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#449148 - Tue Dec 09 2008 04:01 PM 'People' photos (2)
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Many are having difficulty keeping people out of photos. The main points about why I think the forum shouldn't show photos of people were posted and discussed in the first 'people photos' thread. I don't want to go over that again but still believe those views are right for our forum.

However, because of various points of view put forward, we'll try a compromise. Never let it be said I don't listen . Would everyone stick to keeping people in photographs well in the background and certainly not recognisable. The question arises as to what is 'well in the background'? I'm sorry but I'm still going to have to be the judge of that but hope that people in photographs won't start getting nearer and nearer to the camera. Anyway, perhaps relaxing the rule will give a little more scope of what photos can be shown in the forum and also make some of our valued members happier.

The 'Family, Friends & Me thread won't be opening again. I am persuaded that that showing ourselves and especially children perhaps isn't right for the forum. Let's just remember that the photo forums always were primarily for displaying objects and places of interest.
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#449149 - Wed Dec 10 2008 06:40 AM Re: 'People' photos (2) [Re: tellywellies]
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Thanks TW for the relaxtion of the rule, here is the Scott Memorial with a ferris wheel behind.

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#449150 - Wed Dec 10 2008 07:21 AM Re: 'People' photos (2) [Re: Professer]
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Thanks Martin, far better as the real world is full of them. I know I was finding it hard to pick ones with nobody at all, and had to leave out some good ones which did have vague figures about somewhere. I hope most people also would prefer to see some life in some of the photos as well as me.


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#449151 - Wed Dec 10 2008 08:25 AM Re: 'People' photos (2) [Re: satguru]
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I think that serves as a good example Professer. I'll swear I know the bloke on the left though
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#449152 - Thu Dec 11 2008 08:35 AM Re: 'People' photos (2) [Re: tellywellies]
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#449153 - Thu Oct 08 2009 11:58 AM Re: 'People' photos (2) [Re: lady1]
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Guy tyhat Martin is referring too we all know is a guy called REbus
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#449154 - Fri Oct 09 2009 12:04 AM Re: 'People' photos (2) [Re: Professer]
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loved your shot of the scott memorial ... i never really got a good photo of it last year when in edinburgh, it was my last day there and the rain was pelting down ...

i am glad as well for the relaxation of the rule ... although many times, people are the subject of my photos, have lovely photos of police overseas, and one of a vicar walking in the square ... but yes, they do have their right to privacy, as we all do ...

thanks tw for rethinking your views, its such a wacky world we live in, that we have to always consider these things in our published work ...
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#449155 - Fri Oct 09 2009 02:47 AM Re: 'People' photos (2) [Re: mc_shellsie]
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I'm glad it was thought an OK move. The whole thread is about what I thought was right for the forum. Our much liked and respected Copago might interpret the rules differently, or change them as seen fit. She's not doing a bad job ..OK, I'm joking . She's doing a wonderful job!
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#449156 - Fri Oct 09 2009 07:48 AM Re: 'People' photos (2) [Re: tellywellies]
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Wait, I'm confused. Are people shots allowed or not?

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#449157 - Fri Oct 09 2009 07:54 AM Re: 'People' photos (2) [Re: The_lioness33]
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The rule is as follows


Would everyone stick to keeping people in photographs well in the background and certainly not recognisable.


surely that is easy to understand


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#449158 - Fri Oct 09 2009 08:40 AM Re: 'People' photos (2) [Re: Professer]
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Thanks for clearing that up. TW's post confused me a little - I wondered whether there had been further changes.

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#449159 - Fri Oct 09 2009 09:15 AM Re: 'People' photos (2) [Re: The_lioness33]
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Ella, I think what TW is saying is that while the 'no recognisable people in shots' rule stands as of now, Copago is free to change it if so desired.

I concur with TW too, Copago is doing a great job! She had big shoes to fill, and is doing it well.

edited because I obviously can't spell 'what' :/ Further edited to add in missing words, change grammar and clarify.

Signed: Queen of edit.


Edited by MadMags (Fri Oct 09 2009 05:36 PM)
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#449160 - Fri Oct 09 2009 11:08 AM Re: 'People' photos (2) [Re: MadMags]
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People might check their photo editing software for a blur tool. I used the one in Photoshop Elements to smudge out some faces in a July 4 parade photo (the one with the Model A Fords posted in October Photo-a-Day) that I thought could be recognized. The tool is sizable and the degree of blur is configurable, so the result can be relatively unobtrusive.

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#449161 - Mon Oct 12 2009 05:43 AM Re: 'People' photos (2) [Re: MadMags]
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Quote:

Ella, I think what TW is saying is that while the 'no recognisable people in shots' rule stands as of now, Copago is free to change it if so desired.





Cool. That's good, if a little disappointing...I've got an awesome shot of my sisters that I wanted to share but I understand the rules.

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#449162 - Mon Oct 12 2009 04:44 PM Re: 'People' photos (2) [Re: The_lioness33]
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I know the feeling, Ella. I had some great photos that I wanted to share, but waited too long, then the ruling changed. Oh well...
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#449163 - Thu Dec 24 2009 02:34 PM Re: 'People' photos (2) [Re: ClaraSue]
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I'm an administrator for a Flickr special interest group, and one of our members has just had all their images removed from the site, due to them having posted 'candid' images of people in public. The member had over 6,000 images on Flickr, which must have taken a huge amount of time and effort to upload and describe, yet all images were removed, not just the relatively small number of people images!
Hence it would seem that the 'No People' rule is both relevant and important!

