Photography and video

A dream for cameras

Due to its setting, terrain and costumed visitors, Fantasy Forest is known to be a very photogenic festival. Therefore, we encourage our visitors and photographers to take plenty of images, both static and moving and share them with the world. To ensure everyone can enjoy the festival equally, a photography and video policy is in place, which you can find below.

A dream for cameras

Due to its setting, terrain and costumed visitors, Fantasy Forest is known to be a very photogenic festival. Therefore, we encourage our visitors and photographers to take plenty of images, both static and moving and share them with the world. To ensure everyone can enjoy the festival equally, a photography and video policy is in place, which you can find below.

Permission

The use of photo and/or videos cameras is allowed on the festival terrain apart from professional equipment, for which you must have obtained written permission prior to the festival. This includes the following:

Press photography and recordings

Photographers and/or videographers of bands/special guests

We do not consider hobby photographers with DSLR cameras amongst this list and they are free to enter.

Written permission does not grant access to any prohibited areas. If any extra access is required, this will be reviewed upon application.

We encourage all photographers and regular visitors to capture the wonderful realm of Fantasy Forest and share it on the internet.

 

The use of drones over the festival terrain is strictly prohibited by UK law.

Behaviour

A camera does not grant you the right to break the rules. Always respect your surroundings, the venue and gardens.

Be polite to both your subject, the visitors, and fellow photographers. If someone does not want to be recorded, please respect their decision no matter how beautiful their costume is.

Their costumes took many hours to make, respect their hard work and provide them with a business card or other information to obtain the images.

Don’t touch the models without their consent and respect their personal space.

Try not to block any paths but if you end up doing so, do not block the path longer than 30 seconds.

Commercial

Please adhere to the following rules:

Where possible, state the name of the model in your picture.

Do not ask for any money when providing images to the model. Images must be provided to the model in the highest possible quality.

You are not permitted to sell or use your images in any commercial way without the consent from both the model and the organisation of Fantasy Forest. 

If you wish to see your images on our social media, don’t hesitate to send them to jurrien@fantasyforest.co.uk. You can also sign up to be part of our volunteer media crew, which will grant you certain privileges over visitor photographers.

Always follow instructions given by the Fantasy Forest crew / Purple shirts.