All Reenactor parking is located
off site. Assistance with large gear transport will be
available when possible.
If you are new to WWII reenacting or in search of others,
consider contacting and joining one of these units that
frequent D-Day Conneaut. They are a wealth of information
about the hobby and can be very helpful in advising what
type of gear you will need and proper protocols.
are Life and Death Situations Please remember
that at all times during the battle (including travel on
boats), spectators, camera crews, and professional video
crews filming the event can observe and record your every
action. Smiling, high fives, walking like your out for a
Sunday stroll, and waving to the crowd takes everyone out of
the moment. You are in a life and death situation; you
actions, movements and expressions should reflect this. A
typical spectator with a 300mm zoom or good pair of
binoculars can see facial expressions of nearly every person
on the field. Please put the same attention to detail into
your actions as you have into your kits.
Cameras/Camcorders on the
Battlefield Combat photographers and
journalists served an important role in documenting the
history of the invasion and took part in the events that
followed the initial landing. As many units appreciate
photos of their members in action, photographers are
permitted with special restrictions.
All persons in the drop/landing
zone must meet the basic appearance standards described
Historic photo equipment is
required for use on the field as a uniformed participant. Unconcealed Modern Equipment is Not
on the Battlefield!
Modern equipment may be disguised using an empty vintage
camera body. We seek to avoid marring an otherwise
authentic scene with the painfully obvious sight of a modern
camera being freely and openly brandished. Please keep in
mind, veterans and thousands of spectators are watching
and all-too-often catch modern cameras and cell phones in their
Still and motion picture
photographers who participate in the beach landing are
invited to send a link to a location where your photos are
displayed. If you provide us copies we will be happy to post
them on our website credited to you for all to view.
Since this event involves a
simulated beach landing, waterproof your gear accordingly.
D-Day Ohio, Inc. is not responsible for any damaged or
lost camera equipment or film.
D-Day Has Staff
Please refrain from being tempted to take out your camera in
the mists of battle. If you can see people, they can
see you.... and your camera. D-Day has gathered a team
of professional photographers who will be canvassing the
event. Watch for our "guys in official photographer" shirts/uniforms.
Images they collect will be proudly displayed in our online gallery were
reenactors and visitors can order
inexpensive professionals quality prints or digital copies. Sales of these prints help support this
If you or your group would like to schedule a planned "unit
photo", please contact our photography coordinator,
Wayne Heim for more
Commercial/professional photographers using
non-vintage equipment who wish to request an
inside-the-ropes access to shoot images for commercial usage should contact our official
photography coordinator for information, fees and
Commercial Video: COMMERCIAL VIDEO FEE IS
REQUIRED ALONG WITH WRITTEN PERMISSION FROM D-DAY OHIO, INC.
PRIOR TO SHOOTING AND USING VIDEO
FOOTAGE FOR PROFIT OR OTHER COMMERCIAL PURPOSES.
If you have additional
questions or wish to obtain permission to commercially use video
and/or images of the event in conjunction with the D-Day
Conneaut name and/or Logo, please contact D-Day Ohio, Inc..
Permission must be obtained prior to the use of any of these
materials and our name/logo.
D-Day Ohio, D-Day Conneaut, and our subsequent logos are
registered trademarks. Any use of those without
express written permission is strictly prohibited.