What should I do if I'm taking photos of people doing illegal things?
May 28, 2010 11:54 AM Subscribe
What are some good practices for taking photographs of people doing illegal things, for "documentary" sort of work?
posted by ejfox to media & arts (4 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I've got a lot of questions about this.
If you're a photographer do you go out of your way to hide specific things that could identify them? Do you do this with your shots at the scene or later in the editing room (Cropping/etc)? What are these identifying things? Do you ask them to not do illegal activities while you are around? What if that illegal activity is part of your story? Are you liable at all legally for what you've documented?
If anyone could point me at some resources, I'd really appreciate.