The Difference Between Copying, and Inspiring


Have you ever seen a photo and thought how beautiful it is and then tried to recreate it? I have seen some fabulous Pinterest fails about this topic and although they are humorous fails, you cant blame them for trying it.

In our 365 group we did something similar, it wasnt planned that we would all try the same picture, its just how it worked out. Once one did it, another did it and then another. I wanted to show you the difference between copying and being inspired. In my opinion, copying is when you try to exactly recreate the scene or simply stealing it, and being inspired is still giving credit to the original artist and adding your own flair into the mix.

Here is the original from Cool Ideas on Facebook

Original From Cool Ideas

Original From Cool Ideas

A pretty, classy, simple shot. Christmassy & warm.

This is my twist, when I came to do it, I had no candles and my baubles were too big… (you can find my facebook Photography page at Rillys Photography )

My Version

My Version

This next one is from a fabulous amateur photographer Dawn from Locor Images

Dawn - From Locor Images

Dawn – From Locor Images

This next one, is from Nicola (who has a fabulous Street photography blog based on commuters) Image of a Commuter

From Nicola

From Nicola

And this one, from a lovely friend of mine who has come on so much this year, is Amanda, she doesnt have a page yet, but as soon as she does I will add it so you can all see her wonderful work.

From Amanda

From Amanda

And finally, the last one is from Gaz at Madhat Photography, who has worked really hard this year trying to boost his portfolio, and does a lovely range of photographs

Gaz From Madhat Photography

Gaz From Madhat Photography

 

So as you can see, there are many different perceptions on just one photo. If you feel inspired, always give credit to the person that inspired you, they will feel flattered that you have seen their work and gone off to create your own. Never try to pass off an image as your own, someone out there whether they are a professional, an amateur or just someone with a lucky one off shot, they should have their work credited.

*This is not a sponsored post, all permissions to share photos were granted to RillyRoos.Net and should not be copied or passed off as your own, please visit individual pages to follow these photographers*

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