As a general rule, you should ask people’s permission before taking
photos of them—though
few will refuse, it is the polite, non-dehumanizing thing to do.
of the time, everyone in sight (especially of the younger set)
will all try to dive into the picture with award-winning smiles,
and thus your biggest photography problem will probably be your
inability to capture Gambians going about their business without
dropping everything to pose. However, there are some people who
don’t like their image to be captured, and you should respect
important note is that it is 'illegal' to photograph police
officers, guards, and government
buildings without officially sanctioned permission. Beware of
what you are capturing before you press the shutter release or
the record button. This might be seen as possibly compromising
the security of the Gambia.
Definitely do not take pictures of embassies,
government buildings or military
people or bases without proper official guided permission.