Take your photography to the next level and beyond...

  • NEWS
  • REVIEWS
  • INSPIRATION
  • COMMUNITY
  • COMPETITIONS

Why not join for free today?

Join for Free

Your total photography experience starts here


New Regulation for photographers


kombizz
9 591 1 United States
2 Nov 2011 6:24AM
There is a new regulation for any photographer who likes to take images for “more than 5 minutes at location”.
NPPA protested this rule which you might find it here .

Join ePHOTOzine for free and remove these adverts.

Tonyd3 e2
10 1.0k 15 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2011 3:21PM
All very well in the land of the free then!
3 Nov 2011 1:57PM
Interesting, not sure how they can do that with it being on public property. I'm sure the cops have nothing better to do then sit and time photographers for their 5 minutes, and check absolutely every single person with a camera to make sure they have the proper license.
GillR e2
7 71 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2011 2:28PM
These aren't "new" regulations : if you read this article and follow the link to the regs, you can see that they've been around since about 1970.

Although most professional and amateur photographers were not the intended target of these municipal regulations, which were originally crafted to regulate street-vendor type cameramen who take photos of tourists and sell them for a fee, some worry that there is still potential for abuse.
User_Removed 5 4.6k 1 Scotland
4 Nov 2011 3:12PM

Quote:These aren't "new" regulations : if you read this article and follow the link to the regs, you can see that they've been around since about 1970.

Although most professional and amateur photographers were not the intended target of these municipal regulations, which were originally crafted to regulate street-vendor type cameramen who take photos of tourists and sell them for a fee, some worry that there is still potential for abuse.




Yep - Thinks are different in America. In UK the type of street photographer you mention needs to have a street trader's licence rather than meet any photography regulations.

Quote:

All very well in the land of the free then!



Love that comment, Tony. As someone who spends a lot of time in America, three myths that always amuse me:

1. The Land of the Free

2. The Home of Democracy

2. The idea that God would even consider blessing America.

But, hey, they do have a H..U..G..E variety of superb photographic subjects and the people tend to be especially friendly towards those of us from the Celtic fringes of the British Isles.
thatmanbrian e2
3 342 3 United Kingdom
6 Nov 2011 7:49PM
I suspect it is aimed at smudgers or people photographing passers-by to sell them the pic? you know, tourists etc.

Sign In

You must be a member to leave a comment.

ePHOTOzine, the web's friendliest photography community.

Join For Free

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more.