I’ve written an article on steampunkjournal.org about the issues surrounding photographers at Whitby Goth Weekend but this happens at many other events. Sadly some people who take pictures (it’s difficult to class them as photographers) are simply there to take pictures of girls in short skirts. They even say as much on some forums, so it’s not an assumption.
By behaving in this way, they spoil it for people who are having a good time and who want to take pictures the right way.
You can read my thoughts here:
The issue with photographers