Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2005/04/19

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Subject: [Leica] Photojournalists and permission
From: bdcolen at (B. D. Colen)
Date: Tue Apr 19 10:21:59 2005

Why should one ask permission for posting to the web if one doesn't ask
permission before shooting? That makes less than no sense. 

And by the way - the more people ask permission before shooting, the
more the people being shot will come to expect that permission will be
asked, and the less freedom there will be to photograph freely.

As to holding oneself to "high standards" - what makes that a "high

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of
Karen Nakamura
Sent: Tuesday, April 19, 2005 11:34 AM
To: Leica Users Group
Subject: Re: [Leica] Photojournalists and permission

>fine if you want posed photos...
>Karen, are all of your photos posed ?

Do I direct my subjects? No. Do I ask for permission? Yes. Do I ask 
for consent forms. No.

Everyone on the high holy horse of posing, my response is FINE.   But 
if you want to be ethical, you should ask permission before you post 
their photos on the web. It's common decency as well as the law in 
many places.

But as I've said repeatedly, I hold myself to a pretty high standard. 
You don't have to do so if you don't want to.


Karen Nakamura

Leica Users Group.
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