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Know Your Rights: Photography in Public

If you’ve ever questioned whether or not you’re allowed to snap photos in certain public places, this article is for you. Learn best practices for shooting photos in public and where you can avoid sticky situations.

For the most part, your right to take photographs and video in public places in the United States is protected under the First Amendment under free speech. This includes snapping pictures of your favorite monument when you’re on vacation or taking part in a little citizen journalism. It’s not as cut and dried as you may think and it’s good to know your rights and the caveats that come with them.

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A great read for any casual shooter or pro photographer!


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As a member of Photodex's events team, Dylan specializes in teaching pro photographers and slideshow hobbyists alike how to use ProShow in their business. He's an avid student of photography and enjoys Austin's eclectic mix of music, art and nature.