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Six Flags Forces Photographer to Remove Photo Related T-Shirt

By Leujay Cruz on June 11th 2014

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You might have seen them before. T-Shirts with, “I Shoot RAW” printed on the front. Whether you’re a hobbyist, an amateur, a budding professional or a career photographer, you probably know what above the shirt is referring to. Admittedly, it has a hint at an innuendo. But who doesn’t love a photo related innuendo with humorous content? Our editor in chief, Pye, loves rocking his photo shirts around the studio. You’ve probably seen him wearing one in some of our review videos.

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Jared Polin, a photographer from Pennsylvania, known as “The Fro” of FroKnowsPhoto, recently visited a Six Flags amusement park wearing an “I Shoot RAW” shirt – a shirt that advertises his website and has his logo printed on the back. Upon entering the front gates, he was immediately stopped by security and requested to remove his shirt (similar to the red shirt pictured above). Jared, always in the mind set of a photographer, whipped out his phone and documented the incident with video.

As Jared petitioned and demanded for a full explanation, the security guards were firm with their refusal to allow him in the park. The FroKnows host was escorted to the gift shop where he was required to purchase a replacement shirt in order to receive entry to the rest of the park. Among the shirts he found while browsing the gift shop were numerous t-shirts with innuendos, which he took photos of. Among them: “Size Matters,” and “I Like It Rough.”


You can check out Jared’s rant below along with the footage taken from the incident – in vertical video…tsk tsk. :)

Of course, Jared ended up buying a princess shirt to replace his photo shirt and wore a VIP: Very Important Princess shirt around for the rest of the day.

[Via FroKnowsPhotos/ additional info via Fstoppers]


Leujay is a full time wedding photographer with Lin & Jirsa Photography and a freelance runway fashion photographer. He currently lives in Palm Desert with his wife and two dogs. When he’s not enjoying quality family time he fancies himself as a work-in-progress world traveler.

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Q&A Discussions

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  1. Peter-Jon Harding

    When I read and watched this article I was mad at first. But just goes to show that not many people are in touch with the photography world. With that said I can see how someone who is not into photography would take offense to the phrase “I Shoot Raw”

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  2. Kurk Rouse

    Can’t believe I decided to read this.

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  3. Jacob Jexmark

    Wow, Six Flags. Just wow.

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  4. Grow up !

    You say yourself that you know that “Shoot Raw” has a double meaning but when they say it you pretend that you have no idea what they are talking about. You were clearly playing dumb and looking for a fight.

    So to your question “did you think I was a dick? ” My answer is : Yes you were. You gave a hard time for no good reason to people who were being reasonable while doing their job.

    One last thing, the park is a private property and they can turn you down with no explanation given based on their judgement call. I n this case, they were correct to turn you down. I personally think that you deserved a kick in the butt to go with it, but they were too professional for that.

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    • Tyler Friesen

      I don’t think he was a dick, they couldn’t give him any explanation. Did you see the other shirts they had for sale? The only reasonable reason to have him take it off is because it says shoot on it.

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  5. Matthew Saville

    So, make a photography related reference to “shooting”, and you’re kicked out. But inappropriate sexual innuendoes? Right this way sir!

    I hate the world sometimes…


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  6. Phillip

    A bit 1 sided there isnt it Six Flags, but funny Jarod chose this shirt haha. Good job standing up and asking for a reason.

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