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Photography in Churches

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Focus_Man 4 481 631 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2012 5:22PM

Quote:The problem seems to stem from the original post which you stated 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.


Because I was taking pictures of pretty lady in a large white dress and a gentleman in a smart dinner suit who were getting married, it was apparent to anybody who was even half blind that I was photographing a wedding NOT competing with his picture postcard sales.

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Focus_Man 4 481 631 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2012 5:25PM

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.



He could see that I was the official wedding photographer given the bride in a white dress who stood out from the crowd!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Maybe but you shouldn't be so unkind to the guy, he was only trying to do his job so I did tolerated his behavior and forgave him. He wasn't however from the ruling gentry.
You should learn to tolerate such people not berate him on here.
whipspeed e2
10 4.0k 22 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2012 5:29PM
That's not what I meant, regardless of whether he could see what you were taking or not, I said that your original comment came over as if you were just being rude to someone by laughing at them and not just politely explaining, which really does get you further in the end.
Focus_Man 4 481 631 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2012 8:50AM

Quote:That's not what I meant, regardless of whether he could see what you were taking or not, I said that your original comment came over as if you were just being rude to someone by laughing at them and not just politely explaining, which really does get you further in the end.


As I said I always sought permission before taking pictures in any religious establishment, and ensured that I knew exactly what I was permitted to take and when I was allowed to take it. I was always polite.

This guy was a jobsworht and could not help me in anyw ay. He was attempting to protect his business which was crazy given I was taking a wedding.

I should have done more than laugh at him whilst explaining that I had permission.
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peterjones 12 4.0k 1 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2012 9:10AM
funny how emotions are aroused in a way on epz that wouldn't happen in real life .... time to strangle this thread somebody?