Wow, I just came from dinner at clementi coffeeshop and saw a NO PHOTOGRAPHY sign at the coffeeshop!
What's Singapore becoming?
a journalist from wanbao juz called me. they are keen with the news too.
they are coming to meet me at my home for an interview now.
i asked if they need to take a snap of me for the news? the journalist says yes and the
next thing i say was ' dont shoot directly can or not har?' hahaha
anyway, am preparing my lines, will post report later.
You must tell them can't shoot unless got model release. Anyway for the news I don't see why they need tot ake your picture for.
Do be wary of journalists though, sometimest hey can twist a different story out of this whole thing. If i were you I'll request that they run the article by you first, if they want to quote you (as opposed to using you as a mere lead for them to investigate themselves)
NOT saying you not tha MAN, or not in charge, but as mentioned, we all tend to get passionate about this and things can go south.
See Vince's latest post.
Again, KUDOS MAN!
And all the best for your meeting.
BUT please people....dont be too happy.
end of the day, an article in newspaper.
is anything even going to change?
will those cheenatown people take down their signs?
will photogs reserve our rights to continue shooting at more 'public' area?
will government implement a new law to allow us to shoot freely?
will security guards with swollen faces-lookalike and purely jealous of guys shooting sexy models change their attitude?
wil STB setup a hotline for singaporeans to complain about no photography zones when it's actually allowed?
sadly, ans to all is a optimistic NO.
ONE article won't change the world.
Neither would two, or three or four...
But it would increase awareness, and also what +evenstar mentioned.
Just like anything worth fighting for in life, it has to be a continual effort.
the WB journalist came n gone.
i was told that the article would not be out tomorrow becos they will be writing to STB
for explanation. well, if SM came out the news faster than WB, i think WB will scrap the news
altogether becos it has no news value liao. in media is, whoever publish first win.
anyway, the point i brough forward to the journalist was, there's no law to deter
people from taking picture in public places. if singapore 1 2 stay as one of an attractive n
welcoming city to the tourists, we must be tolerance towards the idea of free photography.
so we shall see what is gg to be written in the papers. btw can any bro help out translating if the news comes out in WB or SM. i cant read chinese.
| An army of sheep led by a lion are more to be feared than an army of lions led by a sheep. |
how come no mainstream english paper de? hmmmm....
anyway, hopefully something good (crossing and double and tripple crossing my fingers) comes out of yeobt's correspondence...
Last edited by shiruikage; 6th May 2009 at 08:40 PM.