Was hoping to get some photos of my kids colorguard competition over the next few days but according to the rules my 6D/70-200 is too "proffessional". Any suggestions on gear (for future events) that would comply to the posted rules (copied and pasted below) would be greatly appreciated!!
"As safety is paramount to all performers, any type of flash photography is strictly prohibited. Family, friends and fans may take still photos of WGI events for personal use only. The images may not be sold or otherwise distributed or publicly displayed without the written permission of Winter Guard International. WGI defines public display as a web site, printed publication or physical location where the public at large can gain access to one or more images of a WGI participating group in performance.
Small, non-professional, single frame "point & shoot" cameras are allowed into all venues. However, use of "Professional Cameras" are prohibited at all WGI events, unless the user has appropriate media credentials and prior written approval from Winter Guard International. Any camera that has a detachable lens or lens that extends to four (4) or more inches is considered a "Professional Camera" and thus prohibited.
Tripods or other similar equipment that may obstruct the view or path of travel of others in the stands are also not allowed.
WGI media credentials are restricted to recognized local and national media. Only WGI will issue credentials to working media pursuant to WGI’s media credentialing policies."