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joan4mickey
08-15-2008, 07:35 PM
I can't stand to be bothered by Shutters photographers when I'm enjoying a nice dinner. This has gotten out of control. I have no problem telling them to go on as I'm in the middle of my dinner.

Hygiene99
08-15-2008, 07:49 PM
I can't stand to be bothered by Shutters photographers when I'm enjoying a nice dinner. This has gotten out of control. I have no problem telling them to go on as I'm in the middle of my dinner.

Just speak to your head server, and they will not come to your table.

Once is all it takes.. ;)

seadooken
08-15-2008, 08:57 PM
Sutters is coming to the tables now!:scared:

Maybe out of the romote chance of me being able to review the pictures from my stateroom with something like photopass I might not mind, but there is no way I am going to hunt through 1000 pictures looking for me eating dinner.

mommasita
08-15-2008, 09:29 PM
I am not a fan of that either, but I must say it was MUCH worse on Princess then an DCL. Every meal, every restaurant, every night. By the 3rd night, they realized we were uninterested, but they pressed on.:sad2:

Forever42
08-15-2008, 09:31 PM
Huh, this was almost a year ago now, but we NEVER had photographers come up to us at dinner on our Wonder cruise last year.

Edit: also, we're two adults in our mid 20s with no kids, so maybe that was it?

Jusacuz
08-15-2008, 09:37 PM
We were approached once at dinner last August, but politely declined and they never came back. In fact that was the ONLY time they tried to take a photo at all of us. They did corner my daughter at CC, though and were a bit demanding about her letting them take a picture. I was trying very hard to not buy photos, but I did have to buy that one because it was rather good. :)

Finally08
08-15-2008, 11:30 PM
They did this every night on the Wonder in Feb. And every night we told them no (photos at the dinner table, huh?) and they were always very pushy so we'd say just the kids. So the kids got photographed each night. I hated being bothered by them at dinner. I got approached at CC while in the water with my dd, and I was thinking seriously, like I want a photo of myself in a swimsuit, and even more horrific like I want that photo up on the wall for everyone to see in the gallery!! They took one anyway even though I said no so I went for it that night and promptly threw it away. Talk about a self conscious woman's nightmare....

Dee72
08-15-2008, 11:34 PM
I just got back, and our picture was taken at dinner every night.

PizzieDuster
08-16-2008, 05:01 AM
On our Freedom of the Seas,

Those pictures they took at dinner are on my walls right now. Individuals, of my three kids. They were adorable, I was glad they took them. As are the ones taken of my sons on the Flowrider!

On Disney,

The one at Palo with my DH and I is also on my wall. So are the ones taken of my kids at Castaway Cay and many port pictures. My favorite one is with the sting rays (non DCL).

I say take away..... now I look at them and I was much skinnier than I am now..... and I thought THEN I looked horrible! :rotfl: :rotfl:

maslex
08-16-2008, 07:53 AM
Oh wow, I'm totally opposite of this. See, thing is....I'm a scrapbooker and I like to scrapbook just about everything. LOL

I was actually a bit disappointed that they didn't come around more than they did. We just went back in April and I thought they would be there each night at dinner. But we only saw them on Formal Night (at Lumiere's) and Pirate Night (at Parrot Cay). Mind you I did buy each one. And of course I have scrapbooked each one. But I wanted to get a page done of us at dinner each night. Weird I know, but unless you're a scrapbooker, I don't think you'd understand. LOL :rotfl:

KYMickey
08-16-2008, 08:14 AM
We've yet to be on a cruise where they take pictures during every dinner and hopefully will never be faced with that problem and hopefully never will be. To me taking pictures at dinner unless specifically asked to do so is very obtrusive and rude and getting pushy about it is just ridiculous. Of course my wife and I are photographers and we'd rather take our own photos and really don't care about pictures of ourselves, we'd rather take pictures of where we were in what was there. Local people and scenery always make for better pictures. If we really want pictures of ourselves I'd much rather have some one take it using my equipment so I have the original work with so I can crop it, enhance it etc.

nzdisneymom
08-16-2008, 08:21 AM
I don't mind if they take the pictures as long as I don't have to get out of my seat to make a "group shot" with my family members. And much of the time we're missing at least one family member from the table by the time the photographer arrived, so we just declined and they went on.

As for the CC ones, I don't mind that - especially since our last trip we forgot to take the camera off ship with us that day and didn't want to go back onboard to get it. I didn't buy any but it was nice to look at them.

mjy
08-16-2008, 08:45 AM
As soon as I board, I'm already telling them that I'm not interested. I do not have my picture taken on boarding. I tell them, "Save your time and your film, I do not buy pictures."

Works for me! :)

RLP817
08-16-2008, 09:07 AM
I didn't mind and actually appreciated DCL taking my picture during dinner. Since I don't really want to spend my time waiting in line to get a group photo this was the perfect opportunity and I got an awesome family picture. It also helped that they took the pictures early in the seating. It wasn't like we were in the middle of our dinners. We were just sitting there chatting anyway.

