In general, if you can see it - you can photograph it. Public spaces are fair game for photography. In addition, you can photograph private property while you are standing on public property. As long as you are not invading someone's right to privacy (no telephoto lenses through lenses into people's showers), you can take photographs. If someone is in a public place you can photograph them. This includes private property used as a public place. Churches, malls, office lobbies, and other privately owned venues are still public spaces. In cases of privately-owned public spaces, they can tell you to stop taking images. But they can't take your images or camera or detain you.
- Some Examples of Things/Places You Can Photograph
- Police Officers on Public Property
- People at a Park
- Public Figures (politicians, celebrities, etc)
- Public Infrastructure