Each photo I list for sale has a watermark. It was designed and created by my friend Joanna Taylor of Scriptorium Curiosum on Etsy. Watermarks are necessary, but I haven't been happy with the way I've used mine thus far.
After months of trying to figure out HOW to make a transparent png file of my black and white logo (I'm a photographer, NOT a designer), I have finally done it! I created a transparent, 20% grey verson of my logo to layer onto sample photos. I think it detracts far less from the photo listings in the shop.
Remember, no final photographic print includes this watermark. It's purely there to prevent unlicensed use of my images online. I'm replacing each image in the shop. It may take a little while, but I'll convert all images within the next few weeks.
Coming soon: views of photos in frames and other ways of seeing each image for sale.