Blatant theft of photographic works to fake a portfolio - shimmeryphotography


daredevil123

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It has been brought to our attention that several new members are looking very suspicious in their posts and activity on ClubSNAP. We have looked into their accounts and have reason to believe they are doing ninja advertising for their new wedding business. The following accounts have been identified as related to this photography company ( Shimmery Photography aka http://www.shimmeryphotography.com aka https://www.facebook.com/shimmeryphotography aka https://plus.google.com/+Shimmeryphotographysingapore ) :
L15ach0ng
YangLing
14benedictlow
wilsonwongjw
baletan90

We have also been alerted to their blatant disregard for copyright. Almost every single piece of photographic work in their website has been identified as work stolen from other photographers, with the original watermarks cropped away.

Here are screenshots of Shimmery's website:

Photo stolen from Korostudio, Thailand. http://www.korostudio.com/pre-wedding-engagement/pre-wedding-xi-and-jack-from-china.html
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Photo stolen from Kief Leung of Queen Wedding, Hong Kong. http://www.queenweddinghk.com/wp/blog
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Photo stolen from Korostudio, Thailand. http://www.korostudio.com/pre-wedding-engagement/pre-wedding-xi-and-jack-from-china.html
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Mini Gallery photos stolen from:
First photo in mini gallery stolen from Dan Johanson, SF Bay Area, California. http://danjohanson.com/chinese-wedding-michael-jessicas-big-day/
2nd photo in mini gallery stolen from Wooi Loon, Malaysia. http://www.wloon.com/2013/06/pre-wedding-lucas-n-elsa-penang/
3rd photo in mini gallery stolen from Korostudio, Thailand. http://www.korostudio.com/pre-wedding-engagement/pre-wedding-xi-and-jack-from-china.html
4th photo in mini gallery stolen from Jay Studios, Orange County, LA region, California. http://jay-studio.com/blog/2014/04/new-york-pre-wedding-photography.html
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ClubSNAP is a community of photographers and image creators. We take copyright extremely seriously. We will not tolerate any blatant disregard of copyright, nor do we welcome any participation from photography providers who exhibit this kind of unethical behavior. As such, after discussions among the moderator community, these members has been suspended with immediate effect, and queued for deregistration.

While we refrain to lay any judgement on the actual quality of their work (we have yet to see any of their original work), we would strongly advise potential customers to think twice before using their services, based on the way they operate alone.
 

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sjackal

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That explains all the recent weird postings.
 

daredevil123

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JacePhoto

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There should be an internship corner... Then new photographers can learn the ropes. Rather than a desperate attempt to get into the market.
 

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catchlights

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There should be an internship corner... Then new photographers can learn the ropes. Rather than a desperate attempt to get into the market.
that is what the professional photographer associations are for, they offer trainings, workshops and seminars, apprentice / photographer network, mentorship and certification etc.


but what happen when someone post a thread to ask buy what camera/lenses/flash to shoot wedding for the first time, or how to shoot a wedding, or how to charge for shooting a wedding since have not done a paid shoot before,

do we tell them not to do it and point the right direction to them?
or pretend like a guru can transform them into a wedding photographer by posting some tips?


So, in which way is really helping them and also to the industry?
 

sinned79

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no wonder this looks familiar... i almost engage Koro studio for my pre wedding shoot although i went with another Thai photographer in the end. This location is taken in some thai university in bangkok.

I will contact Koro Studio about this stolen image and see if he wants to pursue legal action.
 

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sinned79

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daredevil123

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no wonder this looks familiar... i almost engage Koro studio for my pre wedding shoot although i went with another Thai photographer in the end. This location is taken in some thai university in bangkok.

I will contact Koro Studio about this stolen image and see if he wants to pursue legal action.
Asumption University.

They have already been contacted by the parties who informed us.
 

Dfive

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A-HOLES..... Hope we can all expose the real people here..... Name and Shame and keep our fine industry in peace ! :)
 

Dfive

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" ABOUT SHIMMERY PHOTOGRAPHY

Founded by a passionate group of wedding photographers and videographers in Singapore on Valentine’s Day 2015, Shimmery Photography is the premium wedding photography studio in Singapore with bespoke packages for each and every single of our clients.

Putting your memories as our top priority, our experienced and professional wedding photographers in Singapore seek to capture your lovely moments with your fiancee and translate them into beautiful, timeless works of art through photography and videography.

We believe that falling in love is a magical experience and getting married to your loved significant other is sacred and our entire bespoke wedding cinematography package is designed around it.

No one in Singapore and around the world has a greater level of customer service and respect than Shimmery Photography for our clients.

Working hard to being the greatest Singapore wedding photography company, Shimmery makes your wedding and love memory have an everlasting, lovely glow. "



NO RESPECT FOR THE INDUSTRY !
 

daredevil123

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can't see much info, mainly US contact details
They registered using GoDaddy and they opted for the private registration option.
Their listed address is to a commercial building but they did not provide a unit number.
They listed a landline phone number though, so that is the only lead.
 

Octarine

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No one in Singapore and around the world has a greater level of customer service and respect than Shimmery Photography for our clients.
Did they really post up such a stupid claim?:bsmilie: Self-proclaimed world champion of customer service...
 

kei1309

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They registered using GoDaddy and they opted for the private registration option.
Their listed address is to a commercial building but they did not provide a unit number.
They listed a landline phone number though, so that is the only lead.
share with the EDMW-ers. i'm sure they'll have some personal details within 1 hour :bsmilie:
 

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