Posted Thu Mar 14, 2013 1:35PM
I shoot a lot of military events and have many shots of Marines in uniform. Am I allowed to use the images for editorial purposes if the photos include the name tapes with the Marine's name?
Posted Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:54AM
Without an example it is difficult to give a response. The names should stay in place and shouldn't be removed for editorial. I would be more interested to know about the caption to see where the images was taken, if it was a private event, on private property, to find out if consent was needed and should be supplied with the imagery.
Posted Fri Mar 15, 2013 6:24AM
Thank you for the response.
This is a photo of the Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps visiting a command aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico. It clearly shows his name which is what I have concerns about. This particular shot may not be the best example because he is a well-known Marine, but would it be different if this was a Sergeant and not a General?
Posted Sat Mar 16, 2013 12:23PM
From the example, I will not remove the name, since it's not allowed to clone area's out. What I do like to know is when and where this was taken and if you had permission to take these images.
The caption is the important part in this image, can you provide us with a caption, since it will give us context.
Posted Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:58AM
Quantico, Virginia, United States - September 18, 2012: Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps visits Marines of the Marine Corps Network Operations and Security Center aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico, VA.
Posted Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:23AM
The caption is efficient, but I would still like to know if you had permission to be on military gorunds and take imagery. Was this an open event, was this a closed event, was the public allowed etc etc.
Since the location can have restrictions, we will need to know what the circumstances was.