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Corporate Event - People Wishing Not To Be Photographed?

 
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Aug 20, 2015 08:46 |  #1

I've been commissioned to photograph a corporate event where attendees were given notice that there would be a photographer at the event and that they could opt out from filling out the model release form. There will be roughly 150 people attending and 10 wish to not be photographed. What would be the best way to identify these 10 people to ensure I don't accidentally photograph them during this event?




  
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Aug 20, 2015 09:40 |  #2

Take their picture and have it printed out? ;-)a

What is the intended use of the images? It's up to the publisher to verify they have signed model releases, not the photographer. If the company hosting the event is the one paying for the images, it's up to them to verify they aren't using any for commercial purposes without a model release.

You don't need a model release to take someone's picture in a public venue. You just need one to use their image/likeness commercially.




  
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Aug 20, 2015 11:18 |  #3

This is a problem for your client, not the photographer. Simply ask people to pose for you and politely thank the ones who refuse. For crowd shots etc this is an unavoidable situation. The right to privacy laws concern the publisher only. If only the client publishes the photos you will have no legal or other concerns.


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Aug 20, 2015 16:21 |  #4

Qlayer2 wrote in post #17676251 (external link)
Take their picture and have it printed out? ;-)a

What is the intended use of the images? It's up to the publisher to verify they have signed model releases, not the photographer. If the company hosting the event is the one paying for the images, it's up to them to verify they aren't using any for commercial purposes without a model release.

You don't need a model release to take someone's picture in a public venue. You just need one to use their image/likeness commercially.

the OP has already stated this is a corporate event. There appears to be nothing public about this.




  
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Aug 21, 2015 09:27 |  #5

vfotog wrote in post #17676754 (external link)
the OP has already stated this is a corporate event. There appears to be nothing public about this.

Most corporate events I've been to take place in a public venue- restaurant, banquet hall, etc. While these locations may be privately owned, there is no expectation of privacy in a privately owned property that is open to the public.

Legally, if that is the case, he could take pictures of everyone there. The more tactful solution is to simply ask people, and if they say no, that's fine. It's not up to the photographer to verify he has model releases for everyone he takes an image of- it's up to the publisher who wishes to use the image commercially to make sure they have releases of everyone in the images they are licensing or using to promote their brand.




  
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Sep 14, 2015 11:02 |  #6

Or, and this might be crazy thinking on my part, have the corporate entity hiring you inform those who don't wish to be photographed to simply stay away from the photographer.

Works like a charm...


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Feb 01, 2016 18:50 |  #7

1. This is a right to publicity issue not a right to privacy issue. There is no expectation of privacy at a (privately organised) publicly accessible event.
2. Right to publicity/image rights are usage dependent. The organiser doesn't need model releases/permission if the images are used to report on the event having taken place. They only need them if the images are used for advertising.
3. If the organisers want the photographer to work out, in the heat of crowded battlefield, who can and can not be photographed they need to get those people to wear bright green armbands or carry bells and shout "unclean, unclean". T
4. No matter how hard you tried there is still no guarantee that the person seen over the left shoulder of the person you are shooting isn't one of the people who didn't want to be photographed. Shoot the event, give the organisers the images, make it clear (before shooting) that it is up to them to identify these people.


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Feb 01, 2016 18:57 |  #8

Tell the people who don't wish to be photographed to wear a bag over their head.


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