Privacy is everything for my clients and for me as a professional photographer. I was shocked to hear that there is an online forum website dedicated to voyeurism. In these forums, the members instruct how to hack into private galleries on photographer’s websites. This sounds highly illegal to me, and I believe this is being inspected by the FBI, but I am not sure. All I know is that is happening, NOW. See this post about what is currently happening and has been happening for a year or more:http://businessofawesome.com/photography-workflow/have-your-online-galleries-been-hacked
I have never, and will never, publish online galleries for boudoir photography. This is intimate photography for a woman or a couple, or a present for brides to give to their new husbands. I don’t have any boudoir public galleries, nor do I publish blog posts with boudoir images. I only show boudoir images as examples to women who book a session with me and come for an in-person consultation. It is very private and as a woman I understand that these images are only intended for one or two people.
Online galleries for me as a business are a way for clients to share their images so that their friends and family can purchase prints and products. From this day forward, since it is a fact that gallery passwords can be hacked, I will only provide online galleries upon request. The client needs to know that there is the possibility of the gallery being hacked and that others will be able to view their images. This will be reminded to clients upon booking and I will be sharing what is happening online currently with these voyeur forums and websites.
Let me know if you have any concerns or questions.