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Presented by CARMEN ALBERTOLLI DAUGHTRY Coastal Carolina Camera Club PHOTOGRAPHY ETIQUETTE
Photography is all about taking pictures isn't it? Actually, photography can be just as much about how you behave as the images you take. If you are rude or cause problems at an event you can lose your opportunity to take images there ever again, if you aren't thrown out immediately. Photography is much like a choose your own adventure book. Each choice you are presented with leads to a variety of other situations.
A large part of photography is knowing what choices to make in each situation. For example, using a flash might be expected at graduations but what about at a public circus performance? At a circus, flash is usually discouraged (although many people ignore the request) because it can be dangerous for performers. While most flashes are not powerful enough to be advantageous for the photograph from such a distance, they are powerful enough to cause spots in the performers' eyes. This can cause real problems for tightrope walkers, trapeze artists, and other high-risk performers.
How do you know what good etiquette is for different occasions? Ask someone who has experience in taking those types of photographs or ask someone in charge of the event. There are some good general rules to go by that you can apply in almost any situation.
1. Do not block someone else's view of the event RULES
2. Never be rude
3. Do not put yourself or anyone else in danger by your actions
4. Do not expect special treatment (it is wonderful to get backstage access but it is not a right)
5. When in doubt if something is OK -- ASK
There are also some specifics for certain events that are good to remember in addition to the general rules.
Night Photography 1.Wear bright clothing so that motorists can easily see you. 2. Take a buddy with you for safety. 3. Always yield to pedestrians and traffic.
Sports Photography 1. Be willing to sign a waiver of liability if you want near the action. 2. Pay attention to where the ball is (unless you like getting hit in the head with a ball). 3. Pay attention to where the players are (remember those news clips of photographers being run over by football players)
Sports Photography - continued 4. Do not get in the way of the players or officials. 5. Request permission ahead of time (usually not required for high school games).
Wedding Photography 1. Ask ahead of time for permission. 2. Do not get in the way of the professional photographer (the couple is paying a lot for those images - help them be good ones).
Posting Photos in FaceBook, etc. Has anyone ever posted a photo of you that wasn’t exactly flattering? Maybe you got caught with a strange expression on your face. Or you wore a shirt that might have looked great at the store, but never should have made it to your closet? Or maybe you just had a bad hair day (think Donald Trump in a wind storm).
This has happened to me. So, I am hoping to pioneer a new photo posting etiquette rule: Stop and consider the other people in the photo before you post their photos.
You might look like a supermodel, but I might look like the Demon Barber of Seville, or Alfalfa from the Little Rascals. Upload the photo if you must, but please, post and tag wisely.
PHOTOGRAPHING THE EXTERIOR OF FEDERAL BUILDINGS Homeland Security has issued strict guidelines for law enforcement about photographers who are taking photos of federal buildings: 1.Individuals are allowed to photograph the exterior of federally owned or leased facilities from publicly accessible spaces, such as streets, sidewalks, parks and plazas. 2.If approached by a law enforcement officer, identify yourself and conduct yourself in a professional and polite manner.
3. Be professional about the way you take photographs: do not block sidewalks or other paths with tripods or camera equipment. 4. Do not impede law enforcement operations or ingress/egress of people or vehicles entering/exiting the facility. 5. Do not distract law enforcement personnel by engaging them in assisting your efforts.
Law enforcement is not allowed to ask you to erase contents of a camera, or search your photography equipment. They are only allowed to ascertain the identity of the individual. The regulation specifies that individuals must obtain permission BEFORE photographing the interior building entrances, lobbies, foyers, corridors or auditoriums. The permission to do such photographing must be obtain in advance and in writing, so that the photographer may present such authorization if ask for. ABOVE ALL, BE EXTREMELY PROFESSIONAL WHILE IN CONTACT WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL.
Again, when in doubt or new to a particular situation of photography please ask someone for advice. Playing by the rules will make the experience much better for everyone involved.
RELEASE FORMS 1.For children 2.For Adults 3.Print Release – Use License
PHOTOGRAPHY RELEASE FORM FOR CHILDREN I, _________________________________________, the parent of ________________________, give Carmen Albertolli Daughtry (a/k/a Maria del Carmen Photography ) the absolute right and permission to use my child’s photograph. I understand that these images might be used in print media publications, advertisements, online and in any other format that Carmen Albertolli Daughtry chooses. I release the photographer, his offices, employees, agents and designees from liability for any violation of any personal or proprietary right I may have in connection with such use. ___________________________________________________ Name of parent or guardianSignature of parent or guardian Address: ______________________________________________________ Phone: ____________________________ Date: ______________________________
PHOTOGRAPHY RELEASE FORM - ADULTS "I, __________________________________________, give Carmen Albertolli Daughtry (a/k/a Maria del Carmen Photography ) the absolute right and permission to use my photograph." "I understand that these images might be used in print media publications, advertisements, online and in any other format that Carmen Albertolli Daughtry chooses. "I release the photographer, his offices, employees, agents and designees from liability for any violation of any personal or proprietary right I may have in connection with such use." ___________________________________________________ NameSignature Address: ______________________________________________________ Phone: ____________________________ Date: _____________________________
PRINT RELEASE – USE LICENSE All Maria del Carmen Maria del Carmen Photography Maria del Carmen Photography, All Rights reserved. This use license shall be governed by the laws of the State of North Carolina. I, Carmen Albertolli Daughtry (a/k/a Maria del Carmen Photography) as copyright owner of these images, grant a lifetime, personal, non-commercial use license to _________________________________________________ and their immediate family to print or have printed (no larger than 8 ½ x 11) reproductions of these images for display in their home and workplace only. Please remember that because these images are protected by Federal Copyright laws they may not be altered, copied, transmitted or used in any way without prior written consent of the copyright owner, Carmen Albertolli Daughtry (a/k/a Maria del Carmen Photography). These images may not be entered in any photography or other competition or contest without the expressed written consent of Carmen Albertolli Daughtry (a/k/a Maria del Carmen Photography).
Print Release –continued Commercial use of the images is prohibited. No waiver by either party of any of the terms or conditions of this license shall be deemed or construed to be a waiver of such term or condition for the future, or of any subsequent breach thereof. Waivers are only applicable when they are written. There will be no verbal waivers to this agreement. The Photographer hereby warrants that she is the sole creator of these images and owns all rights granted by law. Carmen Albertolli Daughtry, a/k/a Maria del Carmen Photography 879 Greenwood Court, Calabash, NC __________________________________________________________ Carmen Albertolli Daughtry ____________________________________________ Date