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Washington State Laws and Photography

Photography is a fun hobby that I am looking to get back into.  Before law school, I did a lot of environmental portraits (portraits outside) and landscapes.  In this article, I have included a few photos I recently took while in Tacoma, Washington.

Depending on the type of photography that is practiced a bunch of laws can come into play, such as: contract law, copyright law, criminal law, etc. Unfortunately, legal problems can arise that turn a fun hobby into a big headache or more.

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Port of Tacoma, Washington — Taken By Joseph Thomas

*** This article is only meant to be an overview of potential legal issues affecting photographers currently.  This should not be relied upon for legal advice because each situation is fact-dependent.

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