If you are a photo lover who uses a tripod to take photos and videos and living in Mumbai, then you probably come across with a doubt ‘Why tripod is not allowed in Mumbai?
The reason why tripod is restricted in Mumbai is, for commercial purposes and the privacy of the people. After attacks and illegal activities in the nation, police think that you are shooting videos to plan the attacks or you will sell the videos to the wrong people.
That’s the reason why most of the public and Government believe that capturing someone’s pictures and videos are illegal and they may harm strongly.
In a few public places and government authoritative places, you cannot use a tripod to take pictures and videos. Moreover, it is illegal if you take pictures and videos even near apartments. You have to prove that you are not misusing the photos and videos.
Why tripod is not allowed in mumbai (India)?
After serval attacks in Mumbai, India and other places all over India, the Government decided to stop every illegal activity. They ordered police to suspect anyone who has a camera and tripod.
If a person records videos and pictures through the camera, then he may use it to sell to the people which will be dangerous if the person is a criminal.
To protect people safe and secure, Government decided to stop using Cameras and tripos in public areas. Not in every place, but in some places the action is strictly prohibited.
Even for short films or documentary, you cannot use tripods and cameras without proper permission.
Not only tripod and cameras but also using drones is also an illegal activity without any adequate permission. You can use a tripod in some places, but you cannot use that in all the city.
If you caught using tripod and cameras in public sectors and government-related authority buildings, then the police may question you without any delay.
It is common that, in this modern era people like to live in the privacy and if you’re supposed to break their privacy they can charge you for the reason. So it is better to take permission before using any tripod in public areas.
So how to cross the limitation.
How can you use a tripod in public areas?
Well, that is very simple. Not only in Mumbai, everywhere in the world, using tripods and cameras are prohibited for the sake of people security.
Still, if you want to use in a tripod and shoot your documentary or videos, then you have to take proper permission for shooting from authorities.
If you have the permission letter, then no one is going to catch you for this. But try to avoid shooting and capturing videos in public sector or any private buildings.
There are so many government allowed places where you can use the camera and tripod together.
My personal recommendation is to use a string pod. The string pod will work as the extension to balance weights.
Just remove the holder from your tripod to separate the tripod head from the body and then you can attach this string pod at the end of the tripod head.
Attach your camera as usual to the tripod head and at the bottom side of string pod, tie any weight that can balance camera and tripod head.
Well, while you are taking videos then you can handle this by leaving the weight on the bottom side of string pod.
This is the string pod. According to your tripod head bolt size you can take this string pod which can fit in.
Make sure that you added a balanced weight at the end of string pod.
Before taking any action and looking for the alternatives, take the proper permission by providing your details and your “purpose to shoot the video“. Most of the gentle people will allow you to continue your work.