Thanks, I appreciate it! What are their policies about photography at 3-gun events at ASC? I volunteered once to photograph the Zombie Shoot for the ASC, and they agreed as long as I signed over the image rights. No bueno.
I photograph the Kishwaukee Valley Regulators (SASS group) from time to time and never had a problem there.
That I'm unsure of, hopefully someone can better answer that for you.
Personally I don't see an issue with it, but I'm just a club member.
I believe with the Zombie Shoot, the reasoning may have been so that they can use the photos in their promotional marketing for the Zombie Shoot. I'm just taking a guess at that though.
The worst that can happen is that you show up to take photos, and they tell you no, or ask if you'd be willing to share them so that they can be posted to the FB page after the match.
ASC sent me a "Consent, Waiver and Release of all Claims" form to sign when I offered to shoot the zombie event. I wasn't going to charge and I would naturally share the best edited photos with ASC, but the form stipulated in part that:
1) The rights to all images shall remain the property of the Aurora Sportsmen’s Club, Inc (ASC) and copies of all images taken shall be made available electronically, without further compensation requested or expected, to [email] within 60 days of the event date.
I have been a semi-professional photographer for years and that is completely unacceptable. First, I don't give my copyright to anyone for any reason. I will license images for specific uses, usually quite liberally if it's a charity event or something that I volunteered to photograph. But, I retain my right to benefit from those images in the future. Second, any decent photographer will reserve the right to select only the best images (edited and/or unedited) to the client. I don't want anyone to see my goofs and outtakes.
Anyway, sorry for the off-topic rant.
I will plan on being there as long as my gout doesn't flare up. I will be the short guy with a ball cap and at least one camera. I don't know what most of you look like or your real names so feel free to approach me and introduce yourself.
P.S. Thanks for that image Twostarrz, I think I had seen that or something similar before and those are all reasonable requests to which I would normally adhere anyway.
Edited by SycamoreRuger, 16 May 2018 - 08:29 AM.