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#449164 - Thu Dec 24 2009 04:13 PM Re: 'People' photos (2) [Re: picqero]
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Is it anywhere in their rules? I say that as there are hundreds of candid/street photography groups, and never come across this before. Obviously they can decide whatever rules they like, although there aren't any laws broken whatever they have shown. I wonder if the story's a bit more complex than this, and if isn't I can see many thousands of paying members suddenly withdrawing their cash. Then there may be no Flickr to withdraw pictures at all. I'll have to investigate this more now as has implications for every person there.
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#449165 - Thu Dec 24 2009 05:09 PM Re: 'People' photos (2) [Re: satguru]
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I too think the story must be more complex. Here's what Flickr won't let you do, according to their Community Guidelines:
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What not to do
Hereís the deal: In most circumstances, we like to give second chances, so weíll send you a warning if you step across any of the lines listed below. Subsequent violations can result in account termination without warning.

Donít upload anything that isn't yours.
This includes other people's photos, video and/or stuff you've collected from around the Internet. Accounts that consist primarily of such collections may be terminated at any time.
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Take the opportunity to filter your content responsibly. If you would hesitate to show your photos or videos to a child, your mum, or Uncle Bob, that means it needs to be filtered. So, ask yourself that question as you upload your content and moderate accordingly. If you donít, itís likely that one of two things will happen. Your account will be reviewed then either moderated or terminated by Flickr staff.
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Nothing about 'no people' allowed. Flickr even has a People in Photos feature that let's you identify people in your photo, if that person has a Yahoo account.

There are thousands of street photography photos posted, and thousands more with crowd scenes, or passersby. Even "Explore" has featured these type of shots. There has to be more to this story.

Most cases I've seen in Flickr where a person's account has been deleted is more likely to be a rogue admin with a grudge, rather than Flickr staff, and if it has been staff, then it's been a transgression of one of the above stated rules, e.g. commercial use or selling services.

Outside of Flickr, as to what we may or may not photograph in general, here's a link to <a href="http://www.krages.com/ThePhotographersRight.pdf" target="_blank">The Photographer's Rights</a> part of which states:

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Members of the public have a very
limited scope of privacy rights when
they are in public places. Basically,
anyone can be photographed without
their consent except when they have
secluded themselves in places where
they have a reasonable expectation of
privacy such as dressing rooms, restrooms,
medical facilities, and inside their homes




So, anything or anyone in public is perfectly legal to photograph, with a few exceptions such as military and national security buildings. It's a common misconception that one needs to get the permission of a person before capturing their image. If this were true, all security cameras would be operating illegally.

edited to add: For anyone who does do street photography either of people or buildings, it's a good idea to print the Photographer's Rights out, and carry it in your camera bag.


Edited by MadMags (Thu Dec 24 2009 05:22 PM)
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#449166 - Thu Dec 24 2009 05:24 PM Re: 'People' photos (2) [Re: MadMags]
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Rats, the edit messed up the Photographers Rights link. Here it is again.

http://www.krages.com/ThePhotographersRight.pdf
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#449167 - Thu Dec 24 2009 05:41 PM Re: 'People' photos (2) [Re: MadMags]
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I never did think it was a question of legality or rights. I'd still say it isn't right to take a photograph of someone and then put it on the Internet without asking them. Also, when Photo-a-Day was created, it never was intended to be like a family album. It was a place to post photos of interesting places and objects.

To be blunt, I wouldn't want to post photos of my family or friends on the Internet. Anyone could download a photograph of a nice looking young person and photoshop it in any way they wanted to. Unlikely perhaps but definitely possible.


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#449168 - Thu Dec 24 2009 05:45 PM Re: 'People' photos (2) [Re: tellywellies]
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I totally agree with you telly, and I agree to abide by the guidelines of FunTrivia without any problems at all.

The only reason I put up the Photographers Rights link, is that there may be photographers here that make photos that don't get posted either here or Flickr. Myself, for instance.
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#449169 - Thu Dec 24 2009 05:52 PM Re: 'People' photos (2) [Re: MadMags]
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There was a case I remember reading about, about a man who was photographing inside a train station. Unfortunately I don't remember which one. He was hassled by the transit police, cuffed and detained overnight - all illegally on the transit police's part. Ironically he was taking those photos for a competition that that particular line was running for "Best Photo of so-and-so's rail line.

Had he known his rights a bit better, that probably would never have happened.

Edit: Google tells me it was Amtrak.


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#449170 - Thu Dec 24 2009 08:43 PM Re: 'People' photos (2) [Re: MadMags]
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If you enter a Casino with a camera, and take photos, the 'film' or equipment will be confiscated. People do NOT want to be seen in certain places...

I think people pics are allowed in the Blogs, yes?
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#449171 - Thu Dec 24 2009 08:54 PM Re: 'People' photos (2) [Re: veronikkamarrz]
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Private places can do whatever they like, the photographers rights Mags posted apply in public and are the same as the ones here, and our only exception is the new terrorism act which has yet to be tested in court, so the police are basically stopping anyone they feel like the same as Amtrak. The chief constable had to publish a piece in the paper explaining our rights but doesn't seem to have stopped them doing it. Funnily enough my mother found herself in a calendar this year although had no idea they took the photo at the time, and wasn't bothered at all. I'd be far more concerned if someone was pointing a gun at me than a camera to be fair.


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#449172 - Thu Dec 24 2009 09:15 PM Re: 'People' photos (2) [Re: satguru]
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Veronikkamarrz, the Casinos have no legal right to take your film, memory card or camera from you. That is theft, and they can be charged. They DO have the right to ask you to stop, and/or to leave the premises, and you must then do so. If you don't then the police may be called in, and they are the only ones who can confiscate your film IF they arrest you, at which time it is held as evidence. Otherwise they need a court order to take your film.

They Casinos may 'tell' you they have the right to confiscate it, but they don't.
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