Quote Originally Posted by MARTIE
So, when is it ethical or unethical to take images of others with the clear intention of placing them into the public domain without their consent, permission, or approval and that are not neccessarily flattering etc.?
If it's a portrait, I always get a model release. The release clearly states that I can self promote by placing pics on the internet - my website and my online galleries. This is a common practice.

Now if it's street photography, where I have shot peple who are in a public place, this one's a dicey ones since the 'law' is a different than most people's sense of privacy and personal space when it comes to their image. I'd put it on the web as well. No model release.

As a rule, I generally take pics of people who want to have their pics taken.

Regards, Art.