Fly-K From Germany, joined May 2000, 3148 posts, RR: 52 Posted (12 years 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3723 times:
All day long yesterday I had the only photo of the exact Bashkirian TU154 that was involved in the tragic midair here at a.net.
I thought a.net was so well-known that I would get many requests for usage.
Then my conflict would have been if it's OK to sell the photo and make money from the tragedy of others. But to my surprise I didn't get any request...
What would you have done, selling it actively, giving it for free?
Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been...
Aer Lingus From Ireland, joined May 2000, 1560 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3605 times:
I have often considered that scenario myself and have had the same reaction but just think, what about all those press photographers who take very distressing images yet sell them to news agencies and make a packet full money out of it.
Well imagine what that photographer You also have to think........"well its an aeroplane, nothing wrong with selling a pic of an aeroplane". So its a picture of the downed Tupolev but there's nothing exactly morally worng about it. Eventually its entirely up to. Just do what you think is acceptable.
Lewis From Greece, joined Jul 1999, 3617 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (12 years 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3482 times:
I have a whole roll of photos of an ambulance helicopter that crashed two weeks ago in Greece but I cannot sell them or upload them 1) for moral reasons 2)My father actually took the photos because he is the president of the committee that does the investigation of the accident. Oh well...
2912n From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 2013 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (12 years 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 3369 times:
There is nothing wrong with selling photos of a crash. But there are limitations. Common sense/decency would keep you from selling or distributing photos of victims (ie...bodies, parts of bodies etc...) If the motive is to inform then selling the photos is fine. If the intent is to shock I think those persons who want to shock others should be forced to watch an autopsy of one of their own family members.