Photography law

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  1. adam_mckenna

    adam_mckenna TPF Noob!

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    Hi

    I am new to the site, i was just wondering one thing. If me and my girlfriend took photographs on a throaway one use camera while drunk of us "doing things" together in bed (none of which was illegal by the way), would it be illegal, or could i get done for anything if i handed them in to get developed?

    Thanks for your help on this rather obscure and wierd question! Sorry if i have offended anyone, i didnt mean to

    Adam
     
  2. loopy

    loopy Brave little froggy...

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    I know the photolab at the store I used to work with developed some pretty questional photos .

    I think it all depends on the person who is developing. Some don't care, while others may be offended. Some stores may have different policies on the subject considering minors may be developing your shots.

    My advice is ask before you hand them in and next time use a polaroid.
     
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    adam_mckenna TPF Noob!

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    Yeah, cool, thanks for you help.

    So it isnt illegal to develop them?

    Thanks
     
  4. loopy

    loopy Brave little froggy...

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    As far as I know, it isn't.

    Although, if a minor is developing it might be a different story.

    I do not know for sure.

    But there is no harm in asking before hand.
     
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    Bring them to a real lab to get done. Dept store type labs (Wal-mart) will destroy the film. There labs are in view of customers so they will not do it.
     
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    They destroy the film?? I thought they just refused to print it.
     
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    There are some labs that will (I don't know the words for it. Like camera shops that are not to known, maybe a pawn shope or electronics store has a mini lab might, or so I heard of one or two in my city.)

    I know I would be offended. I dont know about law but what I know form working for black's photography is that if I don't want to print them I dont have to. i can get someone else to do it or just ot do it. i personally would just get someone else though.

    an old friend did some and his sister (not knowingly) brough it to black's and they told him never to do it again (or never come back to the store for processing again?). *shrugs*

    p.s. obviously if it was illigal stuff you were taking pictures of they cannot print it and have to report it to the police etc.

    some labs honestly dont look at the pictures, they might just go through it and not bother correcting anything because they dont care :) but working for blak'c photo i had to fix images so I HAD to look at them.
     
  10. Corry

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    Walgreens used to print amost everything, though if there was anything that looked like it was child porn, it had to be immediately reported to the police. They've recently implemented a no porn policy, so we can't print anything sexual. And I believe it is illeagal to destroy the film, because technically that is the customers film, so we'd be destroying someone else's property.

    But here's my question...WHY would you want photographic proof of you doing something illeagal?
     
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    He said they weren't doing anything illegal.
     
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    Whoops... I misread...thought it said ONE of which was illeagal...not non of which!
     

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