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Photography Laws (Photographing strangers)


canonfan46 e2
5 1.1k United Kingdom
10 Aug 2009 8:48PM
Hi all,
Just like to know about any laws relating to photographing strangers.
In particular relating to a chance shot of a great antique car driving past and gone in seconds.

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stolzy 9 3.8k 7
10 Aug 2009 9:02PM
You can photograph strangers and their cars vintage, or otherwise.
canonfan46 e2
5 1.1k United Kingdom
10 Aug 2009 9:10PM
is there no requirement to ask permission of anyone?
stolzy 9 3.8k 7
10 Aug 2009 9:11PM
Nope.
I presume you are talking about the UK.
User_Removed 10 17.9k 8 Norway
10 Aug 2009 9:11PM
No. Not in public. (In the circumstances you describe)
canonfan46 e2
5 1.1k United Kingdom
10 Aug 2009 9:12PM
ok, thanks a lot.
stolzy 9 3.8k 7
10 Aug 2009 9:16PM
In fact, even on private property you don't need the permission of the subject
Britman e2
8 1.7k England
10 Aug 2009 11:16PM
you might want to remove the reg number from said car.
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
11 Aug 2009 2:11AM
Some UK guidance here .

You can take photos and even sell them if you wish.
stolzy 9 3.8k 7
11 Aug 2009 6:52AM

Quote:You might want to remove the reg number from said car.

You might indeed, or you might not - lets not mix up what might be desirable (although I don't know why number plates are removed in pictures) with the OP's question which was about the law.
sidaorb e2
8 3.9k 2 England
11 Aug 2009 7:46AM
Having photographed a large number of exotic car 'events' the split is normally 50-50 with the owners requesting number plates to be removed before the photos are put on the web.

Supercar owners are slightly less concerned, but owners of vehicles that are mass produced high performance, TVRs, BMW 'M', EVOs, Scoobys, Audi RS, Nissan Z, VXR, Cosworth etc aren't so keen as these cars are quite commonly 'rung'.
paulashby e2
6 10 1 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2009 4:35PM
Look at the many surveilance camera.s everywhere you look, you can photograph anything and everything that these do, kids included.
KevSB
10 1.5k 5 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2009 7:19PM

Quote:Look at the many surveillance cameras everywhere you look, you can photograph anything and everything that these do, kids included.


Not quite, to operate CCTV in a public place you require a CCTV SIA license and there are allot of legislation for placement, your required to warn people with signs that the cameras are in action, And warn anyone who has a residence in the camera view.

Private land may well be different .
MrDennis e2
5 249 Wales
17 Oct 2009 12:31AM
If a person you have photographed is put on the internet without their permission and they see it, they can tell you to take it off. Upto you if you do or not. If you don't and they got cash they gota take out a Civil case on you. Not many can afford that. Eticate is the word. Use discretion.
Some local councils are trying to stop photographers takeing people photos at their events. Stick together and they will FAIL.
Happy photography.
stolzy 9 3.8k 7
17 Oct 2009 8:36AM

Quote:If a person you have photographed is put on the internet without their permission and they see it, they can tell you to take it off. Upto you if you do or not. If you don't and they got cash they gota take out a Civil case on you.

On what grounds?

Quote:Eticate is the word.

lol

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