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Aug 09, 2017 06:09 |  #1

How many shooters here, stop COMPLETELY, and render the proper gestures to their flag, prior to sporting events?

I know in THEORY, there should be nothing going on but paying respect to the colors (flag in military parlance) but obviously some photographers engage subjects during this time (Colin Kapaernic kneeling comes to mind)...

I spent many years in the Air Force and stopping what I was doing during the playing of the national anthem, or during retreat and saluting in the direction of the flag (or source of music) as dictated by protocol is what I do...

Should I be looking for "human interest" images to be capturing?

Or if I spot something "interesting" from the corner of my eye, should I break my salute to photograph it?

I've shot pictures of the singer almost every time the event would have someone special guest to do that but it's always been a pre-focus, pre-expose, pre-frame set up, whack a couple of shots during the first couple of words then quickly face the flag and salute*


* Veterans are allowed (I believe encouraged) to offer the military salute...

I'm just curious what other photographers do...




  
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Aug 09, 2017 08:30 |  #2

This is an opinion from someone who didn't serve in the military...

Interesting question.

I think if it's part of your job/assignment/livelih​ood to perform other tasks during the presentation of the flag and national anthem, then you can do so. IF doing so, then one should still conduct themselves respectfully and not interfere or be a nuisance to others. I think there are plenty of examples of this. Camera operators and supporting crew during a telecast. Members of a live band playing the music. Etc.


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Aug 13, 2017 20:59 |  #3

I shoot what I need then stand at attention for the rest. Here was a prior discussion on this topic

https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1200571


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Aug 13, 2017 21:25 |  #4

When shooting HS game night, sometimes you just got to get the Band Director with the flag and moon in the background.


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Aug 14, 2017 05:07 |  #5

pat.kane wrote in post #18426933 (external link)
I shoot what I need then stand at attention for the rest. Here was a prior discussion on this topic

https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1200571

Holy CATS!

I'm getting forgetful. I even have a post in that thread...

My apologies folks. I'll try to be more vigilant before generating a repeat of a thread or a comment...




  
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