I've been too busy to keep up with all of the posts on the cafe, so forgive me if this has already been mentioned... Also, this is not meant to revive the thread on the rights of papparazzi(sp?) or getting your face smashed in while photographing someone... Enough legal disclaimers, on to the legal advice. NPR ran a story about people (professional and amateur) getting hassled for taking pictures at, and of, airports, bridges, power plants, and other public spaces as well as taking pictures of private property from public property. This guy has written an article and a flyer outlining your legal rights to take pictures and what to do if a security guard wanders up and tries to take your camera, film, or memory card: http://www.krages.com/phoright.htm Interesting reading and something to both think about and know if the situation comes up.