Ready, Set, Pose….

So…we were at SeaWorld. The family was in line for a ride that I wasn’t interested in riding, so I was wandering about. I was taking shots across a waterway of a man with a pack of dogs when just feet away from me, a young woman began posing for another young woman and then they switched and the shooter posed. I thought of my daughter’s warning about taking shots of people who hadn’t asked…but, they were doing the posing. Just feet away from a guy with a not very subtle camera.   The noon sky was harsh but there was some shade. I liked that very unusual tree, the background of ocean, and the foreground of foliage. I don’t think I would have done exactly the same pose…too much arm up, not enough natural triangles—more about the tree than about the girl. But overall, I was happy with the shots. 200mm, 1/320, f/13, ISO1600. So…what do you think, should I have taken the shot?

SeaWorld Pose

SeaWorld Pose

Posed & Poised

Posed & Poised

SeaWorld Posed & Pensive

SeaWorld Posed & Pensive

Ted - August 25, 2011 - 8:45 am

3 people….. every once in awhile. 🙂

Lee - July 25, 2011 - 7:06 am

If people are out and about, they have no reasonable expectation of privacy and so you don’t need their permission to take and display their photos. Generally speaking, you can’t sell their likeness without their permission. Sometimes I ask, most times I don’t. In this shot, I did not ask, in the one above at the Farmer’s Market, I did.

If someone sees their photos on my sites and asks that it be taken down, I would honor their request. But no one ever has. Probably because there are only two people on the planet that visit the site! Thanks for being one of them.

Chris - July 24, 2011 - 1:29 pm

Very pretty girl! Like you, I’m fond of the beat up old tree. Question? If you post pix of people on this site, do you have to ask their permission? Just wondering. And should you have taken the shot? Who in the world could stop you????? Big Smile!

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