Protest and Rally Photos

posted on 31st of august, 2007

Living in Washington D.C. gives me the opportunity to attend many protests most notably the protest against immigration laws enacted to deport illegal aliens. So how does one take photos without requiring model releases from the crowd? The best way is to shoot from behind so that no one is recognizable. Otherwise you can shoot just one person from the front and try to get a release. Some photographers just shoot the protest sign eliminating the crowd by pointing their camera upwards. Be sure to clone out any logos on t-shirts and hats if shooting a crowd from behind and always try to get as many signs as you can in the photo.

Other ongoing protests in Washington D.C. are anti war protests against the war in Iraq and protests by the Falun Dafa society against forced human organ donation in China. Pay attention to the news for dates and places. Generally speaking most protests in Washington D.C. take place on the mall, at the Capitol building and the White House. Other cities like Los Angeles, Chicago and New York City have protests as well. Good luck and good shooting!

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Posted by Thefinalmiracle on September 01, 2007
You bet... ! Imagine me clicking these crowds - File IDs - 2749167, 2748838 . Its hell of a work

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I like to travel and have been to many places like California, Europe, Maine and Mexico. I live in Washington D.C. and have also taken pictures around my home including the new WWII Memorial. Digital cameras come and go so like everyone here I am always trading up. The summer is coming to end here in Washington DC and I am doing sunset shots and looking forward to Autumn.

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