Central Park Photography rules

Started Feb 19, 2014 | Discussions thread
Michael L NYC 99
Michael L NYC 99 Veteran Member • Posts: 5,118
Re: Central Park Photography rules

I've never had trouble using a tripod in Central Park and I never got a permit. You do have to be sensible and not block pathways or otherwise impede pedestrians, runners, carriages, etc. I imagine permits (and associated fees) may get you special access or keep others away from your location. Of course, I'm sure professional filmmakers get permits for all the gear and crew that is required.

I feel relatively safe at night, although the park is not heavily populated in most locations at night, unless there is a special event happening. The park is used much more in warm weather, so more people will be in the park at night in the summer compared with the winter. I try to stay in well lit areas and turn off my headphones so I can hear people approaching from behind. There are some heavily treed areas which I would suggest staying away from at night.



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