I have been seeing more and more of these types of articles, so I decided to start keeping track of them:
- How Photographers’ Rights Have Eroded Since September 11th
- Possibly 75 years in Jail? – This is a series of three local television clips that are following the story in Illinois , and really makes you wonder what is going to happen. It is a little over 14 minutes, but is well worth the watch.
- Long Beach Police on Lookout for Photos with “No Apparent Esthetic Value” – Cops as Critics in California?
These along with others, should cause all those with a camera, to stop for a moment, and consider what you are capturing.
Normally, my work does not include publicly published people without consent, but after reading about “Esthetic Value”, I have to think about some of my other work.
Another thought, since I do HDR, I normally take several pictures, and the “Art” comes out later on the computer, but would that mean anything handcuffed in the back of a squad car?
When I was doing my “Cloud Hunting“, I did notice a Police car slow down, and take a second look…
More updates to follow…