Why do I get accosted for taking photos of a war memorial?
I received the quest "Classic Inspiration" from Michael Angelo and was told to take photos of various landmarks around the Mojave Wasteland. Being the talented courier that I am, I've taken photos of all kinds of landmarks - but for some reason when I try and take a photo of the Boulder City War Memorial I get accosted by Private Kowalski claiming I'm "defacing" it.
He says I'm defacing the memorial, but all I'm doing is taking a picture of it. Why is he so mad about my photography?
Looks like this is a https://fallout.fandom.com/wiki/Defacing_the_Humble_Stone . Apparently the camera you use is considered a ranged weapon in game that fires invisible projectiles. These do not affect NPCs, however within the scope of the mission, you are firing a bullet at the war memorial, which (of course) angers him.