This week we look at the Rights of photographers to capture images of people.
Here is a great article by a Blue Mountains photographer and former Sydney solicitor Andrew Nemeth.
Andrew Nemeth talks about the lack of a right to privacy in this country and how this effects a persons ability to protect their ‘image’. There is discussion on when you as a photographer have a right to protect your images and when you must delete them. Further discussion about what is private and public space and how that effects your rights as a photographer.
This article makes for great discussion and should prompt answers to the following questions.
- Can you legally take photos of people in public?
- What restrictions, if any, are there to taking photographs of people in public?
- When can police stop you from taking photographs?
- Can you take photographs in Westfield or other shopping centers?
- Can you take pictures of your neighbour’s children playing in their front yard?
- What can you do with these images? Can you publish them?
- Can you take photographs on Sydney trains or train stations?
- Is Sydney Harbour Foreshore public land and can you take photographs there?
- What part of Lunar Park are you allowed to photograph?
- Can security guards force you to delete your files or hand over your memory card/film?
- When can you be forced to delete files?
- Do you require special permission to photograph children?
- What do you understand “Commercial Use” to mean?