after all, whatever the reason why the photographers want to snap their images for, whether it is for personal use, whether they earn money from it.. one has to remember that as a photographer, one is still part of the community. and there are more people than just photographers at such events. not just that, when you act, like it or not, people will lump photographers together as a group.
it is not just ladders that is a problem... a while ago i attended one single costume event at the behest of some friends, and i was disgusted by the behaviour of the photographers at that event at downtown east. i never participated in such again. whenever a cosplayer would volunteer to pose for one photographer, you should see the swarm of bees flocking to the area and jostling. never mind that the poor photographer who originally asked the cosplayer to move to the side for a better background didn't get to shoot, they would step all over him/her and push them aside.
i guess there is something inherently wrong with our culture, that saying a simple "excuse me", or waiting for people to have their turn is out of the question.
In short, its the "myself before everyone else mentality".
No wonder some people view photographers as a nuisance.
i think the cosplayers must have been very put off by such behaviour.. either that or flattered i guess.
i also noted a few random solo rangers acting very suspiciously... lenses pointed to the wrong parts, going in far too close......
a more valid comparison is, i went to attend a linkin park concert, and when i was late, the people at the front had all set up their ladders and i couldn't see anything except their butts.
based on your logic, then whoever arrives first has a stool, whoever arrives next needs a ladder, the third wave should be carrying higher ladders, and the last to come should arrive with their cranes?
Last edited by night86mare; 12th May 2010 at 12:28 AM.
i remember getting my toes stepped on by numerous people. some didn't even notice that they did it, some said sorry. i felt like telling them that in the first place, if they were more aware that others existed, there would be no need to say sorry.
if you have a ladder why do you need to be in front row?
you want front row? can but ladder stays at the back row.
this is a situation... whereby lazy photographer who can't bother to come early for the show falsely accuse and condenmed all those who using the ladders. from the way the thread go on...it doesn't even matter if they are at 1st or 2nd row or had given way to the old and invalids...as long as they are on ladders...they will be labeled names by the 'righteous mobs' here.
Why queue 2 hours or 3 hours and bring stepladders and all that?
That's what I want to know.