I got accused of being a photo magazine editor
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17-01-11, 06:57 PM
Join Date: Oct 2009
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Went recently to the 02 to see the Young Voices event only to find that before we had even got into the arena there were banners highlighing that no cameras other than pro photograhers could be allowed in with a camera. I didn't take mine on this occasion but what a joke, all the little compact cameras were flashing the whole night long and there is even a clip on utube of the event. What is it about these event organisers that don't want you to get a half decent shot of something? We are bombarded by advertising 24/7 about buying top quality gear but nobody really wants to feel threatened by it.
The photographers at the foot of the stage before the concert begins have been given permission to photograph and maybe even paid for the privilage. They don't want big cameras in incase you sell the images on to a mag and they ( the artist) haven't endorsed it. I always sneak my camera in. My husband has the lens in his bag and I have the camera body over my shoulder with a jacket or cardigan covering it. They only search a bag and male attendents can't frisk a woman anyway. If they stop me ( they never do) I would just play on the fact its body only and I cant possibly photograph without a lens - my husband goes to a different entrance or whatever. I've had some pretty great shots but never sold any on so their reasoning is a bit flawed really, I just wanted shots of an event I went to, just to look back on.
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