Photography Policy - Children (Under 18s) -
Although there are no laws regarding the photography of children or persons under 18, Some organisations such as the FA and NSPCC offer guidelines. Here are my guidelines as a freelance sports photographer.
To wear appropriate identification at all times. I wear a branded bib or sweatshirt. I carry around my i-PBS DataCo accreditation, which proves I am on the photography database..
SLF Studios will not photograph a junior event without first having permission from the organisers / managers of the two teams. Normally permission will be gained well in advance of the event taking place. With a sports event, I will also double check on the day with both managers and referee prior to game start .
Children should not have a name clearly attached to their photograph. this includes player profiles. The only time I require a child's name is if I am submitting the picture to the local papers and I will acquire the name from the responsible adult in charge eg Parent, Manager or Teacher.
Care is taken not to publish photographs with a pose that can be obviously changed to something more sinister
SLF Studios will not publish photographs of children in distress, injury or visibly upset.
Pictures published on www.slf-studios and social media will be watermarked (as soon on a number of photos on this website).
SLF Studios will immediately remove any photograph from the galleries on receipt of notification by a parent or similar.
Freelance Photographer & Videographer
Tel: 07852 995326