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Subject: [Leica] photo'ing in a seminar. What would you have done?
From: s.dimitrov at (Slobodan Dimitrov)
Date: Sun May 7 07:26:21 2006
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The standard rule is asking permission first. If one or two say no,  
just tell them you'll keep them out of the frame. If it's a  
compositional nightmare, then go back to enjoying the moment.

Slobodan Dimitrov
Studio G-8,
Angels Gate Cultural Center

On May 7, 2006, at 2:17 AM, Richard wrote:

> I was in a seminar today. There were 7 of us, critiquing each  
> other's work under the guidance of the lecturer (On topic: she used  
> to use a Leica too, may be still does). After a few hours, I  
> thought the interaction happenings were good, so I took out my M  
> and shoot here and there. Just a frame now and then. We went to  
> lunch and after restarting, I started firing off a shot or two.  
> Then one of the participants looked up and said, she doesn't  
> appreciate to be in the pictures, so of course I put the camera  
> away then. None of the other people, including the lecturer, spoke  
> up either before or after, and I know for sure that they saw me  
> shooting.
> So what would you have done? Not shooting at all since it may be  
> distracting? Ask permissions in the beginning first? Or? I sort of  
> figured that since we are all photographers that being  
> photographing would not have been an issue. Guess I was wrong.
> // richard (This email is for mailing lists. To reach me directly,  
> please use richard at
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