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Photography in Churches

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Jestertheclown
6 6.6k 242 England
11 Oct 2012 2:38PM
Or alternatively, you can do it the easy way.

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strawman e2
11 22.0k 16 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2012 2:46PM
Sorry it came across to me that you were mocking a person who had a role in said religious building. Not being there you have to fill in the missing info from your content and how you react to questions. I get a clear picture now. I like the approach shown by Jester.
Focus_Man 4 481 631 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2012 2:59PM
I read Jester's approach, mine was even easier. The guy had no jurisdiaction and I was the official photographer with full permission from the clergy who were performing the ceremony. I was just attempting to tell a little story about taking pictures in a religious establishment. Perhaps those who failed to grasp that should confine themselves to Enit Blyton.
keithh e2
11 23.4k 33 Wallis And Futuna
11 Oct 2012 3:09PM
Should that read Innit Blyton?
lobsterboy e2
11 14.3k 13 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2012 3:10PM
Or south of the river Innit Blyton though? Innit Brov?
keithh e2
11 23.4k 33 Wallis And Futuna
11 Oct 2012 3:19PM
Ar fink it's ap Norf. Laverly church if memory serves, Guv.
thewilliam e2
6 4.9k
11 Oct 2012 3:21PM
About a decade ago, when I was doing the recce for a wedding due to be held in an RC cathederal, I was told that only the Bishop himself could authorise photography during the service.

Luckily the Bishop was taking his turn at confession duty, so I waited in line and "confessed" my unusual motive for seeing him. Permission was graciously granted.

As others have said, a little respect goes a long way. It's their church, after all.
keithh e2
11 23.4k 33 Wallis And Futuna
11 Oct 2012 3:25PM
But it's God's House. A letter from him would get you anything.
11 Oct 2012 3:50PM
I have never had a problem photographing in churches anywhere and particularly in the UK. If I visit a large cathedral e.g. Gloucester, Worcester, York there is a charge for tripod photography and I gladly pay the charge which I find is a bargain considering the splendid photographs I can take and the cost of maintaining such splendid buildings. I have also visited many local village norman churches on Sunday mornings. It is common practice for one vicar to look after three churches and move around in rotation. We have arranged with either the Church Warden or Vicar to turn up (usually with a small group from my club) on a Sunday that they do not have a service. They have always been happy to open up just for us and only ask two things a. that we do not disturb anyone who comes in to pray; b. that we leave a donation. We have always stuck to this and left a generous donation thus maintaining excellent relations with the churches for future visits. We often send them a few photographs as well. We have never been turned down yet but would accept this if we were. As others have said the key thing is to ask.

Dave
strawman e2
11 22.0k 16 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2012 3:58PM

Quote:Enit Blyton.
Certain at least its a step on from Janet and John Not everyone makes it onto the hard stuff. Wink
Focus_Man 4 481 631 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2012 4:06PM

Quote:Enid Blyton. Certain at least its a step on from Janet and John Not everyone makes it onto the hard stuff. Wink


I can see why you would like Janet & John, it has pictures instead of text.
strawman e2
11 22.0k 16 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2012 4:14PM
Next week I hope to read Thomas the Tank engine and possible regress to a Jeffrey Archer. Why do you have to be so angry and aggressive with people? does it not worry you? And why do you feel the need to belittle people?
whipspeed e2
10 4.1k 22 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2012 4:31PM
The problem seems to stem from the original post which you stated
Quote:I just laughed and carried on
you didn't say that you explained that you had permission, which is why people may have thought you were being rude to the employee or volunteer, who after all were just doing the job/voluntary work they had been asked to do. You may have felt they were being a jobsworth, but we all have a job to do after all.
simont e2
10 2.2k 4 England
11 Oct 2012 4:45PM

Quote: Many years ago ..... jobsworth ...... I just laughed and carried on


This was obviously back in the days when we had an Empire and ignorant behaviour was tollerated, if expected from the ruling gentry.
whipspeed e2
10 4.1k 22 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2012 4:55PM
Did you mean this Janet & John Smile