Professional photographers are increasingly beingÂ harassedÂ for, you guessed it – taking pictures. It amazes me that in most of these situations, if you pulled out a point and shoot camera or a cellphone camera and took a picture, no one would give you a second look. However, pull out a DSLR or gasp, a tripod and you will be tackled in a matter of minutes. Now don’t get me wrong, I totally get that there are certain locations that are off limits for photography such as government installations, etc. I also get that tripods do pose a safety (tripping)Â hazard. However, there seems to be an increase in the amount ofÂ harassmentÂ that goes on especially if you appear to have professional gear.
Here’s a humorous look at the situation where an Amtrak photographer gets NAILED!