The camp also makes some money by having an official camp photographer walking around. Every night, they upload the pictures so that us parents can look through 500-600 pictures for our kids off having fun at camp. Of course, they make money when we buy the high-res image.
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Yep. I can certainly see that. Many places have a sort of job-protection racket for a local photographer. My daughter's dance recital has a no-camera rule (which I can see for flash photography) and a photographer and videographer will sell you their media after the show.
You can sometimes see where the young girls get distracted and falter when the flashes go off, and I see many people with expensive cameras which will easily work in the stage light, but the dingbats just use 'em as p&s toys.