Quote Originally Posted by Worker 11811 View Post
I think there is a basic misunderstanding between serious photographers and the public.

We don't necessarily take pictures OF other people. We take pictures that have people IN THEM.
At least that's the way I see things. I take pictures of landscapes, scenery or landmarks but, without people in them, they often look deserted, uninteresting or just plain boring. People in the foreground or interacting with the world are what makes an "okay" picture into a great picture.
That is a different scenario. If you are taking a picture of a large building that just happens to have several people mingling in front of it you are not required by etiquette to dash from person to person introducing yourself and asking permission to take a picture of a building they don't even own. It is understood that if you stand in a crowd in front of an interesting or historic building or landscape you may end up incidentally in a photograph.