Have you ever gotten arrested, a ticket, in trouble from taking photos?

3 months 4 weeks ago #645525 by Moe
Lmao just drone related finger pointing


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3 months 4 weeks ago - 3 months 4 weeks ago #645527 by icepics
Haven't had a problem.

You'd need to find out who owns the property or parcel of land at that address on city/county websites where property tax info. etc. is given. It could be commercial ownership. I don't know if they would give permission for taking photos since there's a No Trespassing sign posted and they don't seem to want people on that property in that abandoned looking building.

If it's a concert or performance, it may be held in a public park but you'd need to check with whoever is putting on/sponsoring the performance. If there isn't info. posted on the websites for the park district or concert/play you might need to contact whoever is doing PR or media relations to find out their policies on photography. It can help when that info. is available online but it may not be, so it's probably best if an employee doesn't seem to know the policy or you think they may be mistaken then avoid being confrontational and ask who you can talk to. In my experience in sports often phones are allowed but types of cameras and lenses may be restricted.

It depends on how you intend to use your photos if you'd need property releases signed for the abandoned looking building, or need releases signed by the actors/performers. It's about more than taking the pictures, it's also about usage.

Sharon
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3 months 4 weeks ago #645535 by garyrhook

icepics wrote: If it's a concert or performance, it may be held in a public park but you'd need to check with whoever is putting on/sponsoring the performance. If there isn't info. posted on the websites for the park district or concert/play you might need to contact whoever is doing PR or media relations to find out their policies on photography. It can help when that info. is available online but it may not be, so it's probably best if an employee doesn't seem to know the policy or you think they may be mistaken then avoid being confrontational and ask who you can talk to. In my experience in sports often phones are allowed but types of cameras and lenses may be restricted.


This is not entirely correct. In a public location in the USA there is no restriction on photography period despite what you claim, despite release, despite intent. There is no reason for anyone to not be able to create a photograph of an event in (almost) any public location in the USA. One would not need to check with anyone to be within one's legal rights. I'm unaware of anything that belies that fact, and I find your suggestion is errant.

Regarding purpose, as if that's relevant to the act of capturing an image: those images could be shared with friends or posted on social media, and there's nothing needed for that to happen. No license, no permission.

No one mentioned sports. I brought up a public performance in a public place for an anecdote.


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3 months 3 weeks ago #645556 by MYoung
Nothing serious.  I've been told by a comedy club I wasn't supposed to have my camera with me, they look my battery till after show.  I've been told that I couldn't take photos of a building.  This happened when I first got started and it was a federal building or something like that.   


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3 months 3 weeks ago #645636 by Sanford
Nothing worth mentioning here


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3 months 3 weeks ago #645697 by icepics
Even if a venue or park is public there are rules & regs; attendees may not be allowed to bring in bottles/cans, umbrellas, etc., or tripods or cameras/telephoto lenses to events that are attended by the general public.

A sports/entertainment venue could be owned privately or be city/county property, funded publicly through taxes. There are still regulations, you can't come in and do whatever you want. There may be restricted areas or restrictions on cameras/lenses at city/county owned ball parks, amphitheaters, etc. You'd need to find out policies of the venue and of the sponsoring organization.

Sharon
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3 months 3 weeks ago #645706 by Ozzie_Traveller
G'day all

I've had occasional comments and knock-backs, along with police interference at public events, sometimes at the behest of a member of the public who, having seen camera on tripod has claimed 'goodness knows what' but has drawn the police into the equation

I now wear my 'camouflage' jacket to many events - sporting, surf beach, public parks ...
ps- my students also wear one when on excursions so as to avoid issues like the ones we're talking about here
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3 months 3 weeks ago #645710 by GaryA

Ozzie_Traveller wrote: G'day all

I've had occasional comments and knock-backs, along with police interference at public events, sometimes at the behest of a member of the public who, having seen camera on tripod has claimed 'goodness knows what' but has drawn the police into the equation

I now wear my 'camouflage' jacket to many events - sporting, surf beach, public parks ...
ps- my students also wear one when on excursions so as to avoid issues like the ones we're talking about here

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Phil from the great land Downunder
www.flickr.com/photos/ozzie_traveller/sets/

Perfect.  That is simply grand! lol :rofl:

There are photographs everywhere. It is the call of photographers to see and capture those images.
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3 months 3 weeks ago #645826 by Garbo
Just asked to leave property I was on

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3 months 3 weeks ago - 3 months 3 weeks ago #645925 by John-Pepp
I once was detained by U.S. / Canadian Customs (I can't remember which one) as I made a mistake of say I was going over to Windsor to take pictures of the Detroit Riverfront. They gave me a long speech saying I needed the proper paperwork in order to take "pictures" on the Canadian side. They let me on through though warning, but the next time I would need the proper paperwork. The next time I crossed into Canada I just said I was going over to gamble at the Casino and to do some sightseeing. They just wave me on by without a hassle. :lol:

Then another time coming back to the U.S. via the Windsor Tunnel I had my camera on the passenger's seat (I should had known better) and the Custom Agent said "You're not taking pictures of the tunnel are you?" At first I thought he was joking, but as I was about to say "What?". He said again "You're not taking pictures of the tunnel are you?". He said it a nice firm way that the only correct answer was "no" by the tone of his voice. Then the custom agent explained that ever since 9/11 the people weren't allowed to take pictures of the tunnel or bridges that connected the U.S. and Canada borders. I didn't want to debate if it was legal or not, so I just said that I understood. Anyways, if anyone has traveled through the Windsor Tunnel by themselves that the tunnel is creepy enough going through, yet alone trying to take a picture of it. :)


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3 months 3 weeks ago #646011 by Craig Stone
LOL I've gotten kicked off train tracks a couple times.  I didn't learn. :whistle:


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3 months 3 weeks ago #646126 by TCooper
There was that time in 1977.  LOL

Oh wait.  That isn't included for this discussion!  

I've been asked to not photograph buildings, train tracks, and street scenes, but never been arrested.  


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3 months 2 days ago #648639 by Rawley Photos
4  years ago or sometime about then, I was walking across a bridge with a tripod to set up to get photograph of the river below.  A police officer drove by 2x while I was walking to the center of the Bridge.  Once set up, he came back and gave me hard time for having a tripod on the bridge.  Here's the kicker, I was on the side walk on the bridge.  There was no other people and the guard rail separated me and the road!  I came close to getting arrested there because I argued with him about being there.  That's the closest I've gotten to getting in trouble.  


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3 months 1 day ago #648730 by garyrhook

John-Pepp wrote: Then the custom agent explained that ever since 9/11 the people weren't allowed to take pictures of the tunnel or bridges that connected the U.S. and Canada borders.


I'm willing to bet a great deal of money that he was misinformed about the law in the USA. 


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3 months 1 day ago #648760 by icepics
Of course you can't stand or walk on railroad tracks - you're on railroad property and aren't the safety reasons obvious? And you can't set up a tripod on an overpass/bridge because if someone does want to walk on the sidewalk and you're blocking it, there's usually nowhere for someone to get around without being forced to walk into the street.

Find out before you go somewhere what the policies are for that location. All I had to to was google it to find the website about getting pre-approved to cross into Canada, etc., just look up the place first. 

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