Photographers who do not understand their basic rights tend to approach legal issues with blissful ignorance, extreme caution, or reckless abandon. Foolish souls may cross the lines of propriety to obtain exclusive images, while overly cautious photographers may miss once-in-a-lifetime photographic opportunities because they fear legal repurcussions. Each of these photographers will suffer as a result of their approach.This book shows that insight into the law can make you a more effective photographer because it enables the exercise of judgement that allows you to achieve your objectives—even in difficult or risky situations.Features:Your rights when photographing in publicHow to safely and legally gain access to private property for photographyPrivacy issues regarding photography—and how to avoid incurring liabilityRestricted subjects (and common misconceptions about what you can't photograph)Tips for protecting your intellectual property using copyrights, patents, and trademarksBert Krages, Esq. is an attorney who specializes in intellectual property matters. He is nationally recognized as a public advocate for the rights of photographers to document what they see in public places.