by rights

At each of the photographic seminars I've recently attended, a member of the audience has raised the matter of a photographer's right to 'shoot' people in public, and a citizen's right to compensation should their image be 'published'.

I'm very much on the side of the public and photographers. With a few caveats, I can take images of people in public without their permission, and in certain circumstances members of the public can seek compensation. Fortunately, those caveats are pretty clear...

The following article is written by photographer and solicitor, Mr Andrew Nemeth, and provides a comprehensive overview of your rights as a photographer, and/or citizen. I recommend it to anyone with any doubts.