I would like to share the same experience as you all here.
From what the National Library and Esplanade management had told us, we can shoot, but we have to be discrete and not cause a nuisance.
However, we still had to deal with the so call security guards who really had nothing better to do but harass photographers, especially local Asian photographers.
Latest run in I saw, not me, but another photographer was hooting someone outside One Fullerton, All he had was a DSLR and 2 remotely triggered flash, small ones, he was harassed, he left with the models. Meanwhile I was with a bunch of Germans, I was playing tour guide, we were snapping happily all over the place, and we were definitely much louder, much less discrete, and probably making a nuisance of ourselves in some ways.
Why were we not told to stop shooting? This is the saddest of all things.
Last edited by Deadpoet; 1st June 2009 at 01:37 PM.
DP, write in to all the newspapers.
Somewhere in there may be racial discrimination (colour of skin), prejudice (against locals) as well as behaviour contrary to the good image of Singapore (all of the above).
Better yet, get your German friends to write in.
They stare at me, I stare at them back.
I step into public space, take out long lens, and carry on shooting their LL faces...
(And then we STOMP them!)
i'm really sick with those bunch of idi0ts!
was taking pics inside the exhibition hall of food fair over the weekend and there was nothing
happen untill i took the following pic showing a guy promoting his cleaning aids. suddenly
i heard someone - sshee...ssheee from my right and when i turned around to look at him, he
was waving his finger showing me 'no photo' sign.
i was puzzled n juz stopped. becos i was not firm with my standing. i was not sure if i was
allowed to take pic in an exhibition hall. are we? i think i'm regreted for not giving him a good time!
almost got his CB face to showcase here but his back was facing me most of the time.
i took this pic at an accident scene, with the TP inside the frame. i was stopped n kena
left right by the TP on the left. he order me to delete the pic immediately but i refuse. he
then threaten to issue me a summon for illegal parking which he doesnt know where my car
i didn't delete the pic, that's why you can still see it here and i wrote a courtesy letter to
the TP headquater for an explanation if i was allowed to take pic for an accident scene in
a public place. i got a call 2 weeks later by an officer name jason and i was given assurance
by him to take pics anywhere i like in public places. and he says the incident was a mistake.
he has spoken to the 2 TPs and they will not repeat the mistake again.
dont stop shooting!
Even better still, it also shows the right way to check / follow up. Sure beats a lot of griping and chest thumping and 'it is our god given right to shoot' posts that appear all too often on threads like this!