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    Re: Use of Tripods on NYC street

    Quote Originally Posted by Willie View Post
    Can you take a 4 legged slide projector table and use that? With four legs it is not a tripod. ;-)
    Then take the Novoflex Quadropod. All versions have 4 legs but can be used with 2. One version can also be used with 3.

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    Re: Use of Tripods on NYC street

    I doubt they care how many legs if you're on private property.

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    Re: Use of Tripods on NYC street

    Security guards often behave as if they own not only the ground, but also the air, as in Robert Tilden's story of forbidding taking a picture across a parking lot. They will probably stake claim over water and fire next.

    I have no knowledge of who owns the sidewalk outside Rockefeller Center, but in New York, sidewalk ownership is often marked by bronze plaques set in the sidewalk to delimit the property line for liability and rights-assertion reasons. Sometimes they are L shaped at a corner. If you look around you can see them all over the place. https://untappedcities.com/2020/01/0...by-permission/

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    Re: Use of Tripods on NYC street

    Quote Originally Posted by Pieter View Post
    I doubt they care how many legs if you're on private property.
    Their biggest problem is with the interloper with 2 legs...

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    Re: Use of Tripods on NYC street

    List of regulations regarding taking pictures in NYC by site.
    https://411newyork.org/guide/2008/09...CPI%20Landmark

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    Re: Use of Tripods on NYC street

    ive been busted a few times for using a tripod... its not illegal but you may get a ticket for blocking egress. most times the cops will just shoo you along. argue your rights n then you can tell it to a judge, thats ticket time.

    the general rule is if you can see it from public property, its fair game to be photographed. there are a few exceptions n trust me, they will bring it to your attension.

    parks under conservency care have their own rules. check the park department or the conserveany itself.

    ive also been tossed out of a few public buildings only because they said i looked professional. argue your rights n tell it to a judge when you go appear with your ticket for not obeying the direction of an officer.

    https://www1.nyc.gov/site/mome/permi...-required.page

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    Re: Use of Tripods on NYC street

    I understand that there are places where tripods are an issue. That being said a cell phone on a sidewalk, probably isn't going to bring a guard with a shotgun. A snapshot with a 60 megapixel optically stabilized Sony camera of the air over the Fed parking lot, go home and make a 11 X14 negative with a inkjet

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    Re: Use of Tripods on NYC street

    I only wish they'd prohibit selfie sticks.

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    Re: Use of Tripods on NYC street

    This trick has worked for many of us- look like a surveyor.

    Place reflective tape on each of the tripod legs, wear a reflective safety vest and a hard hat, and make up some sort of a photo ID to hang around your neck.

    No one has ever bothered me since Iíve put that getup together.


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    Re: Use of Tripods on NYC street

    Quote Originally Posted by popdoc View Post
    This trick has worked for many of us- look like a surveyor.

    Place reflective tape on each of the tripod legs, wear a reflective safety vest and a hard hat, and make up some sort of a photo ID to hang around your neck.

    No one has ever bothered me since I’ve put that getup together.


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    Genius!

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