The Stockholm Fotomaraton is a large event that involves many people and organizations.
Today, the event is very popular with most people, and we would very much like it to continue to be a popular event. To maintain our good status, it is required of us and you who take photos that we think a lot about how we behave when we photograph out on the town.
We MUST respect people’s integrity and privacy.
We MUST keep in mind that it is sensitive to photograph children and young people.
We MUST remember that photography perceived as offensive may be illegal.
We MUST ask the adult for permission before photographing children and young people.
And how do we solve this?
Well, we ask the people we will take photos of or maybe have already taken photos of. We explain that we are in a photo competition and that this picture of the person will make you win. We may give the person some information about the photo marathon and your email address, so you get in touch later about whether the picture gave you a price.
We MUST remember to show respect for our photo objects. It will be so much nicer then.
See the question as a perfect opportunity to show your beautiful smile and spread the word about the photo marathon.
Doing this can create a good atmosphere and show how real photographers behave when they take photos.
The Stockholm Fotomaraton is sometimes arranged in connection with the Stockholm Culture Festival, and within this, there is also a youth festival called We Are Stockholm. Unfortunately, in previous years, unscrupulous photographers (not photo marathon participants) have strolled around and on the festival area and tried photographing children and young people in sensitive situations. This has resulted in the security guards in charge of Stockholm’s Kulturfestival keeping a close eye on all photographers who move around the festival areas.
This makes it all even more important. We want to be able to continue to be a part of this folk festival.
Their guards are informed that the Photomarathon is taking place. They are informed that our participants must have a number plate visible. We, therefore, want you to be responsive if you are contacted by guards and respect their instructions. They do their job and are there for your and everyone else’s safety. We therefore also want to ask you to avoid photographing children and young people in the festival area.
By this, we do not mean that you are not allowed to photograph people, children, or young people. We just want you to do it in a good way. Ask before or, in the worst case, after. Use your number tag as a reason and ask with a smile; you will see that a yes is not far away.
Think about it and think about how you would feel if it was you who was in the picture.
Thanks in advance for the respect shown.