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Photography Stamp by WayvDesigns Photography Stamp by WayvDesigns
2/2014 EDIT:
After doing some research I've found another site that offers very similar information and seems to be updated more recently. It also sounds like these two are maybe at a war with each other; which is kind of surprising since they both want the same thing... (to help educate people, that is.) Again I'm not affiliated with either of these sites, I just think it's all very good information!

Photography Is NOT A

10/2011 EDIT:

While I absolutely appreciate all the attention this stamp is generating, I would like to request that if you don't quite understand the context I hope you would visit the website before commenting or sending me a note... it has a lot of great information and I'm sure it will answer all your questions and clear up any confusion about the meaning behind it. I'd also like to add that I am not the creator of the website or affiliated with it in any way... it really helped me and my only intentions are to pass on the information and help other people too.

If your first reaction to this is "Why would Photography be a crime?" Please, just visit the sites.

Photography Isn't A

Thank you so much! :happybounce:


I've had a hunch for a while now that the general public is becoming more and more hostile towards photographers, what I didn't know was how seriously out of control it has become.

It is really important for you to know your rights and what to do if you are confronted by someone, especially an officer of the law. There are certain things they are and are NOT allowed to ask from you... do you know what they are?

There are tons of informational sites out there but I like this one the best; it gives you links to forms you can print out and keep in your camera bag along with great articles, videos, and a whole archive of resources. It is primarily USA applicable information, but they do have a few international links as well!

Photography Isn't A

Help spread the love - feel free to use this stamp anywhere on dA, and please :+fav: so other people can find it! :)
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VioletRosePetals Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
After looking at both sites, it appears that cops don't like cameras because they themselves are not following the laws that they swore to uphold, and they are now getting caught on film.

My parents always used to tell me (and this was before cell phones and everyone being on the internet) "Don't do anything in public that you wouldn't want to see on the news later that night" and with everyone and their mother having a camera on them these days, I'd say that's especially good advice.
VerumDicereIsRetired Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
Ohh yes I get that. My father is a very very well known photographer in the Los Angles area( Used to teach at UCLA& and galleries alike) and he tells me constantly as a photographer to be careful. Not just the way people take the idea of being photographed but the legal litigation . It's always a great idea to carry model releases with you to avoid legal issues. Good luck.
10000Greetings Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes. And just because I take pictures of buildings does not mean that I am a terrorist. Just because I whip out my camera in the middle of a plane ride to snap a shot of a sunrise is not going to kill us all and make the plane crash.
N0XI0US--GLiTCH Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I can only see of it as a crime if you take a shot of something that belongs to someone and they don't want you to or like taking a picture of someone without their knowing (that's considered cyber-bullying, did'ya know?) but otherwise.

WHAT THE FOOK. >:noes:
WayvDesigns Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
Not exactly... what we're talking about here is a little different.

The website actually contains a lot of great information, I'm sure it can clear up some of the confusion :)
N0XI0US--GLiTCH Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I understand, but I was tossing an opinion of mine in the air. :thumbsup:

Cool stamp though.
Idellechi Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Student General Artist
Agreed! Why in the world are people calling photography a crime?
XxchantellexX Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I like to take pictures too. I'm going to spread the word too
-is a photographer-
why would photography be a crime?!
Ottsel-Paws14 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011
I'm aspiring to be a photographer, but I had no idea this was going on. I'm definitely faving to spread the word!
THEvampireninja Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Professional Writer
I'm not a photographer, per say, but I'll fav and spread the word :3
brokenbokeh Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Great stamp and info :D
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