A former member
Post #: 259
I was talking to another photographer recently about nighttime photography. The photographer mentioned that many elevated parking garages now prohibit the taking of photographs from the top deck, in accordance with new (?) Homeland Security rules. Penalties are stiff, you lose your equipment and vehicle.

Anybody heard of this? Anybody ever seen this posted on a parking garage entrance?
G Dan M.
user 7583826
San Jose, CA
Post #: 6
I can't add any solid information to this, but so-called "homeland security rules" are often, uh, made up by security guards for bunches of reasons we can only speculate about.

It would be a nonsensical rule in any case since anyone parking on the top floor could grab a cell phone shot or a video shot or whatever without anyone even knowing. The odds that a person carting a tripod and gear to the roof of a parking garage and setting up in a conspicuous manner would likely be engaging in terrorism is simply stupid.

It can be a good idea to bring a business card and a small portfolio of your night photography to share with security folks when they show up. Sometimes that can be enough to convince them that you are harmless.

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