That I have to agree with... Just like that recent wedding I went to... Even the groom's father wasn't allowed to take photos with his little phone camera!Originally Posted by reachme2003
Sigh, I think if all professional photographers are the type who will barge into people's views and shows without being considerate about the other human beings there, I have to say nobody would like us photographers anymore and would 'hum-tum' us when they see someone with a camera.
By espnYepz... as I've done it, I'll do it again, if you find my elbow in your camera's expensive 17-35/16-35/17-40 front element, too bad for you... I won't give a hoot, you should know your place and your status, there's no arguments on the official photographer needs to be polite and stand back for others to shoot or not, if you've never been one, you'd probably say this, once you've shot as an official, you'll know what is "getting in other people's way".
espn, isn't what you said about having a no care attitude to other people a little harsh on other amateurs like us? It sort of makes photography less fun if it has to be done like that. IMHO I think that professionals are professionals, they have to get that shot, but in all cases pro or non-pro photographers are still human beings, so it means that pro photographers should not act 'BIG' and be pushy as this won't earn you a good reputation in and out of events. If you did that here in Thailand ie. getting in people's way etc. etc. without respecting other people's interests, I can definitely say that 99% of the time people will curse and swear at you till the day you die and some people would go to the extent of taking your life away. Thank god that most S'poreans are more forgiving than that. In case you want to have an example, I was one of the victims to one of these things, though not shooting I didn't know I was blocking some people in a fashion show and was cursed at badly in Thai because they thought that I was inconsiderate.
I apologize espn, if I sound as if I'm pointing at you, but its just my honest point of view from what you said in this thread and the replies you gave me on my thread of the wedding thing I got upset about. This is not a 'I-hate-you' reply so please don't flame me etc etc. I know you are a nice guy but really its a little harsh to say those type of things. Don't scare us!