June 27, 2014
The etiquette and the law of taking photographs in public
Cosmic Christian Kevin Kelly posted some photographs he shot in Tibet recently, some of which appeared to be candid shots of people he encountered while moving through the countryside. That got me curious, and I asked him. "When/how do you ask permission to photograph a subject?"
His reply was, "I generally shoot first and ask permission later. This trip I tried handing out Fuji Instant prints to win permission; seemed to work."
That got me thinking about the law and the etiquette regarding the taking of photographs in 2014—here are a few ideas and angles...