Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2012/06/09

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Subject: [Leica] How about this one?
From: rgacpa at (Bob Adler)
Date: Sat, 9 Jun 2012 22:00:55 -0700
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Lol. Perfectly natural! :-)

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Bob Adler
Redwood City, CA

On Jun 9, 2012, at 5:36 PM, Ken Carney <kcarney1 at> wrote:

> Well, Mark, I don't know.  My subjects just seem to be themselves even 
> though I have a Canon SLR with an enormous zoom lens:
> Ken
> The only time I really wanted the James Bond gear was a gal demonstrating 
> some product at our state fair.  She had a really low-cut shirt and 
> lightning bolt tattoos on her ahmm, chest.  She said, oh please don't take 
> my picture, my hair is a mess.  I put the camera down and she said, thank 
> you so much.
> On 6/9/2012 6:59 PM, Mark Rabiner wrote:
>> If you really want to not change anything in a situation you go into try
>> going into it with a 16mm Bolex. I'm sure a modern video camera will give
>> you about those results. Everyone will be acting completely normally.
>> They're be pretending to not be being hyperaware of the camera and
>> themselves. With a still camera its about half that. Trust me and I don't
>> care who you are. You walk into a situation with a camera and that 
>> situation
>> ceases to be "normal" at that moment. Every one is very aware of 
>> themselves
>> and put on the normal act. Though some will do the opposite and "act out".
>> Put on a real show.
>> There really isn't any point in thinking that you are an inert ingredient 
>> to
>> the situation and that you are not changing and interacting with the
>> situation. You just are anyway. Its best to recognize it and talk with
>> people.
>> The way to get around it is to have a camera built into a suitcase or into
>> your eyeglasses earpieces or hat. That's the only way your going to get a
>> non affected reality. There's a surveillance section in the B&H catalog 
>> and
>> I'm sure on their internet site. I'm not sure how successful those kinds 
>> of
>> images are. I think its best to recognize that you are very much part of 
>> any
>> scene you are photographing. And interact all you feel like.
>> HCB had the guy jump over the puddle more than a dozen times. I'm not away
>> of anyone having a problem with that.
>> - - from my iRabs.
>> Mark Rabiner
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