Copying others’ work = Wrong Wrong Wrong and stunts personal progression!

The other day I opened one of those wedding magazines that only feature the suppliers advertising in them (you know the ones). I turned a few pages and noticed an image by a well- known local photographer; only the name on the image didn’t correlate. The name on the image was advertising a photographer that I had never heard of. A few pages later and BAAAAM there it was again. Once again I recognized an image belonging to an established photographer. Except this image had in fact been replicated by someone else and used in an advertisement.

This really irked me.