It’s a mixed feeling seeing my photo reblogged on the official karmaloop tumblr from somebody with no original source and only a hundredth of the notes of the original.
It’s really cool to me that Karmaloop saw my picture and liked it enough to hit the dueling arrows and share it with their followers, but it just kind of sucks that they don’t know that it’s my picture, you know? I’ve been making an effort to utilize social media to promote my work so that hopefully it can lead to job opportunities and recognition in fields that I would love to work in. I feel I could hopefully bring something new to these industries and companies that I admire with my eye for image and design.
I heard someone in one of my classes claim that you couldn’t “make it” from Tumblr/Social Media and at least 4 people in the class immediately called him on that. It’s highly possible to be recognized for your craft via the internet if you supplement it with other outlets. I’m still working towards that with slight success It just sucks to remember that in putting yourself out there, there’s a chance it’ll get reposted without proper credit.
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