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Candid photographing of children01/08/2008 - 2:58 PM
Can anyone tell me where one stands legally on this issue.
This would probably be better as a forum question but forum threads always seem to stray from the original question.
I teach in a Primary School and on no account are we allowed to put any photographs of children on to any web site. This is mainly because there are children from certain families, and in our school many families, where there have been marital disputes and the children have to be protected as to their whereabouts in some situations.
So, with this in mind, are we able legally, to take candid shots of children who are unknown to us and put them on a site such as this. Children are wonderful subjects for candid photography, they are so natural and unaffected but not knowing a child's background makes me feel uneasy to just take photos and then use them on an open site.
I would be really interested to know what other people think about this or if they know what the legal situation is.