Beyoncé, No Longer Wanting to Look Like She Hulk on the Internet, Bans Pro Photographers From Her Concerts

Image from ru-crazy.com

Image from ru-crazy.com

In what I consider a not too well though out idea, Beyoncé banned pro photographers from her concerts. According to FStoppers this was done to avoid unflattering images, like those that appeared after the Superbowl. Her and her publicist want to make sure no future photos make it to the mainstream media. The funny thing is the media seems to have purchased the uncomplimentary, low quality images from her fans.

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What the Beyoncé camp is doing though is providing 3-5 preapproved images, taken by their own photographer for the media to consume after each show. This is their form of image control. However, in this day of increasing video quality, it’s sooooo easy to pull a screen grab, fire up Photoshop and have fun. For example, Doctor Who fans, on Tumblr seem to get edited images gifs files up almost 5 minutes after a scene at times. If people want an image up on the web today, they will have them up. The more you restrict them the more unflattering the images will be.  Also Cell Phones cameras are getting better and better, and when thousands of people are taking photos, you are bound to get a few good ones.



Photographer Guidelines for Beyoncé The Mrs. Carter Show 2013 World Tour can be found here.

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Gevon Servo

Gevon Servo aka @GServo is an eclectic, NJ/NY Photographer. He’s a Nikon shooter, by choice nevertheless, will always test any piece of photography equipment. He believes that like ‘Photography’, ‘Coffee’,’Beer’ and ‘Comics Books’ and other things ‘Geek’ “You must try everything once to discover what you want to try again.