<<<Hi everyboy !
well, I've read some papers about French regulation pertaining to
Every people has right over is own image, but if in a public place
nobody can refrain you from making a picture !
If you plan to use it commercially or not (at an artit's exhibition, for
exemple) you _do_ need a written authorisation for all things, human or
not, appearing in the picture. Buildings, boats, volcanos !!! and even
sheeps in a field !
Remember that according to French law, a café terrasse is a public
place, but not the café itself ! and a departement store is definittelly
a private place !
As far as I know you do not need anymore a permit to use a tripod on
Paris streets, but bear in mind that Vigipirate plan is enforced due to
the terrorit's risks and as an English speaking guy, you will be
considered suspect by police people... Same individuals all over the
So I do recomend you deploy a large format camera only at "low risk"
places and be prepared to discuss somewhat.
A trick I've used with great success is to give a polaroid at people I
plan to photograph....
Keep away from "la grande Arche de la defense" highly copyrighted, so
photographers are chased .... around and also keep away from official
buildings, whatever they are !
Christer Almqvist a écrit :>>>