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The Black Guardian

Location: Paragon City, RI
Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008
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Bk Ray

Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008
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Subj: Re: Amateur photographers taking photos
Posted: Sun Apr 01, 2018 at 02:07:35 pm EDT (Viewed 593 times)
Reply Subj: Amateur photographers taking photos
Posted: Sun Apr 01, 2018 at 04:13:47 am EDT (Viewed 908 times)

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I was with my wife and my 3 year old daughter and we were walking towards a fair

It was in the countryside and there was quite a lot of natural beauty, rivers etc. There was a photographer who was taking still shots of the river side, trees etc.

I saw him notice us, whilst it looked like I was absorbed in a conversation with my wife.

He attempted to position his camera and when he did so, I deliberately made the shots awkward with my positioning whilst deliberately standing in front of my daughter.

He looked frustrated and then I shot him a glance, making eye contact and he got his camera and walked off. At this point, as he was agitated, I was going to use his reaction to have an argument with him. I knew he would defend his actions 'public place, no close shot etc' and then be snide by hiding behind these laws. As he was agitated, I knew I could confront him 'why are you annoyed etc' and go down this route and it asked myself the question -why was he so annoyed? I suspect he also predicted how this was going to go and moved on.

Just my own feelings, but I am sure a polite, non confrontational response on my part would have resulted in a snide, this is a public place response.

Legally, there was nothing I could do, we were in a public place, there were no close shots, hence why I obstructed the view.

Having lived most of my life in a very touristy city, I've never given a damn if anyone's taking a picture of me, my family, my pets, my car, house, trash... whatever.

I'm generally of the opinion that once you're out in public, you're giving permission to be recorded by anyone and everyone.

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