This last month, there has been another spate of photographers getting interfered with by the police. It is not only thuggery on their part but also their ingorance about the law. I had prepared this humungus advice page wot coverers it.
In spite of assorted agreements with the police, officers continue to be obstructive to photogaphy in the street.
Although the trend of photographers getting hassle go’s up and down over time, It has always been thus!
The object of this page is to strengthen your knowledge regarding issues surrounding photography, both in ‘actions’ and subjects in a public place. In situations whether your photographing an action / demonstration, or people and buildings in the High Street …. it has become quite problematic and increasingly so. I think 4 main issues have a bearing here.
Policeman and assorted officers don’t want to be photographed, it might show some wrong-doing.
People involved in direct action, a photograph might be evidence against an individual breaking the law.
The notion that some believe people have a right of privacy in a public place.
The threat of terrorism and a photographer might be conducting ‘hostile reconissence’.
also….. check out this explatory video