Question for street photographers

Started Jan 10, 2013 | Discussions thread
toomanycanons
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Re: No guts?
In reply to amalric, Jan 11, 2013

amalric wrote:

sgoldswo wrote:

ultimoamore wrote:

I can't answer your question, but I just want to be sure that you know that in some countries publishing photos of people is forbidden (unless you have written consent)

That's a fair point - in some places/countries people have a right to privacy under law. In addition in some locations people may have a commercial persona or image rights (usually celebrities and the like) which entitles them to income (or a share thereof) derived from their image and a say in how their image is used.

In the UK the general rule is if you are in a public place you are fair game for photography. However, a little bit of "do unto others as you would have them do to you" doesn't go astray.

Well the other guess is that you don't have the guts to take a picture of a fellow human being at short distance, whether he notices you or not.

HCB and many photogs of earlier times would have laughed at the lack of courage, and skill.

But then one must train oneself to be absolutely there for the decisive moment, which has nothing to do with laws and other meek pretexts.

One wonders why some feel entitled to give lessons while they have no idea at all.

Am.

Photostream: http://www.flickr.com/photos/amalric

Yup, it's like I said, it has nothing to do with whether or not the person on the street wants/doesn't mind/would actually hate your taking their pic.  Have guts, man!  Take their shot if that's what YOU want to do.  See what it takes?  A complete disregard for the subject of your shot, it's all about you you you and what you want. This guy calls it "guts".

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