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TCQ photograph

A “TCQ photograph” is a photograph that — whether it is labeled or not — qualifies as TCQ by meeting the 9-part Trust Checklist.

Note, however, that anyone anywhere can casually call any photograph “TCQ” anytime they want, “just as casually as people use the word ‘kosher’ to describe something they think is legit” (as it says in this subpage of the Summary).

Thus viewers should not read anything into the word “TCQ” unless it is preceded by the word “Guaranteed” — and is accompanied by the name or personal URL of the photographer who is staking their reputation on the guarantee.

When should viewers disregard the “Guaranteed TCQ” label?