In these days of instant connectivity, with mobile phones, tablets and cameras, etc, equipped with blue tooth and other wonderful features, it is easy to take and upload pictures of whatever one wants. But should there be any standards applied before deciding to take an photo and uploading it?
In trip reports that I have uploaded I have included photos of some of the cabin crew and generally crew are happy to pose and smile. In some of the reports submitted by others we can see staff getting into the spirit of things and adapting amusing positions. Only occasionally has anyone said no or questioned why I am taking the photos. I can understand that but it does bring to mind what standards travellers have (if any) for taking photos and, more importantly in my mind, how do cabin staff really feel about having their image captured?
My normal practice is to state upfront that I write trip reports that may be published and to request permission before I take photos. This applies not only to photos of cabin crew but of the aircraft itself. Generally I have found that crew are happy to go along and have a bit of fun with the passengers. On only one flight has the person that I asked queried it and after explanation been happy to go along.
So my question is twofold: how do crew feel about having their photo taken, and what standards do the travellers/ passengers in this forum adopt?