lucy24 - 9:52 pm on Apr 5, 2013 (gmt 0)
they are putting it on a website to be downloaded by their users in the first place
Uhm, no, we're not. We're putting images on a website to be SEEN by users IN THE CONTEXT OF the page as a totality.
I'm making more money with the Pinterest traffic than selling the image itself
In other words, you are not an artist making a living off his pictures. Which is where we came in.
Taking a picture of a product, no matter how tastefully displayed and lit, is in no way the same as creating a work of original art.
I understand that RECIPE websites do rather well with Pinterest though, they may be an exception.
Makes sense. You can probably count on the fingers of one hand the number of dishes you can make on your own based purely on a photograph of what the end result looks like. Here's a picture of a souffle'. Make me one just like it.