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cjogo
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« Reply #20 on: March 19, 2013, 12:20:41 PM »
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And this is why a lot of people hate wedding photographers.  Engaging people and chatting to them, and taking their picture by consent is very different from going ahead anyway even when they are reluctant.  I have never needed to bully anyone and certainly would not photograph anyone who did not want to be in a picture.

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NOW this took a little "bullying" ..there was a bit of physical turning shoulders but, it was finished in 12 minutes Wink I did this kind of work > for many years.  We were not well liked all the time ,,but we produced a great image  Grin    Especially upset with a gathering group > where the spouses could not sit/stand together ( because every group shot is assembled by height , of course .)
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« Reply #21 on: March 19, 2013, 12:27:52 PM »
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There was a tread on the forum a few months ago about the accuracy of levels on tripods. The consensus was on a tripod they are useless. The bubble type that fits onto the camera hot shoe don't seem to be accurate. Personally I agree but still continue to use one. Smiley
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« Reply #22 on: March 19, 2013, 12:49:50 PM »
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I agree that if a person is aware of your presence and asks not to be photographed you need to respect that wish.

Absolutely right.

It's also worth noting that the law regarding photographing people in public varies greatly from one country to the next. For example, in the U.S. it's almost always legal to take someone's picture in a public place whether they want you to or not. On the other hand, in France it's often required that you ask someone permission first, if they are the primary subject, i.e., not among a group of people in a park, etc. In Saudi Arabia, taking someone's photograph in public without permission under any circumstance will likely land you in very deep trouble.

But in all cases, common courtesy should prevail when the subject objects to having their picture taken.
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« Reply #23 on: March 19, 2013, 02:23:28 PM »
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Russ,

I'd venture to suggest that it is a marginal difference at best largely influenced by how one feels about 'street' photography.  You and I both are aware that we will never agree on that topic and so it is best just left as a given.

Probably best. But instead of a marginal difference, I'd call it the difference between night and day.

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I will make one observation about it to say:  I do a lot of work with my camera(s) set up in the street it comes with the territory of working in the built environment for architects and developers.  These days that happens mostly with a DSLR and people passing by do sometimes exercise caution or eye-ball me with mild trepidation.  When I do exactly the same thing with a 4x5 camera they express interest, sometimes engage quizzingly or respectfully pass by giving a wide berth.

All down to perceptions I guess.

You're right, Walter. In the sixties I used to do some shooting from the street with a 4 x 5, and with that kind of gear I think passers by recognize that you're not out there for pictures of people. An SLR is a horse of a different color, but if it's on a tripod I think passers by pretty much assume the same thing they assume about a 4 x 5. But if you're doing street photography it doesn't pay to be walking around with a D3 mounted with a 70-200 f/2.8. That rig isn't non-threatening.
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« Reply #24 on: March 19, 2013, 05:11:55 PM »
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I didn't shoot that many portraits with a 4X5 ( except nudes )  but generally a 120 with a 150/250 lens on the street ....   here's the exception :: a shot with the Super Wide in Holland. 

He could not speak English well  BUT wanted to convey he had seen the movie ET & loved American films  Grin
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« Reply #25 on: March 19, 2013, 08:46:28 PM »
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Tried to be kind -- not too forceful on this charming little girl .   But, this was the days when I traveled with 35mm  ::  K64 and a 105 Nikkor with softar 1 > that was my go to street setup 
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« Reply #26 on: March 19, 2013, 08:57:42 PM »
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Source of such memories - the Zeiss Softar.  I remember it fondly.

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« Reply #27 on: March 19, 2013, 09:02:12 PM »
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Source of such memories - the Zeiss Softar.  I remember it fondly.



Have one for my Rollei SL -- HAssy --  & 3 sizes for DSLR lenses ..  Nice but not worth 'round $100-300 each
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