Turn down for what?

November 7, 2015

Have you ever attended a wedding ceremony and casually observed how many of the guests have their cell phones out, taking either single snaps, or video of the wedding in progress? About 8 years ago, this wasn't really an issue, maybe more of a disposable camera thing. But now, everyone has a cell, and everyone wants to update social media pronto with where they are, and what they are doing.


Some couples this year have made it a point to make sure that the visible distraction of so many people taking phone pics and selfies is minimized or cut out altogether. I have to say, as a cell owner, it is an urge to take that selfie but it borders on "look at me!", which is not what you want to convey during a wedding ceremony.


One Australian photographer let go with a serious rant about this a few days ago:



The rant had some good points, for example, the wedding party's view in the above pic is partially obstructed. And for what? In retrospect, it is shades of disrespect and selfishness. I have to side with this photographer in his rant, just tell your guests to put down those phones and enjoy the moment as it was meant to be.



(Courtesy of: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/weddings-cell-phones-thomas-stewart_563d2d18e4b0307f2cad9ebb)



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