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1 PhillyPretzel  Sun, Jan 19, 2014 10:29:02am

Reposted from another thread: To my knowledge Philly does not require a permit to take outdoor pictures. For example if I want to take a picture of the cherry blossoms on Kelly Drive all I do is get to Kelly Drive (aka East River Drive) and take said pictures. I do know movie shoots do require permits and there is an office in the city that helps them.

2 Political Atheist  Sun, Jan 19, 2014 10:38:13am

re: #1 PhillyPretzel

At Pershing square the policy is stills only or get a permit. What happens when you show up with a modern DSLR that does both? It makes for an interesting conversations, especially with no crew, no gear save for the handheld camera. The told me no tripod. So I bring my “Magic arm” a kind of camera clamp that lets you compose a long exposure yet not have any gear touching the ground. That seemed to make them quite annoyed.

3 sagehen  Sun, Jan 19, 2014 12:15:42pm

I see fashion photogs in Riverside Park all the time; I have no idea if they needed permits.

But the ones who have a folding table full of gear and a rack of clothes and makeshift curtained changing rooms… really take up a lot of space. I wish they’d make more of an effort to keep the stuff out of the way of runners, dog walkers, etc.

4 Political Atheist  Sun, Jan 19, 2014 12:23:05pm

re: #3 sagehen

That’s where a permit and some rules would be reasonable.

5 steve_davis  Sun, Jan 19, 2014 1:17:22pm

yeah, i ran into this at my local botanical garden. I did a site search for the university’s legal department, emailed one of their lawyers explaining why this wasn’t going to work, and had another lawyer on the staff get back to me a couple of days later saying not to worry about it because there was no enforcement mechanism in place, and they were advising that signs to the contrary be taken down.

6 Mattand  Sun, Jan 19, 2014 2:48:36pm

re: #1 PhillyPretzel

Reposted from another thread: To my knowledge Philly does not require a permit to take outdoor pictures. For example if I want to take a picture of the cherry blossoms on Kelly Drive all I do is get to Kelly Drive (aka East River Drive) and take said pictures. I do know movie shoots do require permits and there is an office in the city that helps them.

There was a dust up a few years back where the cops were harassing musicians playing in Rittenhouse Square. I forget whether it was some ordinance that was being enforced, or the cops were just looking to pound some hippy skulls.

I think it got resolved in favor of the musicians, but I can only imagine the grief and threats they were getting from the cops while this was going on.

7 missliberties  Sun, Jan 19, 2014 5:33:33pm

If its public property, sidewalks, roads, there is no legal issue with taking pictures. It’s the law.

Sounds like Kansas is desparate for create ways to raise $$$.


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