To many people live behind the lens today

Discussion in 'Theme Parks Attractions and Strategies' started by ArielRae, Aug 27, 2013.

  1. ArielRae

    ArielRae DIS Veteran

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    Decided to break my no photos rule during dark performances to show everyone this. Taken during the castle projection show. I was sitting in the hub next to the chip n dale statue and this was the view.

    Sea of screens
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    And of course those flashing away
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    I can only imagine the hundreds more behind me. And yes after these two photos I put my camera away. Took at the beginning of the proformance.
     
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  3. geek+nerd

    geek+nerd DIS Veteran

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    Wow. That picture makes an impact.
     
  4. Princess Katherine

    Princess Katherine The Yeti's Girlfriend

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    I've never done this, is this not allowed?

    If its not then, maybe these people are just trying to make memories.

    Katie
     
  5. juliebug1997

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    It's really only not allowed on the dark rides. However, your camera and flash are not likely to work at such a great distance and without more light.
     
  6. DebbieB

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    There's a rule about no flash photography on dark rides but nothing about the screens on the cameras. Even worse is people holding up tablets to take pictures.
     
  7. amie416

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    This is the new reality... so many people are missing the moment, trying to capture it in grainy video and distorted audio recordings. This is the scene at one of the concerts I work on every year. Kids camp out for several days on a downtown sidewalk to try and win wristbands to see their favourite performers, then they miss the whole show... even thought the whole thing is broadcast in HD and they could just record it on a PVR... :confused3

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  8. mom2rtk

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    Many things people do in pursuit of photography infringe upon the enjoyment of others. Bright LCD screens in dark rides, flashes at inappropriate times, devices held over the head blocking the view of those behind them. I really wish these yahoos would cut it out.

    Others use their cameras in a way that adds to their own enjoyment of Disney, while being considerate of others. Why would you care if they decide to view it from behind a lens?
     
  9. skyfranks

    skyfranks Earning My Ears

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    I was just thinking this exact same thing!
     
  10. scuba

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    I think the OP is making a statement more about living life in front of the screen and not behind it....... NOT flash photography and smart phone screens. Folks ARE going take pictures, or try to take pictures, especially outdoors:rolleyes1
     
  11. scuba

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    who took your picture?
     
  12. juliebug1997

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    I agree, Mom, so long as they're not blocking me or blinding me, then they can do what they want in these situations. The rides are a different thing entirely.
     
  13. summerlady

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    Depressing and sad.
     
  14. amie416

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    I took that picture from where I was working at front of house. ;)
     
  15. larryz

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    Excuse me, miss, would you mind taking a photo of us as a group?
     
  16. scuba

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    so...you kinda wanted a photo too? like all the others wanting a photo? or you took the picture to prove the OP's point?
     
  17. amie416

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    Are you genuinely curious or just hating?
     
  18. Odelay

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    Making memories and photographing objects is not the same thing.
     
  19. freckles04

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    This thread reminds me of a picture I saw comparing the announcement of the new Pope in 2005 and in 2013.

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    I think it's sad, myself. I sat behind a woman at Fantasmic who watched the entire thing through her tiny little camera screen. What a waste! You can find videos of Fantasmic online. Why not enjoy being there in the moment? To each their own I guess? It is a bit distracting during shows and such to others, though. Especially folks who hold up a whole dang iPad. lol.
     
  20. scuba

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    genuinely curious, you snapped a photo of the same thing that everyone else was photographing. Did the same thing that drove the folks in the crowd also drive you to snap the same photo? It is inherently human to want to create memories with photos, we all want so much to be apart and taking photos creates that for some. This thread was a hot topic from the start and to me the OP implied TO ME that she was in disagreement of living one's live always through a lens, you agreed to an extent to the OPs opinion I THINK but then posted a picture that you took? did you miss the same moment as well taking the same picture? Just saying and really not hating...really:thumbsup2
     
  21. scuba

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    Photography is simply a tool for making memories
     

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