With Asylum nearly here, the talk has already turned to the photographers that harrass and annoy everyone. The ones that see an event as a way for them to get some free photographs. While many steampunks are happy to have their photograph taken, not all are. ALWAYS ASK FIRST and you should respect their wishes if they say no.
I wrote an article for Whitby Goth Weekend as they have a terrible time with it. Have a read if you’re thinking of taking a camera and pass this round to anyone you know who may be doing the same:
Being a splendid photographer: The problem with photographers
Tony Bate from ToCan media and organiser of Steampunk Doncaster wrote a marvellous article on being asked to pose for photographers AFTER events. You can read that here: Tips on staying safe outside of events