mikeval

mikeval

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Joined on Nov 19, 2009

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On Street Photographers test freedom to shoot in London news story (186 comments in total)
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dgoakill: Kind of disappointed in this. I only watched the first few minutes of the video and the only street photography I saw was when a little girl sitting on a concrete bollard snapped a pic of the so called street photographer.

You don't use a tripod for street, and you don't use a zoom either. This is NOT street photography just because it was taken on the street. These people are using tripods and zooms to shoot BUILDINGS, not people.YOU ARE ASKING TO BE HARASSED when you conduct yourself in that manner in public. Your rights only go so far as not to infringe on another person. IF someone tells you to stop photographing them, YOU STOP! Period. In The USA, it is Illegal to shoot certain buildings and bridges. Laws have already been passed regarding this and are not subject to debate, it is a done deal.

This video and actions like this by wanna be street photographersgive street photography a bad name and makes it that much harder for the rest of us to pursue the genre.

dgoakill - you missed the point completely.
Suggest you read the aims of the experiment and watch the whole video.
It is not in the US - so your norms don't apply.
In the UK you have the right to photograph anything (or anyone) in public.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2011 at 14:44 UTC
On Street Photographers test freedom to shoot in London news story (186 comments in total)
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dopravopat: Question: Is the London Underground public space? Or might I run into problems when shooting the trains?

It is private - as are all railway stations in the UK. Generally, however, no-one minds you taking photos there. If you are approached and told to stop because it is private property, you will have to stop.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2011 at 14:34 UTC
On Street Photographers test freedom to shoot in London news story (186 comments in total)

When the security guys call the police, why don't the police simply tell them (over the phone) that it isn't against the law to photograph anything in public, instead of turning up and wasting everyone's time - and my taxes?
MikeVal

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2011 at 13:04 UTC as 51st comment | 1 reply
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