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Old Feb 18, 2005, 8:40 PM   #1
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Any reactions from people seeing you taking photographs with your camera?

One time, I was taking photos outside by the field, and I had a tripod with me. A happy couple walked by and saw me packing up. They asked for me to take their photograph, which I did. I sent them the photo via email. They seemed to like the photograph a lot. Some time later, they asked me to photograph their wedding. They offered me a few thousand dollars to do it.

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Old Feb 18, 2005, 9:05 PM   #2
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"AUGH!! Don't take a picture of me!!"

*covers face or turns away from camera*

Why don't they want their picture taken by one of their friends if they're not ugly, though?
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Old Feb 18, 2005, 9:23 PM   #3
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Any encounters with being a photographer?
Yes, I have had an encounter with extraterrestrials while being a photographer.


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Old Feb 19, 2005, 12:59 AM   #4
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Yes, I have an an encounter with extraterrestrials while being a photographer.
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Old Feb 19, 2005, 1:53 PM   #5
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Since I carry around a very big lens, I often have encounters while shooting. All have been very polite.

"Are you a professional?" or "Do you shoot for National Geographic?" (I WISH!)

"Is that a telescope?" Nope, it's a 600mm lens.

"Wow, with a big lens like that you must get great pictures!" (Yes, the lens does all the work... I have nothing to do with it.)

"What are you photographing?"

"Do you have a website?" (not yet, but soon!)

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Old Feb 19, 2005, 2:47 PM   #6
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Odd ones include comments like

Why would you want to take a picture of that?

To bad you have to carry around all that stuff in the back-pack, I get great snaps with my (insert cheep P&S here) and it fits in my pocket.

Aren't you afraid you will fall over and drop the camera in the water? (I wasn't until you mentioned it)

More odd is the number of people who think they have to honk their car horn when driving by, and you are set up just off the road.

Eric S, wating to see the weeeb-site. :-)

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Old Feb 19, 2005, 9:33 PM   #7
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A good web site is long overdue. A friend who does good stuff offered to make it. If it doesn't appear in a bit I'm going to offer to really pay him (or trade photography training as he is a budding photographer himself) which should allow me to be forceful and set deadlines.

I'll be sure to include it in my signature when its up.

I also get asked about what I'm taking pictures of. It's really interesting, actually. I usually shoot in places where there are birdwatchers so they are often interested. But I also go into cities that have raptors and such. And some people look at you like you have 4 heads and others (people you wouldn't expect) are very interested. You just never know....

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Back when I was 25 or 26, I was on a hitchhiking trip through southern Japan and met a young Japanese couple at the Glover Mansion in Nagasaki. They were on their honeymoon and I began talking with them; we ended up spending the rest of the day together; I sent them quite a few photos later and we communicated for about a year thereafter, but lost touch. That was nearly 30 years ago, and I still have their photos. I guess should try finding them again.
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once upon a time... when i use to shoot weddings...

I use to love the people that would come up and say, "WOW, you're doing a great job!" And I'm thinking to myself... you have no idea what these pictures are going to look like... you don't even know if i have film in the camera.. :?

I was shooting my cousins wedding. (it was my gift to him). He came up and uttered that phrase, "You are doing a great job". Being my cousin i said, "you haven't seen a single picture, how do you know i'm doing a great job".... He thought about it for a minute and said, "Ok, It APPEARS you are doing a great job!" :G
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~Don't take my picture! I hate my picture being taken.~ :?

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