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    Legality of an upcomming photoshoot.

    Long story short. I have a friend who's husband is deployed to Afghanistan and she came to me with the idea of a army styled nude photo shoot as a present for him. I'm also an Army vet so I have an idea of what is good to go or not, and I think I'm in the clear. She wants to pose in a set of army BDU's (the older camo pattern) with no patches, no name tapes, and no insignia, etc. There is nothing in the shoot that "says" US military. She will be in various stages of undress posing with a rifle and a knife in a make shift command center. Nobody will see the photos except for the three of us and there might be a few selects I use in my portfolio.

    I don't see any reasons why this would be an issue, but I wanted to hear some other views. I suppose I could call JAG at the nearest post, but I know from my experience they are very closed minded and its easier from them to say F-off than to listen.
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    I can't see how there's any problem. It's not illegal to own a US military uniform. You can do anything you want. When a movie is made with actors wearing US uniforms in it, they don't need permission.
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
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    If you are concerned about legality of something, opinions of photographers really doesn't matter.... If you are concerned enough to even post this, I would suggest getting it writing from someone with actual knowledge and authority. I would also be concerned something like military uniforms, people sometimes have strong opinions and so as nude body. It can start a firestorm even if it perfectly legal. All it takes is someone to start a blog post or something and get enough people upset over it. Next thing you know, you may be a target of all kind of threats. Just my personal opinion of course....
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    To the best of my knowledge, without insignias a pair of BDUs is not a uniform. There is no representation that she is a member of the US Armed Forces. Since these are for private consumption and not public display or other commercial use... I don't see any reasons why this would be an issue.

    But just to be sure, post them here first and we'll let you know if they are OK.

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    p.s. I have actual knowledge but no authority.

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    Well, my lips are sealed, providing you post the images back here for inspection.

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    >husband is deployed to Afghanistan<

    A word of warning; there is presently an Army BG in trouble because he possessed pornography and alcohol in Afghanistan. The 'community standards' in Afghanistan are a lot different than in the US, so I would suggest keeping whatever you shoot 'soft'.

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    The BG in trouble had a bit more going on than porn and alcohol.

    http://www.freep.com/article/2012092...her-sex-crimes

    (I'm not sure how to post a link, hope it works)

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    Quote Originally Posted by br549 View Post
    The BG in trouble had a bit more going on than porn and alcohol.

    http://www.freep.com/article/2012092...her-sex-crimes

    (I'm not sure how to post a link, hope it works)

    I realized that, but porn WAS an issue in that theatre of operation - thus my warning.

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    For public outrage factor, one has to look no further than the recent breast feeding mom in uniform incident. These days, nothing much remains private and stays out of public's view. People also tends to and likes to take strong position without much thought or knowledge. Things get out of hands so easily.

    From your description, nothing will clearly identify the branch or the nationality of the setup. But the implication by setup seems rather clear. More I think about it, I am thinking it's not such a good idea.
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