so that i could ask him about photographic rights.i would love to get into this hot topic right now.
and with my entire family of about 20 pax, i would love to see my family walk out on a 2k-per-table dinner due to disagreement on taking family photos.
I'm sure they wouldnt want a scene like that.
and I'm there to prove my point of whyi couldnt take photos of a family dinner gathering....IF i'm ever stopped.but i doubt i will be.
for many things in singapore that i observed...it reminds me of a quote from "Twins" where danny devito says, "Money talks, bullshit walks". and as observed many times before oso, unless somebody stands up and answer back, it's ussualy "security guard talks, we walk"...
Let's be fair here..
For people who tells the story from their side or point of view, the end story, of course, will be made to cater to their whims and what have you not..
In any case, to cut a long story shot. I watched Cats this coming round as well.. albeit not on the same day as Ms Do Su Ern and I witnessed a similiar occurrence to what she described... Only that, I wasn't part of the picture grabbing group that got stopped by the ushers and was able to observe the situation.
Yes, although there was a standard no video nor photo signage outside the theatre entrance, but it is not as if the Esplanade bothers to take them down from show to show... and of course photography is allowed during the intermission and show as the announcer set the records straight from the onstart of the show. the only conditions were, NO FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY, as they may blind the actors vision during the show. and why mar the performance for the people sitting around you with your camera clicks anyway?
And while some of them may think that no flash does not apply during the intermission, it does not mean the the actors were not affected by it. The actors were kindly posing and interacting with the audience as part of an interactive experience as mentioned by Ms Do. But what I saw, was over zealous audience, who put a point and shoot camera 15 cm away from their face and flashing away... U can tell the poor actress, in this case, was visibly disturbed by it, thou she still kept her cool and finished what she set out to do there, and went away. I noticed she went up to an usher and whispered something into her ears, and that was when they intervened...
They went up to a person whose camera just flashed, and just put a hand infront of them and said nicely, sorry, no flash photography, and to that. the person rudely replied. "I did not flash what" I was like ........ U did not, but ur camera did.. and she brushed the usher aside and continued chasing the pictures.... I was honestly appalled by it, and what do you expect the usher to do other than to be more firm about it?
if only cameras can suck ppl souls. oh boy!
| An army of sheep led by a lion are more to be feared than an army of lions led by a sheep. |
honestly, the mirror slap and noise from AF/zooming is probably the only issue. flash is unnecessary as the stage is so far off anyway.
Lets be fairer here.
1. if no flash photography then state that, and do not enlarge it to no photography.
2. if flash photography happen be it DSLR, p&s or even mobile phone, please impose fine.
3. have CCTV footage as proof.
4. dont anyhow put people who bring DSLR into same category of people who bring p&s. Seriously p&s user are the worst offender in flash photography because they have set all at auto they even take flash photo of fireworks! DSLR users are normally more careful on what to set. And if it says no tripod, then I should be allowed to bring monopod!
all signages of 'no photography' in chinatown have gone in 60 sec.
the WB journalists called me this morning when they were there trying to capture it but
couldn't find them anymore. think the SM journal has 'beat the bushes and scare off the snake' liao.
i'm buying the papers this evening.
HOORAY!!! news out on papers liao.
will post the article later, let me finish my dinner first.
My wife takes pictures of all the restaurants and food when we travel. From chai stalls to french fine dining. I have never encountered an incident where the staff are unhappy we take so much interest in their food and establishment.
What is the source of this strange behavior we encounter here?
I think that with the onset of blogging and our "famous" STOMP, some of these
food outlets may have received some bad publicity for the bad customer service
or poor quality food. So, they restrict photography to contain any damage to the
BUT, the problem is that when you are bad, without pictures, people still can write
Well, kudos to those that allow photography.
And, those that do not, you are killing yourself in the age of internet.
anyone needs translation?
Last edited by yeobt; 7th May 2009 at 09:42 PM.