You may request a new camera position if you are in a trial or hearing. It is the judge’s discretion whether you will be permitted to move the camera, but it is appropriate to make the request. Wait until the next break in court proceedings to make the request. Never attempt to move your position without prior approval or while court is in session. Wait for a recess, get permission, and make the move before the court session resumes.
When filming in the public spaces, there is more flexibility, but if you have been given an assigned spot, do not stray from it without permission to do so. There are public areas of the courthouse where photo or video is never permitted to protect jurors or vulnerable users of the court’s services, and a change in position without permission may compromise those safeguards and lead to a temporary exclusion of your station having any public access coverage.