accounts had be suspended, they have no permission to make posting here, anyway, they can do that on their social media sites and their website. again, the ball is on their court now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pettypoh View Post
    did a google search using their website url - seems like quite a bit of SEO (links building) being done

    interesting to see that there's a SEO company hosting under the same nameserver =D
    I suspect at least one, if not all of them are good in web site building, copy writing and SEO, but poor in EQ and zero in integrity.

    as for their photography skills, see it for yourself lor, but they have remove their social media site already.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    Yes, they said they form their company on this year Valentines day. Wow, they decided to cheat everyone this day, really give a new meaning to the Valentines day.
    when we notice we can't find any faces and name from a photography website, that is really very fishy, so we decided to poke deeper.



    they have no names no faces in their website and social media, since they intent to keep it anonymous, unlikely they will come clean,
    and even if they want to, they can not, cause their ClubSNAP accounts had be suspended, they have no permission to make posting here, anyway, they can do that on their social media sites and their website. again, the ball is on their court now.
    suggest we block out his branding totally on this forum.

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    Default Re: Blatant theft of photographic works to fake a portfolio - shimmeryphotography

    This YouTube User CHERYL MOORE supports THAT company A lot :

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UR6aaUMEm9c

    Says this in comments :

    Published on Mar 17, 2015
    Here is an amazing wedding photograph montage along with some beautiful music.

    Enjoy it

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wedding_...
    http://www.shimmeryphotography.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/weddingmoments - who is this one... also in Singapore.
    https://www.facebook.com/shimmeryphot...



    This one is a cracker :

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZqJuI7y_IU

    Published on Feb 22, 2015
    This wedding video which is my first video. I hope you enjoyed how romantic the video looks.

    Do comment and like if you liked it!

    http://www.shimmeryphotography.com/
    http://singaporebrides.com/featured/w...




    Many videos ( all in last 3-4 months ) all referring back to THAT company :

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaW...PswnFaA/videos



    There is also some other "person" DAWN who likes to share videos on SEO Grading lots... she has commented and hash tagged THAT company a few times :

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRZ...J201lUg/videos
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    Default Re: Blatant theft of photographic works to fake a portfolio - shimmeryphotography

    Quote Originally Posted by Dfive View Post
    This YouTube User CHERYL MOORE supports THAT company A lot :

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UR6aaUMEm9c

    Says this in comments :

    Published on Mar 17, 2015
    Here is an amazing wedding photograph montage along with some beautiful music.

    Enjoy it

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wedding_...
    http://www.shimmeryphotography.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/weddingmoments - who is this one... also in Singapore.
    https://www.facebook.com/shimmeryphot...



    This one is a cracker :

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZqJuI7y_IU

    Published on Feb 22, 2015
    This wedding video which is my first video. I hope you enjoyed how romantic the video looks.

    Do comment and like if you liked it!

    http://www.shimmeryphotography.com/
    http://singaporebrides.com/featured/w...




    Many videos ( all in last 3-4 months ) all referring back to THAT company :

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaW...PswnFaA/videos



    There is also some other "person" DAWN who likes to share videos on SEO Grading lots... she has commented and hash tagged THAT company a few times :

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRZ...J201lUg/videos

    from here?

    https://www.fiverr.com/categories/vi...ut=auto&page=1
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    Quote Originally Posted by yanyewkay View Post
    On the website it's stated his address is 16 Golden Drive (S) 554644
    Private housing in Singapore.
    Strange it seem different from what is extract from Google Cache: http://webcache.googleusercontent.co...hotography.com

    Contact Info

    +65 6281 9284
    contact@shimmeryphotography.com
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    22 Sin Ming Lane Singapore (By Appointment Only)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anson View Post
    Contact Info

    +65 6281 9284
    contact@shimmeryphotography.com
    www.shimmeryphotography.com
    22 Sin Ming Lane Singapore (By Appointment Only)
    Link's reply:

    "Maintenance mode is on
    Website will be available soon"
    Last edited by shierwin; 24th June 2015 at 09:45 PM.

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    Default Re: Blatant theft of photographic works to fake a portfolio - shimmeryphotography

    Quote Originally Posted by shierwin View Post
    Link's reply:

    "Maintenance mode is on
    Website will be available soon"
    Look at the Google Cache: http://webcache.googleusercontent.co...hotography.com

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