[yapc] Camera etiquette
dagolden at cpan.org
Wed Jun 21 13:14:12 PDT 2006
Jeremy Fluhmann wrote:
> Does anyone have anything to offer as “picture taking etiquette”
> advice? I plan on taking several pictures at YAPC, but I don’t want to
> be known as the jerk who was taking pictures during times when he
> shouldn’t have.
Generally, I'd say that you should try to be unobtrusive. If you wander
into the middle of a talk, walk to the front, spent 30 seconds trying to
get a good angle, and fire off several flash photos, you're going to
pretty much distract everyone around you and possibly the speaker as
well. That would pretty much classify you as "the jerk".
For candids, again, be unobtrusive and also use judgment and
consideration for others. Some people may feel that taking candid
pictures of them is an invasion of their privacy, particularly if you
intend to "publish" them. If you're documenting an event, taking casual
pictures, you're on safer ground than if you're looking to take pictures
of people in an unflattering or embarrassing light.
(IANAL, but while public picture taking is almost always legally
protected, YAPC::NA is a private function that probably has the right to
restrict the images/recordings of its events. I doubt that's an issue,
but you should be aware before snapping your pictures.)
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