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Mar 10, 2016 08:18 |  #1

Until now I have always taken photos in gardens or nature reserves (apart from Hyde Park which is full of photographers so doesn't matter). However I am thinking about trying a nearby park, playground and graveyard.
Any advice, I am a little nervous as I am worried about public reaction?




  
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Mar 10, 2016 10:32 |  #2

davholla wrote in post #17930344 (external link)
Until now I have always taken photos in gardens or nature reserves (apart from Hyde Park which is full of photographers so doesn't matter). However I am thinking about trying a nearby park, playground and graveyard.
Any advice, I am a little nervous as I am worried about public reaction?

Careful around playgrounds -some people freak out when they see a photographer close to kids.


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Mar 10, 2016 11:17 as a reply to  @ Dalantech's post |  #3

Good point, however I will go to the playground when the kids are at school (i.e not there) actually this is a semi deserted one, apart from my son I have never seen anyone play there. I suppose I could take him to play there and kill 2 birds with one stone.




  
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Mar 10, 2016 14:12 |  #4

davholla wrote in post #17930526 (external link)
Good point, however I will go to the playground when the kids are at school (i.e not there) actually this is a semi deserted one, apart from my son I have never seen anyone play there. I suppose I could take him to play there and kill 2 birds with one stone.

Killing birds and children is almost universally frowned upon... :rolleyes:


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Mar 10, 2016 14:16 |  #5

Some of the best flowers are in public places. No one ever gives me any looks, heck most of the times people come up to me and ask about the camera I'm using.


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Mar 10, 2016 14:59 |  #6

Don't be a man in a children's park, while other children are there, without you having one of your own who looks like you and calls you daddy - in the modern world, you have a very good chance of the police showing up.

In terms of cemeteries - go at it - lots of great headstones, flowers, statues, etc. I live across from a great cemetery and walk there often - everytime I go I find something else.

My walk there yesterday I found this.

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Mar 11, 2016 07:28 |  #7

wallstreetoneil wrote in post #17930756 (external link)
Don't be a man in a children's park, while other children are there, without you having one of your own who looks like you and calls you daddy - in the modern world, you have a very good chance of the police showing up.

So sad, but true.




  
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Mar 13, 2016 11:10 |  #8

Hy, to be honest im the same as you ..that is why i go in parks or places that there no people around, i never tried graveyards but..let me know how it goes.And if you need a macro friend from london let me know i live in SE


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Mar 13, 2016 11:14 |  #9

Graveyards and cemeteries are amazing places for all types of photography. Most are entirely public and I don't see you getting hassled at all for taking shots. Enjoy!


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Mar 24, 2016 11:02 |  #10

Well I went to the playground when I was off and the children were not and it had been attacked by a chainsaw, this is all I got

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Fortunately it was a very short walk to get there.



  
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Mar 25, 2016 15:42 |  #11

Garden centres can be good for hoverflies and bees plus you get to see which plants attract the most insects so you can buy some to take home. No one is going to bat an eyelid as you focus on a flower.


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Mar 25, 2016 15:49 |  #12

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Mar 25, 2016 15:52 as a reply to  @ wallstreetoneil's post |  #13

Nice photo of a graveyard but not what I was looking to take a photo of :-)




  
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Mar 25, 2016 16:08 |  #14

Heya,

I'm to the point where I am used to having to respond to people who just ask questions about what I'm doing. Be it macro in a public place, or just photography in general. I can't stand on the side of the road and do a basic sunset image without someone stopping and asking what I'm doing out here where I live. It gets old fast. It's to the point where I want a shirt and magnet sign for my truck that each say, "Relax, I'm just photographing stuff."

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Mar 25, 2016 18:12 |  #15

A friend of mine has a Nikon D300 painted fluorescent orange and baby blue because he's fed up with people accusing him of taking photographs secretly. The crazy thing is that a more "conspiratorial" compact, would always raise less attention than a DSLR.

Garden centers are cool, often no wind. Look for marchantia polymorpha. A thalloid liverwort which can have macro-interesting gemmae..



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