Yeah, I did it again: google search by images (my images). It’s just the top of the iceberg. I added captions for each image individually: captions are only visible on desktop version of tumblr (tumblr app doesn’t display captions).
Please… Don’t tell me WHOSE edit is better. They have no right to steal my/your work to gain followers (read —> some questionable tumblr fame) or use it to advertise something of theirs.
They convert MY EDITS to b&w, sometimes add some fade/toning, remove my watermark. Or they add their text over my images which is flashily-tasteless in my opinion. This is ALL their edits are about. I am the one who is buying photo equipment and software, learns how to take pictures and how to use editing tools, goes out to actually take those pictures, spends HOURS/DAYS to select and edit them. Sometimes I spend DAYS to JUST SELECT some decent ones from several hundreds shots I take on a single photo-walk.
So dear photographers. If you take pictures of tigers•lions•deer•trees_in_the_fog•pathways•moon•polar_owls•bears•wolves•flowers•streetlights•waterfalls•skulls•girls_blowing_dandelions•boys_exposing_their_nipples etc… be aware.
And YES, I’m gonna report these blogs, and ask tumblr to take down my plagiarized works from their servers. I’m not going to start any communications with these thieves. Believe me, they know what they’re doing. And even if they remove their posts with stolen and altered works, there are still thousands of reblogs of their posts, and people keep downloading these pictures from those sources and post them to other websites.
My original posts: photo 1, photo 2, photo 3, photo 4
firstname.lastname@example.org is the right way to contact tumblr in such cases