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View Poll Results: A stranger asks to see a photo you've taken because they are not comfortable with your photography

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  • I would show them and delete it if asked

    8 44.44%
  • I would show them, but not delete it if asked

    4 22.22%
  • I would walk away and ignore them completely.

    3 16.67%
  • I would only show them if they were an authority figure

    2 11.11%
  • I would refuse no matter who they were

    1 5.56%
  • I would refuse to show them

    0 0%
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Thread: What would you do if asked to show the photo you just took ?

  1. #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by phild View Post
    I picked show and delete if asked, funny though, people snap away with mobile phones all the time and no-one seems to care but photography with a DSLR often seems to envoke a reaction.
    Exactly. So often the objection arises not because of the photograph taken, but of the person taking it. Cameras are everywhere and so are photographers, but somehow a photograph taken by an old fart with a DSLR is more objectionable than one taken by a young mother using her iPhone. Discrimination works in many ways in our society.

    "If you want to be a better photographer, stand in front of more interesting stuff.” — Jim Richardson

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    Ausphotography irregular Mark L's Avatar
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    I choose the same option but what you mention is important.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gazza View Post
    I actually chose 'Walk away & ignore' because I'm big fat 'n' ugly and don't give a rats!
    Quote Originally Posted by Mark L View Post
    If the bloke could bash me up does that influences my vote here.

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    I had this situation in Mt Isa.

    I was there for work for a couple of days.
    Took camera etc to try and get some photos of sunset over desert
    Called a cab and said head west young man.
    Pointed off to the left and said lets go down there. A guy in uniform steps out and says what's up
    I say, I want to take some pics of the sunset, he says no worries and lets us go
    Drive a few ks. climb a hill het some pics and head back
    Met by a range rover with flashing lights
    Two guards ask what we are doing.
    Tell them
    they demand camera
    Tell them no
    They say it is private property, give them the card
    I explain my belief is that they can tell me stop taking pics, I already have.
    They can tell me to leave, I am already attempting to leave
    and that is it.
    I also explain that we are in fact there with permission and my friendly taxi guy nods
    He radios base and they are firm on they want the card
    I say two options
    1. call the police and then you will never see what is on there
    2. ask politely and I will scroll through every pic on the card that I have taken today
    back and forth with base and they look and enthuse about pics and we leave with an extra $10 on the fair.

    They were reasonable and I was reasonable. And it is always my first approach.
    and as I see stated here already. Common sense inn where you point your camera and how you deal with people is important for how the amateur tog is treated
    Let's not be associated with paps and mobile pervs

    My thoughts

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    Who let the rabble in? Lance B's Avatar
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    Unfortunately, we live in times of "everyone is a victim" and as such many feel the need to play the victim card and therefore believe they should be offended if someone took a photo of them with "that expensive camera that must take good pictures". Yet, we have people happily snapping away with their mobile phones at anyone and everything and yet no one gets upset. Go figure.

    I remember taking photos in Brisbane at night a few years ago with camera on a tripod and remote in hand. As I didn't want people in the photo, I purposely waited until there were no people walking past before tripping the shutter. After I had taken a few photos, a few people walked past and a woman of about 35 years old in the group asked, "I hope you didn't take my photo", to which I replied, "If you don't want your photo taken, don't go out in public". She didn't have an answer and walked off. What amuses me is why they seem to feel as though they would be considered so special that anyone would want to take their photo! She is a Neville nobody as far as I am concerned. I mean, people are being photographed all the time in public and in private areas by security cameras as well as by phones and more discrete methods. The funny thing is, if people want to take your photo they will, and do it in more nefarious methods than out in the open so as to open themselves up to being confronted.

    I just don't take photos of people unless they are family or friends and if it was someone in public it would only be if I has asked them first. So, if someone asked me to see a photo I had taken, it would depend on the context. If there were people in the photo, I may oblige but it would depend on the demeanour of the person asking and why as I actually avoid taking photos of people like the plague as I generally don't want people in my photos anyway.

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