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Topic: Genuine Photo Request From Usaf?
Username: Apuneger
Posted 2004-10-12 21:01:45 and read 3265 times.

Hi everybody,

today I received a request from the USAF apparantly. Something tells me however this one is not genuine. There's something fishy about it, for example the USAF wanting a photo of a Virgin Express 737? A written permission? 21st of September?

I'm not even going to reply to this one, even though A.net asks every photographer to do so.

Anyway, here's the request:

21 September 2004

MEMORANDUM FOR COPYRIGHT PERMISSION

FROM: VISUAL INTELLIGENCE FLIGHT

SUBJECT: Permission to use copyright photos


1. The 36 IS has been charged with developing recognition training materials to include posters, videos, web pages, computer based training, etc. Our products are for official Department of Defense use only and do not generate a profit. To date, we are the sole government source for recognition training materials and we maintain over 10,000 products that are utilized by 300+ agencies worldwide.

2. One of our jobs is to find as many photos as possible of worldwide systems. We've noticed you have taken several exceptional photos and we would like permission to utilize them for an indefinite period of time. For your permission, we will identify you as the photographer for advertisement purposes.

3. If you will allow this, please send written permission to 36 IS/INV, 34 Elm Street, Langley AFB, VA 23665, Attn: Visual Recognition Branch. If you have any question, contact my Branch Chief at (757) 225-3447.



WALTER K. NAPOLEON, Capt, USAF
Visual Intelligence Flight Commander

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Message was sent using the mail interface on Airliners.net
http://www.airliners.net/search/photo.search?id=566992

To uphold the good reputation of the photographer
community, please try to reply to photo usage requests.

Topic: RE: Genuine Photo Request From Usaf?
Username: Runway23
Posted 2004-10-12 21:07:57 and read 3235 times.

I know an a.net photographer who received the same request but I won't say who it is unless he actually steps forward. Donno what became of his contacts with this person.

Regards,
Tim

Topic: RE: Genuine Photo Request From Usaf?
Username: Sulman
Posted 2004-10-12 21:08:19 and read 3230 times.

Had one as well. There is a thread about it here somewhere. I don't think there was anything conclusive said in it, other than that they do not pay.

Topic: RE: Genuine Photo Request From Usaf?
Username: TWAMD-80
Posted 2004-10-12 21:16:38 and read 3226 times.

I received the same email a couple of weeks or so ago. I got into contact with Capt. Napoleon. These requests that they are sending out are in fact legit. They take the pictures and make posters out of them for use by fighter pilots to help them learn how to identify aircraft in flight. I forget the exact acronym that they use, but they look at the tail, wing, engine, and nose areas. The Captain said that USAF doesn't give him any money to give out for these pictures. Credit will be given to the photo though. It seemed like a good cause, so I agreed to let them use my photo.

Tim

Topic: RE: Genuine Photo Request From Usaf?
Username: Apuneger
Posted 2004-10-12 21:20:28 and read 3207 times.

Thanks for the comments so far.

TWAMD-80: You wouldn't by accident have an email address of this captain? If so, can you send it to me?

Greets,
Ivan

Topic: RE: Genuine Photo Request From Usaf?
Username: TWAMD-80
Posted 2004-10-12 21:41:49 and read 3183 times.

Apuneger, sorry but I do not have his email. I gave that number a call and asked for him. I can see though that from your location, that may be a problem. I'll look around and see if I can find his email.

Tim

Topic: RE: Genuine Photo Request From Usaf?
Username: Karlok
Posted 2004-10-12 21:45:41 and read 3176 times.

If I can remember there is already a thread about this.

Here you are >

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/aviation_photography/read.main/149643/4/

[Edited 2004-10-12 21:46:56]

Topic: RE: Genuine Photo Request From Usaf?
Username: Apuneger
Posted 2004-10-12 23:32:11 and read 3129 times.

Karlok: Thanks!

Ivan

Topic: RE: Genuine Photo Request From Usaf?
Username: Visityyj
Posted 2004-10-13 00:48:52 and read 3105 times.

Nobody in the entire 36th IS has a camera ? How far is Langley from IAD ?

Get out from behind the desk and do some shooting for yourselves  Smile

Topic: RE: Genuine Photo Request From Usaf?
Username: DB777
Posted 2004-10-13 06:01:21 and read 3049 times.

As a taxpayer I'd much rather supply them with the photos they want as I did last year rather than spend a billion bucks sending photogs around the world and ending up with inferior shots to what they can get from us. It's to prevent friendly fire as mentioned in the original thread.

Topic: RE: Genuine Photo Request From Usaf?
Username: USAFHummer
Posted 2004-10-13 06:31:16 and read 3037 times.

"Nobody in the entire 36th IS has a camera ? How far is Langley from IAD ?"

A long way...prolly on the order of 150-200 miles or so...Langley is in southeastern Virginia in the Norfolk/Newport News area...closest commercial airport would probably be ORF...

Greg


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