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Post by Becky521 on Sat May 12, 2012 7:10 am

When you have a line a mile long and your fingers are flying, how do you stop to ask if you can take and use a photo without annoying the people in line? I never stop to take pictures because I don't want to upset anyone, but some of my best work to date has walked away never to be seen by me again!
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Post by martha on Sat May 12, 2012 8:36 am

I am in the same boat. There is never a break in the line (and rarely a break for me as well!) Would love to here how others manage to get it done!
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Post by Denise Cold on Sat May 12, 2012 9:30 am

I've been doing it at parties but rarely in line situations. At parties I've been using it as a mirror substitute. I set the camera on long preview so the preview stays on until I touch the button again. I'll say "let me show you what you look like" take the picture and let them see it.

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Post by Gr8ful on Sat May 12, 2012 9:56 am

OMGoodness! That's a great idea but do you get the photo release signed or no? I am in the same boat...can't get pics to save my life. There just isn't time and/or opportunities to stop, get permission and a photo release signed etc. I barely have a moment to use a washroom.
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Post by Miss Ronnie on Sat May 12, 2012 10:47 am

That's also what I do... use the camera as a mirror.

However, I rarely take photos anymore when I am swamped with a line of people. Those are the designs I do over and over again and they are standard.

But when you are first starting out, you need photos any way you can get them!
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Post by anniel on Sat May 12, 2012 1:49 pm

Sometimes I'll let the parents photograph the child in my chair as I am cleaning for the next kiddo---& will hand them a card and ask for a copy to be texted/emailed to me...they usually do it on the spot. But, if it's one I really want, and it's MY gig--(not contracted through someone else), I'll grab my phone & point & shoot anyway.
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Post by fesspenter on Sat May 12, 2012 3:42 pm

I pay my youngest daughter to be a line manager, get model release forms signed, brushes washed, multiple photos taken. I never remember to take pictures when I am working. Someof my best work has been at SickKids Hospital and we are not allowed to photograph the children unless a four page front and back document is filled out and signed by parents, nurse on duty, ChildLife Specialist, and myself.
That is why I have painted my own children over and over and over and now the hate being face painted.
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Post by Psalmbook on Sat May 12, 2012 8:47 pm

I just stop, ask & then get the pic. I'm finding, keeping an active facebook page w/ constant new photos is a major key to keeping new business coming. It's also a continual reminder that I'M HERE! I just got by biggest gig to date because I keep adding new pics to FB! The funny thing is many of the pics are not my best work, but 1 out of 5 are real gems. Just make picture taking part of your routine.
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Post by Denise Cold on Sun May 13, 2012 12:01 am

I know I'll probably get blasted but I don't get model release forms. I simply ask the parent if they are present and then I have notices on my web pages and Flickr account that I will remove any pictures as soon as possible when asked to do so.

I agree with Linda, I try to keep my Facebook updated with event photos...so a lot of my pictures are of /friends siblings together, they are a little more interesting than the same images over and over like Miss Ronnie says.

I'm also moving from random kids in my boards to using myself and Emma to model for that very reason. I mostly use the event candids for Facebook and my one on-line ad.

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Post by Guest on Sun May 13, 2012 12:11 am

I don't take photos myself while working. The only time I get photos when I am on a regular gig is when other people take them.

When I am doing adult gigs or clubs I do the camera as a mirror thing - mostly as I forget to pack the mirror! Rolling Eyes

And no photos are taken of minors without signed parental consent. Then I know I can use the photos for anything I want to.

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Post by Peppermint_Mill on Sun May 13, 2012 12:48 am

I wish I had more photos of the faces from parties but I don't have time to take pictures and am not comfortable with taking pictures of kids without their parent's consent. I agree, some of my beautiful works of art have walked away, never to be seen again. Of course, since I'm also a sidewalk chalk artist, my chalk work just gets hosed off after a week so I should be used to not having any art that "lasts". tongue
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Post by SuzySparkles on Sun May 13, 2012 12:52 am

I take pics at almost every party. On my contract that they fill out I ask if it is ok to photograph the kids at the event and they almost always put yes. Never had an issue.
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Post by joe_wibble on Sun May 13, 2012 5:36 am

I am wondering how to phrase the releases? Any topics around or suggestions? I can take them when at birthday parties but as a new painter i am finding it hard to get enough pics!

