Photographer's Right – Do you know your rights? Who, what, and where you can photograph?
It is a constitutional right to make images of almost anything in the United States when you are in a public area. If you are ever put in a situation where you are being harassed by a security guard, police officer or even a private citizen for taking pictures you need to know your rights.
Links To Photographer's Rights Worth Reviewing:
1) American Civil Liberties Union – Know Your Rights Photographers
2) A Photo Editor (APE) – ACLU Says: Know Your Rights Photographers
3) The Photographers Right – The Photographer’s Right is a downloadable flyer that explains your rights as a photographer and is published by Bert P. Krages II – Attorney at Law – . Keep in mind the flyer is only a guideline and you should seek out legal advice on the given situation you have been put in.
In this new world of security, photographers are being harassed more than ever for taking pictures, knowing your rights is essential. Just a little knowledge of photographer's rights will benefit all photographers.
Even here in New England, both professional and amateur photographers are harassed routinely for making images in public areas. Take some time to review the rights of photographers at the included links.
Happy image making..