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Submission + - SPAM: Digital photographers face ejection over lenses 1

destinyland writes: "Zooomr CEO Thomas Hawk was ejected from a San Francisco art museum because the security guard apparently thought his expensive camera could be used to spy on female employees. Another photographer notes that "many people consider a professional-looking camera a threat," and the state of California has even passed a law against telephoto lenses being used to intrude on celebrities' private lives. Hawk is routinely confronting security guards who argue that photographing their buildings represents a "security threat." Ironically, four weeks ago while attending Microsoft's Pro Photo Summit, he was told he couldn't even photograph the lobby of a Hyatt Hotel."
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Digital photographers face ejection over lenses

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  • I'm a member of a local photography club. Recently we went to take photos at an amusement park. When the group of us (all carrying expensive, large cameras) suddenly showed up, a security guard advised us: "Don't take pictures of the children. We've had complaints. Etc." Pedophilia hysteria I guess. Of course, the funny thing is that we were there primarily to take photos of the rides lit up at night.

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