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Post by Gr8ful on Sun May 13, 2012 8:57 am

SuzySparkles wrote:I take pics at almost every party. On my contract that they fill out I ask if it is ok to photograph the kids at the event and they almost always put yes. Never had an issue.

GREAT idea! I haven't got contracts either but that's a great idea suzysparkles! Thank you.
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Post by PerfectlyPaintedFaces on Sun May 13, 2012 9:05 am

I tried using a model release form at a few parties and it didn't really go over well. They got kind of weirded out about I think. So since then I've just been sticking to verbal consent.

If I do a design I really like, I'll try to take a picture of it. I have my camera right where I can always see it so I don't forget!
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Post by Guest on Sun May 13, 2012 12:20 pm

Most people don't have a problem if you ask them verbally. If you just want a record of what you painted that's fine.

If I am wanting a photo it will be something 1) I haven't done before 2) is a really WOW design/model or 3) a cool photo of a group or a location that I don't have anything similar of already.

AND, if I take a photo I want to be able to use it for anything I want. Therefore I need signed consent.

If you decide to use a photo you took of a kid, and the parent only gave you verbal consent to take the photo for implied personal use only, then, you use the photo on your new banner, for example, and it comes to the attention of the parent who gets mad as they did NOT give permission for commerical use of their child's photos... they could demand financial compensation or sue. It happens.

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Post by Luvs to paint on Sun May 13, 2012 2:49 pm

I was at a festival yesterday and fortunate enough to be set up by this photo booth right beside my booth! After painting the kids, I'd tell the parents about the booth next door and they could take all these fun pics for $3 each --- plus, the photographer sent me copies! This photo booth is such a GREAT idea! Wish I had thought of it!


And Jeeez... could I look any goofier?!!!







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Post by Luvs to paint on Sun May 13, 2012 2:55 pm




These are just a few of the many.
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Post by Luvs to paint on Sun May 13, 2012 2:58 pm



A starblend tiger on a precious little boy who sat soooo still while I painted him.
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Post by PerfectlyPaintedFaces on Sun May 13, 2012 5:50 pm

Yeah, it would definitely be wise to get them to sign a form if you ever want to use that photo on a banner, business card, etc...

I usually say 'would it be okay if I took so-and-so's photo for my website?' and I've never had a problem with it. The picture only goes on my website and FB page.
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Post by Kat's FacesForFun on Sun May 13, 2012 10:19 pm

I only ask for verbal consent as well. I only use family and friends for banners though. Would hate to invest in a banner with a picture and learn someone didn't appreciate it. Websites, you can always take the pic down.

When I know it's time for me to start updating my portfolio, I try to carry my camera around my neck. Then, i can just grab it and snap a picture. Parents usually seem flattered when I ask if I can take a pic.


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Post by TheGildedCat on Mon May 14, 2012 12:36 am

I tried the model release thing as well since I'd hate to have banners or other promotional materials printed up and then have an issue.

That said, I got a similar response to Janna - parents who were totally okay with me verbally asking if it was okay to use their kid's pic on my display materials suddenly got weirded out with the model release. It wasn't a long model release, nor especially scary. Something about putting it in writing is off-putting to the parents.

Shannon or anyone else who regularly uses releases, any suggestions?

I kind of like the implied consent posters for PPF events, but I don't know if they'd legally hold up the same way a signed model consent would. On the other hand - has a face painter actually had someone insist on being compensated for their face appearing on a display board, website, or banner?
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Post by Luvs to paint on Mon May 14, 2012 12:44 am

I was thinking of having a card printed up with wording like: "In exchange for use of a photo for my website, signage, or business cards, ONE FREE PREMIUM FACE PAINTING".
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