Whaddya mean "starting to sound like a bad movie" ?!
Just did some street photography with my newly squired yashika44LM :) it's safe to say mine is not jammed, and all my subjects were fascinated by the camera and let me take their candids on the NYC streets and a Johnny Rockets restaurant including a few staff who WANTED to be in the picture, I think I'm just really approachable and friendly and that helps.
Of course I took them on 1966 expired Verichrome Pan so might not have come out LOL
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Not always the case, but I think as an Actor I can be aware of my facial expressions and persona, and I always try to put forth the real me, which is a very excited about photography type or person, and use that excitement in that moment to make it ok and not get people upset. I think that's why online I seem like such a dick, because my personality never comes through in my text.
I've certainly seen people's cameras get destroyed in NY by someone who didn't like their picture taken.
Also, being aware of PEOPLE... there's a thing about TLR's and WLF type cameras that bother people less... something about looking down instead of AT them, seems to lessen their reactions and you get a more natural look as well. I think that the OP should probably learn to use a TLR instead of a leica and perhaps he won't be viewed as such a creep :)
I've often wanted to take shots of children when out shooting but have been put off by the risk of being labeled a 'pervert'.....
It never used to be like this - before the whole mass hysteria of every male photographer being viewed by the general public as a potential pedophile if they so much as point a camera in the general direction of any child. (Or a terrorist if they try and shoot architecture!)
I would like to know from any female photographers out there if they have had any problems with photographing children, or is this just a male thing?
I went to NYC in 96 - it was probably the highlight of my stateside travels back then. I loved the city. I loved the people. I loved that I was in a laundromat and people started to talk to me. I loved that I was wearing a T-shirt that someone found (mildly) offensive and she challenged me about it.
But, I suppose, back then I didn't care too much about street photography, so it wasn't something I did.
I guess I have taken my recent cues and views from seeing clips on the likes of Meyerwitz and Gilden and what a guy I know locally did when he was over there a few years ago.