Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/08/08

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Street / candid photography
From: Eric Welch <>
Date: Sat, 08 Aug 1998 07:59:28 -0500

At 11:07 PM 8/7/98 -0700, you wrote:

>I've been recently chastised by relatives for taking an opportunistic
>snap of a minor media celebrity (mirror reflection in dark restaurant)
>with my M6 35mm. Apparently I needed his/her permission for taking a
>snap.  While I do this discretely (as quietly as an M6 can whisper) and

Did they own the place? If not, then you having nothing to worry about
unless you start selling the picture as posters, or for ads or something
like that. You don't need anyone's permission to take their photograph
unless you are going to make a commercial profit off of it. Editorial, no
release needed. 

Of course, did the establishment had a prohibition on photography? On
private property, the owner sets the photo rules. Not the celebrity who is
- -- 

Eric Welch
St. Joseph, MO

After all is said and done, usually more is said.