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Old Jun 17, 2003, 6:34 AM   #1
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When a buzzing around in public places taking photographs of people in their settings is it propper photographer's etiquette to ask the people permission to post those photographs in a public place, like for example, the internet?

Also, should one offer to send them a copy of the photograph via e-mail?
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Old Jun 17, 2003, 7:24 AM   #2
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Unless things have changed, if you show their face, you need a model's release. IMHO, if you ask first, you have ruined the mood of a candid shot.
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More often than not, you'll probably be told where you can put your camera. Just shoot.

As far as posting the picture somewhere, use common sense. If it shows someone doing something that they would find embarrassing or incriminating don't post it (or just email it to all your friends with a witty title).
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Old Jun 17, 2003, 7:57 AM   #4
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Also, the need for the release is use dependent. If you are taking the pictures for yourself, then of course you don't need anything. If you are posting them on your web site and it has ads then technically you need a release if they are recognizable.

Check out this link for more info:
http://www.popphoto.com/article.asp?...article_id=609

Itís a reprint of an article that appeared in the magazine Popular Photography.

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Old Jun 17, 2003, 9:23 AM   #5
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Thankyou for the advice everyone. It is an interestic subject.

The article was great! Thankyou eric...it sure put a light on things.
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Thankyou for the advice everyone. It is an interestic subject.

The article was great! Thankyou eric...it sure put a light on things.
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Old Jun 17, 2003, 10:06 AM   #7
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for legal matters in photography i suggest :

"The Law (In Plain English) For Photoraphers" by Leonard D. Duboff

this is a outstanding general referece item for keeping yourself out of potential "situations".

the situation you referenced will vary in the US from state to state as to their and your legal rights of privacy and shooting. of course it will also vary from country to country too.
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