Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/06/21[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
George Lottermoser writes: > ... I have witnessed the gradual clamp down > on photographic accessibility to people and > places, not the least of which - our national > parks. National parks?? Please explain. > In almost all cases these pre-production > procedures will allow you access to almost any > one and any where. Its a new world and we must > think and work professionally with in it. But sometimes you already _have_ access, and if you do not assert your rights when they are walked upon by others, eventually you won't have any rights at all. If you don't have to ask the rent-a-cop for permission to take pictures, then don't ask permission. If he objects, you point out that you have your rights, too. What you may be overlooking is that this "new world" is far more restrictive than the old, and so far less photography is possible. If no photographer ever resists this trend, there won't be any photography in the future. Thank goodness this same trend has not spread to the written word yet, at least not significantly, but it's probably only a matter of time.