Photographers capture the experiences of SuspenDC so that the flyers have a record of their accomplishment.
We understand that not everyone wants to be photographed or have pictures of themselves showing up online. To manage this, we ask everyone to let us know their preference so we can honor it. Everyone attending the event is asked to sign a Photo Release indicating explicitly if they are comfortable appearing in the images captured during the event. After signing the form, everyone has their picture taken with their photo ID and their release form with their choice clearly visible. This allows us to positively identify those who do not want to appear in images so we can edit them out in post production. All attendees also receive a wristband indicating their choice.
If you do not want to appear in the official event pictures, please be mindful of where the photographers are and avoid standing between them and the flyers they are photographing. Only event photographers may take photos during the event. All other participants are asked to respect the consent of others to be photographed, and to refrain from bringing cameras or other photo equipment with them to the event.
All participants of SuspenDC who wish to participate in a hook suspension, hook pull, cheek spear, or ball dance must sign a Piercing Release. They must also provide positive proof of age (valid government-issued ID) which will be photographed with the release for the event records.
This is our one-page checklist of recommendations for all flyers, but particularly new flyers. We encourage you to save a copy and use it any time you plan to fly, with us or anyone else.