YES, we were nearly shut-down 1/2 way through the action be a security officer whose supervisor thought we should be doing our thing. We were on the top floor of Fiesta Mall Parking Garage in Mesa AZ. The mall encourages people to watch the fireworks there, and it was a full house The guard said something about "All this equipment"
The guard started to say that photography is not allowed, but they let it happen for the Fourth, (duh) I basically said that we're no different than the other people with their cameras. I pointed to a few people w/ tripods and D-SLR's I politely said that although the strobes might be bright, so were the fireworks. We're just taking some pictures of our friends and trying to be patriotic.
Yes we were where the cars could drive, yet the garage was packed full and nobody should be driving, although some people did come late. The guy understood, got on his radio and let us continue. (yeeee ha!) So, if people give you static. POLITELY reason with them and ask what makes a Strobist any different than anyone else with a camera. Why should crappy photographers get away with photography when the world just needs better photos?! :-)
Anyway, what did you do on the Fourth, Just fireworks or did you do it strobist style?
Techie/ Strobist Info...
-Two -sunpak 622 strobes, one camera right (with a small brolly box)
-2nd 622 seen camera left, behind in the photo (lens flare and all)
-3rd strobe, sb-800 on ground behind the Jumper, w/ Small snoot of blackwrap.
- fired by Pocket Wizards.
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