Went to a local Street Fair - No Photography

Started Jul 4, 2012 | Discussions thread
jeffcpix
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Re: Went to a local Street Fair - No Photography
In reply to I Cant Believe Its Not Butter, Jul 6, 2012

Three situations:

Walking through the Red Light district of Amsterdam, it is
advisable to comply with the window signs saying No Photos lest

one be confronted with an objection from the occupant or her large and threatening 'friend'.

Walking along St. Mark's square in Venice and encountering
objections from shop owners who hold that their window displays
are proprietary and are to be seen only by retinas and not sensors,
it may be advisable to comply lest the shop owner ask his cousin
Guido the cop to ruin your holiday.

Walking through the English Garden in Munich and being stopped by an undercover
policeman who is enforcing what he believes is a German law which
prohibits taking photos of private citizens in public spaces, it is advisable
not to protest lest he accidentally spills a stein of beer on your Zeiss lens.

We who record what we see using decent quality cameras are at a severe disadvantage; how many 'cell phone' photographers do as they wish without notice or
objection?

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