Scott Klettke Photography – The Power of the Watermark

I’ve started adding unobtrusive watermarks to some of my favorite photos and then limiting access to the originals. I don’t really know why I’m going to do this because it would be pretty easy to cut off the bottom of each photo to remove the watermark. But, it does, in my opinion, make the photos seem more “professional.” I’m using Smugmug (referral code secretly added…hey, you save $5!) to add the watermark to each photo I designate. What I did was create a transparent PNG and then tell Smugmug that I wanted that PNG to be a watermark. From there it’s very easy to add that watermark to new or existing images. (I think you have to have a Professional level account to do this from within Smugmug.)

Here are a few examples:
Watermark Example 1 - Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia in the fog

Watermark Example 2 - Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia

Watermark Example 3 - Balanced Rock at Sunset

Wow!! If I don’t say so myself, those photos look incredible. They’d look great without the watermark, in all honesty. But don’t the watermarks just make you want to buy them? (They do? Contact me as soon as possible.)

One thought on “Scott Klettke Photography – The Power of the Watermark

  1. ross

    Nice photos! That’s good work with the watermark too– it is pretty subtle but still readable.
    These pics are far less disturbing than that manBaby photo 😀

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