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Lets face it... we all end up in a lot of pictures... some we like, others we don't... but how should those pictures be managed, and who owns them?

I'm discussing casual, memory-style pictures... not professional photography or contractual ownership. I'm also not necessarily discussing nude pictures, though that's not entirely out of the question.
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Which statement do you agree with more?

I am the sole owner of my image, and any picture that contains me should be managed or deleted at my sole discretion regardless of who took them.
2(14.3%)
Once a picture of me is taken, the picture is theirs to do with as they please, and I have no control over them beyond the permission to take the picture.
12(85.7%)
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From:jeffercine
Date:December 29th, 2008 09:30 pm (UTC)
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Answered the 2nd option. However, I find it perfectly fine if someone asks me to take a picture of theirs down on our flickr site.
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From:kuteluvr
Date:December 29th, 2008 10:18 pm (UTC)
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Agreed... but if you take one down from the flickr site, do you delete your local copy too? What if they said "I look bad in this picture... please delete it from every instance you ever have anywhere"?
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From:jeffercine
Date:December 29th, 2008 10:24 pm (UTC)
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both alex and i will take it off of our flickr accounts, and i think alex might delete his local copy (which is all instances), but i never delete a photo. it's like throwing away the negative. i'm a photo junky like that.
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From:kuteluvr
Date:December 29th, 2008 10:30 pm (UTC)
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See... that's my opinion too... I try to keep every picture I take (unless it really can't be seen right...). It's like a memory to me... and I would no sooner delete a memory than delete one of those pictures.

...I got into a friend about this yesterday, which inspired the post (obviously) :)
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From:jeffercine
Date:December 29th, 2008 10:36 pm (UTC)
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hehe ... i figured. i think if it's just a 'bad picture' or they think they don't look good, or unflattering, then that's just their opinion and you have the right to keep it. although if it's someone in a compromising position (naked, drugs, etc), then i might make an exception and permanently delete it for them.

although i'd probably at least print it out and hide it away in my printed photo stash for later amusement. :-)
From:letenant
Date:December 29th, 2008 09:45 pm (UTC)

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Well, there's more to it than those two choices, no? If it's a social situation, there's some etiquette to taking pictures. If I take a non-nude of you in a social setting, it's presumed that it's something you shouldn't worry too much about where it shows up, isn't it? On the same token, you'd probably not want it to show up with a bulls eye over you and in poster size at the shooting range...

Other than for nudes, if given only the two choices, i'd have to select #2.
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From:kuteluvr
Date:December 29th, 2008 10:20 pm (UTC)

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Yeah... there are a lot of variations between the two... but the point of choosing polar opposites is to force a side. :)

There is a certain amount of etiquette of course... and I didn't mention this perhaps, but what if you're promising to simply never show it to anyone? "I'll remove it from all of the online sites and just keep it on DVD... I won't give it to anyone..." Is that sufficient?

(I'd be honored to be important enough to show up on someone's dartboard... :P)
From:letenant
Date:December 29th, 2008 10:27 pm (UTC)

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I'm sorry I didn't have a digital in the days of JR's :) Could think of a few moments that would have made good posters.
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From:kuteluvr
Date:December 29th, 2008 10:30 pm (UTC)

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those were the days... :)
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From:spawrhawk
Date:December 30th, 2008 07:28 am (UTC)

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OMG JR's... THOSE were the days, indeed.
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