Monday, February 18, 2013
Take a Picture, Fake a Picture
What is the photography etiquette? Protocol for a photography contest demands, what?
A new photo? Is that too staged? How do you grab the perfect moment when you are hunting for it? As you wait with a camera, will the perfect, unplanned moment happen while you are in your favorite spot? The contest demands snow, flowers, vans, smiles, or pens? No problem, stage a photo.
Is that allowed?
Or do you need an old photo. Your favorite photo - dug up from the archives of your photos? The moment you grabbed out of the air - when he turned to the camera with a wide smile, or they dissolved into giggles about nothing.
How many people don't enter a contest and miss out on fame because they are missle locked on one way to enter. They have never taken a photo, and they can't enter. Or they don't have time to take a photo- what about they 600 in their photo bank?
Just what is the Code of Conduct when it comes to photography contests? What am I allowed to do, or required to do? Will the novice entrant be blacklisted because they dug up a photo or because they went out and took a new one.
Think outside the box. Are you missing out because you always think the answer is one thing... when the other is allowed?