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Subject: [Leica] permission vs consensual photography
From: bdcolen at (B. D. Colen)
Date: Wed Apr 20 08:25:08 2005

A really excellent point, Sonny - Anyone who is doing more than sniping
is getting tacit consent. Sure, we all snipe at times, but those of use
who believe that Capa was right - 'if your pictures aren't good enough,
you're not close enough,' do get tacit permission. I know that if
someone turns away and obviously doesn't want to be photographed, in the
vast majority of cases I'll move on to another subject - even though I
definitely do not have to. ;-)

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Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2005 10:21 AM
Subject: [Leica] permission vs consensual photography

In a message dated 4/20/2005 1:21:22 A.M.  Central Daylight Time, writes:
Permission doesn't have to be in  the form of a 
signed release but can be given orally  too.

Permission may be given tacitly too. 

I   (6'4",  20 stone) am quite openly photographing, usually with a
focal  length, so I could never be accused of surreptitious shooting.  I
ask  permission, instead I consider that my subjects consent by not

(I have done some photo-sniping, though.) 

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