Times Square, NY

Discussion in 'Geographic Location' started by JamesDean, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. JamesDean

    JamesDean Member

    Nov 14, 2010
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    Hi everyone,

    I've finally made it out to Times Square with work and used virtually all of my luggage allowance to bring the Deardorff 10x8 and a good tripod. I'd love to try and get some night shots of the square in my free time.

    Last time I was here the square was full of people using tripods but now there are none. The NY filming website suggests that I don't need a permit for stills with a tripod that doesn't claim exclusive use of the space. Anyone had any experience here? I've never used a camera in the US and I'm keen not to get deported or shot...
  2. jordanstarr

    jordanstarr Member

    Apr 30, 2007
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    I used a tripod in times square for my Pentax 6x7, but not an 8x10. I have seen many others use a tripod. You might get hassled, but unless you do something crazy, I can't see you being deported. Just be careful riding your bike in Central Park. I got a "failure to comply" ticket that required me to attend court (which I did not attend). It almost resulted in me having a criminal record for biking on a path that wasn't supposed to be biked on for that one weekend (they had a pylon with a no biking sign on it that didn't exist the next day -a nice little trap).

    You can jay-walk all you want, run red lights on your bike and if you're drinking in public, it's only $25. So, don't be surprised if you hassled. I doubt you will get deported though. But stranger things have happened in NYC. Just be as quick as you can.