Is it okay to go out and take pics of random surfers?

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cj_wilson_indo started the topic in Thursday, 30 Sep 2010 at 6:28am

hey guys,
im 13 and a budding surf photog, though I only have one of those Lumix Ft2 (like in the ad where they throw the camera across the water)they have 14.1 megapixels take great quality shots but im wondering if I swim out this weekend will the surfers mind or will they get annoyed because some kids is taking pics of them surfing
cheers guys
Cj

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alva commented Thursday, 30 Sep 2010 at 7:15am

i wouldnt, as long as you hit me up if you got a few decent shots of me and sent them too me..good effort young blood

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patty commented Thursday, 30 Sep 2010 at 7:24am

Get into it matey. Surfers are vain, they love having shots taken.

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cj_wilson_indo commented Thursday, 30 Sep 2010 at 11:49am

cheers guys will go out with confidence this weekend :D

CJ

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cranky-creations commented Saturday, 2 Oct 2010 at 2:04pm

show us what you get cj. i take surf pics it can be intimidating.

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captainawesome commented Monday, 4 Oct 2010 at 9:07am

i wouldnt, as long as you hit me up if you got a few decent shots of me and sent them too me..good effort young blood

By: "alva"

what I do is take a pen and paper with me, that way if a surfer want the pics of themselves i can get there contact details (usually just email and name, as well as a description of what they were wearing ect.)

This is also a good idea in case you get some gold (or more likely think you did) and want to submit it to someone (eg. here, fluidzone, coastalwatch and possibly a mag [would require the RAW file]). Its always just courteous (and possibly the law if they are identifiable) to have there permission to use the photos (not sure if you need it in writing, i assume most guys would be stoked for you to submit there shot, but still better to ask. probably still a good idea to take some sort of details of them also.

hope that helps also have a look here, http://4020.net/words/photorights.php, probably a bit more in depth than what you'll face at this time, but still good to know i guess

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cj_wilson_indo commented Thursday, 7 Oct 2010 at 7:38am

thanks heaps guys, I might do some this weekend :D

CJ

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diggers commented Wednesday, 20 Oct 2010 at 5:29am

I'm a young newbie too and the worst thing I have got from taking pictures of other surfers is a dirty look from one old guy everyone else is stoked.