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Hiryu Singh
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Freelance coder/hacker, Photographer and probably some other things
Freelance coder/hacker, Photographer and probably some other things

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Shooting with a single light (beautydish) and a reflector.
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2013-12-31
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Experimented a bit with Macro photography of fluids and processing.
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I don't write often, but I wanted to share an experience I had a few weeks ago.

For some time now I have wanted to do a photo shoot in a tunnel (1km long pedestrian tunnel) and a while ago a model approached me for a shoot. She had just the look I wanted for the tunnel shoot, we discussed the shoot and agreed to meet up.

To be on the safe side, I mailed some people at city hall and asked if I needed a permit to shoot in the tunnel. I explained the shoot would be non commercial (portfolio work only), fashion/glamour type shoot. City hall mailed me back, as long as I wasn't using a tripod, obstructing pedestrians or being a disturbance I had permission to shoot. Permits where only needed for commercial shoots.

On the day of the shoot, I packed my camera, speedlight and the email conversation I had with city hall. Once we arrived at the location, the model quickly changed into her outfit and I took a few test shots. After 3 or 4 shots, I see two people in uniform approach me. I had anticipated this. The first words they spoke where "You're not allowed to take photo's here. You need to leave. now!" I told them that I was allowed to take photo's here and that I had permission to do so. I showed him the emails which he read through a couple of times. "Well, you're not allowed to take nude photo's here. There are people with children walking here." My model was wearing shorts and a blazer, everything covered up. I stated my point that she wasn't nude, but he just wanted me out of there. He said he was the caretaker of the tunnel and was revoking my permission.

I wasn't going to argue with him, I asked for his name in case city hall would follow up with some kind of complaint and left with the model.

Now, the first few shots that I took? Those where the shots that I wanted, anything more I would have considered a bonus.

Would any of you have handled the situation another way?

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