Photography Policy at
SCNA Events and Activities
Taking pictures at SCNA events is part of our club culture and is an expression of how we feel about ourselves as nudists and as individuals. That tradition is not going to change. To avoid confusion about the SCNA photo policy and how these photos are eventually used, we offer this explanation.
Photos are only taken by a person or persons designated and appointed by the Board of Directors and identified as such. Persons not wishing to be photographed are asked to wear a special wrist band. Those with a wrist band are not to be photographed, and if inadvertently photographed those photos will not be published with the person recognizably included. Prior to any photo the photographer will announce that a photo will be taken. Those not wishing to be in the photo can then move out of the way. No photos are ever taken of persons under age 18.
Photos are placed into the club Photo Album for the enjoyment of members and guests to see at future parties. If a photo is especially good and supplements the text well, that photo may also be included in an SCNA newsletter. Photos are reduced in size and clarity deliberately so that anyone trying to copy and blow up a photo out of the newsletter will get mostly a mass of dots.
Also, we are very careful who gets this newsletter. Copies are distributed to SCNA members, paid subscribers, and to selected key nudist people around the country (AANR and TNS officers, for example). Copies are also mailed to about 30 other clubs with whom SCNA exchanges newsletters each month. Copies also go to guests of recent parties for about 3 months in hopes they will come back and join. By the same reasoning, copies are also given to persons who attend our monthly Meetup meetings in hopes they will want to join.
Newsletters are also mailed as part of our Introductory Info packet we mail to persons who call or email us expressing an interest in SCNA. Persons do not get this packet until we have first contacted them to determine if they have a genuine interest or are just looky-loos (the latter get nothing from us, nor are they invited to our Meetups.) All members, guests, and prospects getting a newsletter have to give us their mailing address first and we run them through the Megan’s Law sex offender database before we mail them anything.
A second, smaller photo album is made available for people to look at during the Monthly Meetups. The purpose of this book is to show a sampling of our events with different ages, body shapes, genders, and races all having fun at a wide variety of club events. This book helps give newcomers a visual idea of what to expect at our parties and often calms the fears of those who have problems with their own body image. Some people who have no problem being in the club Photo Album do not want to have their photos in this marketing book, so we ask people to sign a separate Photo Release for this book.
Selected photos may be used to illustrate SCNA activites on our website or other online channels. We will request permission from identifiable persons in such photos. Persons in such photos who do not wish to be seen on our website should let us know so we can take prompt action.
If you do not want your photo taken be sure to notify the check in desk when you arrive so you can be issued a wrist band immediately, even if you have signed a form in the past. SCNA changes photographers and check in persons often and we may not all remember your specific needs all the time. They will also be asked to sign a Photo Release form, where they can choose to allow us to include them in any photographs we may take at the event.
People can change their mind about having their photos taken at any time. If you decide that you no longer want your photo taken (or more often vice versa) just tell us. There is a written form to sign so there is no misunderstanding from that point forward. It is not practical to remove photos from previous newsletter publications, but photos of those who have not given permission will not be published again.