Every Photographer/Videographer agrees to always ask permission before taking a photo. Burning Man does this, and it’s easy.
If Photos are going to be taken, you’ll know, because the photographer will ask first,
No One will take your photo without your permission.
Burning Man’s number one rule of etiquette for photography is Ask First – you should get permission before taking somebody’s photo. Does this mean you can’t grab a shot of somebody cruising by on a really cool bike, or capture a compelling scene you happen to see through your telephoto lens? No, of course not – realistically, you should ask first whenever realistically possible. But the question you have to ask yourself before pressing the shutter is “Am I invading this person’s privacy in any way?”. If the person is fully or partially nude, in the middle of some obviously very private moment, or doing anything that perhaps they would not want the whole world to see, then yes, you definitely need to ask first – do not press the shutter. If somebody is doing henna body painting on a nude model in Center Camp, and there are a dozen people with cameras surrounding them snapping away, can you just jump in and take pictures as well? No you can’t – instead, set an example for the others. Go up to the model and ask first. Some of the other photographers undoubtedly already did so, and the ones who did not perhaps will appreciate the reminder that they should have.
I'm not looking for any action photos in the house itself, that makes the guys nervous. I think the Burning Man rule of asking for permission to take a photo works. In fact, I set up areas away from the normal action to take stills of who ever wants photos, like beside the house under a tree, or even next door on a patio that doesn't get used. So it's good for privacy. We can even use my private room in the house. Let me make it clear, No One will have their photo taken without the expressed consent to do so. The Rules need discussion, it's FUN! Like any other boundaries kind of action like Dominant/Sub, S&M, Role Play Game, Daddy-Son, etc. If you see me with my Camera out, well then follow me where I'm leading if you want you photo taken. If you don't want your photo taken, Don't follow me!
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