In recent years there have been numerous reports of heavy handed security guards hassling photographers for taking photographs in public places. The fact is, you have the right to photograph anything you like if you are in a public place, including people, vehicles, buildings etc. so unless you are on private property said security have no right to stop you.
Thankfully, the British Security Industry Association have recently issued some guidance to their members in the form of a brochure which outlines the legal position and their expectations.
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Sites which may be of interest:
- I’m a Photographer, Not a Terrorist
- Photographer in Golden Wonder crisps security fiasco (Amateur Photographer)
- NEWS UPDATE: REACTION TO ‘EXPLODING CRISPS’ FIASCO (Amateur Photographer)