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Australian Street Photography + Laws

Postby Geoff on Thu Mar 27, 2008 5:11 pm

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Re: Australian Street Photography + Laws

Postby Oz_Beachside on Thu Mar 27, 2008 6:06 pm

an intersting read indeed.
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Re: Australian Street Photography + Laws

Postby sirhc55 on Thu Mar 27, 2008 6:58 pm

So, I am basically right in telling someone to go f*ck themselves when I point my lens and they complain :lol: :lol: :lol:

But not if he is a big bugger :|
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Re: Australian Street Photography + Laws

Postby Geoff on Thu Mar 27, 2008 9:03 pm

sirhc55 wrote:So, I am basically right in telling someone to go f*ck themselves when I point my lens and they complain :lol: :lol: :lol:

But not if he is a big bugger :|


Pretty much :)
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Re: Australian Street Photography + Laws

Postby surenj on Thu Mar 27, 2008 11:22 pm

Interesting indeed... Among all these legal mumbo jumbo it would appear that if you are sensible, it should be all ok.
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Re: Australian Street Photography + Laws

Postby Joshman on Sun Apr 27, 2008 11:18 am

i notice that page is geared for new south wales laws.

any idea if this also applies to queensland?
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Re: Australian Street Photography + Laws

Postby sirhc55 on Sun Apr 27, 2008 11:36 am

Joshman wrote:i notice that page is geared for new south wales laws.

any idea if this also applies to queensland?



Do laws exist in Queensland :mrgreen:
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Re: Australian Street Photography + Laws

Postby Joshman on Sun Apr 27, 2008 11:56 am

sirhc55 wrote:
Joshman wrote:i notice that page is geared for new south wales laws.

any idea if this also applies to queensland?



Do laws exist in Queensland :mrgreen:


haha, you wouldn;t think so if you saw the way we drive... :lol:
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Re: Australian Street Photography + Laws

Postby _robbo_ on Tue Jun 03, 2008 12:09 am

ah looks like a very interesting read, after a good article about Photography was in The Age today. Will have to take some time out tomorrow to go through it....
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Re: Australian Street Photography + Laws

Postby Oneputt on Tue Jun 03, 2008 9:03 am

A very comprehensive paper.
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Re: Australian Street Photography + Laws

Postby carla_d on Sun Jul 27, 2008 10:57 pm

an interesting article. thanks for posting Geoff.

i think the combination of digital reproduction and internet distribution have made people much more paranoid about having their image taken. i was in a neighbourhood park in brooklyn recently taking photos of my friends children and a park official told me i wasn't allowed to take photos. once my friends explained the situation it was fine. the concern being that unauthorised images of children would be distributed online.

i'm always careful when photographing people in candid public situations, and prefer to ask their permission if possible, even if i don't have to. it sometimes mean i can't get a shot i want but i'd prefer someone to consent.
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Re: Australian Street Photography + Laws

Postby makario on Mon Jul 28, 2008 10:51 am

great atricle. Always wondered about my rights as a photog.
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Re: Australian Street Photography + Laws

Postby sirhc55 on Mon Jul 28, 2008 11:15 am

carla_d wrote:i'm always careful when photographing people in candid public situations, and prefer to ask their permission if possible, even if i don't have to. it sometimes mean i can't get a shot i want but i'd prefer someone to consent.


Once a person becomes aware of being photographed by asking their permission, it loses the element of being candid and leaps into the realm of posed. The most obvious problem with asking permission is that 99% of people will then put on a ‘smile’ but what you are really after is the ‘real’ look.
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Re: Australian Street Photography + Laws

Postby Greg B on Mon Jul 28, 2008 11:56 am

The strange thing is that when you are in another place on holiday, you tend to take photos
all over the place of people and everything else without a moment's thought. When you are
"at home", the whole experience seems somehow different.
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Re: Australian Street Photography + Laws

Postby biggerry on Mon Jul 28, 2008 1:49 pm

When you are
"at home", the whole experience seems somehow different.

:agree:

could not agree more, if your a tourist no one takes any notice......(even if you do stick out!)
Hence, I find getting pictures somewhat easier when on holidays then going down to the local park etc...
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Re: Australian Street Photography + Laws

Postby Manic311 on Sun Oct 05, 2008 11:56 pm

Great! I have always been afraid of street photography because I thought I would end up in cell or with some soccer mom suing me!
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Re: Australian Street Photography + Laws

Postby alexparker on Sun Oct 03, 2010 10:35 pm

This reading is very good. Thanks for your sharing
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Re: Australian Street Photography + Laws

Postby malificentmuse on Mon Oct 04, 2010 4:12 am

Ive found 4020 to be an invaluable resource, having the small pdf printed out and kept in my wallet, as well as using it (alongside my knowledge of contract law) to rebuff some of the worst model releases that I have ever seen!
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