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HBRstudios 1:56am, 18 March 2008
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N. Lindstrom Photo 10 years ago
I have always wondered about that kind of stuff, thanks.

Im not sure how much I would argue if a cop wanted my camera though......yikes.
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Randall Cottrell 10 years ago
i'm going to the mall!
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JustinSinks 10 years ago
Yeah, I read something like this a year or so ago. Came in handy while in Florida taking pictures of MY friends surfing. A cop asked me to put my camera away and I told them no. I showed him the photos of the surfers, and two of them came in to see what was up and told the cops I was there with them. Know your rights people!
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manley.josh 10 years ago
i would love to see more of us in the mall taking pics. thus far Jason is the only one i have seen. i say we hold a meeting there in a courtyard area.
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Hambone Lewinski 10 years ago
Shooting in the mall makes me extremely nervous, not because I'm afraid of security... but because I'm afraid of the people! Outdoors I have plenty of run-away space; it is easy for me to shoot a photo and slip around the corner or whatever. In the mall, if you've shot a photo of someone there's no hiding it.

So, yeah, it's kind of fun.

Jason
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mb_wen 10 years ago
Chuck Norris... lol
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manley.josh 10 years ago
Jason: you could always go hide by the AT&T booth. No one would ever look for you there. (oh snap!) :-0
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aReasontoHope 10 years ago
I'm glad I refreshed my memory. I probably would've just screamed at the person and ran away. But now I know to stay calm and collected :D
NorthernMinnesotaPhoto 10 years ago
Having personally pushed the envelope on the mall thing, don't try to photograph any jewelry story up close or through the window. Banks are another one, and yes I was confronted by 10 rent a cops and 2 real cops, banned from the mall for 1 year... not a fun time! Also no photographing Federal agents (Customs, Port Security, FBI, NTSB, ATF) these guys don't fool around, also personal experience! Federal Buildings, Bases, Security Zones, also a no no. We did a wedding a couple years ago where the bride and half the wedding party were federal agents, I have seen the back of so many heads in the wedding photos.
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K. Praslowicz 10 years ago
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Hambone Lewinski 10 years ago
"Having personally pushed the envelope on the mall thing, don't try to photograph any jewelry story up close or through the window. Banks are another one, and yes I was confronted by 10 rent a cops and 2 real cops, banned from the mall for 1 year..."

This doesn't sound legal. I mean, the mall can kick you out all they want and stuff. but the jewelry store doesn't have a reasonable expectation of privacy. Did they detain you? I'm pretty sure the mall rent-a-cops can't do that.

As for photographing federal agents, I suspect that there are times when this is legal and times when it is illegal. Of course, I'm sure every federal agent on earth would like you to believe differently. I know that you CAN photograph TSA agents doing their thing at the airport, this has been tested. In fact, next tie I fly I might set up a tripod just outside the security checkpoint and fire away! I've always wanted to be on the no-fly list.

Jason
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