Should I ask for permission?

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Should I ask for permission?
5 months ago

Two days ago Mike Fewster started  a thread, "Offensive pictures? Your views appreciated."

Last night I took pictures at an "All Comers" track meet where many children and families run. Most of the pictures are of children, some of a parent child relationship stretching, warming up, or running together, some of the agony and the ecstasy of running, some of older elite runners and some of out-of-shape people running.

It hadn't crossed my mind that I might be criticized for displaying there pictures here or on Flickr until I read the Mike Fewster thread. Do I need to ask for permission to photograph or to show a picture from a fairly informal sports event?  There were many other photographers, but most were probably taking pictures of family members and friends.

I myself compete in track and field and other sports, but have never photographed it with the intention of showing off my better photos.

I mainly take butterfly and bird photographs.

Doug

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