Getting photographed in public

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Personally, I don't have any problem with being photographed when I am out and about no matter what I am wearing. I fact if I notice that I am being photographed I will ask them if they would like me to pose for them so they can get a good shot. If I am in a skirt or a dress, I hope it will be seen by many people.
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DrFishnets wrote: Sun Jul 07, 2024 2:34 pmI have a big interest in architecture and I remember going to London for a holiday back in 2012. My hotel was based at Canary Wharf and I remember taking photos of the buildings when suddenly an angry security guard came towards me and told me to remove the photos from my camera which I had to do.
Whether he actually had the legal authority to do that depends on what local law is. So long as I'm in a public place (e.g. outdoors where the general public is mostly unfettered) I can tell rent-a-cops to stuff off as I'm within my rights and know it. Now if a properly credentialed plod hassled me over the matter, I'd ask under which statute he was operating.

Overall, I just don't need the hassle. It doesn't help that I hate tin-plated gods, either.
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I was a professional photographer at one time and was also a railfan (train spotter for you continental blokes). I always kept an eye out for the local badges as some of them were rather nasty about people taking pictures in their patrol area. I kept up with the laws of the country, state, county and city where I was photographing and filming. Local rent-a-cops had absolutely no authority over anything you did when on public property. One of the things
I was very particular about checking to make sure I was not trespassing on railroad property as they could get very nasty bout it. BUT they could not stop you from filming from the public street and sidewalks.
As for me being photographed while out and about, who cares I don't and if it makes them happy to take my picture great, however if they post that picture anywhere and make with nasty comments then I get my lawyers involved and I get really nasty.
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I came across this video on YouTube this morning where a photographer was mentioning the amount of abuse he gets from people when taking photos in public places and he fears he will be very nervous photographing streets and public places in the fear that he is looked upon as weird and a pervert and make them think he is doing the wrong things. This got me thinking that some of us fellow male skirt wearers have the same fears too of what the public think of us when out in public. This means to be a good street photographer you have to have the bottle and not care what anyone thinks.

Anyway he states that people are abusive and hostile towards him. I know for a fact that I don’t like being in peoples photos when they take photos in a public place but I certainly wouldn’t be an abusive or violent. I would try and be civil and friendly as possible and just tell them it’s good what they are doing but I’m a bit funny being in photos. Hopefully, they would be understanding. However, the experience I had a few days ago with the woman taking a photo of me coming down steps in a walkway made me a bit upset but I just walked on.

https://youtu.be/XM4MoczqMWY?si=7W4YZUonIP9UGb6P
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victor1964 wrote: Sun Jul 07, 2024 11:17 am A quick internet search brough this up (expertphotography.com)

"Photography Laws UK: Your Rights

If you’re on public property, you can take photos of whatever you like. Whether it’s property or people, you don’t need anyone’s permission. Some people are going to tell you that you can’t take photos of private property, such as bank buildings and people’s houses. So long as you are on public property, you can.

This means that you can take photos in public libraries, museums, government buildings, from the street and anywhere else that’s public. The only case where you can’t take pictures is if there’s a specific law that prevents such shooting.

You’re also allowed to take photos in private property that is open to public, such as shopping centres, malls, pubs, restaurants, etc. You will, however, have to stop if the owner/management ask you to. Sounds fair enough to me.

You don’t need a person’s consent to take their photo if they are in a public place. They do, however, have a reasonable right to privacy. So, you can’t be intrusive if they’re in a private place like their own home. This means that, if they’re walking down the street, you can take their photo. But you can’t peer through their living room window and start snapping...."
This pretty well sums up my understanding of U.S. law.

I myself enjoy street photography, and actually prefer to use a DSLR camera as in my mind it seems more "legit" for such use in public as opposed to whipping out the old smart phone (too "Karenish" imo)

To the OP, I'm afraid you'll have to just accept this. Photography is generally legal. Which is another reason I don't understand the headless shots from members that do indeed wear their skirts in public.
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moonshadow wrote: Mon Jul 08, 2024 7:29 pm
victor1964 wrote: Sun Jul 07, 2024 11:17 am A quick internet search brough this up (expertphotography.com)

"Photography Laws UK: Your Rights
To the OP, I'm afraid you'll have to just accept this. Photography is generally legal. Which is another reason I don't understand the headless shots from members that do indeed wear their skirts in public.
This one has always puzzled me too. Makes me suspect credibility of the other content as well.
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Faldaguy wrote: Tue Jul 09, 2024 1:40 am
moonshadow wrote: Mon Jul 08, 2024 7:29 pm
victor1964 wrote: Sun Jul 07, 2024 11:17 am A quick internet search brough this up (expertphotography.com)

"Photography Laws UK: Your Rights
To the OP, I'm afraid you'll have to just accept this. Photography is generally legal. Which is another reason I don't understand the headless shots from members that do indeed wear their skirts in public.
This one has always puzzled me too. Makes me suspect credibility of the other content as well.
Yeah it’s always puzzled me too. If the shots of them in skirts are headless then do they wear a mask when skirt wearing out in public.
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phathack wrote: Sat Jul 06, 2024 11:38 pm In a polite world you would be asked before you photo is taken however in the modern world thats not always possible.

Street Photography - A Style of photography that captures people living their everyday lives. Its been around since the introduction of hand held cameras.

The whole concept of street photography is to capture people on the street doing what ever they were doing not posing for the camera. As a result you can't ask the person if you can take their photo because they would then pose for a photo and thats a portrait or selfie.

Street photo can be published, many a book on the subject has been published as well as the photos used in news stories, today add Social Media as another place a street photo can appear without your permission.

These photos cannot be used to sell a product, published to a site with questionable moral values or taken in a private location.
The situation in France is different: the key question there does not relate to the right of the person to refuse to be photographed, but instead to the need for the photographer to obtain permission before the image is published.

See: https://www.service-public.fr/particuli ... its/F32103 (Safari and other browsers can translate).

The key sections of the law are explained on the official French Government web-site Service-public.fr above:

What is the right to the image?

When is your consent necessary to use your image?

How to get your image removed?

How to file a complaint for privacy infringement?

What sanctions in case of non-compliance with the right to the image?
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DrFishnets wrote: Sun Jul 07, 2024 2:29 pm I just have to give up the Bacardi and coca-cola as I’m in the keto diet.
Bourbon and Coke Zero did OK for me when I was doing the Keto thing, in moderation of course.

And regarding the trench coat, it might be garnering more attention than you would wearing what's underneath? Body language and unease telegraph to others...the primitive part of our brain is trained to spot it among strangers. It takes time, but cultivating an air of confidence and focus and being aware of your breathing goes a long way to relaxing when you're out in public.

I'm sure I've gotten photographed out in public at Disney or around town, but as Mrs. Feynman said, "What do you care what other people think?" 8)
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