Photos of military people, what's not o.k.

Now more than ever our military people are a very important part of our world and appreciated for all they do for us.

They also make great models for people shots, but there are rules we need to live by to get the pictures.

Many military uniforms have many patches attached all over them.

It's important to know what's allowed and what isn't.

The American flag patch is allowed and your safe to shoot it.

Any other patches that show squadron or unit designation probably have a copyright and should be cloned out.

Even the name must be blocked out and isn't allowed.

It's fun to shoot the little guys who have military folks as hero's but the same rules apply.

Another thing to keep in mind is if you are using real military people on military bases make sure what and where your shooting is not restricted.

Especially on air bases, security is very tight and you could have your camera and gear taken from you if your in the restricted areas. Ask before you shoot.

If you don't some one else may be taking your photo and it won't be for Dreamstime.

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October 16, 2008

Cmarshall717

What about the patches, etc., if they are used for editorial?

October 16, 2008

Digitalreflections

Thanks for the info.

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Photo credits: Dave Willman.