Introducing the Photographers Rights Gray Card Set

We here at PetaPixel are pleased to announce the new Photographers Rights Gray Card Set, a nifty accessory that can help you remember your rights and educate others if you’re ever confronted while shooting.

The set includes three durable white balance cards connected to a lanyard with a detachable clip. 10 guidelines for photography are printed onto the back of the gray and white cards:

The front sides are blank, allowing them to be used like any other white balancing cards:

If you’d like to carry along the same rules printed on our gray cards without purchasing the cards themselves, feel free to print them out!

The cards are designed to be worn around the neck when out shooting for quick access whenever you need them for either white balancing or legal guidelines.

The Photographers Rights Gray Card Set is only available to US-residents (for now). It’s priced at $15 with free shipping in our brand spankin’ new store. Get ‘em while they’re hot!

To kick things off, we’re giving away three (3) Gray Card Sets. All you have to do is either leave a comment, or tweet this link: We’ll randomly pick the winners on Friday, August 27. US residents only, sorry.

Update: The cards are now available to residents of Canada and the UK as well!

  • Eric Y.

    Those are cool, and really needed these days.

  • threelemons


    how about Canada residents?!

  • Andreadytofall

    leaving a comment because this is a great idea

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  • Rick

    A really practical idea!

  • XO

    I sure hope I get one!

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  • Gina

    Great idea.

  • Gina

    Great idea.

  • _jude

    Very cool idea.

    (Couldn’t locate the comments box, so had to comment via a reply.)

  • Joy

    A great idea!

  • Littowadey

    great idea! brilliant, really? are these for all the US or certain states?

  • Phil

    Great idea! I can see from the number of comments others think so too.

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  • Steven Yunghans

    “1. You can make a photograph of anything and anyone on any public property, except where a specific law prohibits it. ”

    As I understand it (I am not an attorney) this might have one flaw. If you and I are in a public setting, lets say a municipal park, and I observe you taking photographs of me or my family. I am within my my legal right to tell you to stop and prevent you from using those photos of me for anything. This may apply to individuals with certain legal status such as court protected minors (foster children) or undercover law enforcement. I’ve run into situations like this as a press photographer and I’ve found it’s best to comply with the subject’s wishes.

    You have the “right” to shoot anyone or anything in a public setting unless there are specific laws prohibiting it (shooting just outside of a military facility) or an individual tells you he or she does not want their picture being taken.

    The rules do change slightly for photo-journalists, however the court-protected minor still can not be shot (or at least identified) without first obtaining permission from the court.

  • James

    Hope to win :)

  • Chris

    Very cool, I need to get on these!

  • rick

    this is awesome!

  • Michelle

    These would come in very handy- I’ve been harassed before.

  • Roger

    I will wear this.

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  • Eugene

    This is sooooo AWESOME! Give me one pleeeassssssssssseeeeeeeeeeeee!

    Make me a better photographer by empowering me with the knowledge of the 10 golden rules!

  • Paul Jurado

    I’m starting out and I would love this since I’m not up on all my rights and am already getting stares!

  • Sarah | @MadysonDesigns

    This is a super sweet idea!

  • Patrick

    this is great!

  • Jill

    The lanyard is a great idea!

  • Chris

    Oh, those would be a great addition to my camera case!

  • Chris

    Oh, those would be a great addition to my camera case!

  • Chris

    Oh, those would be a great addition to my camera case!

  • Marshall

    Please? :)

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  • DC Marsh

    These are pretty awesome!

  • Davepow_ms

    I’ve been meaning to purchase cards as well. i thikn this is the ticket. That is is I don’t win

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  • Erin

    what a great idea!

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  • Jacquelyn

    This is a great idea – I’m excited to tell my students about it as well!