Mobile flash photography banned from UK nightclub

mobile phones in a nightclub
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Mint Warehouse in Leeds, UK has become the latest nightclub to ban flash photography on the dancefloor. Last week the popular underground music venue shared a post on Instagram outlining the new rules and while some people aren’t on board, there has been a lot of support for the move.

There really is nothing worse than being in the zone on the dance floor, immersed in the light and sound then seeing someone flash fire (or worse, seeing someone filming with the flash on). It’s a complete vibe killer and no one ever captures amazing photos or videos from a night out with flash on anyway. It’s unflattering at the best of times and even more so when you’re sweaty and several drinks in. 

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.