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Photography Etiquette

Post by Jon » Wed Mar 07, 2007 1:12 pm

Ok, so I'm thinking about coming down at the weekend... not to play but to spectate. I would however like to do some photography and maybe even a bit of videoing.

I wouldn't want to annoy anyone or distract them on shots!

How do people feel about being photographed, what annoys them more than anything, how have others who have done disc photography get round it?

Generally accepted or majorly hated?

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Post by West » Wed Mar 07, 2007 1:18 pm

I'm not going to the weekend anymore unfortunately, but don't mind photos being taken ... as long as there is no sound, or if there is a click or something then after I've let go of the disc :-)

That should give anyone long enough to get the disc in the shot, or position the zoom in a place so you can photo the disc going into the OB/Water?etc :twisted:
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Post by bruce » Wed Mar 07, 2007 1:28 pm

I think the things to avoid are movement, which isn't conducive to good photos anyway, and being directly behind the basket when people are putting. Anything else is probably ok, but just make sure people are comfortable, and tell them that if you're bothering them that you'll stop or move away.

Personally, I don't notice
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Post by DILLIGAF » Wed Mar 07, 2007 2:10 pm

I took quite a few picks on my mobile at the Quarry Park Ams Final, getting good shots of the players releasing the disc. I stayed to the rear on both left and right, no one was distracted. Both Ross and Paul stated they didnt realise they were being photographed. I set my self in possition whilst the players got ready for their Drive/shot and never moved.

I plan to do the same at the Ams final this weekend unless i'm lucky and get in the final myself!!
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Re: Photography Etiquette

Post by Tim » Wed Mar 07, 2007 3:24 pm

Jon wrote:Ok, so I'm thinking about coming down at the weekend... not to play but to spectate. I would however like to do some photography and maybe even a bit of videoing.

Jon
Hi Jon,

Good to hear that you're making the trip to spectate, come and find me at tourney HQ, perhaps you could also help out with a little spotting duty as well as spectating and filming.

Most players don't mind being photographed or filmed, but i'm sure they'll let you know if they're not happy about it.

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Post by TheGroover » Wed Mar 07, 2007 3:26 pm

Toby stood behind the basket at Frostbreaker this year, but didn't move.

Angus tends to take lots of photos when playing.

Personally, i do find it a little disconcerting, but not enough for it to be a problem. I also am happy to tell people to move or stop doing something if it does get to be a problem.

The best way to take shots is with an enormous zoom lens, so that you're not even visible to the player!

I have a PDF from the editors of Disc Golf World which is tips and tricks for DG photography: I will put it up on my website tonight and post the link back on this thread.
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Post by Jon » Wed Mar 07, 2007 3:40 pm

Fantastic!

Thanks all for the replies, hopefully see you all at the weekend
TimTom wrote:Good to hear that you're making the trip to spectate, come and find me at tourney HQ, perhaps you could also help out with a little spotting duty as well as spectating and filming.
Sure, anything I can do to help! Only the Saturday though :cry:
TheGroover wrote: I have a PDF from the editors of Disc Golf World which is tips and tricks for DG photography: I will put it up on my website tonight and post the link back on this thread.
Sounds cool, look forward to it.

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Post by TheGroover » Wed Mar 07, 2007 9:22 pm

Okay, I've uploaded the hints and tips that Disc Golf World mag gives to photographers.

It's on my site at:
http://www.andycotgreave.co.uk/document ... c_golf.pdf

I like the point they make about unusual shots: Angus B has taken some fantastic photos of disc golf in the last couple of years, by focussing not just on someone chucking a disc, but looking at, say, the plants near the basket, or the angle of light nearby - these are shots that make people take notice!

I'm looking forward to seeing your photos after the weekend Jon - I don't think I've ever managed to take a shot that I've not deleted after a week!

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Post by madfrolfer » Thu Mar 08, 2007 5:33 am

As long as you aren't moving around and the flash is off, you shouldn't have any problems.
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Post by BOF » Thu Mar 08, 2007 2:58 pm

I don't mind photography either, but I will insist on charging a fee for any nudity work undertaken. I am also happy to do product placement and group shots by prior agreement. If you want to see a portfolio of my recent work then please contact my agent.

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Post by Spider » Wed Mar 14, 2007 10:09 pm

Great to see more players and spectators taking photos & vids, and making them generally available on websites / youtube etc. IMHO it's the best way to showcase the sport.
:idea: I'd like to see the bdga website hosting an images gallery for each British (& even European) course, linked via the Tour Diary & Courses Directory. What better way to encourage new players to make the trip (eg) to Burnlaw than by showing them what it's like?
I've been happy to click away for the last couple of years, but I'm equally delighted to be passing this responsibility / pleasure to the next generation of snappers! Jon's British Open work is superb (love the putting silhouettes with the lake backdrop especially 8) ), and Frank Redmond and Steve Broster are also producing some great stuff - keep 'em coming.
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Post by Del » Thu Mar 15, 2007 11:43 pm

Spider wrote:
...What better way to encourage new players to make the trip (eg) to Burnlaw than by showing them what it's like? .....

Spider
Maybe not focus too much on the dung heap then!!

Martin Frederiksen also took some shots last week at QP and at Essex. The Essex photos are not up yet, but hopefully soon will be
http://www.23hq.com/martinfrederiksen/album/list

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