June 27, 2014

Photography

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...

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From EverydayAperture.com: Street Photography and The Law...

The Photographer's Right, Your Rights and Remedies When Stopped or Confronted for Photography by Bert Krages...

From AndrewKantor.com: Legal Rights of Photographers by Andrew Kantor (344KB PDF)...

That collection of photographs by Kevin Kelly...

Kelly's multi-faceted domain...

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Comments

Thanks for this post. I've often wondered this myself. I traveled to the Dominican Republic a while ago and took some great shots in the food market. A few people posed for me (one guy held up a raw chicken and smiled!), and others looked right at the camera, so I took that as permission. But one lady with a wheel barrel of fruit, looked down and away. I think body language will almost always give permission or not.

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