London street photography – Is it still legal?

It has never been easy to photograph in London without someone asking you if they ‘can help you’

But it appears things are getting tougher

More than 2,000 photographers demonstrate against police using terrorism laws to prevent photography in public places

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/jan/23/photographers-protest-stop-search-terrorism-police

I am very discreet when I am working and careful not to show people’s faces as this will render the shot useless for stock or publication without a model release. So if you can dodge the bored security guard and the interested amateur who has several hours to kill, you now only have to convince the police that you are not a (rather blatant) terrorist, and you can get on with earning your living.

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