In light of recent news from Alabama, Hollywood and other places, I thought it might be time to re-post this one.......again.



  1. A few other guidelines: Don't make photographs that seemingly put the subjects in a false light or implicitly ridicule them, nor photographs that invade reasonable expectations of privacy, even if you can see them from a public space with a long lens. Depending upon the laws of a particular state, public areas may include business areas places like a heavily used mall.

  2. Hi Kirk,

    Another excellent post, I hadn't read that one before, thanks for reposting it. I found it very clarifying regarding everyone's personal space and how that relates to personal integrity. When I shoot street scenes what I look for is the human condition rather than personal identity. I do love portraits but realize that if I want that, then it's my responsibility to put some skin in the game and step up. I certainly would not like to be attacked by someone putting a camera in my face, in this day and age it seems it just another example of people over stepping civility for their art. Your going to need my permission to do that.

    Regards, Doug O.

  3. A fairly conservative, and thus easy to approve, approach to street photography.

    But I think a more unsoliciting approach, and thus easier to criticise, is also necessary for its important contribution to the quality of street photography as a cultural art form. Not by every photographer, but by some. My thanks and gratitude goes to the greats who have obviously taken an approach that Kirk would disapprove.


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