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    Senior Member zoossh's Avatar
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    Default Photographic restrictions resource page?

    Wonder if there would be much response, but if contributions comes in well, we will have a wealth of resource as these informations may not be readily available. will help in planning of gear to bring

    for example, and not exhaustive
    1. security check with no photography allowed within premises
    2. security check with no camera allowed entry within premises, with proper/improper/no locker services.
    3. security check with no tripods allowed entry within premises, with proper/improper/no locker services.
    4. security guard harassing you with actual rights to stop photography from outside premise
    5. security guard harassing you with no rights to stop photography from outside premise, but pretend to have such rights
    6. or any airport/custom restrictions
    7. any restrictions pertaining to religious grounds or military locations

    Giving the year/month of experience may also be good as things may change.

    I start the ball rolling.

    Singapore
    Bugis National library building
    - supposed to be out of bounds to photography, yet I have seen sneaked shots of people who brought their cameras in.. (night86mare, 2007 Jul)
    - i think national library only ban photography within the book section. got once i was shooting a friend outside the library. the security officer walk over to tell us to be careful cos she was posing against the railing. then he tell me...can go upstairs garden and shoot. very good view (madmacs, 2007 Jul)
    Parkview Square
    - No photography is allowed (as well as most shopping centres) (Galdor, 2007 Jul)
    Ngee Ann City
    - seen tourists (caucasian) with DSLRs shooting christmas tree (zoossh, 2006 Dec)

    Airport/flight/customs
    Air asia
    - JB-kota kinabalu, tripods need to check in, cannot carry in (zoossh, 2006 Mar)

    Overseas
    Malaysia, KLCC building
    - if you were to take just KLCC building....the building itself without any other subject in the photo, you can be taken to task? (sigg, 2007 Jul)
    Macau
    - Casino, no photography indoor in every casino area proper. Most hotels do allow photography outside of the casino though. Will have to store in cloak room or equivalent, I did so 3 times, no problems, but I only went to the more reputable casinos. (night86mare, 2007 Jul)
    Korea, DMZ, Imjingak
    - yellow line about 5-10 metres sloping up to a low wall overseeing North Korea, photography allowed only behind this line, fair english speaking Military police will ensure you follow the orders. (zoossh, 2006 Jan)
    Japan, Tokyo, Ikebukuro
    - Casino, No photography allowed, staff will politely gesture to you. (zoossh, 2005 Jun)
    India, Taj Mahal
    - No tripods allowed entry. Improper safeguarding services outside Taj Mahal with occasions of theft and rough handling. (zoossh, 2007 Jan)
    India, Varanasi
    - No photography of cremation and burning ghats, surrounding buildings without framing and pointing towards the ghat is however allowed (zoossh, 2007 Jan)
    Last edited by zoossh; 23rd July 2007 at 10:30 PM.

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    Pretty good idea! I like. Though it is better if you explain clearer what sort of restrictions you are looking for, and whether you want restrictions which are clearly enforced, or restrictions which are stated at times, but are not well-enforced?

    For example, the Nat Lib building near Bugis is supposed to be out of bounds to photography, yet I have seen sneaked shots of people who brought their cameras in.. =)

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    No photography is allowed at Parkview Square and most shopping centres too.
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    Default Re: Photographic restrictions resource page?

    have done so, but feel free to add description. long story also welcomed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zoossh View Post
    have done so, but feel free to add description. long story also welcomed.
    Alright; this is pretty self-explanatory, but you can decide whether you want to lump it in; from recent trip to Macau, no photography indoor in every casino area proper. Most hotels do allow photography outside of the casino though. Will have to store in cloak room or equivalent, I did so 3 times, no problems, but I only went to the more reputable casinos.

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    I love point number 5 - hope more people report on this Then we can go there one day and tekan the guards

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    as long as you are in private premises, no phototaking is allowed. Basically do it at your own risk.

    Did you know for example if you were to take just KLCC building....the building itself without any other subject in the photo, you can be taken to task?

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    i think national library only ban photography within the book section. got once i was shooting a friend outside the library. the security officer walk over to tell us to be careful cos she was posing against the railing. then he tell me...can go upstairs garden and shoot. very good view

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    Quote Originally Posted by sigg View Post
    as long as you are in private premises, no phototaking is allowed. Basically do it at your own risk.

    Did you know for example if you were to take just KLCC building....the building itself without any other subject in the photo, you can be taken to task?
    i'm more concerned with some of the tourist attraction sites that by common sense should allow photography and is not widely known to inhibit photography. some people can be caught by surprise and find that they have to leave the place after 2hrs of travel, or that they have to leave their equipment (thousands of dollars) with people who does not guarantee its safety.

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    looks like this thread is doomed to fail, or maybe kopitiam turnover too fast. anyway, i will leave things to nature.

    contributors, please quote and add on accordingly, thanks. readers, pls scroll to last post for latest updates from contributors.



    Singapore
    Bugis National library building
    - supposed to be out of bounds to photography, yet I have seen sneaked shots of people who brought their cameras in.. (night86mare, 2007 Jul)
    - i think national library only ban photography within the book section. got once i was shooting a friend outside the library. the security officer walk over to tell us to be careful cos she was posing against the railing. then he tell me...can go upstairs garden and shoot. very good view (madmacs, 2007 Jul)
    Parkview Square
    - No photography is allowed (as well as most shopping centres) (Galdor, 2007 Jul)
    Ngee Ann City
    - seen tourists (caucasian) with DSLRs shooting christmas tree (zoossh, 2006 Dec)

    Airport/flight/customs
    Air asia
    - JB-kota kinabalu, tripods need to check in, cannot carry in (zoossh, 2006 Mar)

    Overseas
    Malaysia, KLCC building
    - if you were to take just KLCC building....the building itself without any other subject in the photo, you can be taken to task? (sigg, 2007 Jul)
    Macau
    - Casino, no photography indoor in every casino area proper. Most hotels do allow photography outside of the casino though. Will have to store in cloak room or equivalent, I did so 3 times, no problems, but I only went to the more reputable casinos. (night86mare, 2007 Jul)
    Korea, DMZ, Imjingak
    - yellow line about 5-10 metres sloping up to a low wall overseeing North Korea, photography allowed only behind this line, fair english speaking Military police will ensure you follow the orders. (zoossh, 2006 Jan)
    Japan, Tokyo, Ikebukuro
    - Casino, No photography allowed, staff will politely gesture to you. (zoossh, 2005 Jun)
    India, Taj Mahal
    - No tripods allowed entry. Improper safeguarding services outside Taj Mahal with occasions of theft and rough handling. (zoossh, 2007 Jan)
    India, Varanasi
    - No photography of cremation and burning ghats, surrounding buildings without framing and pointing towards the ghat is however allowed (zoossh, 2007 Jan)
    Last edited by zoossh; 23rd July 2007 at 11:26 PM.

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    vince123123
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    Default Re: Photographic restrictions resource page?

    Well I'm not sure about the laws in Malaysia, but I doubt something similar exists for say, the UOB building or any other high rise commercial building in Singapore.

    Quote Originally Posted by sigg View Post
    as long as you are in private premises, no phototaking is allowed. Basically do it at your own risk.

    Did you know for example if you were to take just KLCC building....the building itself without any other subject in the photo, you can be taken to task?

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