Official ROPECRAFT photography will only be allowed by photographers who have been selected by the event beforehand. They have been vetted for a history of discretion and responsibility in regards to consent and privacy concerns.
These photographers are staff of the event selected for their skill and judgement. Attendees are encouraged to approach photographers if they have something going on that they wish to have photographed with the understanding that the photographers are under no obligation to take photos.
Only specifically designated staff (such as official ROPECRAFT photographers) may record video or sound.
ROPECRAFT considers personal (i.e. cell phone) photography to be a kink activity
An example of a kink activity with similar guidelines would be something like a single-tail or fire play scene:
- Active consent must be created between all participants (such as anyone in the background or who will see the photo after it is taken).
- Decisions about “aftercare” (i.e., where the photo ends up) should be negotiated beforehand. Like any kink, if participants don’t fully trust each other in the activity of photography, they should not do it. Only play if you are comfortable with and aware of the risks.
- If you can’t control the scene, don’t play – that means no video or sound recording. People can be identified by voice, and it is impossible to control those media the way photography can be. Only specifically authorized ROPECRAFT staff (such as the official photographers) can make video or sound recordings.
Absolutely no official photos will be kept in which a person who does not have a clearly visible name badge with photo consent ribbon in the shot (or from another shot taken during that scene).