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Aug 02, 2014 15:00 |  #1

So I just posted some photos that I did for a couple. The pictures were down outside at a local park. This park does not get very busy which I love and not many photographers use it or are aware about it.

I just had a photographer ask me where the location is. Should I tell them where it is or should I not? What would you do?


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Aug 02, 2014 15:04 |  #2

Why wouldn't you? Their photos are never going to be the same as yours.


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Aug 02, 2014 15:04 |  #3

mikekelley wrote in post #17072409 (external link)
Why wouldn't you? Their photos are never going to be the same as yours.

My concern is the area becoming too popular and getting more traffic.


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Aug 02, 2014 15:07 |  #4

But you mention other photographers, which implies a worry that other photographers may use it.
I don't think it's a big deal. Just be nice to people. It's not a top-secret DEFCON type of thing. Pay it forward...


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Aug 02, 2014 15:11 |  #5

mikekelley wrote in post #17072419 (external link)
But you mention other photographers, which implies a worry that other photographers may use it.
I don't think it's a big deal. Just be nice to people. It's not a top-secret DEFCON type of thing. Pay it forward...

I just get concerned because a spot I used to go to all the time has recently become WAY too popular with photographers. To the point you have to stand and wait for them to be done so you can have a chance.

But I really appreciate your input. I am going to just tell them where it is. I just wanted others opinions first before I said anything! :)


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Aug 02, 2014 18:43 |  #6

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Aug 02, 2014 19:21 |  #7

If they ask and they are an acquaintance I will probably tell them. Random photographers don't really ask as the only place they could is on my Facebook page however I delete photographers who are fans anyway.

I'm not really bothered if someone does find out where I have shot because if I've shot there a few times I'd be getting bored with it anyway and already be looking for new places myself. I like to keep things fresh.


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Aug 03, 2014 15:49 |  #8

memoriesoftomorrow wrote in post #17072746 (external link)
I like to keep things fresh.

Indeed, I get bored with the same location too. I know a few photographers that use the same location for nearly all their engagement sessions/high school seniors. Gets quite repetitive and shows in the images over a short time.


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Aug 03, 2014 18:04 |  #9

I just had a photographer ask me where the location is. Should I tell them where it is or should I not?

You should tell them, if you want more people/photographers to know about it.


What would you do?


I would not tell anyone.




  
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Aug 03, 2014 19:06 |  #10

There are a few good spots in town that aren't overrun with anyone with a camera. I go exploring and find awesome spots and it makes people excited to be able to go get their photos done in places that hardly anyone else goes. If you look at wedding photographers websites in my town you see all the same locations and nothing stands out so to have a handful of places that no one knows about or private properties that I've been allowed to shoot on sticks out a little bit more.




  
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Aug 03, 2014 22:47 |  #11

Proprietary information. If they can't figure it our why would you ruin your spots. Down here the charter boat fishermen do not allow GPS or camera phones so they can keep their fishing spots secret.


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Aug 04, 2014 10:51 |  #12

I doubt telling one person is going to result in a crowded situation. You could even relay your fear to him of it being overcrowded, in an attempt to keep it low key.
But I have never understood this fear that if some knows a spot, technique, etc. gloom and doom will happen.


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Aug 04, 2014 11:58 |  #13

If it's a common spot, I'll tell them. But there's a few spots that are my "Gems" and I just tell them that it was private property. Then I suggest a 'common' place that is similar to it.


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Aug 04, 2014 12:04 |  #14

BobDawg wrote in post #17075549 (external link)
If it's a common spot, I'll tell them. But there's a few spots that are my "Gems" and I just tell them that it was private property. Then I suggest a 'common' place that is similar to it.

You answered it well. Sharing is caring...


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Aug 05, 2014 09:44 |  #15

memoriesoftomorrow wrote in post #17072746 (external link)
If they ask and they are an acquaintance I will probably tell them. Random photographers don't really ask as the only place they could is on my Facebook page however I delete photographers who are fans anyway.

That is one of the weirdest statements I've ever read on this forum.


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