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Free Photo Webinars - Street Photography Ethics & Legalities

If you practice street photography for very long, you will undoubtedly find yourself pondering some ethical issues. Our webinar will focus on many of the potential questions you might encounter:

• To shoot or not to shoot? When is it okay to take a controversial photo? What are the laws and the ethics?

• To delete or not to delete? When someone asks you to delete a photo you’ve taken, what do you do? When do you comply? When do you stand your ground?

• To post or not to post? What if you take your money shot -- the shot of a lifetime -- but the photo could have negative implications for someone in the image?

• To sell or not to sell? - When is it okay to make money from a photograph of another person? When isn’t it? What’s the deal with model releases, and do I need them for street photography?

We’re going to look at a number of controversial street photography cases and stories. We’ll discuss the law. And of course, we’ll discuss the gray areas.

Many of these situations don’t have clear answers, but we will talk about a framework that should help us navigate our next street photography dilemma.

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  • Scott D.

    Are these available for listening later? Can't make that time slot.

    April 2, 2014

    • Lynford M.

      Yes, Scott. The recording should be available tomnorrow.

      April 9, 2014

    • Scott D.


      April 12, 2014

  • Lynford M.

    Shutterbugs, here is the link for the recording.


    3 · April 11, 2014

  • Melanie M.

    Very good information! And I was very impressed with how lynford multi - tasked the chat comments at the same time he was presenting the info to get everybody involved

    2 · April 9, 2014

    • Jim L.

      Where or how can I access the recording? Jim

      April 10, 2014

    • Lynford M.

      Jim, I'll be posting it later this evening. I usually email it out to everyone who registered. I'll also include a link in these comments. Thanks!

      April 10, 2014

  • Gregory B.

    Lyn great topic once again, i was unable to hear the last half hour my fiance' is in school and so i had to leave and pick her up thanks for always giving us great imput.

    1 · April 9, 2014

    • Lynford M.

      Greg, that's okay. I recorded it, so you two can curl up and watch it for date night. lol

      3 · April 9, 2014

  • Marianne K.

    Excellent presentation! Practical information provided.

    1 · April 9, 2014

  • Len G.

    Very good topic and Lynford did an outstanding job, as usual, presenting the information and relating his experiences to convey real-life applications of how the ethical decisions should play into our approach to street photography. Thanks.

    1 · April 9, 2014

  • Skip S.

    Life got in the way of hearing the whole Webinar but the parts I caught were just wonderful and insightful. Wanted to hear more about shooting the street children. Some people are way critical about doing it in this era of child abuse. I believe I heard it's okay to take the pictures in public but left it up to our self about the requesting of permission? Selling would involve the signing of permission of the adult.

    April 9, 2014

  • Karen J.

    Interesting topic

    1 · April 9, 2014

  • susan

    The webinars are always good but every so often there's one that gives plenty food for thought on issues I hadn't considered and I appreciate the insights I gained tonight on responsibility and ethics and just respect for people on things I hadn't considered. I love taking natural unposed photos now I understand the evil stares I got from my family. :) Good to know about the laws covering photographers and issues we face when we find a shot we want to capture. I enjoy the side chat too and input as well brings some illustration to issues Lyn presents. Terrific webinar and community !!

    April 8, 2014

  • Bonnie S.

    This is an excellent topic and I would love to see this but will not have Internet access at that time.

    April 3, 2014

  • Scott D.

    Great topic!!

    April 2, 2014

  • Angie


    1 · March 10, 2014

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