We love having pictures of our amazing community members having fun dancing! To help maintain a respectful relationship between photographers and dancers, we have created this Photography Policy. A photographer is a person who takes photographs using a camera, whether it is photography to make a living, for pleasure or to record an event, place or person.
1) Flash Use. Avoid direct flash as much as possible and don’t use flash if the overall light level is very low, making the flash disruptive to the dancers.
2) Dancers’ Privacy – Wearing a Fluorescent Red Wristband. If a dancer doesn’t want their photo taken, they will wear a pink wristband. Do your best not to capture their likeness. Seek some kind of consent if unsure.
3) Give dancers space as needed. Generally limit your photo taking to dancers who dance on the edges of the dance floor or find areas in which you may be close and out of the way.
4) Rights. Photographers retain all rights to their photos, with the following conditions:
- a) For those photos they choose to publish, Mile High Blues is granted a limited license to use those published photos (with credit given) for promotional purposes.
- b) For the lessons, video is limited to personal use. No public or commercial use without permission of the instructors.
- c) Photos taken can’t be knowingly sold to stock photo agencies.
1) Permission for Photography. For valuable consideration received, I grant to Mile High Blues the absolute and irrevocable right and unrestricted permission concerning any photographs or video that they have taken or may take of me or in which I may be included with others, to use, reuse, publish, and republish the photographs or video in whole or in part, individually or in connection with other material, in any and all media now or hereafter known, including the internet, and for any purpose whatsoever, specifically including illustration, promotion, art, editorial, advertising, and trade, without restriction as to alteration; and to use my name in connection with any use if Mile High Blues so chooses. I release and discharge Event Photographers from any and all claims and demands that may arise out of or in connection with the use of the photographs, including without limitation any and all claims for libel or violation of any right of publicity or privacy. If I have significant objection to having my picture taken, I can follow the procedure in the Photography Policy to minimize how much I am photographed.
2) Dancers’ Privacy – Wearing a Fluorescent Red Wristband. If you do not wish to be photographed, please request a pink wristband at the registration desk. Photographers will do their best to avoid capturing your likeness alone; however, we cannot guarantee it and the subject still gives Mile High Blues permission for photography.
3) Communicate Your Boundaries. If someone is photographing you too much, not respecting your Fluorescent Red wristband, or coming in too close, respectfully ask the photographer to back away. If, after asking a photographer to stop taking pictures of you, the photographer continues, please seek out an on-duty Mile High Blues manager to speak with the photographer.
4) Respect Photographers’ Space. Please respect photographers’ by not asking to see the photos before they are published or request their time to capture a photo of you.
5) Requesting Photos be Deleted. After posting photos online, if you would like a photo taken of you to be unlinked or deleted, ask the publisher/photographer to remove the tag or delete the photo. We will do our best to accommodate your request.