Does this happen to you when out taking photos?

Started Feb 16, 2017 | Discussions thread
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Does this happen to you when out taking photos?

I use a Panasonic GH4, usually on a tripod with setup that usually consists of a a Tascam 701D, Atomos Ninja 2 and Sennheiser ME66 mic as I take a mix of photos and videos, mostly of wildlife and often I am in public places where I am allowed to do this. When I am out in such places with my camera gear, 90% of the time I get people coming up to me and asking about my camera, one person even asked me if I was from the local news! (which of course I wasn't). The odd time, someone will come up to me, stare at my camera for a few seconds, they walk away,

Only once when I was out, did someone come up to me and instantly recognised my gear, but he was a professional Photographer. Now I don't mind chatting with the occasional person as I like meeting people, but it sometimes gets so distracting that I find it hard to finish what I am doing.

Other than that, I often get peoples dogs coming up and licking me as they walk past.

I think it happens because I am the only person, apart from the photographer I met, that goes to these kinds of places with a camera rig setup and therefore people get curious to see someone with one.

Does anyone else get problems like this when they are taking photos/videos in places where there are people around?

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