Photographer unhappy with Mount Isa Rodeo rules
I normally do photos at rodeo time every year.
Well this year it's been a bit of a problem because of a new rule bought in by the committee.
Apparently telephoto lenses are not allowed because they can block the view of other patrons which I think is a cop out.
On Friday I was told I was not able to take the big lens in but not given a reason why by the security guard.
I took the lens in on Sunday and they rang me and asked to go to the info booth and told me I was not to have large lenses because it blocks the view of other patrons or you need to be a accredited photographer.
I said there was no signage to say I couldn't but was told there was out the front and in that sign they couldn't even get right (the word "telephone lens" was scribbled over to read "telephoto lens".
In the ten years I have been taking photos there I have NEVER had one complaint that I blocked their view using the camera with the the 70-200 lens.
And if I did I would move.
I normally sit down the front row and the seating is angled so the person behind is higher and can see over the top anyway.
And I saw other people there with big lenses as well mind you they were their all weekend and not a word said to them.
A mate was asked to not take his mono pod in also so it seems some people can and some can't.
I have a good following on my Facebook page and people love the photos I put up and I don't sell my photos of rodeo.
Personally I think I operate in a professional manner so my weekend was a total waste of time.
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