Photographers rights is one of the last things you learn as a photographer, long after the basics of composition and exposure. Yet a photographer’s rights is one of the more fundamental elements of photography. If you can’t use your knowledge of composition and exposure to take pictures of people in public, landmarks, animals, art work, or whatever, then what good is having a camera?
As governments around the globe have tightened anti-terror laws, we’ve heard more queries about just what exactly a photographer’s rights are when he or she is out with a camera. To help demystify the topic, we’ve produced what we hope is the ultimate guide to photographers rights.
The London Festival of Photography 2012 will kick off on 1 June and run through the end of the month, according to organisers. The second year of the festival will encompass documentary photography, street photography, as well as more conceptual work.
The festival will be comprised of 18 exhibitions and 40 events, including workshops, talks and screenings. Featured exhibitions include The Great British Public, which focuses largely on street photography and includes work by photographers Martin Parr, Simon Roberts and others.
Get into winter photography with our festive Things to try feature this month. Shoot birds and berries in snow and frost, capture the hustle and bustle of a Christmas market, take great family portraits and more…
Make the most of the city with your digital camera – 3 of the biggest names in street photography, David Solomons, Matt Stuart, and Nick Turpin offer their advice…
Fantastic street photographs are readily available in every public space, but over-familiarity with our environment means we often miss out on special moments and scenes unfolding in front of us.
These street photography tips will help you see those decisive moments and learn to trust your instincts. Once you’ve picked up the confidence to get close to your subjects and you’ll be able to use your camera as a mirror of society and come away with unreal, witty and dramatic-looking shots.