From C|Net: "Music industry bows to point-and-shoot cameras"

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by jbernie, Nov 10, 2009.

  1. jbernie macrumors 6502a


    Nov 25, 2005
    Denver, CO
    An interesting article on C|Net regarding concert photography and the issues faced with so many people having (high resolution) still & video cameras in such portable devices these days. The basic rule seems to be DSLR = Pro and you need credentials. Anything else = ok.

  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604


    Dec 29, 2006
    dallas, texas
    My local sports team had a rule: any lens longer then 4 inches, not permitted.
  3. beaner454 macrumors regular

    Apr 22, 2003
    I never understood this type of rule. Isn't it in the band and labels best interest to let people take pictures at concerts? It just ends up being publicity for them. I mean I'm glad that they're bending on it now, but it shouldn't have been there in the first place.
  4. Edge100 macrumors 68000

    May 14, 2002
    Where am I???
    U2 has let cameras in for years; I have photos from the 2001 Elevation Tour that I took on a crappy disposible film camera. They were ahead of the game on this.
  5. joepunk macrumors 68030


    Aug 5, 2004
    a profane existence
    This isn't something new, p&s cameras have been allowed at concerts for a long time

    For the Seattle Sounders lenses no longer than 6 inches are ok iirc.

    Back to topic, both the "pro" and amateur photos suck. Especially the "pro's." Notice it's just as blurry/not in focus.

    Point and Shoots will not be able to capture high end images (and thats where the Pro comes in) of a performance. At least not for many years down the road and probably still not even then.

    The reason for these kind of "no pro cameras allowed" rules are that most performers/managers don't want someone from the general public selling photos taken with a pro-dslr for money.

    Most little p&s with their cramped sensors that produce horrible noise levels will not make for a great shot that could make money.

    Most photogs in the photo pit are with a publication or some such media outlet. And they are getting (hopefully) paid to take the photos for their respected publications.
  6. M-5 macrumors 65816


    Jan 4, 2008
    The last concert I went to about a month ago was in a relatively small venue, and I saw about 3 different people with DSLRs. I just purchased my own DSLR and wanted to take it to a different venue for a concert that I'm going to next week, but I'm not really sure if they'd let me in. That venue has a website and a FAQ page that states that they don't allow any cameras, but I looked at a flickr discussion that said that the FAQ page was outdated and that it mostly depended on the artist performing. So I'm not really sure what to do. If I call and ask, I'm more than positive they'll just tell me "no".

    But seeing that many people with DSLRs at the last concert I went to got me curious. And I even saw someone in the concert before that with a relatively large video camera with a small boom microphone.

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