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Dennis Flanagan
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/31/2005
 

Interesting story about NYC requiring permits


http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070801/ap_on_re_us/camera_regulations_1;_ylt=Aq9.SlN0DUOMpXkaBtMZRagE1vAI


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8/1/2007 5:27:32 AM

 
John P. Sandstedt
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  Every Camera Club that belongs to the NJ Federation of Camera Clubs [26 in all] has been asked to wrote to

Ms. Katherine Oliver
Commissioner
Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting
1697 Broadway - 6th Floor
New York, NY 10019

to request that these rules NOT be imposed, at least on amateur photographers and camera clubs.

Several folks, of the more than 1100 members of these clubs, are wrioting as private individuals.

No longer can one take pictures of the many bridges across the Hudson and East Rivers - this due to security measures after 9/11. This proposed law would be very detrimental to NYC's tourism and, of course to amateur and professional photographers

To require $1,000,000 of insurance coverage just to shoot in NYC [at a specific location for more than 10-15 minutes or with a tripod] - that's just too much. No more than three people on a shoot and a host of other restrictions.

And, then there's the plan to raise the tolls to drive into the city for a shoot. Public transportation doesn't usually work with the paraphernalia a photographer needs to have.


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8/1/2007 10:52:41 AM

 
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