26 July, 2015

I walk around

Zeiss 50mm Loxia - "Rain" - Camberwell Markets, Melbourne [click image to enlarge]

I walk around and I take photographs.

I try to keep a low profile. I have a small bag, a reasonably small camera with a small lens, and I usually have my camera at my side until it's time to use it.

If I'm noticed, I ask if I can take the picture. I smile (although I'm not a particularly good smiler), and I say why I want the shot: "I love the hat," or "Great mustache," or whatever.

I know the privacy laws and my rights as a photographer in public spaces. But if someone says, no, or waves me off, then I don't take the shot.

My mother didn't raise me to be a nuisance.

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