The irreverent, zany and unpredictable photo art of Aren Elliott

Sometimes a photo says it all. And then some.
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Don’t take a picture on the plane until you’ve read this story

Next time you’re tempted to take a snapshot of an interesting cloud formation or your seatmate sprawling into your personal space on a plane, remember Arash Shirazi and Steven Leslie.

Both of them are law-abiding citizens and air travelers. And both recently ran afoul of the airline industry’s confusing photography rules.
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Should a company use your photos without permission?

Posting something online? Be careful. You never know how it’s going to be used. Once you post a picture, a comment, or an opinion online, it’s out there forever.
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When you’re traveling, a picture can be worth a thousand dollars

You don’t have to be an expert on photographic evidence to take snapshots of your rental car before you drive off the lot, but it helps.
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Take a screenshot like a pro: 5 insider tips

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A picture may be worth a thousand words, but in a he-said, she-said customer service dispute, it might be even more valuable. A well-timed screenshot could score you a refund you deserve.

Consider how almost everyone who rents a car these days takes pictures before accepting the car and when returning it. A picture is pretty good evidence that those dents weren’t there when you brought back the vehicle.

Images also come in handy when you have a dispute with an online vendor. With a picture you can claim “That’s not what I typed” and you can prove it. How do you reply when the company rep says you made a mistake? And do you remember exactly what you typed? How many items you actually ordered? For what date? What did those terms and conditions actually state?
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