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strictly no photography
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Getting started

Sign up, log in, upload, that's it really. If you click on the sign up link in the top right hand corner of any page you'll see our terms and conditions. Agree to those and a new page will ask you to create a username and password. You also need to leave an email address (that we promise we won't use to contact you on or give to any one else). Your location and a profile picture are optional. Have some fun with the picture, we suggest anything but an actual picture of yourself (see what other users have done). Press submit and you can log on and upload straight away. Once you've signed in you can also leave comments on all shots and you get access to your own profile page. Good luck.

About us

Strictly no photography is a photo-sharing site for photographs taken where you are not allowed to take them. From the inside of the Kremlin to Kensington palace, from art galleries to war zones. Here you can see everything you've ever wanted to see that you're not supposed to. There are pictures that range from the ordinary to the profound. Whatever the content or the quality though we think that each one stands as a little piece of art in itself, as a little expression of personal liberty.

Our mission

To organize the world's forbidden visual information and make it universally accessible and useful.


Our friendly team are always ready and willing to answer any questions you might have. You can contact us here.

The magic

What you can capture in the shot that's not allowed is unique. It can be in the surreptitious nature of it's blur taken at speed or on the move with a long exposure. It can be in the crooked framing, taken on the skew shot from the hip or over an onlooker's shoulder. Shoot first then aim. Intriguing things seem to happen without the overriding intervention of the logical mind. The best shots are the ones loaded with the kind of flair and spontaneity that might never have been caught if you had thought too hard about it, if you'd had longer, if you were allowed. Oh, and remember to turn off the flash.