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Feb 02, 2015 15:20 |  #16

This reminds me of one of my shoots where I was in a normally quiet area beside a river shooting birds. For some reason there were a lot more people walking dogs, fishing, jogging etc. that day and every one of them approached me and asked if I was a professional photographer, what equipment was I using, what was I photographing etc. Strangely, it did not bother me at all, even when they frightened the birds away, mainly because I was shooting in a public area and I accepted that.
I asked them about their dogs, asked if the fish were biting etc. Why would a photographer think he has exclusive rights in a public area?




  
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Feb 02, 2015 16:05 as a reply to  @ Miki G's post |  #17

I'm really amazed at some off the responses. I can't twist what the author of the articles wrote to be a demand for "exclusive rights" no matter how hard I try. It was a plea not to be rude, IMO.

SO a guy is on the golf course and lining up a putt and this other guy drives his cart up noisily to the green while loudlu telling a joke to his partner and then starts talking to the putter about the state of affairs in the legislature.....
...OR a guy walks up to a man fishing on the bank of the river, stand right next to him and asks him "Is this where the smallmouths ffeesh are?", and then throws his line over the first guys cast (actually happened)...........
......OR a couple of women talking loudly about gossip concerning their circle of friends wander aimlessly through several galleries of an art museum while people are quietly trying to enjoy and study the art.......

......Are all in public places and within their "rights."

But they are definitely rude @##holes.

And they ought to be called on it.

YMMV.


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Feb 03, 2015 13:59 |  #18

It's there for all of us to use. It is a shame that some people don't have a clue and spoil it for others although in the examples above I think most of them wee innocent.

The thing that bugs me is when someone gets in front of you when you are taking photos.


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Feb 03, 2015 14:19 |  #19

bpiper7 wrote in post #17412249 (external link)
I'm really amazed at some off the responses. I can't twist what the author of the articles wrote to be a demand for "exclusive rights" no matter how hard I try. It was a plea not to be rude, IMO.

The author said, and I quote, "Public place.. They’ve got the right? No!"

How do you interpret that to not be a demand for exclusive rights?

bpiper7 wrote in post #17412249 (external link)
......Are all in public places and within their "rights."

If you think a golf course and a museum are "public places", your definition of "public" needs some adjustment.




  
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Feb 03, 2015 15:03 |  #20

moose10101 wrote in post #17413774 (external link)
The author said, and I quote, "Public place.. They’ve got the right? No!"

How do you interpret that to not be a demand for exclusive rights?

If you think a golf course and a museum are "public places", your definition of "public" needs some adjustment.

Those words are not in either of the two article links that I read. The post was edited maybe the ting that offended you was removed.

The two links available to me were, as I said, pleas for good manners.

And a municipal golf course and a museum and the scenarios I offered in this context are indistinguishable from a state or national park and the examples in the articles. .

As I said YMMV.


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Feb 03, 2015 15:48 |  #21

I was at a wetlands a few days ago photographing birds. I had my camera and long lens on a monopod shooting a few Canadian Geese. I heard folks approaching down the path before they could see me. I kept my face in the camera, but I could tell that once they did see me, they quit talking and stood still, for which I was grateful. They moved silently on after a few moments, walking softly.

Later, as I was still photographing birds in other locations, people walked past me at various times as I was shooting, talking, pushing strollers, enjoying the day and scenery. Sometimes they scared my subjects away. But they had as much a right to be there as I did, and I shouldn't expect them to change their behavior. I appreciate it when they do, but I don't expect it, or get angry when they don't.


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Feb 04, 2015 02:28 |  #22

Public is public, if he doesn't want people scaring away his subjects he needs to find a more private location




  
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Feb 04, 2015 09:01 |  #23

bpiper7 wrote in post #17413834 (external link)
Those words are not in either of the two article links that I read. The post was edited maybe the ting that offended you was removed.

The two links available to me were, as I said, pleas for good manners.

And a municipal golf course and a museum and the scenarios I offered in this context are indistinguishable from a state or national park and the examples in the articles. .

As I said YMMV.


It is a bit of a confusing response now because the content of the original post was removed by moderators for copyright reasons.

Distilled; The OP = A person photographing birds in a park is angry because he felt once he set up his camera gear no one else was allowed to come near him.


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Feb 04, 2015 12:11 |  #24

dasher108 wrote in post #17414853 (external link)
It is a bit of a confusing response now because the content of the original post was removed by moderators for copyright reasons.

Distilled; The OP = A person photographing birds in a park is angry because he felt once he set up his camera gear no one else was allowed to come near him.


Hmmmm. Looks like we were responding to 2 different universes. :-)

I'll certainly agree that anyone is ALLOWED to be there.

And everyone is certainly ALLOWED to be a jerk.

But they ought not be jerks.  :p

Thanks for trying to clear me up.


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