Is it okay to take photos of artists' works at a public festival?

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Bobthearch Veteran Member • Posts: 8,749
Re: Is it okay to take photos of artists' works at a public festival?

Someone puts stuff out in a public space, you can take photos of it.

So how to deal with your situation is determined by how nice of a person you are.  You could tell them to get stuffed, or you can not take pictures and make a show of deleting the ones you did take.

Why the artist wouldn't want someone photographing their work, I can't understand that.  Depending who you were taking photos for, more people might see the published photo than visited his display in person.  No sense of personality or marketing.  Wouldn't it be funny if you were doing a news article, blog, or publicity shots for the show?  You could include every artist but them, and maybe even point out what a uncooperative jerk the person is.

"I intended to photograph every exhibitor to promote their work, but..."

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