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    During a recent vist at DCA I talked to some Construction Workers and they were telling me That They Get annoyed when Visitors take Flash Pics while they're using heavy Machinery and Tools do they have a point or are they overreacting?

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    I could see how that could be distracting, especially if they're not used to it, but only at night I assume
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      oh I dont know..... most construction workers I would imagine like to be able to use both hands while working.......being distracted by a camera flash while sawing a board and cutting their hand off I would imagine is kinda an inconvenience.......:whistling:

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        If they're dealing with heavy machinery at night, and the flash is within a certain distance, it could potentially temporarily blind them. Think of it like the Aladdin show- One flash could distract or blind one Cast Member and they could fall or injure themselves onstage. But instead of falling, they could hit a sewer pipe

        But really, I don't envy those guys having people constantly taking pictures of every thing they're doing. Who would want that? *mentally imaging people at their cubicles with other people following them around and taking pictures of their computer screens*

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        • #5
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          I can see this construction worker's point, but if it REALLY is a safety issue and not just individual likes/dislikes, then it should be brought up to the governing agencies/Disney that the area should be blocked by walls/tarps. While that won't stop flashes from the Fun Wheel and such, it would reduce it.

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            It's day time.
            One, why do you have your flash on?

            Two.
            If it is night and it looks like your flash could distract someone from being safe, then use some common sense (so over looked these days).
            But when was the last time you saw them using heavy machinery at night?
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              There is NO reason to use flash for photos of the DCA lagoon construction. It's all too far away for the flash to do any good...and that's assuming you're shooting at night in the first place, which seems kind of silly when it'd be so much easier in the daytime. If you really need to take night shots of the construction, bring a tripod or monopod or gorillapod (or find a conveniently-placed trash can) and take long-exposure photos. That's the only way you'll get results...and the construction workers won't appear in the shots...and there will be no flash to result in massive accidents.

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                everyone thinks they are a photographer in this digital camera age, people don't understand why their pics are so "white" or bright, and they don't understand why their flash isn't "enhancing" their picture in the daytime... unfortunately this will never change, just like there are idiots that drive cars, and stupid people that are holding jobs while the talented ones are out of work.

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                  Let's Just Respect our fellow Construction workers opinions they build the real Magic

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                    Originally posted by DCAfanatic View Post
                    Let's Just Respect our fellow Construction workers opinions they build the real Magic
                    We're construction workers, too? :blink: Furthermore, all the posts thus far have indeed been suggesting that we shouldn't take flash photos of the construction...you're the only one who referred to it as a potential overreaction.

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                    • #11
                      Re: "Men at Work" don't take Pictures

                      Originally posted by DCAfanatic View Post
                      Let's Just Respect our fellow Construction workers opinions they build the real Magic
                      Fellow construction workers? Honey, I couldn't hammer a nail on the broad side of the barn.

                      I'm guessing the guy you were talking too may have been .... b.s'ing a bit. Not to say flash doesn't happen ... but others had a good point. There's no reason for it in daytime, and at nighttime it wouldn't do any good for the photographer. Plus ... those construction workers are at a serious DISTANCE ... I'd imagine at that distance with that much surrounding light (both from the park AND from the MASSIVE construction lights), that the flash really isn't that much of a deal. The guy probably just didn't like his picture taken or crap like that. It's part of working in a theme park; get over it.

                      And, if it IS a real issue, then they should have tarps up to block people from doing this ... something that probably would have been done well before now.

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                      • #12
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                        Originally posted by DCAfanatic View Post
                        Let's Just Respect our fellow Construction workers opinions they build the real Magic
                        Not unless they dress in Disney character costumes while on the job.

                        (And no appearing with heads off! There are kids watching.)
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                        • #13
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                          I appreciate what the construction workers are doing. They're just doing their job. Their construction companies no doubt send them to all kinds of places to build stuff. Disneyland/DCA just happened to be one of those places. I'm sure they're not used to being photographed, but it's just one of those things they're probably going to have to get used to while they're working in the parks. It's definitely not a good idea to use flash photography on ANYONE at night... I get irritated when people take pictures of me sometimes out of the blue as well, but that's just the way it is when you're in a theme park.

                          At the same time though, I don't think the Lagoon workers work in there at night very often, do they? I know I've only seen them working in there during the day unless the park is closed.

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                          • #14
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                            Thread title is very confusing. I thought you were saying the rock band wasn't into photography.

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                            • #15
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                              I'm not sure how one would get around to even talking to the construction workers in the lagoon. Flash photography would definitely not be an issue there.

                              Are you referring to maybe other construction workers at DCA? I don't get it.
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