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Camera Shutter Vector by scarlet-rain Camera Shutter Vector by scarlet-rain
A stylized vector camera shutter I created for my tattoo. Please note that this file is no longer available for download in vector format, as too many people have abused the conditions of the Creative Commons license I assigned to it.

If you see this design used in commercial contexts, please know that this use is illegal and report it to me so I may take action. The only exceptions are Orange Rhyme Photography and Kayme Clark Photography & Design, who did the right thing and licensed their usage from me.

See the completed tattoo here.
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emden09 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi scarlet,

fount your aperture silhoutte and would like to license it for our "Business"-cards. Where Business does not mean we're professional photographers but are amateur photographers.

regards
emden09

emden09g@gmail.com
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scarlet-rain Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
Sorry, but that's still commercial use and I am not open to licensing this work at this point.
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flaman Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Stop whining and put it online or offline.
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alibigman Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
can u give me  ai file

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Owhl Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
You may have created this, but its a common sign. Its all over the internet because its hardly original or difficult to design. I made one just like it 4 years ago but was smart enough to realize its far too simple an image to try to copyright.
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scarlet-rain Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
You do realise that copyright rights are automatic in most countries, yeah? And you do realise copyright law does not apply to designs, ideas or concepts, but the manifestation of those ideas/concepts/designs? As in, this particular vector and JPEG file that I created. And this exact design was not 'all over the internet' when I created it, because (as I explained to another commenter) I scoured the internet for one like it. I created this shutter design because I couldn't find one that matched exactly what I wanted.
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xixaw-rahat Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
dont see any download option. theres only "download image" option here
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scarlet-rain Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
That's because DeviantART's uploader won't allow me to submit a vector file, only a preview thumbnail. Probably due to this deviation being so old.
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Ninjabread-Devil Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
reminds me of the portal game
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princeducan Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
that good ...............
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princeducan Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
thanhk
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Real-art-critic Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
Makes me laugh that you create something that has been done by many business a million times over and then get mad when people use your stolen idea. Looks identical to the Shutterbug shutter any many others not to mention it exists in probably a million photographers watermarks.
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scarlet-rain Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
I will admit that my design is very simple and easily replicated, however many of the web pages, logos, t-shirts etc I've seen it on did not exist before I created my design. I know, because I went looking for one myself, and in the end I gave up and had to make my own. Of course the camera shutter is a common element in photographer logos/branding, but it's pretty suspicious when other designs start popping up featuring a shutter with exactly the same amount of leaves, exactly the same angles/curves, exactly the same ratios and in exactly the same position. Most people didn't even bother to rotate it, and many have simply hotlinked or made references to my design in my DeviantART gallery, without complying to the Creative Commons license I have assigned to it. The 'straw that broke the camel's back' (who I won't mention on here because frankly, they don't deserve any free advertising) admitted in writing that the vector image they used in their t-shirt design was obtained from a third party, who at the time were still hotlinking to my DeviantART account. Both US and Australian Copyright law states that you must have permission from the copyright owner before using their work, which did not happen in this case. So, 'real art critic', I think I can be fairly sure that people have stolen my design (not my idea; if you knew anything about copyright, you would know that it's not possible to copyright an idea), and that I did not steal it from anyone else.
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Real-art-critic Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
I know for a fact that Shutterbug Magazine had that logo probably before you were born. And it is nearly identical in shape and form. Yours has 6 blades shutterbug 8 and you use more than 1 color. But if you look at the magazine you could say that you stole it from them and probably did. So you copyrighted a stolen trademark I hope you see where I am going with this. I am not saying you don't have the right to copyright something but I am sure shutterbug has its shutter trademarked and yours like I said is a near identical reproduction of something that has existed for a VERY long time. Now you may not have done it knowingly but you did it.

Go to their website or pickup one of their magazines you will see it clear as day.
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scarlet-rain Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
I visited their website when I read your first comment. I can see the resemblance (it has seven leaves, by the way), but as I indicated in my previous post, I had never seen such a design before I created my own. I had never even heard of the Shutterbug magazine until you mentioned them to me yesterday. And anyway, if this is an issue of copyright/trademark infringement, then Shutterbug magazine should be pursuing it with me directly. You've really got nothing to gain from your 'copyright police' act, and I don't appreciate your largely unfounded accusations of my original work being 'stolen'.
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Real-art-critic Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
It was more an irony post not copyright police that you get so mad about people using your work when it is actually the work of another company. It is like someone putting a building with golden arcs and calling it Mac Dowells and getting mad when someone copies it.
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scarlet-rain Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
I just explained to you that it's not anyone else's work; that I created it myself, and I was not aware of this Shutterbug magazine until you mentioned it. I don't know why you keep insisting that it's someone else's work with so little to base your claims on. And no, it's nothing like someone ripping off the McDonald's branding, because the McDonald's arches is one of the world's most recognised logos.

