Rude people!

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  1. wildmaven

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    I was recently at a festival in town and I saw a woman walking a beautiful border collie. I smiled and asked if she would mind if I took a picture of her dog. She scowled at me, turned around, yanked the dog by the leash and walked away!

    Have you ever had something like that happen?
     
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    Was this in the US?

    I tried to take a photo of an old woman selling flowers on the street in Mexico City (in the early 80's) and she had a fit. She started throwing water at me and chasing after me. She ever tried to take my camera.

    I found out later that they believe evil spirits come out of the camera.

    Who knew? I sure didn't. :(
     
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    at least she didn't threaten to stab you like what happened to me with one guy in Seattle.
     
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    Some people just don't like their picture taken, for some it's a big deal.
     
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    Care to explain what happen?
     
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    I was at the beach taking pictures of sea gulls with my 75-300 and a woman walked up to me and asked if I was taking her picture, when I said no she insisted that I prove it to her with the LCD on the camera.

    There are some weird people out there.
     
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    I was shooting at a nightclub and I like to mix it up a bit I get bored of the posed bull**** ones and like to get some candid ones in there

    on two occasions at this club I had two problems.. once a man I almost thought he was having an epileptic fit from the flash .. turns out he just wasnt right and was being escorted out

    the second I took a candid shot and the man went psycho about it "You dont just take pictures of people without their permission you need to learn some manners missy.. etc etc continue this on for another five minutes

    yeah i didnt want your ugly mug on there anyway :grumpy:
     
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    That's when I ask them what they think makes them so interesting that I would want to take their picture. If they even come back with a comment I start laughing which irritates them even more & they proceed to finally walk away.
     
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    Guy just told me if i take his picture, he'll stab me.
     
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    Her people skills are a little lacking, but, there I see nothing wrong with her objection to you taking pictures of her dog. As for most of the other incidents related in this thread, it appears the rudeness is coming from behind the camera.

    Take candid shots when you are with your family and friends whose permission is nearly implicit, but, I don't think you should be surprised that perfect strangers are going to object to being shot "candidly."

    Most of my bar days are behind me, but, if I decided to relax with a few, I know I wouldn't want someone photographing the moment without my knowledge. If you get some really great candid shots in that situation, what will you do with them? Keep them in the camera, delete them, or print/upload them for display?

    For the poster shooting gulls at the beach, well, your experience is the price we all pay for the morons who have polluted the 'net with their "candid" upskirt photos and worse.

    For a male to venture alone onto a beach where attractive women are sun bathing carrying the "tools of the trade" is to invite a challenge. Whatever your true intentions, take an assistant with you next time - preferably your S.O.

    I see absolutely no rudeness in people determined to protect their privacy and not wanting to become the subject of some photographer's candid shots, no matter how artistic your intentions.

    Caruso
     
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    My husband was looking through the camera trying to determine if their was dust on the lens while wating in a parking lot. A man approached him and asked him if he was taking pictures of his building when my hisband said no he said oh I was wondering if I was about to get sued again.
     
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    Mike_E No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    She might have mistaken that for a 'Pickup line' or any number of other personal issues she may have had. The world is getting more rancorous as economic pressures increase and the amount of personal time available decreases. (read that as nothing ever seems to be good enough)
     

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