photographed, the photographer must observe appropriate security measures (AR
380-5 and DOD 5200.1-R). Recommended procedures:
a. For prints, place the correct security classification at the top and
bottom and on the back of every photographic print. Caution must be exercised
when using self-processing film or paper to photograph or reproduce classified
material, since a photographic image may remain on the paper negative in the
camera or on the throw-away paper negative in pack camera. All film material
b. For negatives, place the security classification along either edge of
the shorter margins of the sheet or on a single frame of film. Use india ink
to print the classification, or tape paper (that bears the classification)
securely to the negative. When paper and transparent tape are used, extend the
tape over the edge of the paper and fasten it to both sides of the film. Store
negatives in containers that are clearly marked with the appropriate
c. Handle roll film as in paragraph b above, but place the security
classification markings at both ends of the roll.
d. On motion picture film, place classification markings on clear leaders
at both the beginning and end of each roll to ensure that they will be visible
on the screen when the film is projected. Store motion picture film, on reels,
in containers conspicuously marked with the appropriate classification.
e. For mounted transparencies, mark clearly on both the top and bottom of
the mount, and also on the top and bottom of the transparency.
transparency does not have a mount, mark the security classification on the top
and bottom of the transparency.
f. Classified sound recording will be marked on readily observable
portions, preferably at the beginning and end, with appropriate classification
markings, and if stored in a container, the container will display similar
markings on the front and back.
When possible, the classification will be
announced at the beginning and end of the recording.
The safeguarding of classified information is the
responsibility of the command.
Therefore, Army photographers photograph
the Army under the supervision of the appropriate commander.
information standing operating procedure (SOP) should contain, in the security
portion, personal responsibility information as stated in this lesson.
specific provisions and related information, see AR 108-2, AR 380-5, and AR