I've made several great freinds while out shooting, One of which is my current assistant. My wife says you can recognize a photo nerd a mile away, Of course I disagree with her but what is it? Oh ya we're always carrying tons of crap around. I think the people that stop and watch are usually wondering what it is that they are missing or are just courious about our toys but I've always enjoyed talking to fellow enthusiasts. It's when they pull out a camera and shoot the shot we are working on that I get affended.