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Taking Pictures

NAVA BRAHE: I’m not a picture person. I’ve never been one of those people who always has a camera with her, or albums of photos strewn about my house. Actually, all my pictures are in boxes right now, and that’s fine with me. Maybe that’s because I used to see so many stereotypical tourists in Manhattan wearing socks and sandals, with 35mm cameras hanging around their necks. Or, maybe its because my parents weren’t camera people. Don’t get me wrong, there were always plenty of pictures around, but my mom and dad were never jostling for position with the Kodak Instamatic at weddings, Bar Mitzvahs and other events. Therefore, neither am I.

MOLLY SCHOEMANN: I’ve found myself becoming concerned in recent years about the dearth of actual printed paper photographs. It seems as though in a world where we are increasingly living our lives online, our photos are now stuck there too. As there is almost never a situation in which there isn’t a screen handy on which to pull up a picture you wish to show someone—either on a phone, a laptop or an iPad—hard copies of photographs are becoming few and far between. Continue reading

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Facebook Photo Tagging Etiquette

NAVA BRAHE: One of the downsides to the Internet is the old “TMI” conundrum. In this age of, everything -you-say- and-do can-be-documented-whether- you- like- it-or- not, what constitutes too much information?

HOWARD MEGDAL: What it comes down to for me is this: if I am posting a picture to my Facebook account, it is because I like that person. So if that person doesn’t want a photo up, since I like that person… I am happy to comply.

MOLLY SCHOEMANN: I’m not on Facebook…to my knowledge. I say this because while I don’t have an account, many if not most of my friends do. And some of them are friends I hang out with regularly; friends I am happy to pose for pictures with. It is possible that some of those pictures have been posted on the Facebook accounts of said friends without my knowledge, and that I have been positively identified in those photos. Continue reading

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