Its getting extremely tiring (everyone's getting older) if one have to keep arguing one's rights with overzealous security guard, managers and some paranoid female member of the public who thinks that standing at 1.7m shooting straight and level is gonna grab a shot where all her private parts are exposed.
Just bring ur hobby to places where its more welcomed where u can spend ur time shooting and thinking rather than arguing!
i juz sent 2 complains to the STB.
waiting for replys.
And frankly speaking, with this advent of so-called 'Citizen Journalism' (and seriously speaking, I think its overhyped and getting too lame with bad sheeps sounding like an overstrung harp playing the same ol' out-of-tune song for the millionth time whining about silly stuff) and things like STOMP isn't going to do serious photography enthusiasts much good as well.
A simple pan-shot of a lady blading down East Coast Park would probably be recorded by some kaypoh on handphone with an extremely misleading caption and story probably turning the guy into an oversexed caveman.
Sitting outside Paragon thinking how it is best to capture and portray the moving crowd to generate a solid wall of crowd will get u approached by an overzealous security guard and when he's talking to u, some kaypohs will just capture it with their handphone cameras and just say something ridiculous.
As such, people start to get paranoid as cameras become the new 'weapon' in Cyber Bullying and Defamation.
Last edited by jsbn; 6th January 2009 at 02:32 PM.
I understand that shooting in the compound of certain properties and buildings is not allowed due to various factors and competitions stuff. I was asked not to shoot in the back yard of Singapore Arts Museum. I thought I wasn't shooting inside the museum should be okay but in the end, I was asked not to by the security guard. So I left the place with my model to avoid further confrontation.
The next one is when I tries to shoot the national stadium from balcony of Leisure Park building. I was asked to stop and no photography allowed. I told him I was not taking photo of the shopping mall but the national stadium outside. He kept saying no Then I was like '' ah ! forget it lah '', and walk off.
Sometimes, I find the '' No Photography '' sign in shopping centers contradicting itself when some celebrities or event held there. People still taking photos and stuff.
Respond from Building Management:
- You not celebrity my fault ah?
- You not tourist my fault ah?
- You not an*mo* my fault ah?
- You speak singlish my fault ah?
You not celebirty, not tourist, not an*mo* and speaks singlish what you want me to do?? Be reasonable lah!!!
reading this thread make me think of my life in Dubai...
no shooting at government building and they women is a normal thing.. and I respect that...
and I also think that I should be following their rule and not shooting anything and place that not allowed..
but for 1 thing that I found it is not right and
I been stop by many ppl in many many place here.. reason is...
I am using a tripod....
ask them y .. they said u can shoot what u wan if u remove the tripod...
and i am shooting 10m away from their place... y do the guard need to cross over the road and tell me to remove the tripod???
Because he is ignorant hahaha It could also be that shots only turn out nice if taken on a tripod (for low light buildings maybe) so if you use Tripod, he scared your building photo is so nice you can earn oodles out of it.
Anyway, since you are 10m away from their premises, you can shoot whatever you want. Just ignore him and if he persists, you can always call the police to aid you.
Dear Mr Yeo
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