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Bilal Brian
Professional Teacher
Photography in Egypt

Are there any issues with taking pictures in Egypt?  What about taking pictures of people on the street in a busy area to show what life is like in the country?

Mar 11, 2013 8:52 AM
Comments · 8

If you're a foriegner then it's ok because somehow foreigners here have uhh let me call it the "foreigner lisence" to break any rules:D

June 26, 2013

I like photography in general and taking pictures of people on the street, especially where they look so different from the people I am used to meet because of clothes, colours (of skin and dresses) and face features is a great (inoffensive) pleasure.

like I take a picture of a church, a mosque or a person these will be great memories of my trip. I consider it inoffensive because I would never use any picture neither for making money nor for showing off

Last winter in Morocco, at the beginning I took many pictures of people on the street, sometimes as a background, sometimes as main subject of the photography.

The idea in Europe is that you are allowed to take almost any picture on the street, especially if people are not involved in anything they might be ashamed of, only few categories are protected, ie children, police.

I had no bad experience but after a while I realise that there is a major cultural difference in Arabic countries and I gave up shooting (pictures) on purpose to people - they really do not like this to happen.

That's what I do now - either I ask for permission or I only take locals as I would do in my country, as part of a composition, an open space like a square or as background of my family.

In some countries - I read - you might get in real trouble if you take pictures of people


March 11, 2013


My name is maris, which is really nice to get on this site, I took interest in you after reading your profile at ( (

I believe age and distance has nothing to do with love, so just drop me an email through my private e-mail address (, so that we can communicate better and I send you my images.

Thank you.

April 10, 2013

I think u should ask them before taking photos

March 16, 2013

I'm Egyptian and i have no problem any one to take some picture of me in the street but i prefere if you ask me first

March 11, 2013
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Bilal Brian
Language Skills
Arabic, English, Spanish
Learning Language
Arabic, Spanish