The law and photos of Children

Discussion in 'UK Photography' started by Steve Ray, Jun 20, 2008.

  1. Steve Ray

    Neil Barker Guest

    The school - dunno, but some of the parents certainly have judging by
    some of the comments I got (in my favour) at a recent village fete in
    that school's area.

    North-west Leicestershire - Oakthorpe Primary to be precise.
    Neil Barker, Jun 24, 2008
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  2. Steve Ray

    Steve Ray Guest


    I just wanted to thank everyone for their very valued responses from this
    question. I've done my best to read everything and I feel that I now have
    at least some ammo to go back with and better answer the questions raised.

    Thanks for everyone's time

    Much Appreciated

    Steve Ray, Jun 27, 2008
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  3. Steve, you are very welcome.

    I just got home after a couple of days in the Lake District. At one
    point I was lining up to take a shot of some "Outward Bound" kids doing
    rock climbing. They were all in waterproofs with their backs to me.

    One of the supervisors saw me coming and came over and asked me v.
    politely not to take photos. Like an idiot, I agreed. (I'm too British
    to risk a shouting match, I guess!)

    It's the first time I've had it happen - but now I have an answer - when
    someone says, "Please do not take photos!" - my response will be:
    "Why? Are *you* doing something illegal?"

    I think it gets the boot onto the other foot. Waddya think?

    <Taking photos of the public for fifty years!>

    Michael J Davis

    Photography takes an instant out of time,
    altering life by holding it still. - Dorothea Lange
    Michael J Davis, Jun 29, 2008
  4. Steve Ray

    max Guest

    While the information posted is helpful, surely the problem is not the law,
    it's public perception.

    Do you recall a while ago in the UK, the home of a "paediatrician" was
    attacked because a mob thought that was the same as a "paedophile".

    It's all very well being in the right as far as the law is concerned while
    you are having your head kicked in by "concerned citizens".

    max, Jul 1, 2008
  5. Steve Ray

    MB Guest

    Also the average PCSO does not seem to have any more brain cells than the
    "concerned citizens".
    MB, Jul 1, 2008
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