Wow, O.K. sorry!
Wow, O.K. sorry!
Guys, yes the young ladies are underage, but there isnt anything improper in the photo. The Sony laptop was the focus of the shot! Both of those girls played on my soccer team when I was assit. coach. And yes a pretty girl IS distracting, but in a good way! I hope Peek was saying it was distracting becuase of all the other stuff in the shot, the can, the bottle, the railing, etc.
One has to ask ... did you get a "model release" signed? :eek: Underage requires a parent's signature ... witnessed. It's all in the darn paperwork, ain't it? Welcome to the good ol' USA!
I will fall back on Sports participation, they are the sta keepers 'working' at a open to the public athletic event. they were photographed just as anyone else might photo them or the cheerleaders or the players on the court. I guess I could always lift there parents signatures off of the soccer emergency medical forms LOL!
I could be wrong, I'm certainly not a lawyer, but I'm pretty sure the only thing that keeps you from taking pictures of a minor is if your feet are in a private place, and the owner of that private place is not ok with you taking pics.
Some of this stuff isn't totally flushed out, but I've been looking at a lot of the legal stuff lately, and I think you could stand on a public road, and take pictures of someone's 2 year old, or 12 year old, or 16 year old and post the pictures on flickr all day long... until you start charging for them. At which point you almost certainly need a signed, witnessed release.
In this case Sean was in a private place (sorta, I guess the line is kinda blurred if it is a public school) but at any rate, the school (owner of the place/event) asked him to take pictures. In fact, he was specifically asked to take pictures of students!
I know you guys are mostly ribbing him (there's a few cheerleader shots in his flickr stream as well), but I think there is a lot of misunderstanding about the fact that photography is not a crime in most cases. Methinks a new thread on this would be useful... I'll dig up some info.
DERBY 'N JOAN
Camera: Sony DSLR-A700
Lens: Minolta 28-135mm f4/4.5
Focal Length: 135mm
ISO Speed: 800
Date: 11th February 2009
those buggers look like they ate a cat each!
I tried to apply the tilt shift effect. What do you think?