A&P Do you ever get harassed while shooting?

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  1. Loopy

    Loopy What do you think happens when you get too far fro

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    I just purchased a 20D and would like to get out and start learning to use it, but other than landscapes and buildings, the only thing I can think of is to go down to the park or something and take pictures of people doing things. This is a small town and the last thing I need is for people to get creeped out at some guy taking pictures of them, or worse, some angry father thinking I'm a pedophile on the prowl and breaking my camera.

    Do you ever get hassled when taking pictures with people you dont know in the frame?
     
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    Yardsale OT Supporter

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    I used to get hassled all the time when I worked for the newspaper. Know your rights and you'll be fine. Also, don't be a pussy, if it's in public and is not putting people in danger, fair grounds.
     
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    Mr_Penut Elitist Member OT Supporter

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    not rly
     
  4. Loopy

    Loopy What do you think happens when you get too far fro

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    Yes, I understand it is legal to take pictures in public places. I also understand that the average person is a self involved asshole with no respect for the law.
     
  5. Hua

    Hua AZN photographer crew

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    The February 06 issue of Pop Photo has a spread on doing public photography and how to approach people.
     
  6. Yardsale

    Yardsale OT Supporter

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    :werd: read that
     
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    i served a police officer that tried to take away my camera one time :o
     
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    Rocker_II K-Car pride

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    was at the capital covering some legislative business and a small fight broke out :bowrofl:

    one of the congressman's goons tried get me to stop taking pics, and when that failed he tried to get a uniformed officer to take away my camera.

    I started dialing my office, and I told them I was dialing my attorney if he didn't get out of my way :o
     
  10. mojito

    mojito New Member

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    have a fake ID/badge hanging around your neck
     
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    Mr_Penut Elitist Member OT Supporter

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    have open wounds and say you have aids

    :hsugh:
     
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    Tell them that you were outside their bedroom window lastnight and will distribute the nudes if they do not fuck off
     
  13. eWRXshun

    eWRXshun hai

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    some homeless guy approached me one night and started asking me for money and rambled on for 10 minutes about other things. had my left hand the tripod holding it secure, right hand in my pocket on my kershaw ken onion. if worse came to worse, i had a sig P229 in my car, 15 feet away. 15 feet too far, IMO. 9 more months before i can file for CCP.
     
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    paranoid much :ugh2:


    i have my stuff out in the open of 3rd world countries with no problems
     
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    eWRXshun hai

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    when you live in baton rouge, are in the ghetto, alone, white, and you see a bum cross the street to talk to you, can smell the liquor on him from 10 feet away, then yes, i'm fucking paranoid.
     
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    dont be silly

    tripod bash would work in a pinch
     
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    depending on where i am, i carry a gun in my wasteband.
     
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    casue shooting a person is a legal defense for being robbed :ugh2:


    pepper spray or stay home if you guys are that paranoid.
     
  20. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    if the person robbing you has a weapon, it is. how could you not know that?
     
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    Mr_Penut Elitist Member OT Supporter

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    rofl who the fuck carrys a gun:rofl:
     
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    IBcanadian :o
     
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    "Let me take this picture or I'll shoot you!!!111" -american
     
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    Mr_Penut Elitist Member OT Supporter

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    thats irrelivent

    carring a gun to take pics in the ghetto:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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    i go and ask if i can take their portrait, don't be a nerdy dork start spitting game thats all it is.
     
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