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Privacy, model release for street shots
23 Aug 2008 at 03:28 GMT
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Quick question (particularly for those in the US where privacy is always a topic), when taking street shots, does the subject have any rights? For example, you take shots of someone on the street, they come out fab and could possibly end up in a book or being sold. Do photographers have the right (ethical & legal) to photograph strangers and sell the images? Or could the subject sue you if they open up a book and find an image of themselves in it? Do I have to walk around with model release forms and plead with them? Would appreciate your thoughts on this.
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28 Aug 2008 at 18:03 GMT
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I believe It depends on the use of the image. If the image is used in an editorial context, like a newspaper story, no release is needed. But if it is used commercially, or implies the subject endorses a place or product, then a release would be needed. Is fine art photography a commercial enterprise? It is if you earn money from it. The bottom line is without a release you could end up with some serious legal bills.
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