fr observations, if u're not causing an obstruction, the staff are willing to use their discretion and follow the spirit of the rule(which is more than u can say for SO's in some other buildings).
it'll help if u go on less crowded days where there's not much ppl for u to obstruct..
do be pleasant and cooperate with them regardless..
and standby a table/gorilla-pod..
I was up there on the 19th this month, its was a sunday. I was there with my backpack containing a camera, lenses and tripod strapped on the outside. The tickets cost $20 and doesn't seem to be running out fast. Was kinda worried initially about the "No tripods" sign place near the ticket counter and list of regulations which includes "No professional photographic equipment". However, I did not encounter any queries or resistence when I purchased the tickets and proceeded up the building. On viewing gallery, I've seen tourist setting up tripods for self portraits, group shots and the scenery. Security officers were walking around but no one was stopped for using a tripod. This was my experience but yours may differ.
... On viewing gallery, I've seen tourist setting up tripods for self portraits, group shots and the scenery. Security officers were walking around but no one was stopped for using a tripod. This was my experience but yours may differ.
Start to set up tripod, told not allow, but away from him, ok, haha!
Half way, another waiter told me not allow.
Went to one area, quite empty with ppl. I set up tripod, with almost no space to move out, was told tripod not allow. Reason, scare kids run n knock it down. (dont make sense)
Check with another security. He suggested that customer should write in abt the tripod issue. I think he is correct. Although I went up FOC, i pity those who paid $20 and not allow to use tripod. (esp alone)
I think the rules are stupid. We, photographers, die die take care of our equipment more than the people with/around us. Thinking of writing to the paper and ask for a explanantion. Esp those media ppl are allow with tripod during NDP. :angry:
Really spoilt my mood on photography on skypark. I was so happy taking photos on ground but not on the skypark. If tripod so easy to fall, should it be ban on all places? :bsmilie: