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Why Dont People Label Their Slides?

Sat Mar 03, 2001 10:48 am

Just a simple but important question here:

Why dont aviation photgraphers label their slides? this can become a major problem to the person that may be looking for the "perfect" shot on a slide of an aircraft that they might want use in a publication or a webpage..only to find no name......especially when it has changed hands 10 million times????? What is the practicality of neglecting to do this? Are photographers purposefully leaving a name off or is it just forgetfullness????
The reason I bring this up is because I am working on an FH-227 Webpage and a lot of the slides and or scanned slides that i run into have no i to assume that the slide just shot itself????? Am i making a point here????
So let me post yet another question, if for example i have obtained such an "unknown" slide in my search for those shots....Is it ethical for me to put it into a non commercial personal website with photographer listed as "Unknown" with the understanding that if the original Photgrapher should recognise his or her work that they would contact me and let me know, to either give them the credit they deserve for their work or remove it?????
Im asking all of you this question...I myself would NEVER shoot and trade or sell ANY slide of mine unless I at least had some sort of identification on it.....I intend on putting these orphans on my website....hoping that some one will claim them...but im doing so only to show the aircraft's proper history...not to try and make any money.....Am i a total idiot for doing such?????
You tell me.......BTW these unlabeld slides cosist of maybe 25% of the total photos that i have accumutaled and i have accumulated approximately 250-270 pics...

Sincerely, Gary C. Orlando
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RE: Why Dont People Label Their Slides?

Sat Mar 03, 2001 11:29 am

Well you have to ask yourself this. From who are getting these slides coming from ? Are they coming from pro photogs ? if so then it is very likely that they are labled with a Copyright notice, descripition of subject, date, photog's name. As a photographer all of my work is labled! I personally know of no pro-shooter who does not label their work. Now, If you are getting your work from non-pros,then chances are good that they may not be labled. These individuals may be unaware or have little knowledege of labeling a slide.

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RE: Why Dont People Label Their Slides?

Sat Mar 03, 2001 11:48 am

It also depends on the how you obtained the slide. Most traders do not label slides as it's purpose is not for publication. Most of the "serious" traders/shooters know each others work and can usually tell who shot what. All of my slides are "stamped" but not labeled with details. Only my collection slides are labeled with full details. If you plane to use a slide that you just cannot figure out who shot it, it might be okay to but "Gary C. Orlando Collection" but I wouldn't do "Unknown"

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RE: Why Dont People Label Their Slides?

Sat Mar 03, 2001 12:54 pm

I get the slides from asny number of people.....some from for example the AI conventions or from other people....Im I have encountered many sldes that i know i have gotten them from pro photographers and still no no one seems to be consistant with this..i guess i should use my best judgement...woundlt you think....i would assume the same goes for photo graphs......for example in SEA in 98 at the convention i purchased a nice 8x10 of a Mohawk FH-227B inflight which was one of a series of many shot take for publicity purposes......i guess i \credit Mohawk Airlines....cause no phortographer is named,.......its all a very sticky issue it seems..................makes me wanna throw my hands up in the air and tale up stamp collecting.........But thank you for your responses.....

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RE: Why Dont People Label Their Slides?

Mon Mar 05, 2001 6:46 pm

I am a "collector", so no pro! But I try to label my slides with Name, Location and Date! Other details are only labeled on the slides in my collection!
On my last trip to Lanzarote I did around 1000 slides in one week! So it's hard work to label all of them! I think that's the reason why most of the amateurs don't label their slides!


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