Maddie's Nana
08-16-2008, 09:08 AM
I got approached at CC while in the water with my dd, and I was thinking seriously, like I want a photo of myself in a swimsuit, and even more horrific like I want that photo up on the wall for everyone to see in the gallery!! They took one anyway even though I said no so I went for it that night and promptly threw it away. Talk about a self conscious woman's nightmare....

:rotfl2: :rotfl2: My feelings exactly!!

atinkerbellmom
08-16-2008, 09:44 AM
We have been cruising DCL (not as long as some of you) but since 2002. Every cruise, they have come to our table at least 2 nights of every cruise and I have to say, we :love: it. Those are the pictures we usually buy. :thumbsup2 Now we are the people that obey the dress code to the Nth degree when we are there. For formal night we do formal. For Semi-Formal, we just bring it down a notch. For the other days we go back to the SR and actually get dressed for our dinner and show. So it ends up being a part of the cruise where we actally looked good and not like "Castaways". We are usually having good hair times and I go and do my makeup & hair for dinner. So I like the photos. Some of the best pictures we have ever taken. More natural and non-staged. I guess to each it's own; but the show and dinner is a BIG part of our trip. We usually travel with a group of other friends and family (I always convience a group to come along) and it is the ONE time of the day we actually get together. :idea: If you do not like it, just speak to the head server. They will leave you alone because they do not want to waste time or money for people who will not buy the photo anyway.:goodvibes

KYMickey
08-16-2008, 10:25 AM
For the pictures they take I wish you could get the digital original so you could crop, edit, etc. as we see fit instead of being stuck with what they want. I know they think they make more by selling pictures but they probably would do just as well just selling the originals with an option of prints if someone wanted them.

Because of this issue (and several others) we normally don't buy many/any of the pictures taken on board.

disneyfaninaz
08-16-2008, 11:29 AM
I was actually disappointed that I didn't see Shutter's at meal times. I never got a picture of my party at Animators Palate. In fact, except for Pirate night and our second night at Parrot Cay I never even saw the photographers in the restaurants.

JNorris
08-16-2008, 11:46 AM
While I'm not that fond of the pics during dinner, we usually do take at least one. We've always been able to just say No Thanks, and that was the end of that.

Now, on CC, it's a different story. I'm always grabbing the photographers that walk around to get candid shots of DD on the beach or in the water. Their cameras just do a much better job than mine. Those are gorgeous pictures, especially with the ship in the background. Except when DD's eyes are closed, which is 75% of the time :confused3 .

But I do decline to allow them to take pics of ME, standing there in my swimsuit. And if they do anyway, I head to Shutters ASAP to pull those pics off the wall!

Liltx
08-16-2008, 11:53 AM
So you can just say no and they leave you alone right? Dh and I are cruising sans kiddos and will only buy one photo for the entire trip. I am only interested in a formal night picture. Is it easy to avoid them otherwise?

Monica

ariel7303
08-16-2008, 08:02 PM
These pictures are the only proof I have of my existence on the cruise!!!
I guess that is what I get for being the family's photographer!

I really don't mind the pictures during dinner especially since there is no obligation to purchase!

Texas Disney Fan
08-16-2008, 11:46 PM
They are no different than on Carnival. They came by every night at dinner as well. Also, on the Lido deck around the pool. We enjoy having the pictures taken of our whole family. It is the only time I get my husband on the other side of the camera. ;)

danicaw
08-17-2008, 05:06 PM
Its been a few years since our last Disney Cruise but I recently took a Alaska cruise on Princess with my Sis-in-law....moms week away :thumbsup2.
They had photographers at most dinners...the night they had crew dressed as pirates outside the restaurants was the worst. They were the most ragged bunch of pirates I have ever seen and you couldn't leave the dinning room without stopping for a picture with them, we watched several families try to get around them and fail, so we just smiled and laughed at the pictures later. Other nights they just came around the tables....one night for group shots and another for individual head shots.
Otherwise they had a number of staged areas for pictures each night and then at each port they had a place to stop on your way off the ship for pictures.
I think if we had the kids with us we would have been more interested in the pictures.
I don't know if Disney still has those boxes you can put pictures you don't want into, but Princess had nothing like that....so the pictures we didn't want just stayed out all week, taking up space.

Teacher510
08-17-2008, 07:16 PM
Sutters is coming to the tables now!:scared:

Maybe out of the romote chance of me being able to review the pictures from my stateroom with something like photopass I might not mind, but there is no way I am going to hunt through 1000 pictures looking for me eating dinner.

I also wish that they would use Photopass. We spent a big chunk of precious time on our 3-day cruise finding and going through pictures, especially the last night when EVERYONE was there!:scared1: It was impossible for everyone to check out at the ONE register with maybe 2 CM's working! It would have been very easy for people to just take their pictures and go. I guess they rely on the honesty of their guests. I found the pictures before dinner and then had to come back before the show to pick them. I was completing a prepaid package and brought them to the CM to verify but that was only because I chose to do so. No one would have known if I just walked out.:confused3 If they continue without Photopass they need a bigger facility with more check-outs!

