Office Safe?

11 posts
7 May 2012
timbham
Photographer
timbham
Is my new main profile image 'Office Safe'?

I put NO when I uploaded the image as she is nude below the waist, although you cannot see that she is.

I'm never quite sure so usually err on the side of caution, for example with my recently uploaded image of Raphaella. 
Posted 7 May 2012
thestarglider
Photographer
thestarglider
I would say yes, simply because from your main picture, you can't see anything even remotely naughty.

Posted 7 May 2012
mph
Photographer
mph
I would say no - as it is better to be safe then sorry!
Posted 7 May 2012
thestarglider
Photographer
thestarglider
Now all we need is a 'maybe' and we have the complete set!

Posted 7 May 2012
PG_Photographic
Photographer
PG_Photographic
Depends on what office you work in. Does that count as a maybe?

Posted 7 May 2012
Maybe or then again maybe not, dependent on the viewer.
If in doubt mark as Unsafe and that way few could object.
That is what the advice on the Image Upload Page recommends..
Posted 7 May 2012
tomwhipp
Photographer
tomwhipp
As someone who has to deal with workplace (mis)use from time to time, unfortunatly there isn't a simple answer as every case is judged independantly and it is very dependant on office culture and line manager.

A personal perspective is that I'd view that image as office safe - I think its as explicit as a ballet perfomance (by which I mean that the focus of the image is purely on form and that nothing appears to be on show).

What I would say is that in an office where it could be considered unsafe, I'd have thought simply accessing PS in any way would be likely to be viewed as inappropriate and the status of that one image is probably neither here nor there.

Posted 7 May 2012
timbham
Photographer
timbham
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Maybe or then again maybe not, dependent on the viewer.
If in doubt mark as Unsafe and that way few could object.
That is what the advice on the Image Upload Page recommends..


I think erring on the side of caution is probably best, which is what I currently do. 

tomwhipp

 What I would say is that in an office where it could be considered unsafe, I'd have thought simply accessing PS in any way would be likely to be viewed as inappropriate and the status of that one image is probably neither here nor there.


I think you're probably right there Tom, fortunately everyone at work knows about my hobby, so before work and during lunchtime I'm pretty free to access PS, whereas I'm also sure it'd be a dismissable offence elsewhere.
Posted 8 May 2012
profilepictures
Photographer
profilepictures
Lovely port though.

Posted 8 May 2012
Phil_M
Photographer
Phil_M
A further comment from me on the safe or not safe debate will contribute nothing but I have to say, I love the image

Posted 8 May 2012
Nick_Edinburgh
Photographer
Nick_Edinburgh
Great image.

I looked at it in our office.

But then, I'm the boss.

Posted 8 May 2012
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