pendragonphotos wrote in post #16323422
1. How do we know where those photos and videos will end up? For the safety of the kids, we just cannot have photos and videos lurking around the internet.
2. We don't want our choreography or costume ideas leaking all over the internet either for proprietary reasons. The dance world is incredibly competitive and most studio owners lack creativity for some reason. You Tube is bad news for those of us who actually work hard to come up with great productions on our own. We just want to protect our work.
If you sell the pictures, they can still end up on the internet. Either way media is produced and can end up online... and it always does.
3. You're a photographer, and you have a Canon, right? Remember the annoying clicks and beeps and bright LCD lights your camera makes? That's frustrating to the people around you AND me as the director on the side of the stage trying to focus on your child not the flashes and noises coming from the front row. CLICK-CLICK CLICK-CLICK- CLICK- BEEP- BEEP- CLICK-CLICK
There's silent modes and the LCD can be turned off.
4. I make my living, as a professional photographer, from taking photos of your kiddo before, after, and during recital, and so does the videographer. That's our income. If you're taking all your own photos and videos, what is in it for us to work so hard for nothing?
If you work hard, your pictures should be better than some guy's who has a canon. They'll want to pay you and there's no reason to have exclusive rights.
5. Our reputation is on the line. If you take a horrible photo and post it all over facebook, the studio might look bad as a result.
Your reputation can be spoiled by one bad photo? Do you honestly believe that? Do you expect me to believe it?
6. If you're busy taking photos and videos of your daughter during the show, who is taking care of her backstage? Hopefully another parent, but often times kids miss cues because parents want to watch instead of help their kid.
I'm confused. Are parents backstage or are they enjoying the show? There's no dance teacher that changes costumes?
you're just going to upset her and make her not want to teach/help your child anymore.
That's a choice she can make. Nobody wants their kid to go to a studio where their child isn't welcome.
I've actually had a situation like this with my cousin. I asked and after a small chat they were fine with pictures with no flash. But this is a second studio where we transferred from a more "established" company and we're very happy with the choice.
Peace. Love. Hugs. Kisses.