Photographer’s rights is an issue I have never touched upon here. However, I feel it is time to have a brief take on it for the simple reason that it is one area where our freedoms are being slowly, almost imperceptibly revoked.
In fact, there is a DC Photo Rights group on Flickr, with 673 members. I just joined because I’m quite interested in what other members have to say and show.
I was once questioned by a law enforcement officer that thought my plane spotting photo habit was odd. It was not in or around DC, it was in Wilmington, NC. Luckily I was carrying a copy of the “Photographer’s Bill of Rights”, offered compliments of Bert P. Krages Attorney at Law.
PDN Pulse (Photo District News), had a piece about a photographer harassed in Times Square in New York. For a different reason, but still the theme remains.
The only point I beg is get a copy of the photog’s bill of rights and carry it with you. It will help you if the need arises.