Reading an article this morning (even if it was from 2008) made me think about public photography. I’ve never been hassled or stopped from taking pictures, anywhere. Maybe it’s down to the fact that it’s difficult to imagine a 5 foot 1 girl wearing a Hello Kitty t-shirt as a terrorist. Or maybe it’s the fact that terrorists don’t often use 20 year old film cameras. At least not in the films.
I don’t know how I’d react if I did get stopped. Probably make a bit of a fuss then move on, but I’m sure as hell not deleting photos, as some reports of security guard bothering have suggested. Film’s expensive, dammit, I’m not handing it over.
What do you all think? Have any of you been stopped from taking photos in public?
Oh boy. We had a lovely time in Cornwall, visiting lots of lovely animals and eating lots of lovely pasties.
I used my Canon 400D and Ixus 110 for all of these, mostly for the ability to shoot in bulk rather than for artistic reasons. And with a 75-300 lens for the 400D, I could get all the shots of the red pandas up in the trees.
This is a pretty nifty bit of kit – the Capture Camera Clip, for sale at Photojojo. At $79, it’s a bit steep (but maybe not when you consider the weak dollar at the moment), but looks like it could be useful. Many times I’ve been left fumbling for a camera in my bag when the perfect photo op has passed me by. Although you do run the risk of looking like a pap or a cowboy. Draw!
Handmade in leather, in America, by a “little old man” and his assistant. Love it – when I get paid next month, I’m totally getting one. Maybe two. Because I can’t decide if I’d put it on the Pentax or the Cosina. Get your own here! http://www.gordyscamerastraps.com/
After seeing this photo (source unknown, I got it from http://fuckyeahperfectdolls.tumblr.com), I would really love to start doing portrait shots. I’ve wanted to for ages, but the traditional sitting down and looking pretty ones were never really my thing.
Something like this, with so much energy and intensity, is more up my street. Now to learn about lighting, I guess… :/
Personally, I have to work today 🙁 But I will load some film into my Halina 35x, and try to take some pics before the sun goes down. Maybe I’ll have a little explore at lunch! Or maybe I’ll make up for it at the weekend instead.