I then posted the issue to Twitter.
Spotted this #VanCon2010 photo w/my watermark cropped off. What happened to common fandom courtesy?— ScreencappingGoddess (@spndeangirl) April 13, 2018
I choose to post my photos because I believe in sharing w/my fellow fans who can't attend cons. Just wish rotten eggs wouldn't ruin it.#SPNFamily #Supernatural pic.twitter.com/oZwh9p1zH0
Today, I'm looking at Instagram, see that account and take another look and that post is totally gone! They never responded to my comment, just deleted the photo....which in my mind makes me out to be the bad guy. "How dare you complain about your watermark being cropped out! I won't post your photos anymore!" Really?!?
So the person who posted my Jensen photo on Instagram has taken it down. No response to my comment.— ScreencappingGoddess (@spndeangirl) April 13, 2018
How am I the bad guy in this?
Just because I want credit given for the photo I took???
I love that ppl enjoy my photos. Just leave the watermark. Why is that so hard?#SPNFamily
This is getting frustrating. I don't make my watermarks intrusive on my photos for a reason - I feel they'd detract from the beauty of the subject matter. But I'm seriously reconsidering taking more drastic action. I'm sick of this! Why is it so hard for people to give credit for things in this fandom anymore? Even if they didn't know who to credit...just say that in the post! Indicate that you at least are interested in finding out who to credit for the work! This is what I've done in the past. Because I want to give credit where it's due, even if I can't at the time I post something.
Maybe I'll have to start placing my watermark up by people's faces in con photos from now on. It sucks, but I've seen plenty of other photographers in the fandom doing it and now I know why. *sigh*