Posts Tagged ‘photographyban’

Rude Tourist Photographers are Getting Photography Banned in Japanese Temples

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Any travel photographer, or traveller in general, will tell you how important it is that you respect the locations you are exploring. This applies as much for natural environments as it does for sacred manmade spaces, and it’s the latter of these that are having to ban photography because of rude tourist photographers who are ignoring this fundamental rule. Read more…

Brooklyn Club Joins the ‘No Photography’ Movement, Upsets Selfie Generation

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The past year saw a mini-boom in musicians discouraging or outright prohibiting fans from taking photos at gigs, pitched mainly as a “pay attention to the music” measure. But now the trend is attracting a sort of venue where reckless flash photography would only seem to add to the experience: electronic dance clubs. Read more…

Hong Kong Marathon Starts an Anti-Selfie Campaign in Preparation for Next Year

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After a runner taking a selfie caused a “pile-up” at this year’s Hong Kong Marathon in February, the marathon’s organizers aren’t taking any chances. Starting early so as to get the word out, the marathon is banning selfies and urging runners to leave the smartphones on the sidelines. Read more…

Music Festival Bans Photography, Asks Attendees to do the Enforcing

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There have been several stories lately of musicians banning photography and asking fans to keep their cell phones in their pockets and enjoy the show. Most recently, Prince’s “purple rules” had security guards at The City Winery in NYC snatching phones in mid-air and kicking people out.

The Unsound music festival taking a larger scale (though less aggressive) approach: festival organizers have banned photography and filming festival-wide, and are asking that festival attendees be the ones to do the enforcing. Read more…

Prince Joins Increasing Number of Artists Banning Photography at their Concerts

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It’s become a pattern with musicians lately. In an attempt to force people to actually experience the concert they’re attending, many musicians are banning photography at their shows outright. In the past, we shared messages put up by the bands She & Him, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs and The Savages, all of whom are kindly asking concert goers to put away their darn cell phones.

The latest musician to join in is Prince, who posted a sign titled “Purple Rules” at a recent surprise show in New York City, forbidding photography, videography and even cell phones in general. Read more…

Music Website Gets Around Band’s Photo Ban with LEGO Recreations

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It’s an unfortunate truth in the world of concert photography that some bands refuse to issue press passes to “small time” local music photographers. The Killers are one such band.

After the group performed in Dublin earlier this month, music website GoldenPlec wasn’t able to send a photographer, so it decided to think outside the box to “get around” the ban. Instead of publishing actual photos of The Killers, the site featured LEGO recreations depicting what the show was like.
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Proposed New Hampshire Bill May Make Aerial Photography a Misdemeanor

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New Hampshire House of Representatives member Neal Kurk (R) recently backed a bill that plans to ban almost all aerial photography in the state by classifying it as a class A misdemeanor. The bill, HB 619-FN, seems to be aimed at protecting people’s privacy; however, the fact that it specifically excludes government officials from the ban has raised concerns regarding just that. Read more…

‘Steven Tyler Act’ Working to Ban Celeb Photography in Hawaii

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Paparazzi working in the state of Hawaii might have to pack their bags and move back to the mainland. That’s because a new bill requested by Aerosmith lead and part-time Maui resident Steven Tyler may soon ban celebrity photography in the 50th state all-together. Read more…