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Is photography not cool?

 
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Dec 17, 2013 00:33 |  #136

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Does that mean there is not enough equipment and the school needs funds or donations to support the kids without??

That would be a straight approach to the problem however impossible it is to equip every kid with a dslr in school.

I appreciate the notion that sometimes humans produce their best under extreme conditions.

Spoon feeding our kids will just take away their instinct to survive.




  
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Dec 17, 2013 00:35 |  #137

MakisM1 wrote in post #16533478 (external link)
I have been questioned by the local constable for shooting this!

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What is there to shoot?

I explained that a friend of mine used to live across the street and I wanted to show him the progress...

He didn't seem satisfied but he was acutely aware that we were on the sidewalk, next to the parking lot of a supermarket. Had I used my smartphone, he wouldn't have blinked an eye... I guess a SLR means Press, or something professional or terroristlike... a threat!



^I hope you told him to f*** off since you're 100% within your rights. Reminds me of a video I saw of this guy who was just taping trains because that's what he was into and these two MTA cops were harassing the crap out of this poor guy, threatening to arrest him. The guy had the wits to just keep on recording, and kept asking which law he was breaking, which of course they had no answer to.


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Dec 17, 2013 00:37 |  #138

EverydayGetaway wrote in post #16533504 (external link)
^I hope you told him to f*** off since you're 100% within your rights.

+1 :cool:




  
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Dec 17, 2013 03:16 |  #139

If you take photos with an antique Rolleiflex or any other TLR, many people will find it very cool and may discuss with you. So the problem is that ... you have a too recent equipment. Keep your DSLR camera on the shelf, buy a TLR for your actual shots and In 2050's your DSLR gear will be very cool ;)

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Dec 17, 2013 08:19 |  #140

EverydayGetaway wrote in post #16533504 (external link)
^I hope you told him to f*** off since you're 100% within your rights.

No, I was very polite, I showed him the photo in the LCD screen, told him the story, the politely inquired what piqued his interest to come and check me out, then I asked whether I was within my rights to shoot a photo of the neighborhood from the public sidewalk, whether the construction on the other side has the right to prevent me from taking photos of the street...

The answers kept coming as expected, then he decided that traffic was a much more important part of his business...:rolleyes:

However, I have been prevented from taking photos with a tripod, at night in Lincoln Center in NYC, at the outdoor fountain in the atrium. It was OK to shoot handheld... I (politely always) inquired the ever obliging security guard why I couldn't use a tripod at night, in a semi-deserted (because of the cold) public venue...

He informed me that I was on private property (belonging to the Lincoln Center Foundation or something similar, I don't remember) which is made available to the public.

I inquired whether they consider the tripod a threat or danger to the public and he said no! A tripod to the sages of the Foundation means professional. AND THEY DECIDED THEY DIDN'T WANT PROFESSIONALS SHOOTING NUDE MODELS AT THE LINCOLN CENTER FOUNTAIN.

Now it's 11 o clock at night and freezing... So I asked whether I can bring now the nude models and shoot them by the fountain handheld... With a straight face...

He died laughing and then he said, you got 5 minutes to use your tripod, I am going for a walk...


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Dec 17, 2013 09:14 |  #141

They suck. That's it. :D


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Dec 17, 2013 09:16 |  #142

Nick_Reading.UK wrote in post #16531218 (external link)
The uncoolest thing is idiots running around taking pictures with a whooping great iPad.. that's uncool..


+1

Seriously it looks totally ridiculous to me :D


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Dec 17, 2013 10:21 |  #143

They must be marveling at the high resolution picture they are capturing based on the sheer size of the ipad screen.




  
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Dec 17, 2013 10:28 |  #144

Aki78 wrote in post #16533211 (external link)
Professional Knitter?

Actually, professional knitting is no less complex than photography. :)




  
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Dec 17, 2013 10:35 |  #145

MakisM1 wrote in post #16533966 (external link)
No, I was very polite, I showed him the photo in the LCD screen, told him the story, the politely inquired what piqued his interest to come and check me out, then I asked whether I was within my rights to shoot a photo of the neighborhood from the public sidewalk, whether the construction on the other side has the right to prevent me from taking photos of the street...

The answers kept coming as expected, then he decided that traffic was a much more important part of his business...:rolleyes:

However, I have been prevented from taking photos with a tripod, at night in Lincoln Center in NYC, at the outdoor fountain in the atrium. It was OK to shoot handheld... I (politely always) inquired the ever obliging security guard why I couldn't use a tripod at night, in a semi-deserted (because of the cold) public venue...

He informed me that I was on private property (belonging to the Lincoln Center Foundation or something similar, I don't remember) which is made available to the public.

I inquired whether they consider the tripod a threat or danger to the public and he said no! A tripod to the sages of the Foundation means professional. AND THEY DECIDED THEY DIDN'T WANT PROFESSIONALS SHOOTING NUDE MODELS AT THE LINCOLN CENTER FOUNTAIN.

Now it's 11 o clock at night and freezing... So I asked whether I can bring now the nude models and shoot them by the fountain handheld... With a straight face...

He died laughing and then he said, you got 5 minutes to use your tripod, I am going for a walk...

brilliant ! nice to see someone use a little bit of common sense for a change :D


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Dec 17, 2013 13:12 |  #146

Alwayslearning wrote in post #16534251 (external link)
brilliant ! nice to see someone use a little bit of common sense for a change :D

A friend of mine is a retired cop who works private security. He once told me that common sense doesn't often weigh into it. The problem is that the security guy answers to a supervisor who answers to upper management who answers to various people within the organization they are providing services for. They don't have to just consider the rightness or wrongness of a thing, but what any number of other people in the authority chain might possibly think about a situation and they are often being watched on video.

So if a security officer thinks there is any possibility that something might be done by someone to create a situation that jeopardizes his job or evaluation, they will err on the side of "caution" and ask a person to leave, disperse, put away equipment, etc unless there is a specific policy to the contrary. For instance, if a mall has a specific policy that says that photography is allowed except for tripods, then they will probably draw the line if you choose to use a monopod because some idiot above them may see them as one in the same.


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Dec 17, 2013 13:17 |  #147

MakisM1 wrote in post #16533478 (external link)
I have been questioned by the local constable for shooting this!

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What is there to shoot?

I explained that a friend of mine used to live across the street and I wanted to show him the progress...

He didn't seem satisfied but he was acutely aware that we were on the sidewalk, next to the parking lot of a supermarket. Had I used my smartphone, he wouldn't have blinked an eye... I guess a SLR means Press, or something professional or terroristlike... a threat!

This is what I am talking about. Guaranteed you had a p and s or camera phone and nothing is said. This is the perception of dslrs that a lot of the genpop has.


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Dec 17, 2013 13:27 |  #148

Nick3434 wrote in post #16534645 (external link)
This is what I am talking about. Guaranteed you had a p and s or camera phone and nothing is said. This is the perception of dslrs that a lot of the genpop has.

Yup!

It hecks me off at the Symphony where I have to check in my camera (in Lincoln Center the usher threatened to confiscate my P&S) and then everybody breaks out the smartphones and don't even bother to suppress the flash!


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Dec 17, 2013 13:36 |  #149

never heard such comments about photography but I do get a bit of ribbing at work with my particular interest in shooting bugs..


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Dec 17, 2013 14:07 |  #150

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1. Your boss is an idiot.

2. If you enjoy something, who cares what other people think.

3. I've never from anyone heard that kind of sentiment. And if I did, I'd probably just laugh.

4. Photography is not cool. It is AWESOME!

:mrgreen:

1+ :D


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