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.
Most 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 their
An 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.