I have been in the media and visual arts business most of my life. I am aware that in most cases, public places can be photographed and the resulting photos used in any way desired, including commercially.
I am currently considering the photographic documentation of historic cathedrals and churches (MOST but not all are actual historic landmarks) and I am wondering what the copyrights are for the resulting images, more specifically the interiors of such locations. I am also interested if the current administration has the right to refuse my entry or use of said photos, given that most are listed as historic landmarks and are more than 100 years old.
I would appreciate any and all feedback and thoughts on the subject. I do indeed intend to ASK for permission, mainly to solicit the churches involvement and blessing, but I am still interested in what my legal RIGHTS are.
Thanks a bunch for your insight.