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 10:22:13 2005

Let's be straight here - if you ask permission to shoot, you are, in
effect, posing, because you have told the person that you intend to take
a photograph, and therefore have turned what would have been a candid
photo of a natural moment into a photo session with an aware,
specifically cooperating subject. This is not to say that such photos
are "bad," but simply to point out that the former and the latter are
two very different things.

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of
Luis Miguel Casta?eda
Sent: Tuesday, April 19, 2005 12:16 PM
To: Leica Users Group
Subject: Re: [Leica] Photojournalists and permission

On 19 de abr de 2005, at 17:33, Karen Nakamura wrote:

> I hold myself to a pretty high standard.

If I want to shoot, lets say, someone in their workplace, I ask; if I'm 
shooting a celebration in the street, or a fair market, I don't.  More 
than standards this is a matter of education.

Posing, directing, etc are other wars.


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