- Anyone can take photographs of whatever they want when they are in a public place or where they have permission to take photographs.
- Property owners may legally prohibit photography on their premises but have no right to prohibit others from photographing their property from other locations.
- Commanders of military installations can prohibit photographs of specific areas when they deem it necessary to protect national security.
- Anyone can be photographed without their consent except when they have secluded themselves.
- Authorities do not have the legal right to prohibit you from taking photographs from public locations.
- You are under no obligation to explain the purpose of your photography nor do you have to disclose your identity.
- Private parties have no right to confiscate your film.
- You should report to the police if someone has threatened, intimidated, or detained you for taking photographs on public premises.
- In case of a confrontation, use good judgement, be respectful, and don’t allow an event to escalate into violence.
- The most common reason given for confrontations is security but often security is not a legitimate reason.