login info join!
Forums > Photography Talk > Is it a tear sheet if... Search   Reply
Photographer
Laurence Moan
Posts: 7,700
Huntington Beach, California, US


it's for an obituary?
Jan 19 13 06:54 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
291
Posts: 11,911
SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK, California, US


i would classify it as a portrait for publication.
Jan 19 13 06:56 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Laurence Moan
Posts: 7,700
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  Quote 
Photographer
NewBoldPhoto
Posts: 4,897
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  Quote 
Photographer
fullmetalphotographer
Posts: 2,739
Fresno, California, US


It seems like a lot of trouble to terminate someone for a tear sheet.
Jan 20 13 02:26 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Z_Photo
Posts: 6,930
Huntsville, Alabama, US


try not to look too stiff on those
Jan 20 13 05:55 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
L A U B E N H E I M E R
Posts: 8,484
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  Quote 
Photographer
PR Zone
Posts: 761
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  Quote 
Photographer
Chicchowmein
Posts: 14,348
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  Quote 
Photographer
Downtown Pro Photo
Posts: 1,547
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  Quote 
Photographer
o k u t a k e
Posts: 4,660
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  Quote 
Photographer
Julian W I L D E
Posts: 1,815
Los Angeles, California, US


Feels like an act of pure desperation.  ;-)
Jan 20 13 07:57 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Photography by Riddell
Posts: 634
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  Quote 
  Search   Reply



main | browse | casting/travel | forums | shout box | help | advertising | contests | share | join the mayhem

more modelmayhem on: | | | edu

©2006-2014 ModelMayhem.com. All Rights Reserved.
MODEL MAYHEM is a registered trademark.
Toggle Worksafe Mode: Off | On
Terms | Privacy | Careers