Carrying out professional photography in public places in many major city centres/places of interest very often requires a licence and fees to be paid if a crew/props/models/interuption to free movement by others etc are involved. Walking around with a camera round your neck (as a rule) does not. It would be completely un-enforcable as hundreds of thousands of tourists do it all the time. For the same reason, I can't see how anyone could claim copyright on a location. (JimBob has got it right, I think)
Tom Caldwell: Hate to niggle but Geoff knew it was Sydney Harbour Bridge in his article but did it need to be 'translated" for the headline? Harbors are fine in the USA and everyone can use the proper local spelling without any angst, but Australia still (mostly) uses English-English Spelling.
Hi Tom. Yes, fully agree. I wrote the article in UK English but it was 'translated' for publication!