On September 21, 2022, photographers who had been criticized one after another on SNS for taking troublesome pictures at the location of the “35th Tonegawa Fireworks Festival” held on the Tone River bed in Sakai Town, Ibaraki Prefecture. He apologized on Twitter and Instagram.
From the Tonegawa Fireworks Festival Official Website
The troubled shoot that became a problem (archive of photographers’ tweets)
“He seems to be standing in front of the audience from beginning to end.”
On the 20th, one of the photographers who shot the fireworks said, “I could see the best fireworks at the end of the summer!” He posted the shot on Twitter.
Regarding this photo on the 21st, another user added a photo of photographers believed to be posters taking photos in front of the audience sitting in chairs, saying, “This is the most annoying grass ever” r the end in front of others It seems that he is standing in the way,” he criticized. It was controversial on the internet.
In response, three of the photographers involved released similar apologies on Twitter and Instagram. In your post,
“We deeply regret that we took pictures of the PA seats (paid reserved seats) that we had acquired, and that we used a tripod that was higher than the height specified by the management. the venue and everyone associated with the fireworks display due to actions .
According to the Tonegawa Fireworks Festival official website, regarding shooting with a camera, it was said that “a tripod close to the line of sight can be used while sitting”. In addition, the official pamphlet says, “Do not leave your seat and take pictures in the aisle, etc., as it will disturb the nearby spectators. Use it at a height that does not interfere with viewing (guideline is eye level).”