Rick Burns posted a comment on yesterday's entry and asked:

"What are your feelings/thoughts about putting up random shots of individuals on the web? Obviously if they were sold you would probably need a model release."

So I thought I'd ask i) what other people think, and ii) what other people know. My understanding of this is that it's perfectly (mostly) ok to take shots of people if they're in a public place and put them up on a website providing that the images don't portray them in a bad light. As for whether you can sell these shots, I'm not quite sure. I think that if the people are i) recognisable, and ii) form a central component of the shot, you would need a model release. Yesterday's shot, on the other hand, may well be a different matter as I suspect that the couple can't be readily identified, at least not unless you know them reasonably well.

As for this shot: I thought I'd try and continue the 'people theme' for a while.

capture date
camera
lens
focal length
aperture
shutter speed
shooting mode
exposure bias
metering mode
ISO
flash
image quality
RAW converter
cropped?
1.20pm on 18/1/05
Canon 20D
EF 17-40 f/4L USM
23mm (37mm equiv.)
f/4.0
1/160
aperture priority
+0.0
evaluative
200
no
RAW
C1 Pro
very, very minor
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