Friday, August 11, 2006

When do you need permission to photograph someone?

Asked and answered at Digital Photography School.
Asking Permission to Photograph People: "1. I always ask for permission if the person will be the main subject of my photo - I figure that I’m a guest in another country and that I want to behave like I’d expect someone to behave if they were in my home - with respect and friendliness.

2. If a person is a minor subject in a larger photo I don’t seek permission - it’s just not logistically possible to ask everyone on a street if you can photograph them!"

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