Wondering if anyone has any funny, strange, interesting stories about being approached while taking photos.
Last month I was was taking some hdr shots of a gazebo in a local park and was approached by a middle aged lady who started quizzing me about who I was and why I was taking photographs. She was not polite about this and somewhat demanding. I just gave her polite one or two word answers and couldn't figure out her issue. As I was wrapping up I noticed she approached a swing set and collected her children. this was at least 50 yds away from me and not in frame. I understand the whole "Mother Bear" thing but come on. I'm sure the mustache I was sporting didn't help matters much, but I'm not shaving it off just to look less creepy.
I had someone follow me around when I was taking photos of wildlife in Banff. After about 20 minutes he approached me wanting to know why I felt it was necessary to take photos of the local animals where there are plenty of photos on the internet. When I told him it was for my own collection he asked if I was going to be selling them and wanted to see my "Filming License". I told the guy I dont need one, even if I was planning on selling them. It was at this point he got in front of me and my camera and demanded again to know why I was photographing them. I snapped a photo of him quickly and said I planned on putting his face on the next moose I found. He didnt like that too much and stormed off in a huff.
Funny thing is, in Banff if you meet up with other photographers, they act sort of similar as if they own whatever they are photographing.
I think the biggest problem with the NFL trick would be getting past security at the general admittance gate with a Pro looking lens. Once in, I think it would still be possible to get to the field, just act like you know what your doing. If you look like you belong, you belong.