What da ya mean, “No Photos Allowed”
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Journalists often have to take their cues from the paparazzi when trying to get those award-winning shots. While we’ve traditionally be stuck with big cameras and even bigger lenses that seem to put everyone on alert, a simple smart phone can be getting the images without anyone the smarter for it. Because of situations where celebs and famous people were caught unaware in private health clubs and other such places, there are rules in place for “no pictures” and and in many cases lawsuits are filed to stop publication of embarrassing or compromising pictures. One of the most recent cases involved Prince William and Kate visiting an estate. Kate was caught topless as a photographer with a high-powered lens got the goods.

The most predictable situations for no photo policies are moves, theater productions and concerts, or any private restaurant, hotel or club where celebrities and famous or wealthy people value their privacy. When fans post their videos to Youtube or other such public spots, they’re risking litigation, if they were specifically told there was no filming of any kind. While you can sneak your photos and enjoy them for personal use, be cautious about pushing that button. In recent years the show TMZ has resorted primarily to airport interviews with celebs. It seems it is one of the few spots you can gain access to famous people and are allowed to do so because of the public status of the venue.