Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/06/21

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Subject: [Leica] Re: photography in stores, malls, etc.
From: Jim Brick <>
Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2001 10:18:39 -0700
References: <> <006401c0fa51$fcbfd820$786ad1d1@hppav>

There it is folks. Right from the Master's mouth. The truth, the whole
truth, nothing but the truth!


At 06:37 AM 6/21/01 -0700, Ted Grant wrote:
>Gee folks,
>This is another one of those dumb ass topics that could be easily avoided if
>you all went out and took pictures.... wherever!
>And if you are on / in someone else's "private space" and they ask you to
>stop or leave, why get huffy and all legal rights crap? Just do it, move on!
>Go find some place hassle free where you can shoot to your hearts content
>having fun taking pictures.
>Now don't you think that would be a more peaceful and less stressful common
>sense solution?
>God I hate confrontation when I'm taking pictures, however if you put
>yourself in the place of the other person..... "What would you do if some
>photographer came onto your property or into your home and started taking
>Wouldn't you kind of ask him to leave or throw him out the door?
>I mean if you are not making your bread and butter out of the photography
>you're doing, don't get into some pissy ass argument with a security guard
>or whatever, as you're probably in a "no win" situation.
>Besides you become the  GD photographer who's not making your living from
>photography and you leave a pile of crap behind that we who do earn our
>living from it, have to wade through after your home and in your cozy bed.
>For heaven sake KISS it baby... Keep it simple, move on, have fun, take
>pictures some place else.

In reply to: Message from Stephen Patriquen <> ([Leica] photography in stores, malls, etc.)
Message from "Bryan Caldwell" <> (Re: [Leica] photography in stores, malls, etc.)