Bruce Posted May 26, 2013 Share Posted May 26, 2013 For about 10 years Balletco, and now DanceTabs, have been running galleries of photoshoots including Royal Ballet. First they were done by John Ross and when John stood down by Dave Morgan. Typically the galleries ranged between 20 and 40 pictures and covered many more dancers then just principals.We have been told that we are no longer going to be allowed to put up galleries of more the 3 shots of a ballet. I've been aware for a while and looked to reverse but it was also not clear that everybody had been told. Well I think that is the case now - it blew up on Twitter yesterday with this initial tweet by Elliot Franks:https://twitter.com/elliottfranks/status/338265695651508225Do some searches after to see more. But I note that ROH are saying they will put up their reasons for the change - this is a good thing to do. I'm currently abroad and have little time but have tweeted as follows:Away in Gdansk & all hell has broken loose re @RoyalOperaHouse effectively banning pro photographer galleries of RB: https://twitter.com/elliottfranks/status/338265695651508225.@elliottfranks the @RoyalOperaHouse galleries ban applies to us/@zxdavem and I believe @theballetbag also.@RoyalOperaHouse @elliottfranks @theballetbag @zxdavem We have been running much loved galleries now for nearly 10 years.@RoyalOperaHouse @elliottfranks @theballetbag @zxdavem ...and ROH have even used images from our gallieres in their own books.@RoyalOperaHouse Be good to see your reasons in writing for all to see. It needs to be good to convince folks of such a negative change.@RoyalOperaHouse @elliottfranks @theballetbag @zxdavem Twitter tedius 4 this. Am opening thread on balletcoforum where pix r routinly put upAnd so here we are. Look forward to seeing what people think and also the hard reasons ROH are looking to kill what has been excellent coverage. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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