If you spend enough time in this field, your images are going to be stolen at some point, quite possibly on Instagram. What do you do at that point? This video follows a photographer as he discusses a recent case of his own.
Coming to you from Brendan van Son, this great video discusses what happened to him when he found a brand using his image for commercial gain on Instagram and what he did about it. Personally, I think he makes a great point when distinguishing between having your images taken without permission for commercial purposes versus things like feature accounts. There are a lot of feature accounts on Instagram run by people who are simply passionate about sharing photos with a common theme, such as those all taken within a certain city or the like. I've had my photos shared by Ohio accounts a bunch, and it never bothers me, because I know these accounts aren't gaining anything monetary from my images, and it puts my photos in front of more eyes who appreciate my work. On the other hand, if an account wants to commercialize my work, they should expect to pay. Check out the video above for more on the topic.
Lead image by Lisa Fotios.