In Arizona, there are no specific laws that prohibit street photography. However, there are a few laws that photographers should be aware of.

  • Surveillance law: Arizona law prohibits “surreptitious photographing.” This means that it is illegal to photograph or film another person without their consent in a place where they have a reasonable expectation of privacy. However, street photography is not considered to be surreptitious photographing, as long as the photographer is not trespassing or trying to hide their presence.
  • Expectation of privacy: The law also recognizes the concept of “expectation of privacy.” This means that people have a right to privacy in certain areas, such as their homes or businesses. If a person has a reasonable expectation of privacy, then it may be illegal to photograph them without their consent. However, there is no expectation of privacy in public places, such as streets, sidewalks, and parks.
  • Photography of minors: Arizona law prohibits the intentional viewing or production of a photograph of a minor in a state of nudity or engaged in sexual conduct. This law applies even if the photograph is taken in a public place.

Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer, and this blog post is not legal advice. If you have any questions about Arizona street photography laws, you should consult with an attorney.

Tips for Street Photography in Arizona

  • Be respectful of others. If you are photographing people, be sure to ask their permission first.
  • Be aware of your surroundings. Don’t trespass or try to hide your presence.
  • Be mindful of the law. Don’t photograph people in areas where they have a reasonable expectation of privacy.
  • Have fun! Street photography is a great way to capture the beauty of everyday life in Arizona.

I hope this blog post has been helpful. If you have any other questions, please feel free to ask.