foxyrider wrote: MrsHJ wrote:
I was in Southwark Cathedral. Like many you require a Photo Permit, I have no problem with that as it helps pay for upkeep.
However there was a couple asking photos all over the place, and were challenged. Their argument was that they were taking "Selfies" which didn't count as photographs because teh Cathedral was merely in the background and not the main feature!
They were adamant
Wow. However, this is Cornwall, just over the border from us. I'm guessing photos aren't going to be a cost issue. I was expecting (requiring?!) a single photo from outside of each.
That's a very heavy handed approach by Southwark. (surely a church is the province of god and as such the property of all believers so any charge is going against general tenet?) Many places require a 'licence' for commercial and flash photography but the average Joe can take pics for free. I have, under duress, paid for a photo licence a few times but on general principal I won't.
I always make a donation towards upkeep and if there is a photo permit then that counts as the donation
The most dishonest one for me was the magnificent NIdaros Cathedral in Trondheim....
I enquired about photos in the information centre and was told that there was no problem.
So I spent about 5 or 6 hours taking photographs, and exploring
As I was about to leave I stood in the centre of the aisle to take a picture of the massive (church) organ and window.
One of the staff came up and asked me to stop as photographs weren't allowed
Aploogised and explained that I had enquired at the information centre and been told I could.
"Have you taken many?" asked the staff
Not really - just a few I lied thinking of teh several hundred on the SD card.
"That's OK" said teh staff and I put the camera away