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Mar 13, 2014 18:28 |  #16

Here is a question: Why do you assume they Need your permission to take the photographs? Were they taken somewhere that your child had a clear and obvious expectation of privacy, such as a changing room or a bathroom at the school?

How many times does your kid show up on the security cameras in the school or from other buildings in the area?


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Mar 13, 2014 18:30 as a reply to  @ Luckless's post |  #17

I think there's a difference between a snapshot and a portrait.


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Mar 13, 2014 18:33 |  #18

And that difference is what exactly?


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Mar 13, 2014 18:34 |  #19
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Bilderknipser wrote in post #16756250 (external link)
>I wasn't exactly sure where to post this, I know there were Lifetouch threads before but I couldn't find one with my particular question<

My daughter came home from school today and I found a Lifetouch photo package in her backpack. Wtf? I never gave permission for these guys to photograph my kid while at school! I'm severely annoyed with this tactic.
According to them I have two options, buy the prints and keep them or return them. (They guilt parents into paying or returning them by providing a Kindle for the school for a drawing)
I didn't want anyone to take pictures of my kid, anything I can do about it at this point?

(The quality of the paper and print is horrible as well, the pose and overall picture is okay, although not very sharp)

I'm with you on this one. They certainly seem to be playing a guilt trip on the parents. It also is bothersome that they did not notify you as the parent of a photo session (am presuming you child had to pose with the class or separately)?


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Mar 13, 2014 18:36 |  #20

OP. You are the only one whose seen them so if you have a point about snapshot vs portrait a bit of explanation might be in order.




  
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Mar 13, 2014 18:39 as a reply to  @ gonzogolf's post |  #21

They put her in front of a background, posed her and she 'smiled for the camera', I can see catch lights in the eyes. That's a portrait. The teacher taking random shots is a snapshot.


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Mar 13, 2014 18:46 |  #22

I'm still looking for the offense here. Return the pictures, ensure their printing costs were in wasted.




  
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Mar 13, 2014 18:52 |  #23

Check with your school board's policy and I m pretty sure most would let you opt out. I can see issues if the life touch uses your kid's image for marketing and advertising purposes.


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Mar 13, 2014 20:11 |  #24
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KirkS518 wrote in post #16756535 (external link)
Homeschool your child, and keep them locked in a closet for the rest of their life.

Don't forget to celophane them. Don't want to see your kid get a skinned knee.




  
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Mar 13, 2014 20:14 |  #25
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Bilderknipser wrote in post #16756710 (external link)
I think there's a difference between a snapshot and a portrait.

Really? At least your child knows when a portrait is being taken of them...not so much when someone snaps a candid shot of them.




  
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Mar 13, 2014 20:32 |  #26

I'm pretty sure we were always warned when "picture day" was. This really is the strangest complaint I have ever heard about goings on at school.

Any chance you weren't educated in the united states, or were taught in a non-traditional manner (home-school)?

I am absolutely sure you can opt out, but it would mean your child not appearing in the yearbook.


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MattPharmD wrote in post #16756923 (external link)
I'm pretty sure we were always warned when "picture day" was. This really is the strangest complaint I have ever heard about goings on at school.

Any chance you weren't educated in the united states, or were taught in a non-traditional manner (home-school)?

I am absolutely sure you can opt out, but it would mean your child not appearing in the yearbook.

Yep, always warned so we could dress up the kids in nice clothes.




  
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Mar 13, 2014 21:40 as a reply to  @ Hogloff's post |  #28

We weren't notified, in the fall she wore nice clothes and I bought a few prints. This time around, she wore uniform and no one mentioned anything about pictures.


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Mar 13, 2014 22:23 |  #29

Bilderknipser wrote in post #16757058 (external link)
We weren't notified, in the fall she wore nice clothes and I bought a few prints. This time around, she wore uniform and no one mentioned anything about pictures.

Can you be 100% sure your kids weren't given a letter from the school that they simply failed to give to you? Happens all the time.


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Mar 13, 2014 22:28 as a reply to  @ memoriesoftomorrow's post |  #30

She gets a VIP folder home every week, all papers usually get sent home in that, I sign and return. When it's something important, they put stickers on the kids shirts at the end of the day. I knew they were supposed to come in pajama's last week for Dr. Seuss' birthday :).


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