know your rights

Art, Photography

I like Hitrecord’s schoolhouse rocklike  song educating photographers to know their rights when it comes to photographing in public spaces. This is an important issue and I am reminded of all the wise, wise advice my old photography professors would give us like… in good shape, if it doubt… snap the image and run    2.always know your exits    3.ask yourself, is this ethical? if your answer is yes even though it’s against the “rules” do it anyway prepared to hop fences if you have to    5.and the most valuable if things ever get tense or hostile… use your camera as a weapon.    (this was always proceeded by a demonstration of Stephen Marc acting like he was swinging his invisible camera at a bandit.)

Hopefully it never comes to these extreme measures but it is always a good thing to know what your rights are as a photographer.

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