Only accredited media photographers can bring professional equipment into the festival. (Looking to get a media pass? See details and application instructions at ottawabluesfest.ca/media-accreditation)
Professional = any camera with a detachable lens. If your lens can be removed from your camera, we consider it professional.
No camcorders. No SLRs/DSLRS. No tripods. No video cameras. No drones. No GoPros. No selfie sticks.
Small handheld cameras WITHOUT a detachable lens and cell phone cameras = Yes
Phones = Yes / iPads (under 12") = Yes
We want you to enjoy the festival and be able to take pics with any non-professional cameras of your choice. If you’re in doubt – don’t bring it.
Please don’t risk being turned away at the gates or being asked to leave. We can’t store cameras while you’re at the festival. Leave them safe at home while you attend the festival.