Hi Russ -
My name is Bruce Bender, I just haven't filled in the info, I only post here once in a great while. My bad.
Anyway, I understand the need for copyright information, especially for pros. But IMHO it can be small and down at the bottom of the page.
What I find distracting is when signatures creep upward, get larger, get all artsy-fartsy, and appear on every image. If you are writing an on-line article, do you really need to copyright umpteen images that show equipment, pointers on how to use it, lighting setups, and so forth? The resulting exemplar images, sure. But even those, can we remain modest?
Is the image about the subject of the image, or the photographer who made it?