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Sep 14, 2017 03:59 |  #1

I'm a photo hobbyist not a pro.
On my Facebook feed this morning, Sept-14-2017, a neighbor friend commented on a local photo studio's Senior pictures.
The "great photos......" stuff.
What I saw though shocked me, a few are train track photos.

I snapped that - and quickly hid the studios name and other personal details.
Upon going to the studios Facebook page I quickly see 3-4 other senior pictures with various train track poses.
So it's part of their std thing to do.

How should I inform the local studio of these train track photos as a bad practice?
What would you do in my situation?
I don't know this studio at all, but the kids I do know a few of them.
I have 3 kids ages 15/13/11 and we are very involved in this small community we live in.

Or Mind my own business, just ignore it, life goes on, etc?

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Sep 14, 2017 04:33 |  #2

I'm guessing that anything you say won't be received well, probably not worth the aggro...


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Sep 14, 2017 04:54 |  #3

Try something like this. .......

Putting this out here not to scold, but to inform.

https://oli.org ...rs-to-stay-safe-stay-away (external link)




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Sep 14, 2017 05:38 |  #4

mtbdudex wrote in post #18451858 (external link)
I'm a photo hobbyist not a pro.
On my Facebook feed this morning, Sept-14-2017, a neighbor friend commented on a local photo studio's Senior pictures.
The "great photos......" stuff.
What I saw though shocked me, a few are train track photos.

I snapped that - and quickly hid the studios name and other personal details.
Upon going to the studios Facebook page I quickly see 3-4 other senior pictures with various train track poses.
So it's part of their std thing to do.

How should I inform the local studio of these train track photos as a bad practice?
What would you do in my situation?
I don't know this studio at all, but the kids I do know a few of them.
I have 3 kids ages 15/13/11 and we are very involved in this small community we live in.

Or Mind my own business, just ignore it, life goes on, etc?

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You can rant and rave at the studio as much as you like, but nothing would happen until someone actually suffered serious injury, death, or something worse. And even then it would be the trains fault.


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Sep 14, 2017 06:44 |  #5

I'd leave it alone....it's none of your business.

Not to mention the fact that they won't listen to you anyway.


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Sep 14, 2017 12:24 |  #6

From this:
https://oli.org/ (external link)

Operation Lifesaver is working to empower people to keep themselves safe around railroad tracks.
Join us Sept 24-30, 2017.

There's local chapters in nearly all 50 states
https://oli.org/state_​coordinators/ (external link)

IMAGE: https://oli.org/images/layout/coordinators-map.png

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Sep 14, 2017 12:26 |  #7

texkam wrote in post #18451876 (external link)
Try something like this. .......

Putting this out here not to scold, but to inform.

https://oli.org ...rs-to-stay-safe-stay-away (external link)

thx, I'll look into here and it's anonymous reporting locally in Michigan ...


I also sent this specific email to my high school principal.

On my Facebook feed this morning, Sept-14-2017, a neighbor friend commented on a local photo studio's Senior pictures.
The "great photos......" stuff.
What I saw though shocked me, a few of this specific Senior are train track photos.
Upon going to the studios Facebook page I quickly see 3-4 other senior pictures with various train track poses.

So it's part of their std thing to do.

Look here: http://www.julibonellp​hotography.com ...sessions-are-illegal.html (external link)
Here are 6 reasons the FRA's "Operation Lifesaver" lists as to why you should never have a Portrait Session on the Train Tracks.
1. Trains can’t stop quickly to avoid people or vehicles on the tracks.
2. An optical illusion makes it hard to determine a train's distance from you - and its speed.
3. The average train overhangs the track by at least three feet.
4. Railroad tracks, trestles, yards and rights-of-way are private property.
5. No tracks should be assumed to be abandoned or inactive.
6. People in your community mimic your behavior.

Also here:
https://oli.org/state_​coordinators/ (external link)
Operation Lifesaver is a nonprofit public safety education and awareness organization dedicated to reducing collisions, fatalities and injuries at highway-rail crossings and trespassing on or near railroad tracks.

Request:
Educate them, our children and their parents, in the appropriate manner, also not accept senior photos that are on train tracks.

Please don’t use my name in any memo – my daughter goes to HHS, but I’m asking you to make some general notice to students/parents to NOT take senior pictures on train tracks.

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Sep 14, 2017 12:57 |  #8

Are you even completely sure those aren't abandoned tracks?


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Sep 14, 2017 13:12 |  #9

I think politely saying something is a good move. It won't be received well, but it will make the photographer think twice before doing it again.


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Sep 16, 2017 10:29 |  #10

Alveric wrote in post #18452211 (external link)
Are you even completely sure those aren't abandoned tracks?

Look at these from past 2-3 months and judge yourself.
Shiny tracks, in front of a moving train, mom & baby, older couple .... hmmm.


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Sep 16, 2017 10:36 |  #11

a few more


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Sep 16, 2017 10:38 |  #12

mom & dog

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Sep 16, 2017 10:40 as a reply to mtbdudex's post |  #13

Didn't obscure the name in the 1st pic of your latest post.


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mom & baby ..

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Sep 16, 2017 11:10 |  #15

Ian Mackie wrote in post #18453526 (external link)
Didn't obscure the name in the 1st pic of your latest post.

The word photography??
I can't see any revealing name...
Ok I see it now thx will edit - fixed thx.


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