Photography at competitions
I would really appreciate some feedback regarding photography during ice skating competions. I am the parent of a skater and I get written permission from a small number of other parents to photograph their children (as well as mine) during competions. I strictly abide by the rules and never photograph any other skater or any practice session. I have been advised that plans are in place to ban all videoing and photography and to have a professional onsite who will charge for photos and videos. I feel that skating is an expensive enough sport already, and that this money making activity is very unfair. I would be grateful for any feedback and to find out whether parents around the world are allowed to photograph their children on the ice.
Welcome to Golden Skate, Nicole. Regret your first post has a problem which we know nothing about. Could you explain if this is a USFS or an ISU directive and how can we find it?
Are you referring to U.S. club (non-qualifying) competitions? If so, there have always been professional photographers and videographers who are contracted by the host clubs to provide and charge for their services. It is my observation at these club competitions that quite a few parents videotape and/or photograph their own skater(s), and that as long as your are not charging others money (thereby taking away from the official videographers' and photographers' business), you should be okay.
Originally Posted by Nic0213
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