It's a standard today that once you get famous, you're going to have paparazzi following you around taking pictures. Granted, it's their job to get the juiciest shots possible to show up on the racks of your local convenience store. But, every few weeks there seems to be some new complaint by celebrities of invasion of privacy, so it begs the question, how far is too far?
In the world's latest paparazzi scandal it appears a photographer was able to snap a few pictures of Princess Kate sunbathing topless while she and her husband we're vacationing in France. The publication which put out the photos, Closer Magazine, claims the shots were taken from a nearby guesthouse terrace.
Though it may be ironic that this photo scandal happened just weeks after the nude pictures of Prince Harry and Ryan Lochte, it brings into question the danger of pictures like this. Although it may not be that fresh in our minds, the last English princess to be on the cover of a magazine lost her life in a paparazzi photo chase. Although photographs like this don't present immediate danger to an individual, the stress can build up to volatile situations.
As photographers and videographers, do you think think there should be a line? Do famous people need to just suck it up? Do photographers need to be given a few new rules?
featured image from www.closermag.fr