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I recently photographed a martial arts competition which involved a lot of children. Where do I stand in putting these images onto a website (where do I get permission from for such large numbers)?
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The compition runners would be a good start, see what there rules are for the events they run.
Anyone entering the comp would have to abide by there rules when they enter the child... I would thinks...
Why do you need permission?
Lol........think about it John.
Sorry, still don't get it...enlighten me.
Quote: Sorry, still don't get it...enlighten me.
for a start the competition was probably not in a public place, more likely a private one such as a sports hall, perhaps a model release form would have helped to start with, but yes contact the organisers and go from there
Quote: for a start the competition was probably not in a public place,
Irrelevant, unless the owner or their representative told you not to take pictures, in which case you should have desisted.
Still don't see a reason why, having taken the pictures, you need permission to put them on a website
A simple question to the organisers could save a lot of problems.
Yes I hate the fact you need to play it safe with things like this and it makes photographers feel like they have to tread carefully... constantly
But for peace of mind, if it was me, I would check the small print on the clubs rules with regards or you might find due to other members complaining about photos on a web site and a general ban on any other people taking photos at any future events.
I'm with Stolzy here. If photography wasn't permitted, then they should have advised people. If you photograph a kids soccer match, or hockey game, I don't think permission to use the photos is required. What about local newspapers publishing photos of kids events, they do it commercially.
Thanks for the advice everyone.
Check the back of the ticket, it should tell you about photography, if not contact the organiser. If on private land in the UK you do not have automatic rights to photography.
I photographed students from a college on a sailing and canoeing event and I had to get model release forms signed.
In this day and age you might be asked for a recent CRB check when it comes to photographing children
Play it safe and contact the organisers to find out what their policy on the day was, ie, is there a clause in the entrance form that states pictures will/may be taken and that they will be reproduced unless the parent/guardian states otherwise.
I have photographed a lot of children in various projects from school trips to rugby clubs and have never got model releases forms signed as on each occasion the parents had allowed the organisation to 'vet' or manage photographers. (Although I always have forms, nspcc and rfu certificates, press pass and example images on me)
If you are selling the images there might be a different problem but for use on a website I doubt there is an issue but play safe.
Quote: In this day and age you might be asked for a recent CRB check when it comes to photographing children
Why would a (presumably) amateur photographer have a CRB check? Who would do it? Its not necessary and not even obtainable unless you work for an organisation who can have them undertaken.
You can't just walk into your local post-office and ask for one!
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