Mad subjects

Discussion in 'Photography' started by newsscumb, Nov 3, 2003.

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    newsscumb Guest

    I am an amatur photogapher, up til now I have been photographing plants
    and other inatamite objects, however I would like to move into
    photographing people. I have been warned, however that some people may
    become angry and lose controll, harming me or my equipment. Is there
    anything I can do to protect myself? and If someone requests that a slide
    be destroyed, what is the best way of going about this?
     
    newsscumb, Nov 3, 2003
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    J C Guest

    Protect yourself = RUN

    But seriously, start with a telephoto lens and photograph in cities.
    In years doing this in NYC, the only people that ever threatened me
    were the occasional bum.

    As for others that might approach you, keep a pad in your camera bag
    and offer to send them an enlargement if the pic comes out well.


    -- JC
     
    J C, Nov 3, 2003
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  3. The best way of going about destroying a slide? I'd suggest eating it. Or
    burning it. you could scratch it all up with a pin?
     
    Martin Bishop, Nov 3, 2003
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    newsscumb Guest

    Thanks Alot!
     
    newsscumb, Nov 3, 2003
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    newsscumb Guest

    On Mon, 03 Nov 2003 15:17:22 +0000, Martin Bishop wrote:
    Thanks!
    probly scrach it up! I if i eat it it might kill me, and burning film is
    supposed to make an awful stench!
     
    newsscumb, Nov 3, 2003
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    newsscumb Guest

    On Mon, 03 Nov 2003 12:14:55 +0000, J C wrote:

    Thanks alot!
     
    newsscumb, Nov 3, 2003
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    newsscumb Guest

    On Mon, 03 Nov 2003 12:14:55 +0000, J C wrote:

    Thanks Alot!
     
    newsscumb, Nov 4, 2003
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    Paolo Pizzi Guest

    Still, I bet a good number newyorkers gave
    you the famous NYC "finger salute"... ;-)
     
    Paolo Pizzi, Nov 4, 2003
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    J C Guest

    Surprisingly NO. I've even taken many close up shots with small lenses
    and not had a problem.


    -- JC
     
    J C, Nov 4, 2003
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    newsscumb Guest

    On Sun, 02 Nov 2003 18:35:39 -0800, newsscumb wrote:

    Latly I have been having problems with my news client, plese excuse the
    repetitive posts :)
     
    newsscumb, Nov 6, 2003
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  11. I had a session in Paris the other week and shot some images in a park. Go
    for the youg mothers with children (fairly sympatic for a reason), people
    sleeping and old people that cant catch up with you - if they start running)
    People in parks seem to be calmer - thats probably why theire in a park
    anyway :)
     
    John Erlend Holmer, Nov 14, 2003
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    newsscumb Guest

    Thanks, the only problem with sleeping people is that if there
    recognisable you need to wait for them to wake up to sighn a relese, and
    people tend to get *angry* when they find out that you took a picture of
    them sleeping... ...altough i like the idea of sleeping pictures, must
    think of a way around this...

    -- thanks again
    Ben
     
    newsscumb, Nov 15, 2003
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