Street Photography2:00 PM
It's taking me a while to set up this blog because I'm taking my board exams these coming two weekends (and I haven't finished studying)! I do have more structured entries planned. But I wanted to share this article on public and street photography in the US, concerning both photojournalists and the average person with a camera. (It's a New York Times article so read it while it's still free!)
If you’re out in public, you can take pictures. And you can report to your heart’s content. The problem is whether they know their rights or don’t know their rights and are willing to assert their rights.
Anyone know of a similar article on street photography in the Philippines? Digital Photographer Philippines had a street photography issue a few years ago with guidelines on it, but I think by now it's outdated. I know that in Makati policemen will stop you from taking pictures of certain buildings, and even in Muji High Street I've been asked to stop taking photos -- and I was only using my PHONE. -__- Take note, there wasn't even any sign requesting customers to refrain from taking pictures in the store. I walked out without buying a thing. Shame, I would have written about Muji if I had any pictures to go with my article.
Anyway. It would be nice to know the official rules and legislature on this stuff!