There have been quite a few incidents recently regarding the rights of photographers and the tenth anniversary of the devastating attack on America hasn’t done much to help that. Photographers are being told that they can’t photograph federal buildings, police officers or even public spaces.
The ACLU has published a guide to help photographers familiarize themselves with their own rights and limitations when it comes to photography. When it comes to public places, essentially anything in plain view is fair game. On private property, the owner gets to make the rules.
Photography in and around airports is tricky. The TSA says that you have the right to photograph the security checks as long as you’re not interrupting the process but individual airports have their own individual rules. The ACLU contends that photography restrictions on airports – specifically in public areas of public airports – are unconstitutional.