I have a few issues to bring to light regarding photography ethics.
At a recent wedding ceremony of my close friend, there's this group of photographers from a CC photography club. They claim they had permission to take photos. The following r the things they had done to disrupt the ceremony:
1) Lying on the floor to take photos, blocking the guests path;
2) Standing on chairs meant for old folks to sit down in order to take photos;
3) Rushing forward and blocking the guests view of important sections of the ceremony(even after being told not to cause disruption to the guests);
4) sitting in a disrespectful manner on the floor( its an indian wedding at a temple);
5) printing out photos and distributing to ppl( no permission was given, some r also not our guests);
6) shoving our appointed photographer in order to take photos( he tried to contact them to share photos they have taken but was turned down);
7) touching and rearranging the items used in the ceremony;
8) blocking the bride and groom when they need to walk around the temple.
The list above is no complete. I would like photographers to know, its definitely within ur right to take photos, but do it in a respectful manner. To take a good photo doesn't mean u can give scant regard to the ppl around u. Items used in an indian wedding ceremony r not meant to be taken and rearranged on the floor for photography.
I have spoken to the chairman of this club and he insisted he did no wrong and had permission.