People can be so annoying

6 months 2 days ago #655468 by Don Granger
You're out shooting something, your camera is set up and people after people walking through keep walking through your frame.  Even though there is a huge amount of space for them to walk around my clearly shot intentions.  

Out shooting today, this happened.  Just ranting about people toughtless behavior.  


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6 months 2 days ago #655483 by Amy Porter
HA! we were just talking about this 2 weeks ago.  Some people can be clueless, and I say that because they are looking straight at you as they walk in front of your camera.  But it's public space, so it's only courtesy who's line is getting crossed.  


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6 months 2 days ago #655486 by papadon
Hi, new to the forum but I have seen this a lot the last few years. People today are self-absorbed, they care for only themselves and what's important to them. Try walking in front of them when they are try to shoot and see what happens. We were at Yellowstone a month ago and there were times when I had to wait for a parade to walk in front of me, it's like they don't even see you.


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6 months 2 days ago #655492 by Shadowfixer1
Just because we have a camera doesn't give us any special rights over others. Most people go out of their way to get out of your line of sight. I was doing some street stuff yesterday and two people apologized for getting into my line of sight. The funny thing is they were the subject I was shooting. I always tell them "no worries, you're fine".

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6 months 2 days ago #655502 by garyrhook
I have people pause and defer to me all the time, though I have no expectation for them to do so. ANd yes, sometimes I'd like them to get the heck out of my way, but I just wait. If I'm working a scene and someone stops (and I become aware of it) I take the camera away from my face and wave them on through.

But that's just me.


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6 months 2 days ago #655505 by Ozzie_Traveller

garyrhook wrote: I have people pause and defer to me all the time, though I have no expectation for them to do so. And yes, sometimes I'd like them to get the heck out of my way, but I just wait. If I'm working a scene and someone stops (and I become aware of it) I take the camera away from my face and wave them on through.
But that's just me.


That's because you're such a good lookin' fella  :)
Phil from the great land Downunder


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6 months 1 day ago #655564 by Eric A
Oh, I've had those types.  Some people will stop and wait for confirmation you have taken your shot, some will walk around, and then you have the inconsiderate ones.  

However it's public space, so I'm going to refrain from sharing all those names that are in my head. :rofl:

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6 months 1 day ago #655619 by Chester Foster
I have such a short fuse with these sort of personalities.  I bit my lips so hard and reluctantly follow what Gary does and wave them through.  


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6 months 14 hours ago #655667 by Ted Helm
I'm pretty much the same as Gary.  I'll take my face away from camera and let them pass.  If they stop, that's when my patience is tested.  


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6 months 8 hours ago #655704 by EOS Man
Depends on my mood if I'm being honest here.  And say that I have only told someone to move once, and that was because of timing of the setting sun.  These people had looked right at me, asked that I was taking a photo of and just stopped in front of the camera looking at it.  I just asked them if they could slide over for a minute so I could take my shot before the sun slipped below the horizon.  They moved, I got my shot and I packed up. 

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5 months 4 weeks ago #655790 by Ian Stone
Growing up in NYC, you get used to this. 


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5 months 4 weeks ago #655802 by Piechura
I work opposite the twin towers in Kuala Lumpur. If I stopped for everyone that was taking a photo, I'd never get to work. Personally when I'm taking a photo, I much prefer the people who just quickly walk through the frame to the people who stop and wait to be waved through. The people that annoy me are the ones that stop in your frame, especially when it's a tourist place and you've obviously been patiently waiting your turn. I once had a family of about 10 people do every combination of people in their group in front of a temple while I waited to get a picture of it.


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5 months 4 weeks ago #655910 by Frost Photography
Come to California, we have plenty of people who are clueless when it comes to walking in front of your shots.   :rofl:

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5 months 4 weeks ago #655946 by Stanly
In my head I wish I had a water squirt gun to spritz them with as they stand in front of my camera. LOL

But I say or do nothing and just wait for them to pass on by.

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5 months 4 weeks ago #656172 by Luca
I'm with you, its annoying.  But unless I own that space, which none of us do, there is nothing we can do other than pass them through or occasionally pass on a dirty look. :evil:  :whistle:


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