The Internet has been a game changer for many professions, especially photographers. Over the past two decades, photographers have willingly traded film for digital, darkrooms for workstations, and promo cards for social media posts. But with online content everywhere for the world to see, it’s that much easier for people to steal photos or try to hack into password-protected galleries. Here, I have outlined a few ways that we at Laughing Boys Studio keep your online Gallery Safe.
Control who you share your gallery with
It’s your online gallery, your session photos. We Keep it safe by controlling who sees your gallery. with the various access controls available to us. We apply these security settings to your entire gallery or group with the following access control options: public, private, locked with password.
The perfect password
Upon request we can password-protected galleries with a secure password, and the gallery cannot be accessed without the password. However, you have to be smart when creating passwords. Combining a mixture of capital letters, numbers, and characters will make your password unique and less obvious for hackers to figure out. With a hint below each password field, you need to make sure it isn’t too obvious for the general public to easily figure out so you can ensure that only the people you intended to view your photos can do so.
Failed Password attempt lockout
We have also implemented a new feature that takes password-protected galleries one step further: if it detects too many failed login attempts, it will lock out that person for a certain period of time. When this happens, Tech Support (Me) will get a notification, so that I can investigate this attempt, and if it is a client who forgot the password, by all means please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I can easily grant your access. This is also a great way to see who is visiting your galleries and if additional security measures need to be put in place.
Think it’s impossible to keep people from illegally snagging your Photos? Think again. With the right-click protection enabled, visitors are unable to save your images and instead are prompted with other options. We feel this measure Protects both your Family images and us a photographers.
To download or not to Download?:
Once photos are uploaded, you as the Client have the power to download your edited images. This option I feel is a Much more secure way to get the images to the Client Vs. mailing anything out to the Client
Whether using password-protected galleries, or making your galleries/images Hidden, you can rest assured that we are taking the appropriate measures to keep your images safe. Should you have any questions please feel free to email me: email@example.com