[QUOTE=... and would a "legitimate photographer" take relatively close up photos of a child without asking the parent?


Sure, they would.


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I think part of the problem with this discussion is this. Many of the replies come from non-street or docmentary photogs.

(Sorry i can't figure out how to get the link to work .)