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Subject: [Leica] IMG: It's Sure Not El Raval !
From: tedgrant at (Ted Grant)
Date: Sun, 11 Sep 2016 17:13:54 -0700
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Hi Lluis & Jim,
One simple thing that can make a major re-action good, bad or ugly! And 
Lluis you kind of mention the same thing?
Stay loose and friendly with a smile.
Sometimes making a comment like?
"Oh would you like to see it? It's very cool. It's quite nice or should be? 
If you like it? I can send a copy to you when we ? Or "I get home in 
Canada!" Or whatever your home country is." 
This usually makes you a "visitor to the country or city, you are in as the 
person in the photo quite probably is??"
Just don't look guilty like you did something bad or shameful! Keep a 
pleasant look and keep smiling as much as you can.
Oh it doesn't always work simply because the PLANET is covered with guilty 
people who actually are "bad" and should be in jail or hung! oops!! Sorry 
that's a bit violent!  Forget that! just smile! :-)
Dr.ted  C.M.  O.C.

-----Original Message-----
From: LUG [ at] On Behalf 
Of lluisripollphotography
Sent: September-11-16 4:22 PM
To: Leica Users Group
Subject: Re: [Leica] IMG: It's Sure Not El Raval !

Hi Jim,

Yes, she is cute and it is a nice scene, I agree that the old World has a 
different charm. 

I?ve read too the Ted?s comment, I have to say that at least my short 
experience on a week in NY in 2005 was a very pleasant photographic 
experience, and I had no problem at all shooting people, well ? many time I 
was with my cloak of invisibility?. , but seriously some pictures I took 
pointing directly my camera to the people and been clearly noticed I never 
had a problem, the people was always very kind, maybe NYC is a special 
different place for the touristic influence??

My humble advice when do you shoot people is never feel ?guilty? to have 
shot them, if your attitude was this one the people would ask himself what 
this man has do and why?? If they noticed me I smile looking for complicity 
with them, other times I do an idiot expression looking around as ?m 
photographing everything I see. Don?t have a complex if you shot a beautiful 
lady, if you do it with respect generally you will never have a problem they 
are happy to see that someone has appreciated she are beauty ?. Many times, 
after shooting I establish a conversation with the person and I keep her/his 
mail to send them the photo.

Of course, before to point my camera to someone I point it to a different 
area to allow me prepare the proper settings and later shot very fast the 
person, I usually operate in manual settings. 

I hope this helps...



> El 10 set 2016, a les 1:54, Jim Nichols <jhnichols at> va 
> escriure:
> I always admire the images that Lluis and others post of the characters 
> that haunt the restaurants and watering holes of Barcelona's El Raval.  
> When I go out in my small town, the clientele are completely different.  
> The "old world" has a lot more charm! But, the little lady was a cutie!
> Comments and critiques welcomed and appreciated.
> -- 
> Jim Nichols
> Tullahoma, TN USA
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