And again, the people who have stolen my work have used my exact design, from my vector file hosted on this DeviantART account, and have admitted to doing so. In most cases, they haven't even modified my design or tried to disguise it as their own. They've simply downloaded it from my gallery and used it in a manner that I specifically prohibited in the Creative Commons License I assigned to it. There is no grey area.
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Real-art-critic Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
Even though you said you "created" this without seeing it anywhere else I don't believe you and I will tell you why. You said you searched for a shutter but couldn't find it but any search for aperture shutter comes out with Shutterbug magazine. So either you are lying about searching or you lying about copying it from shutterbug or you didn't realize that there are million deviations of your shutter that exist. Something in your story doesn't mesh.

I will be honest I could careless at the end of the day. I just happened to be looking at graphics saw yours and then saw your post and Laughed at you. and Figured I would post hoping you could see the irony of the situation but alas you don't :-(
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scarlet-rain Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
By the way, I just did a Google image search of 'aperture', 'shutter' and 'aperture shutter', and the Shutterbug logo was nowhere to be seen.

You know, any decent person would have said "Hey, your design looks a lot like Shutterbug magazine's logo", not "Haha, you totally stole your design from Shutterbug magazine". Just report a copyright violation already and get on with your life.
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scarlet-rain Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Well, obviously, I wouldn't have searched for 'Shutterbug logo' because I didn't know they existed. I searched for 'aperture', 'shutter' and a few other terms, and couldn't find an image that matched what I had in mind. But it doesn't matter whether you believe me or not, because copyright law isn't based on your opinion.

No, I don't think it's ironic, because all you've managed to prove is that my design is similar to another design. You were out of line in saying I shouldn't be getting upset over people stealing my work because my work is stolen itself. It's not irony, it's just you making assumptions.
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JustSurfin Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011   Digital Artist
I never thought of having a Shutter as a tattoo, but it looks soo cool. Is there any chance you can email me the Vector file, I would love to also have a tattoo of this, but on my upper arms.

thank you =)
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scarlet-rain Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Sorry, I'm not giving out the vector file any more. I can send you a high res JPEG though... Message me your email address if you like.
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jardorocks Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't see the download link... :(
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scarlet-rain Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
"This vector file is no longer available for download under Creative Commons as too many people have abused the conditions of the license."
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Hyper42 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Cool! Would you mind basically describing how you made it? I am having trouble making one myself.
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Hyper42 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks so much!
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scarlet-rain Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
No worries. Hope it helps.
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Hyper42 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks!
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vomits Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010   General Artist
is it ok if i use this as part of a school assignment? i will credit you and everything, it will only be uploaded here and marked by my lecturer, no money will be made or anything :)
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scarlet-rain Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Sure! You don't need to ask if your usage satisfies the CC Attribution-Noncommercial license, but I appreciate it anyway. If you could link me through a comment on this deviation to the finished piece on DA, it'd be great. Thanks!
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vomits Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010   General Artist
Sure thing! it's a work in progress at the moment but i will be submitting it on here after i finish and before i hand in my actual copy :)
will certainly comment you to let you know :)

thankyou!
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henayse-navarro Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010
Hey Brooke, I simply loved this vector too!
I was looking for a design to represent my profession. I am a photographer and I have a photographic studio in Brazil. I'd love to know if you let me tattoo thist too? I hope you do not mind. I would be happy if you allow me
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scarlet-rain Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Hi Henayse. Tattooing is fine, but I'll turn down the logo because I think of it as commercial use. More and more people are asking to use it as a logo anyway. You might want to try something more unique?
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JoelTrousset Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi.

Is it ok if I use it for my business card design? Altough it say "business", I'm an amateur photographer and I won't make money from my art (at least for now). I need the card to make contact with new models, stylists, make up artists, etc.
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scarlet-rain Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Sure. I'm happy to support a fellow photographer :)
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FreakyLaurent Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010  Professional Photographer
Would love to have this inked on me somewhere!

:woohoo:
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Yonazarith Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010
I say the same as MR-BRlGHTSlDE, can I ink this as well? :)
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scarlet-rain Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Might as well :)
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Yonazarith Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
One year later... Here's a pic of it :)

[link]
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scarlet-rain Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Sweet!
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CaseyAdamF Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I absolutely LOVE this. It's simple, but so cool. Can I get a tattoo of it too??!?!
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scarlet-rain Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Sure :) You're on the other side of the world, so it's not like we'll run into each other =P
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CaseyAdamF Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
SWEET!
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AteMozzarella Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009  Student General Artist
[link] here's the work I used it on, in case you were wondering C: thank you.
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gregsrochefort Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009
hi, can I use this for my work?
I'm making a logo design for our camera club.
thanks.
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scarlet-rain Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Is it a DeviantART only club? If so, yes. Any other use I'd interpret as commercial.

Thanks for asking :)
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gregsrochefort Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009
it is actually a camera club at our university.
I trying to put up one.
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scarlet-rain Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Is the club non-profit? If the club is involved in any commercial activities, I'll have to say no. Otherwise, it's ok if you use it :)
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