If not you should check it out!
Unfortunately in this business, the most successful and inspiring photographers have the most copycats. This can be quite frustrating because we all know how much time, effort, and creativity we put into our work, our websites and our business branding, so for an unethical photographer (or fauxtographer!) to come along and just swipe it all...well, that pretty much sucks!
I hear about website plagarism almost every time a group of pros gets together...it is just sadly another part of the business these days. This week alone, I have been alerted to three photographers who stole word-for-word verbiage from my own portrait site...kind of makes me go "hmmmmm," in a creative business like photography, especially when they copy my bio!
Use a site like CopyScape if you dare or type your original website wording into "quotes" and google to see what comes up...hopefully, you will find nothing!
From a very early age I loved taking pictures and looking at them in magazines and books, but the art of photography captured my heart when I was a teenager, on my first overseas trip to Wales. From that point, I began shooting with a little film SLR and having my friend model for me. In college I took some digital photography and visual communication courses as part of my communication studies major, and decided to pursue a career in photography. I became a legal business and took my first paid client at age 20, and it's been quite a journey and adventure over the past nine years.
I secretly bought a mail-order 35mm camera when I was 15, and took lots of ordinary photos of animals and nature for several years. Although I majored in art and studied photography in college, my career started in marketing and advertising, from the client service end. Then I had the most beautiful baby, found my old camera and realized how much I love photographing people.