Etiquette is a very important issue in photography because for most of us we interact so closely with our subjects or people related to the subjects we are shooting. The book definition of etiquette is ‘The customary code of polite behavior in society or among members of a particular profession or group.’ As far as how I myself see etiquette is being humble and polite, using words like ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ and respecting the people you work with. We are going to cover a few tips for etiquette photography that we hope you will find helpful.
- Be Respectful of all laws and cultures where photography may be frowned upon or you may need consent or authorization to photograph in a particular area.
- When shooting models do not touch them when directing poses, this will be considered rude so give them their space. Avoid using a commanding voice and be sure to praise and thank the models. Don not put blame or say demeaning things to your models as this can affect their attitude and the outcome of the shoot.
- Communicate often with the models about their interest as this will create a better atmosphere.
- Always ask permission before taking someone’s photograph. Be sure before publishing anyone’s photograph that you have a signed release form. They do have the right to sue if their permission was not granted.
These are just a few tips that cover photography etiquette; we hope you find these helpful. Be sure to stop by http://www.42photo.com