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...but the strength we gain in finding the solution

Whilst wandering round Whitby I had an idea.

The issue that most people seen to have against about people who like dressing up and parading is the crowd of photographers that they attract.

Last weekend was no different and in fact we established that a couple of photography clubs had started to attend the weekends in droves purely to take pictures of people dressed up.

I am more often than not one of the people who wander round in rather overblown outfits and for whom Whitby is partly about such things. I make no apology for spending my holiday the way I want to spend my holiday.

However, I more often than not say no to photos - they not part of my idea of a holiday and the photographers and crowds make my getting to the pub slightly infuriating.

I think the answer to get the balance back again is to discourage the droves of photographers.

To that end, and to give something back to Whitby, I propose that we all agree to ask for a small donation to the RNLI in exchange for posing for photos.

Who's with me !?


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Nov. 5th, 2011 07:25 pm (UTC)
ME! I think that is a brilliant idea! And I would be more inclined to dress up if I could get donations to the RNLI!
Nov. 6th, 2011 12:30 am (UTC)
i don't mind the photographers at all, i just think the parading people are wankers, and don't want to be around them.
Nov. 6th, 2011 10:28 am (UTC)
Fair enough, but it's part Of the whole fun elements of Whitby for some of us so we are always going to be there (and have been for years) so arnt going to be stopping any time soon. I just think there's some good to be done by it.
Nov. 6th, 2011 04:10 pm (UTC)
Throw the "I'm not a goth, I've just got a 'goth costume'" types at the daytrip photographers and go about your day as normal.

Asking for donations is a nice idea, but I don't think it will discourage anyone from taking pics.
Nov. 6th, 2011 05:36 pm (UTC)
I have said such stuff at people waving cameras in my face, however whether you reply or even stop or not they snap away regardless and undoing do block the bloody pavement and generally shove cameras in your face.

I think it would discourage those who come purly to do so - or at least stop annoying those of us who want to not be annoyed and to just go about out business.

And in any event raising any monies for the RNLI is always a good thing
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