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Subject: Re: [Leica] What Makes a good Picture?
From: "Simon Greenwood" <mail@simon.gs>
Date: Mon, 2 Dec 2002 13:41:17 -0000
References: <DAEOKOEHIBMMGOJNOFECOEFGECAA.phong@doan-ltd.com>

Have you brought up the subject to your friend,
> the host of the affair, since ?
>
> - Phong

No, but I should. On  Saturday I can feel the whole thing repeating itself,
as I am attending a gala dinner at a London Hotel with all of them and more.
There will be a slight difference, as I will have paid 280 for the tickets,
and I will be in a relatively public place.

Simon




- ----- Original Message -----
From: "Phong" <phong@doan-ltd.com>
To: <leica-users@mejac.palo-alto.ca.us>
Sent: Monday, December 02, 2002 1:11 PM
Subject: RE: [Leica] What Makes a good Picture?


> Simon,
>
> I am with you.  This is a delicate situation.
> I would ask the host and hostess, and with their
> consent, play it by ear.  People even celebrities
> react all differently anyway.  Some will play to
> your camera, others will feel their privacy, in
> a private setting, invaded.  Especially the ones
> who don't know you, I would presume.
>
> Have you brought up the subject to your friend,
> the host of the affair, since ?
>
> - Phong
>
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-leica-users@mejac.palo-alto.ca.us
> > [mailto:owner-leica-users@mejac.palo-alto.ca.us]On Behalf Of Simon
> > Greenwood
> > Sent: Monday, December 02, 2002 7:46 AM
> > To: leica-users@mejac.palo-alto.ca.us
> > Subject: Re: [Leica] What Makes a good Picture?
> >
> >
> > I take your point Don, but whist I would not hesitate in taking pictures
of
> > my friends, and indeed I did of the host and his wife, it was the first
time
> > I had met his industry colleagues who all knew each other from award
> > ceremonies etc.., and to that extent I was an outsider.
> >
> > The additional factor was that my camera was the only one in the place.
> > Would you light a cigar when you are at a party, and of 60 people, not
one
> > was smoking?
> >
> > best regards
> > Simon
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Don Dory" <dorysrus@mindspring.com>
> > To: <leica-users@mejac.palo-alto.ca.us>
> > Sent: Monday, December 02, 2002 11:50 AM
> > Subject: Re: [Leica] What Makes a good Picture?
> >
> >
> > > Simon, I would like to suggest that your logic is flawed.  You are
> > concerned
> > > that it would be a breach of confidence to take pictures as the images
> > could
> > > be sold.  As you were invited you are part of the "club" and therefore
you
> > > would be documenting the event as a family. The "famous" people might
even
> > > like copies to remember a pleasant evening.
> > >
> > > I say this as my  travels bring me into contact with some fairly
prominent
> > > people and I frequently take pictures of them and their children.  The
> > > parties enjoy candids and trust me to not breach their trust by
flooding
> > the
> > > world with pictures of their families, which I don't.
> > >
> > > The key is in your head, you belong in the club and with a camera as
> > > unobtrusive as a Leica taking several rolls during the evening would
not
> > > intrude into your or their pleasure.  Documenting this event would
bring
> > > pleasure to all parties if shared with discretion.
> > >
> > > Even the most famous, richest, and media shy families have photo
albums of
> > > family snaps and memories of good times.  Someone took those pictures,
why
> > > not you?
> > >
> > > Don
> > > dorysrus@mindspring.com
> > >
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