Street photography and the law

Many of us photograph out on the streets of cities and towns, but how many of us know what the law is concerning such things? If we are approached when shooting outside a building, or on the street, should we immediately put our hands up, apologise and move on? Or do we actually have a right to photograph there?

According to the Metropolitan police members of the public can film and photograph in public places without a permit, but what is therefore defined as a public place? Some areas are private property but also a public space (that’s not confusing at all!)

Whilst this applies to the UK, what is it like in countries outside the UK? Please post any experiences you have had in the comments below!

Spend ten minutes and watch Imogen explain where you can shoot in her short video

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