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Photography Laws (Photographing strangers)

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canonfan46
10 Aug 2009 - 8:48 PM

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
stolzy  83753 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2009 - 9:02 PM

You can photograph strangers and their cars vintage, or otherwise.

canonfan46
10 Aug 2009 - 9:10 PM

is there no requirement to ask permission of anyone?

stolzy
stolzy  83753 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2009 - 9:11 PM

Nope.
I presume you are talking about the UK.

User_Removed
10 Aug 2009 - 9:11 PM

No. Not in public. (In the circumstances you describe)

canonfan46
10 Aug 2009 - 9:12 PM

ok, thanks a lot.

stolzy
stolzy  83753 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2009 - 9:16 PM

In fact, even on private property you don't need the permission of the subject

Britman
Britman  81669 forum posts England
10 Aug 2009 - 11:16 PM

you might want to remove the reg number from said car.

Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139392 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2009 - 2:11 AM

Some UK guidance here.

You can take photos and even sell them if you wish.

stolzy
stolzy  83753 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2009 - 6:52 AM


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
sidaorb  83857 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2009 - 7:46 AM

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
paulashby  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2009 - 4:35 PM

Look at the many surveilance camera.s everywhere you look, you can photograph anything and everything that these do, kids included.

Last Modified By paulashby at 12 Sep 2009 - 4:36 PM
KevSB
KevSB  101406 forum posts United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
1 Oct 2009 - 7:19 PM


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
MrDennis  5226 forum posts Wales
17 Oct 2009 - 12:31 AM

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
stolzy  83753 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
17 Oct 2009 - 8:36 AM


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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