Point taken.... so you think "making art" won't fly as a good reason??
Originally Posted by Poco
Fair enough, John. I tend, myself, to be more leery around strangers in, say, a shopping mall.
Originally Posted by jnanian
When we are at the local pool or soccer game I know many of the parents... lots with video and still cameras, and I haven't seen anyone asked to stop.
I do think the local newspaper photog may get more scrutiny, but he's shown up at so many events he's pretty well known among the local parents at this point, and I see him going about his business at lots of local events where there are kids present without any hassle.
Granted... if he were to show up at the local playground for no particular event, I'm sure he'd get hassled. As would any stranger with a camera.
You know, the most galling thing isn't that photographing kids is out of bounds, because they're not really a great photographic interest for me. It's that on the rare occasions I'm tempted, I have to do it on the sly and come away feeling like the very pervert the parents would suspect me of being. Like I've done something really nasty and dirty.
And while on the topic (though not entirely related) digital has made violators of all of us who've adopted a hybrid work flow. Intimacy takes on whole new meaning once you've scanned a 4x5 portrait at 2400 DPI and dustbusted on the near pixel level.
The lunatics have taken over the asylum bogeyes , I read a report in a UK newspaper recently about a woman in a village recently whose house was besieged by the local population because she was listed in the phone book as a paediatrician!. I think a lot of the fear and ignorance is whipped up by the media because it's good for circulation or viewing figures.
Originally Posted by bogeyes
More serioulsy, "Making Art" in Québec is not an excuse to take the photograph of anyone without their consent if they are recognizable on the picture. Public interest is the only legally valid reason for doing so.
Originally Posted by SuzanneR
Using film since before it was hip.
"One of the most singular characters of the hyposulphites, is the property their solutions possess of dissolving muriate of silver and retaining it in considerable quantity in permanent solution" — Sir John Frederick William Herschel, "On the Hyposulphurous Acid and its Compounds." The Edinburgh Philosophical Journal
, Vol. 1 (8 Jan. 1819): 8-29. p. 11
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Originally Posted by benjiboy
ALARMISM: IS IT THE BIGGEST THREAT FACING THE WORLD TODAY?
Interesting thread - and to think that the big buyers of all those new-fangled DSLRs include soccer dads. Boy, are THEY in for a big surprise when they go to the first game and pull out their digi-widget! :o
Originally Posted by SuzanneR
you know everyone there, it is a bit easier ...
even though by the end of the season i was known
(by all 72 teams), and people expected me to take
photographs of "their kid" i was still harrassed
by the baseball commissioner's wife ...
nope ... won't do that job again ...
just the same, YOUR second x chromosome helps quite a bit
I have two boys (ages 6 and 11). Both very active in sports. I take my 35mm gear with me every time I go to one of their games. I have photographs of them playing t-ball, baseball, soccer and basketball. It has never once even occurred to me that somebody might be uncomfortable with me photographing my kids in a public place.
I forgot to mention that its not photographing your own kids that is the problem, some people are paranoid that in a team sport their kids will included in your photographs even if they are only in the background.
Originally Posted by BradS