Monday, May 27, 2013

banning photographers from it going too far?

"After some unflattering photos went viral online, Beyoncé has decided to ban photographers from her shows and only allow pre-approved images from each show to be released."

I realize that artists are concerned about their image, but as a photographer, I think banning all photographers from her shows is going too far.  I suspect that she has probably received more good photos from the photographers that receive photo credentials than she has bad photos.  And if that is not the case, perhaps there should be some sort of review process to determine which photogs get photo-passes.

Why stop at just banning photographers from her shows?  If she is so concerned about people seeing her in unflattering poses or making weird faces, then why not take it a step further and not allow fans into the shows at all?  This way, nobody will see her make the same expressions and poses that she doesn't want photographed?  Why not just release a pre-approved DVD of her concert for fans to purchase?

What do you think?  Is she taking it too far, or am I looking too much into her actions?

You can read more about it at the link below, if you'd like.

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