There are some legalities that come with taking photographs. Some people do not want their picture taken. This is their right. It doesn’t matter where a photographer may be conducting a photo shoot, this professional has to be aware of any public surroundings they are in. To be sure that nobody’s picture is taken without their consent. This is often a problem that photographers face when they are commissioned to take pictures at a conference.

The Conference Organisers Responsibility

Usually, when a conference is being held, there are terms and conditions applicable to those that will be attending. The attendees are required to sign this. The conference planner should include a clause in this agreement for photography permission. It needs to state that photographing will be present at the conference and the attendee acknowledges they may be included in these photographs.

The Photographers Responsibility

The photographer has the responsibility of making sure if the conference organiser has addressed this issue. Ideally, this professional should get copies of the signed terms and conditions to prevent any problems in the future.

What to Do If Some Don’t Want to Be Photographed

If the conference planner has not included the photography clause in the terms and agreement, then the photographer may have to have their own plan of action. There could be a posting at the conference hall entrance. Posting that photographs will be taken.

If anyone wants to opt out of this, they can wear some type of identifier that the photographer can see. It could be something as simple as a different coloured name tag. This way the photography issue is being handled right when the attendees are picking up their name tag. If these are colour coded for photography purposes, it takes the guesswork out of who can be photographed and who can’t. Also, the attendees are aware of this.