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The National Trust now allows photography inside many of its' properties. However, they do make a point of telling people that flash is not allowed and there are signs as you go in. The intense light of countless flashes would do a lot of damage to delicate fabrics in particular. This lady took a close up of this tapestry and used the flash. She also took one from some distance also with flash. There was a NT person nearby but she didn't seem to notice. I took this and moved on quickly before I was tempted to throttle this woman

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The National Trust now allows photography inside many of its' properties. However, they do make a point of telling people that flash is not allowed and there are signs as you go in. The intense light of countless flashes would do a lot of damage to delicate fabrics in particular. This lady took a close up of this tapestry and used the flash. She also took one from some distance also with flash. There was a NT person nearby but she didn't seem to notice. I took this and moved on quickly before I was tempted to throttle this woman

comments (20)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 27 Aug 2012, 00:54
I believe quite a lot of users of P&S cameras do not know how to turn off the auto-flash, Bill.

I have a dSLR, of course [thrusts out chest] so my problem is different...I don't know how to turn the flash thingy on...
Bill Phillips: I went mad and bought a proper flash....now that was a mistake!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 27 Aug 2012, 07:02
Yes, I know and I used this chance in some NT houses - but without any flash - and often it is too dark to take a picture! Where we are?
Bill Phillips: Hardwick Hall Philine. Ray is right about a lot of people with point and shoot cameras not knowing how to turn the flash off. I was disappointed that a NT steward didn't say anything to her
Droitwich special police employ an extra local guy with too much time on his hands.
Bill Phillips: i get really hacked off with stupid people like this! The trouble is you can see the National Trust stopping photographs again
Calm down dear.
Bill Phillips: grin I am not good at suffering fools gladly Mick.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 27 Aug 2012, 08:19
The world is full of idiots. I have tried to illustrate this in my own picture today
Bill Phillips: To great effect I thought
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 27 Aug 2012, 08:29
Perhaps the NT attendant didn't know how to be assertive
Bill Phillips: Probably too nice. Trouble is you see a lot of flashes going off and the end result will be no photography again
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet
  • 27 Aug 2012, 09:26
In a church in Italy they had huge signs stating no photography. When I saw a Brit snapping away I pointed it out but he simple said, 'who cares'.
Bill Phillips: And the chances are the pictures he took were rubbish
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 27 Aug 2012, 09:28
Some just don't know how to turn it off! But I agree, they will ultimately result in the NT imposing a photography ban.
Bill Phillips: That's the worst of it Mike and I like taking pictures inside the properties in the available light.
here's hoping she got all sorts of flash reflections with horrible results smile
Bill Phillips: The one shot she was so close I would imagine the result would have been very overexposed, and damaging to the tapestry.
She doesn't know how to switch off the flash, Bill.
Bill Phillips: Pity she knows how to switch the camera on Tom
I wonder what she would have done if you had offered to show her how to shut off her camera flash, Bill?
Bill Phillips: She would probably have been very rude grin
I think we've said before it is difficult to shoot in such places without a flash, but it is better than not shooting at all, which is what will happen if people keep doing this. I took some at this spot the other week when we went to Hardwick, I must admit to it being very low light on those steps.
Bill Phillips: Indeed Brian but I managed!
Leave it up to the guards to do the throttling. We would hate to have to take up a collection for bail money for you.
Bill Phillips: I hate confrontation so totally chickened out of saying anything
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 27 Aug 2012, 18:13
The NT is more welcoming to photographers than previously. One attendant did take exception to me using some antique table as a makeshift tripod, though; it was only an old thing - don't know what the fuss was all about. I find it best not to flash too much in public in any case.
Bill Phillips: One NT attendant moved some wheeled library steps so I cold get a better picture of them.
I'm sure a lot of people don't know how to turn the flash off as they often try to illuminate a distant landscape smile
Bill Phillips: Very true John.
Some people are just dense...
Bill Phillips: Ain't that the truth grin
There's always one Bill - in May I felt a need to sarcastically remark to a family that the sign telling people not to trample all over the Clava Cairns (ancient burial sites in Scotland) was because they were 3,500 years old an in effect a national treasure, and should therefore be respected.
Bill Phillips: At Alum Bay on the Isle of Wight are big signs telling people not to climb the cliffs as they are unstable. A father was encouraging his children to climb up and was yards from the sign.
A difficult thing for some people to read and understand what they do read Bill!
This is life! Isn't it?
Bill Phillips: It is indeed Richard. People are unbelievably stupid sometimes
Inappropriate flashing must be condemned as anti-social.
Bill Phillips: Even if the equipment is of the highest quality
I know what you mean - I'd have felt the same. People just can be so ignorant. It amazes me that people will come from 1/2 way across the world to see the Grand Canyon, and throw a cigarette butt out the window of the car.
Bill Phillips: People are very strange!

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