Street Photography Problem, or just me? Locked

Started 8 months ago | Discussions thread
ForumParentFirstPreviousNextNext unread
Flat view
This thread is locked.
ketsang
Regular MemberPosts: 156Gear list
Street Photography Problem, or just me?
8 months ago

Hi there, i am new to this forum and would appreciate your advice.

I am new to street photography. I have a small mirrorless camera which is quite discreet. However, in the short 2 months and less than 10x I was on the street, I had 3 unpleasant reaction from people.

1. I was shooting in a shopping mall and was told off by the security guard saying photography is not allowed.

2. I took a picture of an old lady from far, like 20m away and got told off my her for invading her privacy.

3. I was shooting a bakery shop window and the shopkeeper challenged me and asked why am I taking pictures. I thought it is perfectly legally to take picture of shop windows?

Those experiences kind of put me off a bit. Am I doing it wrong? Am I just unlucky? Or are the British more photo phobic?

Ket

 ketsang's gear list:ketsang's gear list
Fujifilm X100S Fujifilm X-E1 Fujifilm XF 35mm F1.4 R Fujifilm XF 60mm F2.4 R Macro Fujifilm XF 14mm F2.8 R +2 more
ForumParentFirstPreviousNextNext unread
Flat view
Post (hide subjects)Posted by
(unknown member)
(unknown member)
(unknown member)
LoLNew
(unknown member)
(unknown member)
(unknown member)
(unknown member)
(unknown member)
(unknown member)
(unknown member)
ForumParentFirstPreviousNextNext unread
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark post MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow