White House Lifts Ban on Cameras During Public Tours

Visitors of the US President’s residence are now allowed to shoot photos.

On July 1st, the White House lifted the ban on photography in the residence. Visitors are now permitted to shoot photos and videos during public tours, writes Fstoppers. After the administration published an official announcement, the First Lady posted an Instagram video featuring her tearing off a “no photos” sign. The White House also suggested that their guests share images on the social network with the hashtag #WhiteHouseTour.

There are still limitations for shooting. For example, visitors cannot use equipment longer than 7,62 cm (3 iches). The same rule implies to cameras with detachable lenses, tripods, selfie sticks and action-cameras. Flash photography and livestreaming are not permitted either.

Shooting at the White House was banned 40 years ago. The White House explained at the time that flashes could damage the art in the building, writes Reuters.

In the trash can where it belongs. Photographs now allowed on White House tours for the first time. #whitehousetour

Фото опубликовано Pete Souza (@petesouza)

For the first time in more than 50 years, cameras are now permitted on the public White House tours. #whitehousetour

Фото опубликовано Pete Souza (@petesouza)

Selfies galore on the public White House tour this morning. #whitehousetour

Фото опубликовано Pete Souza (@petesouza)

Playing with his stuffed "Bo" doggy #WhiteHouseTour

Фото опубликовано DJ Princess Of The Trill (@princessofthetrill)

kisses & peace signs with my homie GW #WhiteHouseTour #BasicallyFamous @WhiteHouse

Фото опубликовано chloe (@chloesbeyonce)

#whitehousetour #firsttourfirstdayforcamerasinsidewhitehouse #Auangers

Фото опубликовано @carrielyn76

#sarahjessicaparker #thefirstlady #selfie #whitehousetour

Фото опубликовано @dympils

Watching president @BarackObama fly out in Marine One during today's #WhiteHouseTour, felt like I was in a movie. #🚁

Фото опубликовано Cubby Graham (@cubbygraham)

Admiring Abe Lincoln's portrait @whitehouse #WhiteHouseTour

Фото опубликовано Bun B (@trillog)

(Фото на обложке: @zachspassport.)

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