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Does This Happen To Anyone Else?

 
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Aug 14, 2013 01:39 as a reply to  @ post 16206366 |  #16

I've recently been doing a bit of street photography. I noticed the same thing... people look at you funny (like what the heck are you doing) or hostile (like get away from me!). I went to a saturday market and had a couple folks ask if I was with the newspaper and still other people be very concerned that I was taking their picture! So, I've been trying to practice taking photos from the waist. I don't look through the viewfinder... just let the camera hang and snap shots that way. You may not get what you were after but you do get some very interesting views that you hadn't thought of! :lol:


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Sep 04, 2013 14:06 |  #17

Jensgt wrote in post #16202474 (external link)
I would just ignore them...in crowded places people are a real pain. I get a lot of stares mostly because I am using a white lens...but I shoot mostly telephoto stuff...or macro...or wide angle then I get close enough to my subject that nobody can squeeze in and ruin the pic. I ignore everything around me and focus on the shot.

I have experienced this as well and (like yourself) try to ignore them. That said, it took me a while to get use to it.


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Sep 05, 2013 00:45 |  #18

Invertalon wrote in post #16206146 (external link)
Since my photography is mostly at amusement parks (lots of people) I love to go back and look through all my images at the peoples faces and gestures I capture and did not notice. My last set, I got a middle finger from somebody upside down, on a rollercoaster. Not sure how they even saw me... Unless he was just doing it just because, as there was no on-ride photo at that point of the ride!

Always fun! Haha

I do a lot of shooting at amusement parks too, and I've never noticed anything. The only exception is if I bring out my tripod. Then people start to get a little curious. I had a security guard at Six Flags Great America ask me what I was doing when I was trying to get some extended exposures of some well lit rides at night. He went away when I showed him what I was doing.


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Sep 05, 2013 02:22 |  #19

reneefk wrote in post #16202189 (external link)
Sometimes I can't get as close as I would like and I started noticing, that in every single set of photos I have taken this summer, no matter where it was: the pool, tar pits, aquarium, science museum, soccer practice....etc. that there was at least one person, sometimes more, staring right at me with the strangest looks on their face. Like I am doing something completely out of the ordinary. I never saw these people until I got home and pulled the pictures off the camera.

But now, I am noticing them while I'm taking the photo, I see them out of the corner of my eye every time I start to take a photo...just staring at me...and it is really throwing me off! It's making me self-conscious, sometimes I even get too embarrassed to take a photo, then I'm mad at myself for missing a great shot of the kids.

You're obviously being followed, the people looking at you are reporting back on your every movement. FBI/NSA, who knows? Who did you anger?


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Sep 05, 2013 06:58 |  #20

Sally Mann photographed her kids. Check her out. Amazing work and she works with a view camera.

Most of Vivian Maier's best work was done on her days off on the streets Chicago and New York.

You might want to also check out some of the early work of Abelardo Morell. When he and his wife had kids he suddenly was without the freedom of being able to just go out and shoot what ever so he turned his camera on the kids and their world.




  
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