Shortly About Me
My name is Dan De Sousa, thanks for visiting my portfolio.Read More
I have decided to go with a more simplistic look to the site. I am still working on it but as a photography site it will be "under construction" constantly.22June
I'll be in Japan for a while ... lots of new faces and new places to see.
I photograph just about anything. Although as a matter of personal preference I shoot portraits, nature and the everyday life events, and you can never go wrong with the classic black and white photography. If life is beautiful ... try looking at it throught a camera lens
I shoot Fashion, and Personal Modeling as well, all you need to do is ask. Creativity is just around the corner, if you have an idea for a good shoot just let me know and we can make something happen.
Daniel De Sousa,
was born in Australia, at barely five years old he moved to Brazil, where he lived for about 12 years, and it was there that he became a photography aficionado (all thanks to his mother). In 1999 he moved to New Jersey, ...... I guess he was tired of the Brazilian paradise growing up ...... you know, the sun, and the beach, and the gorgeous women. In 2005 he moved to California, and throughout this time of moving between schools and work and more schools, and being in the military (yes! the military) he managed to squeeze in photography. He has taken courses and a few formal classes and since 2008 he has been at it, Semi Pro... if you will. He also likes to talk in the third person.
The 10 Comandments of PhotographyI. Anyone in a public place can take pictures of anything they want. Public places include parks, sidewalks, malls, etc. Malls? Yeah. Even though it’s technically private property, being open to the public makes it public space.
II. If you are on public property, you can take pictures of private property. If a building, for example, is visible from the sidewalk, it’s fair game.
III. If you are on private property and are asked not to take pictures, you are obligated to honor that request. This includes posted signs.
IV. Sensitive government buildings (military bases, nuclear facilities) can prohibit photography if it is deemed a threat to national security.
V. People can be photographed if they are in public (without their consent) unless they have secluded themselves and can expect a reasonable degree of privacy. Kids swimming in a fountain? Okay. Somebody entering their PIN at the ATM? Not okay.
VI. The following can almost always be photographed from public places, despite popular opinion:
α Accident & fire scenes, criminal activities
α Bridges & transportation facilities (i.e. airports)
α Industrial facilities, Superfund sites
α Public utilities, residential & commercial buildings
α Children, celebrities, law enforcement officers
α UFOs, The Loch Ness Monster, Chuck Norris
VII. Although “security” is often given as the reason somebody doesn’t want you to take photos, it’s rarely valid. Taking a photo of a publicly visible subject does not constitute terrorism, nor does it infringe on a company’s trade secrets.
VIII. If you are challenged, you do not have to explain why you are taking pictures, nor to you have to disclose your identity (except in some cases when questioned by a law enforcement officer.)
IX. Private parties have very limited rights to detain you against your will, and can be subject to legal action if they harass you.
X. If someone tries to confiscate your camera and/or film, you don’t have to give it to them. If they take it by force or threaten you, they can be liable for things like theft and coercion. Even law enforcement officers need a court order.
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