Soul Reader28 April 2010 at 12:36amPosts: 3479 (0 today)Status: offline
If that's what PG requested and wants, honor it as I'm sure he has his reasons. At least we get to take a camera, some concerts will not allow even that. I'm just happy I will be able to snap some amature pictures now and then.
rraven28 April 2010 at 2:31amPosts: 3102 (0 today)Status: offline
No professional cameras with detatchable lenses. Period. Although tales abound of people sucessfully smuggling one in, if security sees you, you are kicked out immediately. That rule was in place in Belin, will be in place in NYC and was strictly enforced in London so that even cell phone movie use was banned. That seems to be an international rule. It's not worth the risk.
JFLaplante28 April 2010 at 1:45pmPosts: 4 (0 today)Status: offline
I have absolutely no intention to smuggling anything in. I just find it odd that PG encourages us to upload pictures of his show and on the other side limits the quality of those pics by preventing the use of acceptable cameras.
I've been to plenty of shows where I can legally bring in my pro cams and lenses without any problem. I've been a PG fan for 30 years and I like to bring home nice 'souvenirs' of the shows I go see.
I'm going to bring the best non pro camera with fixed lens that I can find and that's it.
I guess I'm just a little sad that an innovative artist like PG is still enforcing a decades old rule that doesn't have any relevance anymore in our digital age. It's like cellphone use in hospital; it's still there but has no practical meaning.
I've been a photographer for 25 years now and I like fixed pictures. But I'm curious. Raven talked about cellphone filming. Given that almost every cell phone and point & shoot camera can film (some in full HD); how are the security people able to ban that activity?
I really appreciate the answers and the time you took to write them.
Soul Reader28 April 2010 at 4:10pmPosts: 3479 (0 today)Status: offline
JF, I look forward to seeing your pictures of the concert if you would not mind posting them for us when you have time. Enjoy the show!