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01-17-2018, 03:16 PM   #1

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Professional photographer is complaining that tourists ask subjects to pose for photos. This is How Photographers Stage Scenes to Win Prizes
“What’s happening in our city?,” Ahad writes on Facebook. “Bangladesh is not for people like this who [come] to ruin professional photographers etiquette for the sake of winning medal[s].”
Professional photographers have no special claim to Bangladesh. Staging photos is okay if you are doing travel, fine art, some flavors of "street" photography, or just about anything other than photojournalism.

If you are a pro, learn how to work around the tourists, or go someplace other than a tourist site to take your photos. The pro used to have a good photo spot. More people know about it now. Get over it.

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Hi Victor

That sign was ok 50yrs ago

But now it reads
" This was a Local Shop
For local people but they are all now dead
So move on "

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You may have missed that some of the tourists claim to be journalists for foreign sources. But they don't act like pros and they ruin the pros reputations. That I think is the main concern.

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QuoteOriginally posted by dbs Quote
but they are all now dead

No they're not. The shop is gone but they are now squatting in a building which is marked for demolition. The new series of League of Gentlemen kicked off in Australia this week. I'm back to the dark side!!

(Apologies to the OP for the private aside.)
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So he wants people to alter their behavior so he is able to take photos of people behaving naturally. Seems reasonable.

Lying to people about your credentials isn't great, but if the posers can't be bothered to confirm it I have to assume they don't really care. If these photographers go on to claim the resulting photos aren't staged that's also not cool, but it's just random speculation that they're going on to win all these photography contests. There's not much in that article to support its title, but I might expect too much out of interweb 'news'.
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^ yeah, it's a bad title. I expected content about some prize winners who composited or did other heavy editing in Photoshop, then claimed it was unedited.

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