As a former newspaper worker who sometimes had to take photos, the question as I see it is whether the guardians of your underage subjects had an expectation of privacy at this private camp on private property operated by a private organization. Since you were acting outside the scope of your employment you would generally need a release releasing YOU to use the photos publically. A release for the camp would not be sufficient. Legally, the camp has a designated, limited guardianship relationship with the chiildren and their parents. Any rights not expressly conveyed by the parents remain with them. How would you feel if I sneaked into camp and took a thousand photos of you and put them on my website? If you are underage, how would your parents feel? How would you feel if you have to look for a different job next summer? ...or need the camp directors recommendation to get that job? And yes, the public use of images of children is a VERY hot issue in some places -- not that I don't think some parents are more than a little paranoid. Mike Hopkins ironmike#inav.net <><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><<><><><><> > I work for a summer camp which is owned by a private organization. > Photography is nowhere in my contract. I am a counselor. I took > thousands of photos this summer, and put together a staff slideshow. I > then put this slideshow on my personal website. Some of the photos have > campers and staff members under 18 in them. I got a call from my (former > because my seasonal contract ended) boss tonight telling me to pull the > pictures. He says that I am violating laws because I don't have a > release form for public consumption of these photos. > My question is: Is my personal website a public area?