Have you ever gotten yelled at for taking photos of something?

8 years 4 weeks ago #270284 by Paris Gal
I was in town yesterday and taking a picture of a parking meter with a neon light behind it that had some nice bokeh and a chef came running out of Sushi restaurant saying I can't take photo and get away! :blink: I swear this felt like a clip from Seinfeld! Their were patrons in the window who had been staring at me (they weren't in frame on shot I was taking), or at the wacky behavior of the chef yelling at me, so I just walked away and didn't argue.

Having time to think about this, I believe the chef might have thought I was taking photos of his guest, but I'm not 100%. But still, I got yelled at :( :S :S :whistle: :silly: Do I get a T-shirt or belong to a super elite group now?

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8 years 4 weeks ago #270287 by john_m
No T-shirt or prize.......now if you had yelled back at the guy that would be a different story lol.

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8 years 4 weeks ago #270293 by effron
Try being a man taking some flower close ups with a 200mm macro in a park where kids were playing. Yes, I got yelled at, and it was tough holding my wife back from one particular indignant and overly protective "mom and dad", who came close to losing a few teeth at one point. I wasn't too agreeable that day........ :(

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8 years 4 weeks ago #270297 by icepics
I'm guessing you experienced a bit of an overreaction - you were seeing bokeh, he was seeing someone taking a photo of his signage to use for some unknown purpose. I was just reading an article in the NY Times about restaurants starting to have policies of no cameras/no picture taking because of the excessive amount of diners shooting off flashes taking pictures of their plates of food - not their friends, birthday party get-togethers, or special occasions, but just photos of their plates!! to post on social media etc.

Now I've had a friend on occasion do that sort of thing for whatever reason, and as an occasional thing it might not be a big deal, but apparently it's gotten to the point that it's so frequent and disruptive that restaurants are getting complaints from other diners etc. and developing policies accordingly Maybe it will run its course eventually when people get past the novelty of being able to take pictures with their phone and show everybody what they ate. LOL

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8 years 4 weeks ago #270311 by KCook
Once at a golf tournament (dumb kid back then). And once when using a tripod indoors. Somehow a tripod really attracts attention. Wonder what reaction I'd get if I showed up with my lights and stands?

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8 years 4 weeks ago #270320 by Screamin Scott
If you out on the street, he had no right to tell you not to take pictures as you are describing...You were on public property...

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8 years 4 weeks ago #270336 by icepics
Well yeah, he shouldn't have yelled, that wasn't the appropriate way for him to handle it, he could have just asked if he wondered why you were taking pictures of their place of business. You can take pictures on a public street or sidewalk, it's the usage (such as of the name/signage of the store) that could potentially be a concern.

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8 years 4 weeks ago #270348 by EOS Man

Screamin Scott wrote: If you out on the street, he had no right to tell you not to take pictures as you are describing...You were on public property...


I was just about to say the same thing :agree:

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8 years 4 weeks ago #270354 by Lightpuller

icepics wrote: Well yeah, he shouldn't have yelled, that wasn't the appropriate way for him to handle it, he could have just asked if he wondered why you were taking pictures of their place of business. You can take pictures on a public street or sidewalk, it's the usage (such as of the name/signage of the store) that could potentially be a concern.


:agree: :goodpost:


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8 years 4 weeks ago #270382 by chasrich
I was taking photos of the children's water slide area at Aquatica. Later in the day two security guards talked with me about it. I told them I was temping our kids to get annual passes for the grands. They simply said some parent had complained and they were just following up. They never said I couldn't do it and apologized for bothering me. No yelling as we handled it responsibly. :thumbsup:

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8 years 3 weeks ago #270437 by Damon
I've been asked to leave commercial property before. Well not asked to leave, but told me I couldn't take photos of it with out prior permission.


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8 years 3 weeks ago #270451 by Screamin Scott
The OP didn't say that the subject included the owners place of business. If they had, that could make a difference...

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8 years 3 weeks ago #270469 by icepics
I'm not sure either, it sounded like there was a neon sign in the background, so who knows, the restaurant/store might have had complaints & bad reviews, and the person overreacted thinking someone was taking photos of their business to post something negative about them somewhere. Or there was a full moon??

You never know sometimes what you're walking into or what was happening right before you got there. But if you felt like you were treated in an innappropriate way you could look into doing a complaint with the BBB or a local business owners' association or chamber of commerce etc.; depends I guess on if it was enough of a concern to do something about it.

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8 years 3 weeks ago #270517 by chasrich
The exterior of a business is fair game - at least in my book. :duel:

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8 years 3 weeks ago #270525 by Baydream

chasrich wrote: The exterior of a business is fair game - at least in my book. :duel:

:agree: If you are in a public space, anything goes except maybe peeking in a window :slapface: .
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