Re: flash photography
- All I can say is that's a real shame in my eyes. So many of our events are
indoors, and without a flash, most pictures simply won't turn out, especially
with the romantic candle-lighting so prevalent at feasts. So many pictures of
precious moments in court that will not be captured. So many pictures of
friends at feasts that will not be made. I'm glad I don't live in the East. I
don't think it should be night of a thousand flashbulbs, but I don't think you
should be lynched for taking one or two pictures.
> --- In Authentic_SCA@y..., bkflower@j... wrote:
> > Yes, flash photography CAN be annoying at times. Yes, it IS rather
> > But one thing you should remember... the flash will last only a
> > second, the image it captures may last forever. And for those of us
> > who couldn't be there, a picture really can be worth a thousand
> > words. For what it's worth, I'm all for this very non-period
> > practice. Nothing convinces a potential newbie that they really have
> > to come out and play this game like a picture can.
> > ~Eve
> I suppose it depends on where you live. Indoor flash photography is
> forbidden by East Kingdom law.
> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to
> So many pictures ofThe distinction is not "no memories" vs. "flash photography" -- it's
> precious moments in court that will not be captured.
"other ways of remembering" vs. "flash photography."
Now, some folks may believe it is critical to record such moments with
photography. I'd be delighted to hear a well thought out reason why
someone thinks this is so. It's not my view, in fact it's 180 degrees
from it, but I like to think I'm a rational person who would like to
hear an opposing set of reasons.
Cynthia Virtue and/or Cynthia du Pré Argent
I'm telling you, high speed internet access and a little curiosity can
be a dangerous thing. -- Jerrine Bergman
- Ok, here is an opposing viewpoint. I captured the memory mentally,
but need the camera to capture a friend getting her AoA so she could
show her mother. Her mother was delighted to see a different side to
her daughter. BTW, it is best to get award shots while the deer-in-
headlights look is still fresh.
Now video cameras, can go by way of the cell phone. I have seen set
ups (and tripped on them) that look like they came out of Hollywood.
> > So many pictures ofwith
> > precious moments in court that will not be captured.
> Now, some folks may believe it is critical to record such moments
> photography. I'd be delighted to hear a well thought out reason whydegrees
> someone thinks this is so. It's not my view, in fact it's 180
> from it, but I like to think I'm a rational person who would like tocan
> hear an opposing set of reasons.
> Cynthia Virtue and/or Cynthia du Pré Argent
> I'm telling you, high speed internet access and a little curiosity
> be a dangerous thing. -- Jerrine Bergman
- On Tue, 28 Aug 2001, Cynthia Virtue wrote:
> Now, some folks may believe it is critical to record such moments withHaving been so long in Alaska, which tends to be rather insular due to the
> photography. I'd be delighted to hear a well thought out reason why
> someone thinks this is so. It's not my view, in fact it's 180 degrees
> from it, but I like to think I'm a rational person who would like to
> hear an opposing set of reasons.
great distances to get anywhere else, I always appreciated photos so that
I could see what other people were doing. During the tournaments, it
meant that I could see how other people fought. During courts I could get
ideas for making our own better. It also gave a sense of connectedness
that confirmed we weren't the only lunatics in the world.
Now, the question of 'flash' photography is somewhat different. I have to
admit to being used to fairly well-lit rooms, most of the time. Also, I
guess I have a decent speed of film (or a decent camera) for taking indoor
shots. I don't see the need for indoor flash photography.
It's hard to remember something you never attended. Also, I guess I wish
the whole world were photographed, just to preserve it for later