Okay, all damn week long I’ve been taking pictures at sessions, not as much as in year’s past, but still a quite substantial amount. People like Tom Duff and Bruce Elgort even requested my presence to photograph their session. I’ve seen HUNDREDS of cameras around. So what just happened?
Room Monitor: You’re not allowed to take pictures.
Me: What? I’ve taken a pictures all week long, at EVERY Lotusphere
RM: Well I’m sorry, but you can’t take any.
Me: So look at this audience, are you going to go around to every person with a camera and tell them they can’t take pictures?
RM: Yes I would sir…
Okay, at this moment, I could see 7 people with cameras. Two were recording video, and several others were taking pictures. I could have chucked my coffee cup and hit all of these people, but he didn’t say a damn thing to them. Why? Because I was holding a professional camera with a big lens and a large flash.
It was bullshit plain and simple, and quite frankly this is an absolutely STUPID rule, and not applied equally. Anyone from IBM care to comment?
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