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Apr 14, 2013 21:10 |  #1

These were shot this last week and got the attention of two armed Luxor security guards. These two guards seemed to have an issue with the presence of my tripod.

One of the security guards asked me to delete all of my photos to which I politely refused. I asked why he was demanding me delete my photos, to which he replied that I would not understand their security policies, and I could be arrested for resisting their orders.

He then threatened to call the police, which I agreed may be the best approach since I was not going to be deleting any of my photos. After a few tense moments and me asking repeatedly whether I was free to go, they relented and told me to not continue to shoot with the "camera stand."

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Apr 14, 2013 23:28 |  #2

You give a man a patch of turf to defend and he turns in to a hero.

Nice pictures though, glad you didn't bother listening to them.


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Apr 15, 2013 10:49 |  #3

SgtBourne wrote in post #15828661 (external link)
You give a man a patch of turf to defend and he turns in to a hero.

Nice pictures though, glad you didn't bother listening to them.

Thank you!


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Apr 15, 2013 10:51 |  #4

Very nice!


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Apr 15, 2013 11:18 |  #5

I think the tricky thing is if you were on their private property vs. on public road/sidewalk.
Good for you for not deleting and nice shots!


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Apr 15, 2013 11:22 |  #6

ToferPhotography wrote in post #15830014 (external link)
I think the tricky thing is if you were on their private property vs. on public road/sidewalk.
Good for you for not deleting and nice shots!

I agree, I was concerned that since I was on private property that I would ultimately not have the encounter go my way, but I figured if acted confidently in me being in the right that they would back down, and thank you!


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Apr 15, 2013 12:33 |  #7

battleborn_nevada wrote in post #15830031 (external link)
I agree, I was concerned that since I was on private property that I would ultimately not have the encounter go my way, but I figured if acted confidently in me being in the right that they would back down, and thank you!

Yeah, well done.

As you were on private property, they had every right to ask you to stop shooting and move on, or just to stop using the tripod (quite a common request, as they can be a trip hazard). However, they cannot demand you delete the images you have already taken.




  
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Apr 15, 2013 12:37 |  #8

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Yeah, well done.

As you were on private property, they had every right to ask you to stop shooting and move on, or just to stop using the tripod (quite a common request, as they can be a trip hazard). However, they cannot demand you delete the images you have already taken.

Actually, it has been demonstrated that in fact, they can demand he delete the images.

However, they can't compell him to do so.


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Apr 15, 2013 12:41 |  #9

Great pictures, glad you stood on your feet and kept them.


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Apr 15, 2013 12:45 |  #10

CMfromIL wrote in post #15830324 (external link)
Actually, it has been demonstrated that in fact, they can demand he delete the images.

However, they can't compell him to do so.

OK, if you are being pedantic. They can of course demand whatever they like. They can demand he drops his trousers, stands on one leg and sings yankee doodle dandy if they feel like it.

What was clearly meant was that they have no right to make him delete them




  
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Apr 15, 2013 23:28 |  #11

Awesome pictures, good job not listening. I've seen photogs outside of the hotels in Vegas before with tripods. I'm not sure if they had permission or any other special rights. I don't see what the problem would have been unless you were walking into areas that are usually off limits.

I looked at the rest of your photos on Flikr, those are some really awesome shots! I also noticed the one of a slot machine. How did they feel about another camera in the casino, or did you just shoot first and ask questions later?


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Apr 15, 2013 23:57 |  #12

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Awesome pictures, good job not listening. I've seen photogs outside of the hotels in Vegas before with tripods. I'm not sure if they had permission or any other special rights. I don't see what the problem would have been unless you were walking into areas that are usually off limits.

I looked at the rest of your photos on Flikr, those are some really awesome shots! I also noticed the one of a slot machine. How did they feel about another camera in the casino, or did you just shoot first and ask questions later?

Thank you for the compliment!

The funny thing is that security at The Mirage offered to let me shoot in areas that were off limits with the tripod...the only one that seems to have issue with me and my tripod was the Luxor. The slot machine shot was at the 4 Queens on Fremont Street, no one gave me a second look the whole time I was in there with my gripped 6D.


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Power to ya!& good stuff

Ive been followed by a local police car at night before, think he/she realized sooner than later ,"im just shooting pictures not people."


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Apr 16, 2013 00:27 |  #14

Beautiful shots! Great job standing your ground.




  
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Apr 16, 2013 01:13 |  #15

I really like these. Nice work.



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