No Flash Pictures Please --- Redux

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  1. Gisele

    Gisele Luv honey.Not the sting of bees Luv HM gumispiders

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    I would like to know, seeing how I do not know that much about cameras, whether or not, one can take pictures of dark rides,without using flash photography?
    Now, the reason for my query, is simple. I am sick to death of people using flash photography on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride attraction. It is Disney's policy that on that ride and the Haunted Mansion, that this type of photography is not allowed!
    The reason for that being, it can and DOES disturb the ride experience for the rest of the visitors, and it can disrupt the sensors on these rides.




    PLEASE PEOPLE NO FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY IS ALLOWED! ON THE PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN RIDE ATTRACTION NOR THE HAUNTED MANSION!

    PLACE OUT OF VIEW ALL FLASHING OR BLINKING NECKLACES, BRACELETS, PINS ETC! NONE OF US WANT TO SEE THAT EITHER!
     
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  3. JenDisneylandlver

    JenDisneylandlver DIS Veteran

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    Oh yes, people can take pictures without a flash. I think it may depend on the camera too, and people have to know how to work the settings. But it can be done.

    It's a major pet peeve of mine too. We had a lady that was sitting in front of us on POTC, turn around and snap the flash RIGHT in our eyes. I couldn't believe how rude that was. Someone in the boat behind us was yelling "NO flash pictures!" You could hear her complaining to who she was with, that she'll do whatever she wants. Real classy!
     
  4. Rainforest_Elf

    Rainforest_Elf No Worries

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    You can, but using a point and shoot camera is likely going to be out of the question. You'll need an SLR or DSLR to do this. One that will allow you to have a high ISO anda quick shutter speed. The pictures may be grainy because of this (though I've seen some pictures from folks here that prove grainy pictures is avoidable, I'd like to know their secret!!) but you'll be able to snap a few photos inside the rides and you won't be bugging anyone on the ride.
     
  5. jory29

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    I would never take a photo with a flash on the PotC ride... I can't get a decent photo with the flash off, so I rely on my memory - my senses - sight and scent.... works pretty well. :):banana:
     
  6. Disney_Villain

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    We've done photos in the dark (without flash) MANY times over the years in DL, DLP, DCL and WDW. Our answer is no, they don't turn out well. Not without some kind of tripod and perhaps a timer - which you can't do on rides.

    DH uses a DSLR and I do the videography. Both of use tripods (or I use a monopod, at the very least). For rides that are aren't brightly lit (like IASW), when you're in a moving vehicle, decent photos are next to impossible - and dark rides would be the worst.

    When his DSLR fails us, we fall back on my videos. I've done Halloween event videos at WDW and had them turn out pretty decent - and our photos (for most part) were awful. Mind you, I do use a monopod or tripod, where few people bother to haul these things around in the parks.

    As for those who take flash pictures, yes they are either to stupid to turn off their flash in the first place (who could miss the announcements, really) or they are just being rude (unfortunately, my mother-in-law falls into this camp and you can't tell her no - which we do try - as she thinks its a basic human right).

    Even worse than flash photography is VIDEO LIGHTING! I don't anyone get away with this. When inside the likes of the Aladdin show, some people even try recording the show with their cam's LCD panel open (which is brightly lit) sitting ahead of us - and I won't let them do it. You might as well shine a flashlight in my eyes during the whole Aladdin show. I've actually been applauded by people seated behind and adjacent to us when I've stopped these rude people before the show starts.
     
  7. kylieh

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    Many of the new video cameras don't have a view finder - like ours from Panasonic. It's LCD screen only. It's not always rude.
     
  8. CrazyDuck

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    It is... and you can record without the LCD screen open. You just won't know what you are shooting!
     
  9. Lasty K

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    I don't shoot with flash, but in the dark..it'll come out blurry with no flash. That is all
     
  10. kylieh

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    I think we need to agree to disagree.
     
  11. BarbieGal457

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    I've used my "sports" setting with no flash throughout my last trip and got wonderful pictures. I have a Casio Exilim and a Sony Cyber-Shot, and on both it's a pretty easy feature to find, but I can't remember where it is since I turned it on in January last. It really took amazing pictures of even Spaceship Earth, etc. I never turned my flash on during the trip except at night.

    I was the flash nazi of my party yelling at everyone "make sure the flash is off or cameras AWAY!" They listened ;)
     
  12. tzuhouse

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    I know on our trip in 12/05 to WDW, two weeks after I got my new camera, I turned the flash off for dark rides, but was still getting dirty looks from people. Couldn't figure out why. Turned out that when the camera is looking for light and the flash is turned off, another little light flashes just before it takes the picture. 3 years later, I still haven't figured out if it's possible to turn that little light off. Pictures didn't turn out, either, so I decided it was pointless to try.

    Anyone know how to turn off that little light on a Nikon D70s?

    Mary
     
  13. audrabolster

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    I feel that it is rude, try sitting behind someone on the pirates ride that has that going the entire time. It is distracting and for me, the strong light in the dark space gives me migraines!
     
  14. JenDisneylandlver

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    I also feel it's rude. I think if your going to be recording such things, get a camera that isn't going to ruin the attraction/show for everyone else.
     
  15. kylieh

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    I think I'm missing something here. Why would you be allowed to record at all in dark spaces? I'm thinking of the outdoor shows. At least in Australia your generally not allowed to record anything inside, flash or not, viewfinder or not. If you're talking about indoors, well yes I can see that some may be viewed as rude. Outdoors, which I'm thinking of, I still don't see the problem.

    I'm going back in my hole now.
     
  16. DisneySuiteFreak

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    You have to go into the menu and look for Focus Assist. Turn that off and it will stop flashing the light.
     
  17. JenDisneylandlver

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    Well both Aladdin and POTC is indoors. People really shouldn't be using any kind of lights for these attractions, but they do.

    Outdoors, if it's daytime, and they are taping a parade? I don't mind. At night when it's dark, I find it just as annoying to have it in my face when I'm trying to watch a parade/show.
     
  18. audrabolster

    audrabolster <font color=blue>You didn't hear about the polar b

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    oh, perhaps I misunderstood. If it's outside in the day, like the parade that's fine, but if it's an indoor attraction or at night (like during fireworks) that is just horrible for my head.
     
  19. Gisele

    Gisele Luv honey.Not the sting of bees Luv HM gumispiders

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    Kickin it up a notch. ;) :)
     
  20. YellowMickeyPonchos

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    Hey Kylie - you hit the nail on the head (I bolded the sentence in the quote above) - here in the US, we assume indoor videotaping when talking about the lighting, not outdoor. Indoor videotaping is usually allowed here, unless it's a copyright protected show.

    You didn't say anything wrong. I think when folks read your post, they'll get the gist and not be upset.
     
  21. actionvaughn

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    I detest flash photography so much that it's really ruined Pirates of the Caribbean for me. It really feels like you can't go on it without being disrupted by someone that can't abide by the rules. I've been on the ride a million times, so it's not lost on me, but what about the people that are experiencing it for the first time?
     

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