So, what's the stupidest thing you've done related to photography?
I take pictures of surfing when I'm on the coast. I grew up in San Diego and am a life-long surfer.
For those of you who have watched surf films, read surfing magazines, and the like, surfers like to see three elements in films and articles:
1. Good surfing
2. Unique destinations
3. Pretty girls in swimwear.
So I did a big photo essay on San Diego and published it on a couple websites.
My wife didn't like the third element of my story, and my protests of "well, it's a part of surf culture" weren't accepted.
She didn't make a big deal of it, but I've known her more than half my life, and I can tell when she's bummed out, so I apologized and promised not to do it again. All she ever said was (while I was in another room), "Wow, your article has some interesting photos." I could tell, from fifty feet away (based on the tone of her voice) what she was talking about. She wasn't talking about the surfing shots or the pictures of the beach, sea anemones, etc.
And now when I'm holding my camera and see a pretty lady in a bikini, I just keep that camera pointed down until she walks away.