A Photographer's Guide to Section 2257
A Photographer's Guide to Section 2257 is now available in either softcover book or digital PDF format. Purchase either (or both, I suppose) depending on whether you want a copy you can carry and read anywhere or you want the less expensive version to read on your computer. (See below for reviews and comments on a number of respected blogs.)
If you photograph the nude, fashion, or glamour in an "edgy" fashion, if your photography ever touches on explicit nudity or subjects of eroticism or sexuality, effective March 18, 2009, you are subject to new Federal regulations that require you to keep meticulous records. REGARDLESS WHETHER YOU EVER PUBLISH THE PHOTOS. "A Photographer's Guide" analyzes Section 2257, its statutes, and the regulations, and from it you will learn what you must do to comply. Discusses the "safe harbor" certification which you may use. Includes an Appendix containing the full set of regulations implementing Section 2257 effective March 18, and an Update Service keeping you current on developments in the law. Written by retired attorney/photographer Stephen Haynes, a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School, and a photographer of the nude since 2001.
Purchase using the buttons at the top of this page. If you purchase the PDF version, you will be automatically registered for the Update Service, still provided free for book owners. The first issue of the Guide's Update Service was sent April 1.
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From Jimmy D's "Pretty Girl Shooter" blog: