Chip wrote:Hopefully they will give me photos to release, all photos on site must be taken by the WTE designated photographer(s). So, not even attendees can go around taking photos this year.
I have seen this kind of rule at many venues. I find it to be quite perplexing. With cameras becoming ubiquitous, not to mention smaller in size, lower in price, higher in quality, and so on, nowadays such cameras can be found on nearly every device. Because of this, enforcing such a rule has to be prohibitively expensive. And what's the danger of some participants taking photographs or a short video clip anyway? Cameras aren't firearms; there's no threat of violence, nor is anybody particularly worried about an irresponsible camera operator. The event organizers in any case will still publish official pictures or video; nobody's threatening to displace the hired photographers and cinematographers. I just don't understand what anybody has to gain from such a rule.