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Photo Development + Law Enforcement Rules

Discussion in 'Third Rail' started by decs, Nov 30, 2003.

  1. decs

    decs New Jack

    Joined: May 29, 2003 Messages: 45 Likes Received: 0
    What do you guys do about getting film developed at like 2 hour places?
    I dont have a digital camera and am interested in getting a couple of rolls developed, im just worried about if you have action shots ( even if there are no faces ) can they report the photos and send them in to the police or any sort of anti-graffiti enforcers?

    Any information would be greatly appreciated,
    Hope I put this in the right thread


    -decs
     
  2. newmark

    newmark New Jack

    Joined: Aug 19, 2003 Messages: 63 Likes Received: 0
    ive done it before....with faces, and no faces but figure, still could tell who it was. I didnt get any shit for it, nether did the face.
     
  3. Fugazi

    Fugazi Senior Member

    Joined: Dec 17, 2001 Messages: 1,298 Likes Received: 1
    Don't be a shadey character, and you won't draw attention. I've had approximately 3000 graffiti photographs developed at the local costco, and they almost know me by name now. The manager once told me after developing 10 or so rolls that the colors were "really astounding this time" and that it was beautiful art. Hope for luck, don't act suspicious, and as long as it's not a shot of you bombing a recognizable store, you should be ok.
     
  4. sneak

    sneak Guest

    i get my way around this by giving the film to someone else to get developed!
    ha, but seriously..ive never had a problem with this. i know this girl who used to work at a place that did photos. she said they are only told to keep back child pornography pics or anything like that.

    *note, its not illegal to take photos of an illegal activity*
     
  5. Nekro

    Nekro Elite Member

    Joined: Feb 19, 2003 Messages: 2,568 Likes Received: 1
    Don't take incriminating action shots! :idea:

    Buy a digital camera, it's cheaper in the end.
     
  6. square

    square Junior Member

    Joined: Oct 27, 2003 Messages: 132 Likes Received: 0
    no, but they could theoretically still be seized as evidence.
     
  7. decs

    decs New Jack

    Joined: May 29, 2003 Messages: 45 Likes Received: 0
    thanks i just wasnt sure, usually i would try this sort of shit for myself but didnt want to risk getting busted,
    I think ill do what sneak said and just give the roll to someone else,

    thanks
     
  8. wayne hits

    wayne hits Elite Member

    Joined: Jun 18, 2001 Messages: 2,507 Likes Received: 66
    true, but shit happens. someone i know got busted about 6 years ago for doing fr8s, because of a snoopy photo developer. he looked like an average college guy.
     
  9. wiseguy

    wiseguy Elite Member

    Joined: Mar 1, 2002 Messages: 2,543 Likes Received: 1
    i have had photos mysteriously not come back from the shop, panel photos and whatnot. be careful, it sucks to lose photos.
     
  10. OsCaR306

    OsCaR306 Member

    Joined: May 20, 2002 Messages: 508 Likes Received: 0
    i was caught on camera bombing a building. i flicked the bomb. developed photos at walmart..walmart phoned the police telling them i have photos of graffiti, they connected the bomb,photo,and video and eventually the police caught up with me..
     
  11. ares

    ares Member

    Joined: Sep 17, 2002 Messages: 979 Likes Received: 8
    Yeah, this has happened to me a few times too. Did they take the negatives of your photos? Because they've never taken mine.
     
  12. wiseguy

    wiseguy Elite Member

    Joined: Mar 1, 2002 Messages: 2,543 Likes Received: 1
    no i got the negatives, just not copies of certain pictures. maybe it was nothing, it sucked all the same. but still, i never use a real name when developing pictures.
     
  13. porque

    porque Senior Member

    Joined: May 5, 2002 Messages: 1,844 Likes Received: 0
    ...don't fill the roll with all of your stuff...most people at photo labs can't tell the difference between one burner and another but it's best not to give them a whole roll of one name anyway...i wouldn't suggest sending it out...get it done in one hour instead...if you send it out then it allows more time for people to look at them and possibly confiscate pictures...but if you do them there you can pick them up before they even have a chance to think twice about it...remember most people are lazy and don't give a crap about anyone else...pay with cash...
     
  14. rebsBK

    rebsBK Member

    Joined: Oct 15, 2003 Messages: 633 Likes Received: 0
    i guess ive been lucky but ive never had any problems......i usually get my film developed outside the city in some suburb to play it safe...
     
  15. the_gooch

    the_gooch 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: May 15, 2002 Messages: 11,566 Likes Received: 429
    the digi is the way to go.


    plus anything you want a hard copy of you can get easily.
     
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