With the bruhaha all over town on the organizer who let ST reproter into his shoot, and the clandestine reporter who infiltrated a shoot last year, I have a few questions.
Do we know our organizers? Meaning, can we trust our organizers to do the right thing. The organizer who let the reporter into his shoot claimed that if the photographers are not comfortable, he will tell the reporter to leave. Sorry, too late, they are shooting in a public place, and anyone can take picture of anything in public. DUH! And journalist will claim said pictures are newsworthy, nothing any of the photographer can do.
Do we know what are the intentions of all the other fellow photographers there shooting? Is one or more than one of the photographers infiltrating the shoot for intentions other than getting good or even not so good images of the model?
What can we do??? What should we do??
I am asking this question to organizers, who needs to protect the photographers and models from infiltrators, and to the photographers, whom must protect themselves from an organizers whom had cut other under the table deals with someone whose intention is not taking pictures of the model.
I don't want to and intent to bash anyone. However this is a lesson we must learn. The word is not a safe place for photographers.