Am I the only Photography Grouch?

Does anyone else find Ships Photographs a nightmare? I have photo sensitive epelipsy and am forever dodging the dreaded flash. I just wish there were designated areas on the ships for photos instead of having to cover my face going from one area to another. Select dining has made it a bit easier in that area but on one occasion I had to leave my meal as there were 2 photographs working the room. They had the nerve to question whether it would affect me...I'm very sure I'm not the only member affected by this as about 5% of people with epelipsy are photo sensitive

At least we can make a choice as to whether or not we go to the theatre where there are flashing lights. Rant over..Now aren't you sorry I joined...

25 Answers

Good rant. A subject i had not thought of before. I do not buy ship photos so to me they are just a pain to move around them. I mean really, hold up the gangplank for photo when 3,000 other people want off the ship in a port ? Photo's should have designated areas so the rest of us can keep moving.

Fire alarm strobes have been shown to trigger seizures, especially if there are more than three strobes visible. If a single flash ( or two flashes ) are that much of a problem, I suggest sun glasses, clip ones if you already wear glasses. Even. A pair of yellow shooting glasses will reduce the glare of the flash.

We find the photographers annoying and disruptful when we are trying to enjoy dinner in the MDR, and we never allow them to take pictures of us in there. We do stop and pose for the one at embarkation if they are set up - on one cruise they were not ready yet when the priority and FTTF people were boarding. A couple of times we have stopped on the gangway to also have our photo taken in certain ports, but in the end, we rarely purchase any of the pics. They are sometimes not in perfect focus and we won't pay good money for a lousy picture.

They’re just doing their job.

Very true, and a simple "no thanks" is all it takes for them to move to another table in the MDR, or greet the next passengers leaving the ship in the ports.

As long as they are not badgering I'll agree with Bak.. It's their job. I always say no thanks.... I rarely see them hold up the gangway. I just say no and if someone says yes. It's a second to take the picture.

Years ago it was an issue. Ship’s photographers were everywhere. If you came out of the bathroom you were blinded by the flash.

It is annoying though when a pirate holds a blade to your neck during dinner

One of my favorites

Look at all that pirate booty Love


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