I may be the original source of the wristband idea, I remember recommending it 
quite a few years ago and have seen it spread to other events.


On April 12, 2018 8:16:14 AM PDT, Igor PDML-StR <pdml...@komkon.org> wrote:
>
>Larry,
>
>I bet that guy's reaction felt quite rewarding for you.
>Nice!
>
>Indeed, often, when people dump to Facebook all snaps they took 
>without _ANY_ filtering, - the probability of some ugly-looking photos
>(awkward poses, facial expressions, etc.)  is high. Hence the
>perception.
>And, as we have recently discussed here, selfies taken with wide-angle 
>lenses aren't that flattering.
>
>Some people feel very insecure about how they look. And all those
>factors 
>amplify these insecurities.
>I'd venture to say that many people are that way, but some are just not
>
>brave enough to ask someone  not to take their photos.
>
>
>
>One dance event (probably Fusion Exchange), - 
>had wrist bands of a different color that meant "do not photograph".
>That was convenient for everybody, eliminating/lowering the anxiety for
>
>everybody. In case a photographer did not notice, the dance could just 
>show the wrist band, and nobody felt offended.
>
>Igor
>
>Larry Colen Wed, 11 Apr 2018 14:02:32 -0700 wrote:
>
>
>Another great story Igor.
>
>There's a local dancer who asked me not to take photos of him. I
>generally 
>do my best to comply, which can be challenging because his favorite
>part 
>of the room to dance in generally has the best light.
>
>
>A couple years back he tagged himself in one of my photos on facebook.
>He 
>wasn't the primary subject, but was in the background. I apologized for
>
>posting the photo, I hadn't noticed him in it, and he said no problem,
>it 
>was a good photo and he didn't really mind good photos being posted.
>
>
>Some people don't want any photos of them posted, some don't want any 
>identifiable photos posted, and some just don't want bad photos posted.
>
>
>A couple of years ago at another dance event (PBEX) there was a young 
>woman that was seriously getting in my face about taking photos at the 
>dances. Long story short, other people told me that she had been
>causing 
>trouble for a lot of people, the event organizers apologized to me for
>the 
>way she had treated me and said that I should have told her that I was
>one 
>of the official event photographers. I hadn't formally signed on, but
>they 
>know me and in effect consider me "credentialled".

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