BoardwalkBabe
08-17-2008, 09:14 PM
It doesn't bother us at all to stop eating and pose for a minute and we usually end up buying quite a few of the photos on each trip. You can always say "no, thank you" if you are not interested.

goofy4tink
08-18-2008, 09:20 AM
We usually had one photo for each dinner last summer. I never saw a photographer while at CC....and it's funny but I never gave it a thought while we were there. We found seats way over to the far side of the family beach, and there weren't any photographers anywhere near there! We have no shots of us in CC, not one.

hunterfaimly
08-18-2008, 09:46 AM
Last year we only had 2 dinners where photographers came and that was not a big deal. I don't think we saw any at Palo's either. On CC I was hesitant to have a picture taken in my bathing suit, vain woman that I am. But DD was having so much fun and the pictures were some of my favorite, the faimly so happy and relaxed we ended up getting them. I don't see my physical imperfections when I look at those I see the joy on our face and want to go back right away. ;)

jiminyC_fan
08-18-2008, 01:35 PM
These pictures are the only proof I have of my existence on the cruise!!!
I guess that is what I get for being the family's photographer!

I really don't mind the pictures during dinner especially since there is no obligation to purchase!

Well put! :thumbsup2

disneydarling07
08-18-2008, 03:47 PM
If you really wanted a pic of yourselves at dinner...is it possible to just ask your server to take one with your own camera?
Are they against this?
Just curious...Im a huge scrapbooker too, and I would love to have pics of us at every dinner, but I just don't know if I can afford to pay for Shutters pics...

HoosierFrog
08-18-2008, 04:02 PM
Though this will be our first cruise and I want to remember every moment of it, I think the only dinner situation I would want a photo taken would be at Palo. This may seem somewhat odd since it would be the one meal most would probably want uninterupted, but it would be the most special, I would hope. Other than Palo, I'll be one of those saying "no thank you", quite possibly with a mouthful of food.

Teacher510
08-18-2008, 04:16 PM
If you really wanted a pic of yourselves at dinner...is it possible to just ask your server to take one with your own camera?
Are they against this?
Just curious...Im a huge scrapbooker too, and I would love to have pics of us at every dinner, but I just don't know if I can afford to pay for Shutters pics...

I am sure that the server would be happy to oblige. We had our pictures taken WITH the servers by someone at the next table. That's another option as well.

angipoo
08-18-2008, 11:20 PM
If you really wanted a pic of yourselves at dinner...is it possible to just ask your server to take one with your own camera?
Are they against this? scapbooker too, and I would love to have pics of us at every dinner, but I just don't know if I can afford to pay for Shutters pics...

Sure, just ask your waiter or your tablemates (or anyone else standing around). I am an avid scrapbooker and we never had a problem getting someone to take a picture of us. I did a page on each restaurant, because each is unique. BTW, I didn't buy any of the professional pictures - I took around 1000 photos on our 4 night cruise and I have a lovely scrapbook full of memories.

jenn&nelsonrego
08-19-2008, 12:15 AM
Doesnt bothe rme in the least... In fact, I love it... If I dont like the picture I move on.... But I love having a photo of such a special event as a disney cruise!

disneydarling07
08-19-2008, 06:19 AM
Sure, just ask your waiter or your tablemates (or anyone else standing around). I am an avid scrapbooker and we never had a problem getting someone to take a picture of us. I did a page on each restaurant, because each is unique. BTW, I didn't buy any of the professional pictures - I took around 1000 photos on our 4 night cruise and I have a lovely scrapbook full of memories.

So I have to know....how big was your album? Or how many did you have to use? Our Christmas trip in 2006...I ended up using 4 - 12 x 12 albums! With all the new Disney scrapbooking stuff there was to use, I purposely took pics of stuff just so I could do a page with the cool papers and stickers. This Cruise is going to be about 12 books! lol
I don't know if and when we are going to be able to do this again, so I already warned DH that I want pics of every inch of the ship.

jenn&nelsonrego
08-19-2008, 10:22 AM
...so I already warned DH that I want pics of every inch of the ship.

hehehe :lmao: that is exactly what i do... i have so many pictures of random inanimate objects... dh even takes pictures of the "picture spots" in WDW... no not the spot, or us in the spot... he takes the picture of the sign at the spot... :sad2:

angipoo
08-20-2008, 03:11 PM
So I have to know....how big was your album? Or how many did you have to use? Our Christmas trip in 2006...I ended up using 4 - 12 x 12 albums! With all the new Disney scrapbooking stuff there was to use, I purposely took pics of stuff just so I could do a page with the cool papers and stickers. This Cruise is going to be about 12 books! lol
I don't know if and when we are going to be able to do this again, so I already warned DH that I want pics of every inch of the ship.

I only did 1 album - I took over 1000 pics, but didn't use all of them. I am a multiple picture taker - I take at least 2 pics of everything, just in case eyes are closed, looking away, etc. I do Creative Memories and am looking forward to doing my first digital Disney album of our May trip!

Tinkerbell.RN
08-20-2008, 08:46 PM
I love my Shutters pictures! I think it was great to get a picture in the restaurants, especilly on the special nights (Golden Mickeys, Pirate Night). If they don't turn out, fine, I don't buy them. But some of them are great pictures!