Missed Photo Opportunity

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  1. Miaow

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    Oh well lol

    Saw this great thing last night was a guy busking on the pier he had a guitar and amp - got down there just as it was sunset (it was behing him also)- Was thinking what a cool pic to take - I ummed and ahhh etd about it - the light was fading fast (my boyfriend was also going on about how i shouldnt take his pic but i was thinking hmm hes busking in public so sorta why not,,, though wasnt sure on if i should ask etc though was thinking of it just not sure on how to broach the subject etc since he was playing). About 15 mins later after a walk up the pier and back, I decided to try a pic - and of course the light was too bad then to get anything decent (tried a few things iso and time etc bit was either too hazy or blurry ). Wasnt after a close up just a nice long shot showing was on the pier etc so couldnt really use flash etc (only using the inbuilt canon one )

    Just wondering what others would have done - would you have just taken a pic of him without asking since he was in such a public place and it was longer distance? I'm sorta annoyed i missed the opportunity cause it was such a 'different' pic.
     
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    not sure what buskin is and at 2:30 A.M i am in no mood to research :)

    I would have taken his photo and offered a dollar or so in the hat he had laying out.
     
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    Its basically as you said playing to get some money (though guitar case not hat lol)

    But we did give him some money as we went past anyway - Maybe i should have tried to take the pic then
     
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    Seems you'll always regret not taking a photo when the opportunity presents itself. Definately take the photo. He was in a very public place, so he shouldn't mind, especially if you put some money in his case.
     
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    I would have raised the camera 1/2 way up and give a nod of the head... and I am sure he would have shook his head yes or no. Based on how he felt, I would have taken the pic had his response been a nod, ok or smile.

    I am 99% sure I could have gotten the pic. Public performers for the vast majority love to have their picture taken.
     
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    Okay - as a former (and sometimes still) Busker.

    I'm performing for gosh sake. Please take my pic! I love it. You've noticed me.

    Trust me, if you're shooting me, I will play to you while you do.

    However as a caveat; Please do throw a couple a bucks in the case (or hat or whatever). When I perform for you I like a little appreciation.

    When I busk, it's for fun, not cash. But it is nice to have a few bucks for a little celebration afterwards. Very few buskers are doing it strictly for the money. It's usually for the performance practice.


    ............. Jim
     
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    Thanks for the replies all :)

    Next time (well hopefully there will be another pic opportunity like that lol) I'll try and get the nerve up to ask for a pic (i.e gestures etc) when put some money in :)
     

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