I was there, people were streaming in non-stop. Got tripod, no tripod also crowded lah.
The rule is stupid.
I tend to agree that no tripod rule will hamper with the creativity of the photographers. Can someone care to take a 10 secs shot of the firework without any tripod, and show it to us?
heng, i was at the other side, the flyer area, plenty of space to deploy the tripod there.
Last edited by Simon_84; 5th January 2010 at 02:04 PM.
next year, no tripod, no pen knife, no scissors, no camera! only use your eyes!
then they should have allowed skateboarders and rollerbladers too....No wonder Singapore can never excel in sports.....these move faster than people on foot too kekeke
Last edited by ed9119; 5th January 2010 at 09:32 PM.
shaddap and just shoot .... up close
Hope they won't ban tripods at the Intergrated Resorts as it will be crowded too.
don't blame the aetos people la.. they are paid to carry out management's orders.
Anyway, I think the management was right not to allow tripods. It has to remain safely accessible. The traffic on the bridge can't possibly come to a complete standstill. And if people walking past trip on your tripod, you can wave goodbye to your camera. Might even cause a domino effect and knock down the neighbouring cameras.
If you really want a good vantage point, pay for it (hotel room etc.). i doubt u can get a good 10 sec shot on the bridge anyway, even with a tripod. people pushing past will knock into it.
If you've been a photographer long enough. You should know that many places don't allow tripods. Not only in Singapore, but overseas as well.
If you really want a good spot, then join the press. They normally fence off a square area, even build a raised platform. Only photographers with press pass can enter. Normally heavily guarded.
Last edited by oneluckyguy; 6th January 2010 at 11:56 AM.
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Photographer and hapless pedestrian get into a fight, security has to break them up, and the resort's management will respond by banning tripods on the site, tarring all photographers with the same brush.
Most of these 'stupid' rules are the result of a minority being dumb and the rest of us being caught in the net.
But you can't see this type of rule applies in a football game.
One player makes an offense, the rest of the team did not
get off the field. Only the player who makes the offense.
Neither do you see this in the classroom. When one student
makes a funny behavior not the whole class get the punishment,
only that particular student did.
Really it is hard to comprehend the thoughts that go into making
that kind of decision. Photographers always suffer more. Why?
2 legs good, 3 legs bad