Photography in Airports?

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  1. leopardforest

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    What do you think of taking pictures in airports? Because I am currently sitting here in an airport (flight is delayed) and I would like to take some photographs but I am hesitant. Do you think that this is one of the areas photographs shouldn't be taken because of past events? Just curious to hear you opinions.
     
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    If you have a DSLR, chances are, you will be hassled. If you have a P&S, not many will think twice of it....

    Because its the ones with the $5000 camera that are going to be the terrorist....:er:
     
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    Yes that is what I was thinking. So I guess that is the case: if you have a p&s your are tourist or just some myspacer, but if you have a real camera you are a spy.

    Damn...we humans are too judgmental some times.
     
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    Yup, and you know in reality, it's going to be the opposite.

    Kinda makes me want to get THIS lens, and run arround all incognito humming the mission impossible song... :lol:
     
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    Just paint it camouflage and no one would notice. Except security would freak.
     
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    When they confronted me, I would freeze, stop humming the song, and whisper "if I'm totally still, they can't see me"

    Haha I'm seeing a SNL skit here....
     
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    yes i agree
     
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    I've taken pictures in airports with my dSLR on several occasions, and no one has said anything. I knew it might attract attention and figured I'd either talk my way out of it, or just delete the pics if they got uppity.
     
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    Just don't be surprised if someone says something. When I was in school in Boston, cops and workers always gave looks if you pulled out a camera around the subway stations, and the teachers always warned us not try.
     
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    I've done it in the airport, done it on the plane on the ground, and on the plane in the air. Never been bothered.
     
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    Hahahaha... you gave me a good laugh this morning... thanks :lol::lol::lol:
     
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    Garbz No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    The airport is the one place i've never been bugged by security with my SLR
     

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