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Questions tagged [ethics]

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Do I have the copyrights to post a picture I took of someone on instagram?

A girl messaged me on Instagram to take boudoir pictures of her at her house. I went to her house, took her pictures. I went home, edited, and sent them. She said she loved them, but she asked me not ...
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Is composition after capture against any traditional photography rules?

I use my mobile phone for photography. Normally when I notice anything interesting, I take a picture with the point of interest somewhere near the region I want it to be. But I do this with the clear ...
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Ethics of publishing a photo of someone right before their death

I know that this is a delicate question so I hope it is ok to ask here. Let's say you are doing street photography and you happen to coincidentally capture a scene in which someone is right about the ...
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Ethical background of editing images

I am a software engineering undergraduate and I implemented a system to match edited photographs with their original photographs to protect intellectual properties of photographers as my final year ...
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Is it ethical to pay prostitutes to pose for erotic photographs?

I'm sorry if this feels like a weird/inappropriate question, but I will ask anyway. Due to my lack of skills in speaking a lot of languages, I find myself sometimes looking for nude models in lands ...
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As a professional photographer, how can one handle a wedding photographer being rude or demanding in a way that will compromise overall image quality?

Recently I was at a wedding (my sister in law's) where the photographer that was officially covering the wedding was rude about me supposedly blocking her second shooter (when I was consciously ...
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Photography in public places: Is it allowed or needs permission [duplicate]

So for example in a mall, Can I take pictures of people without their permission? Does that depend on wether they notice I take pictures or not? Also in Cafes and streets...all public places, I am not ...
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Should an artist/photographer admit to a photo being edited?

I was recently looking at some landscape photography awards in Central London and noticed that quite a few of the images had significant post editing in Photoshop. The artists had even mentioned ...
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Photo editing: Is it ethically ok?

I am a very basic level amateur photographer. My question is "Is it ethically correct to edit photos to make my photos look good?". I believe that the photos taken by my camera should not be touched ...
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Is staging, live baiting and sedating animals in wildlife photography a common practice?

I am not a wildlife photographer and frankly I have little interest in wildlife photography outside of the birds and squirrels outside of my kitchen window. I do however enjoy looking at some of the ...
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Is photomontage photography?

I frequent 500px and enjoy viewing and voting the photos there. I thought I was mostly looking at photography on this site but it seems that my eyes were fooled more then a few times. (And this is not ...
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What are the obligations to a client (give them raw photos, etc?)

I have shot an event (a pool party) for a client for free as a first test so that if that worked out we would continue working together. All that was communicated was that I cannot publish photos ...
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Is it acceptable in professional photography to accept a meal from the client during a paid event?

On 4-5 hour long assignments shooting events such as anniversaries/weddings/birthdays etc.. the clients have asked me to help myself to lunch/dinner. Is acceptable to do that or will it look ...
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Can photographs from a client shoot, but not accepted by them, be used for stock photography?

I have a number of photographs from a recent client shoot that they don't wish to use. Could these be sold by myself as stock photography? For that matter, would it be considered to be ethical to do ...
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Image processing & editing: what is an “unmanipulated” image?

What is considered an "unmanipulated" image? As defined by photo.net: Unmanipulated a single uninterrupted exposure cropping to taste common adjustments to the entire image, e.g., ...