I have absolutely no problem with anyone making some cash from their work. I do it myself. Those ads on the side? Not free. Yes, the more eyes that land here, the more wheelbarrows of sweet blogging cash roll in*. Occasionally, I’ll even land a sponsor for a specific post. I have no problem with anyone doing that. I know I have bills to pay, some of which keep this little empire of ones and zeros running. That income helps offset those expenses and maybe a bit for my time.
What I do have a problem with is making the profit from someone else’s work and depriving them the credit/compensation for it. That’s stealing, plain and simple. People invest their time and talent into the photographs and content put out there on the web. That should be respected.
*very tiny wheelbarrows. Blink and you’ll miss them. There’s a reason I’ve still got a day job.