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Laurence Moan

Posts: 7825

Huntington Beach, California, US

it's for an obituary?

Jan 19 13 06:54 pm Link

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291

Posts: 11911

SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK, California, US

i would classify it as a portrait for publication.

Jan 19 13 06:56 pm Link

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Laurence Moan

Posts: 7825

Huntington Beach, California, US

291 wrote:
i would classify it as a portrait for publication.

And when I rip it out and put it in my portfolio?

Jan 19 13 07:02 pm Link

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NewBoldPhoto

Posts: 4995

PORT MURRAY, New Jersey, US

Laurence Moan wrote:

And when I rip it out and put it in my portfolio?

How do I put this?

An obit tear... is not something you want in your portfolio... something about taste

Jan 19 13 07:10 pm Link

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fullmetalphotographer

Posts: 2797

Fresno, California, US

It seems like a lot of trouble to terminate someone for a tear sheet.

Jan 20 13 02:26 am Link

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Z_Photo

Posts: 7003

Huntsville, Alabama, US

try not to look too stiff on those

Jan 20 13 05:55 am Link

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Mark Laubenheimer

Posts: 8985

Seattle, Washington, US

Laurence Moan wrote:
it's for an obituary?

that tears it.

wait. can you tear it? if so, then yes.

Jan 20 13 08:28 am Link

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PR Zone

Posts: 808

London, England, United Kingdom

fullmetalphotographer wrote:
?..seems like a lot of trouble to terminate someone for a tear sheet...

:-)

Jan 20 13 04:05 pm Link

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Chicchowmein

Posts: 14580

Palm Beach, Florida, US

The creepiest thing I ever saw that was done with one of my headshots was to see it being used by the police to try and catch a woman's murderer.

I think they have an idea it was her boyfriend but have never been able to pin it on him.

It was very sad.

Jan 20 13 04:18 pm Link

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Downtown Pro Photo

Posts: 1571

Crystal Lake, Illinois, US

tear sheets are normally from a paid to shoot expressly for publication purpose.  To use one from an obituary would be seen as a bit of a desperate claim on one.
Now maybe if one was hired to take the shot after they died, but I still wouldn't use it.

Jan 20 13 07:27 pm Link

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o k u t a k e

Posts: 4660

New York, New York, US

You use a tear sheet to help get you jobs. If the jobs you are trying to get are taking photos of people so they have something good to use for their obituary photo, then it works. Not exactly conventional, but I guess everyone is a possible customer ;P

Jan 20 13 07:48 pm Link

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Julian W I L D E

Posts: 1829

Portland, Oregon, US

Feels like an act of pure desperation.  ;-)

Jan 20 13 07:57 pm Link

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Photography by Riddell

Posts: 709

Hemel Hempstead, England, United Kingdom

Sitting on the fence for a moment, I think it depends a little on the circumstances.

If the image in the publication was of a celeb and one of your portrait images was used for the obit and it was printed nice and large and was a feature on that celebs life.

Then in one way I will feel a bit honoured that out of all the 10s of thousands of images of that celeb mine had been used to celebrate their life at the end of it.

Its still a bit dark to use as a tear sheet...

but if its a little standard obit column, with a little photo of someone then that is really desperately scrapping the barrel for images....

Jan 21 13 02:00 am Link