Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/12/02

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Subject: Re: [Leica] on invisibility
From: (Bill Franson)
Date: Wed, 02 Dec 1998 13:28:28 +0000

A couple of suggestions on keeping a low profile:

Don't look like a photographer. No camera bag or vest, and one camera and
one lens if possible.

Try using a wrist strap.

Only raise the camera to shoot.

Learn to judge distance and light. The longer your camera is in front of
your face while you are focusing and using the meter the greater the chance
you will be noticed. Preset the distance, shutter speed, and aperture
before you raise the camera.

Be as friendly and disarming as the situation will allow. If you are
slinking around for the sake of the hunt (trophy photos) then, in my
opinion, you deserve a drubbing. If you are seeking to make images that
speak to the human condition, empathize. 

Bill Franson