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Creeksong October 26, 2018, 08:25 AM
Sometimes the best models just show up. I like to keep my portraits candid, mostly, because people clam up when I point the camera at them. I had taken a couple of shots of her without her knowing, and they were so-so. Suddenly she spotted me focusing on her, and in that second, instead of disappearing into herself, she became a swimsuit model, and lit up in tacit agreement.
Sonja October 27, 2018, 10:45 AM
Hmmm.... amongst the juveniles in our family it has tradition that when a child gets aware of the aunt using the camera to stick at once the tounge out at her, make ears or a long nose or using the fingers in some other ways, like sometimes showing the middle one or flipping a bird with the less well obedience trained teens....

And the young parents and some of the grandparents too do not appreciate the others to trade family reunion shots of their offspring in a manner any stangers can grab them with a screen shot. They are even uncomfortable when I make new online friends and widen their private shot access permission to fast or without knowing sufficient details on their identity, that I share the family snaps online at all.
Creeksong October 27, 2018, 04:59 PM
Hi Sonja. It sounds as though you are admonishing me for taking pictures of strangers without permission. Although I have heard this viewpoint from others, I don't publish images that are demeaning or compromising. I view my photographic efforts as artful insights into the human condition. There is no basis for any parent to fear the misuse of any images I capture. Although I can't speak to the motives of everyone, and realize that there may be some basis for parents to feel that, I will not be quashed in my celebration of the human spirit. My motives are pure, my conscience clear.
Sonja October 28, 2018, 09:14 AM
No, I just thought she is one of yours.

I tried to tell you how it is with my family, as an explaination why there are almost no pics of humans in my public stream and the few usually are just incidental photobombs I do not know or human ants lending to proportions.

Creeksong October 28, 2018, 04:21 PM
My sister from another mother. We have never met.
mramshaw November 30, 2018, 08:15 PM
Great picture.

I have run into problems taking pictures of people, so generally I don't.

But different cultures and places have different rules.

Creeksong November 30, 2018, 08:48 PM
I like this on a lot, too. Although I have gotten chew out by a few people, I usually to show them what I have taken and send them the best of the shots. I ask for their email and then follow through, telling them that there is no charge for the image, but offer them prints if they are interested in purchasing some.
Art can, occasionally, be a fickle mistress.
mramshaw November 30, 2018, 10:26 PM
I have been asked to delete pictures (people have no right to ask this).

I have always complied (luckily the pictures have all been awful).

If they were *good* pictures I would probably squawk!

Things have gotten out of hand, I know a professional photographer who was asked not to take pictures of his *own* kids at a pool.

Creeksong November 30, 2018, 10:37 PM
Yes, it's a big world, full of idots and saints. I refuse to live in fear. My light shines unabashedly, and brightly everywhere I go. I owe that to humanity.
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