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Oct 09, 2013 14:08 |  #9976

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I can't help but wonder what you are doing to get this reaction. I'm a father of 4 (tweens and teens now) and, at playgrounds when they younger, while using a 7D/70-200 f/2.8 (or my older 75-300) to get good candids - I've never had a reaction even remotely like this -- and my children don't even look at all like me (i.e., to a casual observer, I was photographing kids other than my own).

Clearly, unless: you are on private property, there is a reasonable expectation of privacy, or you are taking lascivious shots of children; you can point your camera where you please. However, even though legally you can, common sense dictates that it is not a good idea to take pictures of other peoples children without the parents permission (there are many exceptions, e.g., when your child is also in the frame, sporting events, etc.) I am not saying you did anything wrong, but just wondering what is happening that is causing that reaction. For example, if you showed up in this van (external link) and started taking pictures of kids...

there are places where you cannot legally photograph children in public parks without the parents' permission. I'm not saying that's what he was doing, but some parents have gotten hyper-sensitive to photographers around their kids.


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Oct 09, 2013 15:40 |  #9977

steelbluesleepr wrote in post #16358633 (external link)
there are places where you cannot legally photograph children in public parks without the parents' permission. I'm not saying that's what he was doing, but some parents have gotten hyper-sensitive to photographers around their kids.

You might get harassed, but if you stand your ground, you cannot get convicted for taking pictures of children in a public park. State and local statutes must respect all of the legal rights that are owed to a person. The Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth amendment serves as the means whereby the Bill of Rights has become binding on state and local governments as well as on the federal government. Just because a town passes an ordinance, doesn't mean it will stand in court.

You may get the cr4p beat out of you by a father and the local authorities may look away, or they may trump up other charges like disorderly conduct, or make touble for you in any number of ways; but a court will not convict you for taking pictures in a park. If you start taking lascivious shots of children, that's another matter.

Again, though, I will say, just because you can does not mean you should; there are also no laws against passing gas in a crowded elevator -- but we all know you shouldn't do it anyway.


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Oct 09, 2013 21:25 |  #9978

hairy_moth wrote in post #16358872 (external link)
... there are also no laws against passing gas in a crowded elevator -- but we all know you shouldn't do it anyway.

Everyone knows you should wait until just before exiting. :cool:


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Oct 10, 2013 02:46 |  #9979

Taking shots with my 600 f/4+TC I usually get: "Whoa, what are you shooting with that thing?"
Same lens combo and standing 15 feet in front of me I've gotten a couple responses of "Do you want me to smile?"


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Oct 10, 2013 03:48 as a reply to  @ txcanon's post |  #9980
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I get a few comments with the 100-400, but I enjoy the stares more when i'm holding the camera with the L lens on, and drinking coffee out of the mug...

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Coffee mug (external link) by Speedscene Photography and Design (external link), on Flickr

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Oct 10, 2013 06:55 as a reply to  @ STIC's post |  #9981

Awesome coffee mug!
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Oct 10, 2013 11:09 |  #9982

txcanon wrote in post #16359913 (external link)
Taking shots with my 600 f/4+TC I usually get: "Whoa, what are you shooting with that thing?"
Same lens combo and standing 15 feet in front of me I've gotten a couple responses of "Do you want me to smile?"

in a similar situation (but with a 135, not a 600+TC) I've had to tell people, "well you could if you want, but I can only see your nose."


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Oct 10, 2013 17:03 |  #9983

STIC wrote in post #16359947 (external link)
I get a few comments with the 100-400, but I enjoy the stares more when i'm holding the camera with the L lens on, and drinking coffee out of the mug...

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If you wanna have some fun, here's what you do.


  1. Fill the coffee mug with broken glass and other lens innards.
  2. Go to a photographer's meet up (Plenty arranged through this site).
  3. Toss the mug to your friend who is a few meters away.
  4. Have him fumble and drop the mug.
  5. Take off the mug's lid.
  6. Tip out broken innards.
  7. Enjoy the look of horror on the faces of all the other photographers.

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Oct 10, 2013 19:45 |  #9984
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Tiberius wrote in post #16361393 (external link)
If you wanna have some fun, here's what you do.


  1. Fill the coffee mug with broken glass and other lens innards.
  2. Go to a photographer's meet up (Plenty arranged through this site).
  3. Toss the mug to your friend who is a few meters away.
  4. Have him fumble and drop the mug.
  5. Take off the mug's lid.
  6. Tip out broken innards.
  7. Enjoy the look of horror on the faces of all the other photographers.


It shows how evil I am...I have actually thought of doing this...:lol:

By the way, they are quite cheap...and come in the 'white' 70-200 style I have and the Black 24-105 (?)...

I'll try to find a link...


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Oct 10, 2013 19:51 as a reply to  @ Tiberius's post |  #9985
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Here are a few pics...

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Didn't know they did a 50mm coffee cup...nice!

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...and mine with the 24-105...

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Oct 10, 2013 19:56 |  #9986

I've got one of the 24-105 cups as well.


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Oct 10, 2013 20:04 as a reply to  @ archer1960's post |  #9987
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Now I know they do the 50mm cups, I want a set of them...


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Oct 10, 2013 22:35 |  #9988

steelbluesleepr wrote in post #16360563 (external link)
in a similar situation (but with a 135, not a 600+TC) I've had to tell people, "well you could if you want, but I can only see your nose."

That's what I typically say, instead of trying to explain where they need to be for a shot. lol


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Oct 11, 2013 07:43 |  #9989

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That's what I typically say, instead of trying to explain where they need to be for a shot. lol

I took a shot of about 50 people at a corporate event (with a big wide angle to stay on topic). Afterward, someone from near the back came up to me and asked why I took the picture when they were obscured by another person.

I am constantly amazed that so many people can't figure out how to (at least) pose for a group shot so that they can be seen (i.e., they will not be behind someone in the picture). It drives me nuts!


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Oct 11, 2013 08:11 |  #9990

hairy_moth wrote in post #16362615 (external link)
I am constantly amazed that so many people can't figure out how to (at least) pose for a group shot so that they can be seen

I once met somebody who obviously knew how to pose in a group shot and not be seen.

I was a tutor on a Summer School for adult learning. One of my students was obviously in the military, was a good student but never socialised with everybody else in the evenings. On the last day I got everybody arranged for a group photo, set the camera on 10s timer, ran round the back of the group next to this guy and assumed I'd got everybody.

When I got home to check out the pics he was nowhere to be seen. I (195 cm) was easily visible at the back of the group. But he (198 cm, at least) just wasn't standing next to me? My guesses are - Vampire, Ninja or SAS.


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