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This ticks me off!!!

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Location: North Kingstown, RI
Sep 24, 2009 17:09 |  #1

Here in Rhode Island they are having the "Spirit of America" concert and Military review tomorrow through Saturday. It's a free event though you must have a ticket. I do have a ticket.

I decided today that I may as well bring my camera. To be sure it's allowed I emailed the venue to ask if cameras are allowed.

Here's the reply I recieved a few minutes ago ...

"Small point and click cameras will be allowed, however, no professional or video cameras."

So I prefer a better quality camera than a P&S but I can't bring a digital SLR? Yet what P&S doesn't have video, and those are allowed?? What a stupid rule?

Can anyone give me a good reason why this is? I am not a professional photographer so why would my dSLR be considered a "professional" camera?

Sorry folks ... I really just needed to vent on this!

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Sep 24, 2009 22:13 |  #2

The Spirit of America website isn't responding now (http://www.soa.mdw.arm​ (external link)), but the arena website restrictions only say:

www.dunkindonutscenter​.com/bo/boxOffice.html (external link) wrote:
=http://www.dunkindonut​​ce.html] (external link)
Camera Policy
No video or audio recording devices are permitted on the Dunkin' Donuts Center Providence premises. Generally, photograph cameras are allowed at events.

Prohibited Items
The following items are strictly prohibited at the Dunkin' Donuts Center Providence: drugs, weapons of any kind, baggage, noisemakers, or laser pointers.

Hope you can work it out; perhaps emphasize your camera would be one fewer recurring annoying flash from most people in the audience hopelessly trying to throw light a hundred feet with their point and click cameras and blinding the players.

And (by the way) exactly how are they preventing video recording by people who use their phones or non-SLR point and shoot consumer camera models that include capture of video/audio movies? If there's any phone/wi-fi service in the arena, people probably will be uploading videos immediately.

One other thought: what does the ticket itself say? Sometimes special restrictions are printed.

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Sep 24, 2009 22:25 |  #3

Though I share you anger, it is very common in a lot of arenas not to allow DSLR photography. Makes me angry, too, but I've kind of gotten used to being looked at differently with a nice camera. Even walking around with a big camera people seem to despise it a little. They (referring to those who don't know about DSLR photography), for some reason, seem to think with a bigger lens, I have x-ray vision or am sneakily taking pictures of people and intend to use the images for something bad. Who knows, but there is a definite prejudice against 'us,' and it's just something you kind of have to deal with at times...

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