An amateur photographer is set to lobby his local MP after camera club members were banned from taking photos which include children at the Winter Wonderland fair in Hyde Park.rn
An amateur photographer is set to lobby his local MP after camera club members were banned from taking photos which include children at the Winter Wonderland fair in Hyde Park.
Chris Lafbury said club members were made to feel like ?paedophiles? when security guards told them they needed a permit to take pictures.
?I will be writing to my local MP Iain Duncan Smith, who is the society?s vice-president,? Lafbury told Amateur Photographer.
Duncan Smith is also the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions.
Lord Tebbit of Chingford is also listed as a vice-president on the club?s website.
Earlier this week, Lafbury said he was one of seven club members at the fair, though two had already left, when the dispute erupted on Sunday.
Meanwhile, Lafbury has received an email from Winter Wonderland organisers, PWR Events.
In the email customer service manager Kate Hofstetter said all photographers, including students and camera clubs, must be ?accredited and briefed?, in the interests of visitor safety.
She spelled out the rules they must follow:
? No cameras on the ice rink
? Photographs of children may not be taken
? Tripods are allowed as long as you don?t obstruct the pathways, otherwise security will ask you to move along