New guidelines make it clear, photography outside of federal buildings is lawful.
Back in October, we reported on a settlement reached between the American Civil Liberties Union and the Federal protective Service of the Department of Homeland Security regarding a photographers right to shoot outside or around any federal building (You can read the original post HERE).
One of the provisions of the settlement was that the FFS would disseminate a new set of guidelines recognizing a photographers right to shoot, to all federal security personal.
Above are the new guidelines, in their entirety, sent to the ACLU by the Department of Homeland Security. We highly recommend that all photographers, especially those who enjoy street photography, print out a copy of these new guidelines and stick them in your bag. You never know…