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    Quote Originally Posted by Hatchetman View Post
    Speaking of trains, I was recently hassled by a Chicago cop in the subway. No sense in arguing with a Chicago cop unless you enjoy body cavity searches.
    I was once photo'ing the subways there, and a cop started telling me I couldn't take photos. I pulled out a copy of the official CTA photo policy I printed from their website. When he continued to give me grief, I requested he call his supervisor. Supervisor came, asked me if I was using flash--no. Was I using a tripod--no. Were these commercial photos--no. Supervisor told the cop I was playing by the rules and should be left alone. Supervisor gave me his card in case I had any more trouble.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Two23 View Post
    I was once photo'ing the subways there, and a cop started telling me I couldn't take photos. I pulled out a copy of the official CTA photo policy I printed from their website. When he continued to give me grief, I requested he call his supervisor. Supervisor came, asked me if I was using flash--no. Was I using a tripod--no. Were these commercial photos--no. Supervisor told the cop I was playing by the rules and should be left alone. Supervisor gave me his card in case I had any more trouble.


    Kent in SD
    I believe if I was in a Chicago subway, I'd be asking myself why in the name of Pete I'd be there in the first place.

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    I was photographing the Ambassador Bridge, (between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario, and was on the Canadian side), and after a few minutes, here came a rather bored looking guy in a car with the logo of a security company on the door.
    He got out and told me in a friendly way that I couldn't take pictures of the bridge's structure.
    For heaven's sake, I'd been at it for about 5 minutes and was finished anyway, but he didn't mention deleting the pictures I had taken. So after all this, it seems anybody can go ahead and take their photos, and then be told to go away. High security.
    One other time, a private individual started hassling me and I simply told him to call the cops. He spun on his heel and walked away.
    Last edited by hdeyong; 12-01-2013 at 01:49 AM. Click to view previous post history. Reason: correction

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    Many years ago I was once detained by the army for shooting (film!) in woodland close to their base. I had no idea the installation was there, was only seventeen and they eventually let me go. However when I returned home many hours later via various friend's houses, there was a military vehicle waiting at the top of my parent's street, so they clearly took such events seriously.

    Last year one chap I know was questioned for using his mobile phone at a railway station! He didn't have his reading glasses and had to peer at the keyboard and they assumed he was taking a photograph. Strange times we live in.

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    Surfers are very territorial like that in Malibu also.

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    Just the same in the UK at the moment with getting hassled by police and private security. We took a trip to do a night shoot of the local steelworks in south wales, Stood on a public road not causing any obstruction shooting images on a 5x4 during the night. Up comes the security from the site gives us the no photography as its a class one protected site and is illegal to photograph,and starts telling us he will have to delete our shots and giving it the terrorism laws.
    Its become a farce in the UK the rights as a photographer have become so eroded after they bought in all the anti terror laws its making industrial photography impossible

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    Actual CTA policy

    http://www.transitchicago.com/business/photopolicy.aspx

    No flash, no tripod, don't bodder nobodys.

    I shoot without tripod all the time all over Chicago.


    Quote Originally Posted by Two23 View Post
    I was once photo'ing the subways there, and a cop started telling me I couldn't take photos. I pulled out a copy of the official CTA photo policy I printed from their website. When he continued to give me grief, I requested he call his supervisor. Supervisor came, asked me if I was using flash--no. Was I using a tripod--no. Were these commercial photos--no. Supervisor told the cop I was playing by the rules and should be left alone. Supervisor gave me his card in case I had any more trouble.


    Kent in SD

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    In 1977, at a Lou Reed concert at the Queen Elizabeth theatre in Vancouver.

    The stage manager kept rejecting my press pass and venue credentials and kept kicking me out of the stage-side "pit".

    And the road manager kept letting me back into the stage-side "pit".
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    Ansel Adams, from the introduction to The Negative - The New Ansel Adams Photography Series / Book 2

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    This summer I shot a large outdoor fest.

    The 'pros' had the pit for 15 minutes and were shooed, I was just outside the pit, in front, much better angle too.

    Quote Originally Posted by MattKing View Post
    In 1977, at a Lou Reed concert at the Queen Elizabeth theatre in Vancouver.

    The stage manager kept rejecting my press pass and venue credentials and kept kicking me out of the stage-side "pit".

    And the road manager kept letting me back into the stage-side "pit".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hatchetman View Post
    Speaking of trains, I was recently hassled by a Chicago cop in the subway. No sense in arguing with a Chicago cop unless you enjoy body cavity searches.
    Technically, the CTA subway is private property, and CTA policy is not friendly to photography on their property.
    Metra actually issued a memo about photography on their platforms, which they consider to be public, just asking that you not block traffic and even suggesting some good stations for trainspotting. I don't know their policy about photography inside their trains, which are presumably private property.

    Otherwise, I have never been hassled by a Chicago police officer when photographing on a public way (e.g., city sidewalk), but private security guards think they can stop me from photographing their building from public property. They don't notice that I wouldn't photograph their building from 6 feet away (i.e., on their side of the street or river).

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