Yeah, I have one of those too.
For an excellent, rational and helpful discussion of one’s rights when using a camera in public places, go to The Strobist blog. He is a working professional photographer with excellent creds, intelligent comments and great technical ability (in case you want to learn about using small strobes).
In this post, he discusses a personal incident and elaborates on what he does today to try to defuse a situation before it develops. Completely sane person with no axes to grind.
Plus he links to a document on photographer’s rights which I personally have printed out and carry copies of in all my gear bags. One for me and one for any law enforcement officer who may be sent to check me out while I am shooting in a public place.
The Photographer’s Right: http://www.krages.com/ThePhotographersRight.pdf
Caveat, he is not a lawyer and neither am I. Be advised accordingly. The .pdf document was written by a lawyer and dates to 2006.
I can remember when the air was clean and sex was dirty.
I thank God I was raised Catholic, so sex will always be dirty.
Happy 110! February 20, 2012
Class is an aura of confidence that is being sure without being cocky.
Class has nothing to do with money.
Class never runs scared. It is self-discipline and self-knowledge. It’s the sure footedness that comes with having proved you can meet life.” —Ann Landers
H. L. Mencken
The sage of Baltimore
Today, Feb. 6th, 1939, ”The Big Sleep” , the first novel featuring Philip Marlowe was published.