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July 8, 2010

Scam Photo Contests


Like Spam in the digital world, photographers are being invited to participate in Scam Photo Contests. They aren't really contests to recognize artistic abilities, they're schemes to acquire cheap or free photos for business use and their prey is the uneducated amateur photographer or one who will ignore all logic for a chance to be "published." The "rules" say all entries become the property of the organizers to use as they please. What absurdity.

One of the latest of the photo contest scammers is the organization I chose to be my scuba-certifiying agency, NAUI. My card goes back to them in tomorrow's mail.

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