just the other day I was told by two security guards at two different places to stop taking pictures of synagogues. I am helping this Jewish friend of mine back in Melbourne to take some pictures of synagogues here, since she probably will never leave Australia due to reasons that I shall not disclose.
I even told them that I was "adopted" by this Jewish lady and tasked to do such a thing for her as an adopted son, but still I was shoo-ed away. I wasn't too pleased, obviously, but figured I'll let it slide since I wasn't in the mood to tear them a new a-hole, and that I think it might have been more effective for me to write a letter into the respective organizations to ask for an explanation as to why this may be the case, even though the buildings I was documenting was on the National Monuments List as listed on some official Singaporean website (STB or National Heritage Board or something along those lines).
well, and even if these commercial outlets have the right to restrict photography, that is ungracious. if there is concern over "gracious singapore", it should be aligned with removal of those signs
Won't be long before it ends up like this:
Can't see your post leh :P
many of us are angry when ask not to photograph. why? i think it has to do with the attitude of the person who told us not to photograph. if a person were to tell you nicely, i think we wont be that mad. lol.
i was stopped a couple of times before. in response i spoke a couple of phrases from a foreign language.
he then used his walkie-talkie, and said to his colleague, "eh tourist la, tourist!"
A long as you're outside their property, they have no legal right to stop you, neither do the police. They want to call police report me? Fine, call lor. I wait for police to come with them.
As long as its not a protected place.
i read a news report regarding a young lady complaining of a man taking her picture inside
a MRT train. she called in the police. the police came and screen thru the man's HP images.
the police let him go after they found nothing offensive. i remember reading the article with
remarks by the police saying that it is not a crime for taking pictures in public.
as long as i'm standing in a public place, they hv no right to stop me to take what i want.