May 2015 Nablopomo: Contrast
Nablopomo Prompt: Do you always ask permission of the subject before you post pictures online? Why or why not?
I don't post other people on this blog very often, honestly. However, when it comes to other adults or their children, I always ask if it's okay before I post. I like to send them the actual photos I'm planning to use so they can have even more veto power. While I am free to allow certain parts of my life to be public, I am very aware that not everyone is comfortable with that practice, and I respect their right to privacy. With children, especially, one cannot be too careful.
With regard to my own children, I'm a bit more lax while they're young enough to be open to it. As they get older, though, I'll start running ideas by them because, again, it's an issue of respect. Even now, I don't post baby nudes—as cute as they are!— or mortifying stories that might embarrass them as they get older. The internet is forever, after all; once I hit "Post" or "Publish", any and everything is fair game for public consumption.
I took this with my iPhone about a week ago. Generally, I don't like graininess, but this time, it worked. What is most striking is the size difference between my youngest and oldest; I remember quite vividly when he was her age! Lastly, it perfectly captures their mutual adoration for each other.
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