Shooting seniors/Park sessions

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  1. RumDaddy

    RumDaddy TPF Noob!

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    Real quick question.

    Do you avoid booking photo sessions at parks on the weekend? I heard from someone that you should avoid it because you get to many people in the background. If this is true, is it such a strong problem that you even try and reschedule or just do the shoot and not sweat it.
     
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    Depends on the park and what weekend for me. Some parks are a bit crowded, some arent. Also depends on what you are doing. If I can shoot with a bit of distance between the subject and people in the background with an 80-200 at 2.8, the people in the background just become a wonderful mush in bokeh.

    Allan
     
  3. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Whether or not you get people in the background is up to you.
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    Check with the local Park and Recreations department, if you haven't already, because permits are frequently needed to do a paid shoot. Usually you have to provide a Certificate of Insurance to get the permit.

    Most government (federal, state, and local) and private venues will want you to add them to your business liabilty policy as an "additional insured" for the shoot.
     
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    If you're photographing seniors, most of what you're doing probably won't allow much room to see background stuff anyway.
     

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