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clickhappy
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Rude Photographers

Thu May 03, 2007 1:47 am

Ever have some clueless photog walk right into your shot? It can be frustrating, you frame a shot and then some clown walks right in the way?

How do you deal with it?

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RE: Rude Photographers

Thu May 03, 2007 2:02 am

Quoting Clickhappy (Thread starter):
How do you deal with it?

Impress them with the quality of your gear. Big grin
 
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RE: Rude Photographers

Thu May 03, 2007 2:20 am

Quoting Clickhappy (Thread starter):
How do you deal with it?

I usually make a remark he can't ignore (often of a personal nature :P)
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RE: Rude Photographers

Thu May 03, 2007 2:45 am

Take another shot. After he moves away.
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RE: Rude Photographers

Thu May 03, 2007 2:51 am

Get his name, reject all of his uploads  Wink

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RE: Rude Photographers

Thu May 03, 2007 3:02 am

Quite a few years ago my dad was taking a shot like that and some guy walked right in the view, so he basically shouted and told him what he thought. Only turned out to be one of my school teachers  silly 
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RE: Rude Photographers

Thu May 03, 2007 3:14 am

Walk the other side of the aircraft and shoot what actually he cannot even image to...

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RE: Rude Photographers

Thu May 03, 2007 3:20 am

Here in Lebanon it's actually legal to really shoot the guy  Big grin
 
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RE: Rude Photographers

Thu May 03, 2007 3:29 am

Quoting Viv (Reply 3):
Take another shot. After he moves away.

Very clever.
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RE: Rude Photographers

Thu May 03, 2007 3:54 am

Would have been bad center anyway!  rotf 

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RE: Rude Photographers

Thu May 03, 2007 3:58 am

I just call for his attention and wait until he moves away, as Viv said.

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RE: Rude Photographers

Thu May 03, 2007 4:06 am

Ask him if he minds moving until I'm done with the shot I was setting up. If he minds, hit him with the cattle prod.

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Thu May 03, 2007 4:09 am

Ask him/her what their a.net forum name was and diss them over on Airwhiners?  duck 
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RE: Rude Photographers

Thu May 03, 2007 5:22 am

I keep a brick in my photo bag for just such an occasion, and I toss it at his head.
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RE: Rude Photographers

Thu May 03, 2007 5:44 am

Quoting OD720 (Reply 7):
Here in Lebanon it's actually legal to really shoot the guy Big grin

I was already wondering why my parent's weren't exactly enthusiastic about my plans to visit Beirut, now I know why  Wink.
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RE: Rude Photographers

Thu May 03, 2007 6:18 am

Quoting Clickhappy (Thread starter):
How do you deal with it?

Step 1) Sharp tongue and a slashing comment.

Step 2) Sharp elbow.... to his head as I "accidentially" bring my camera to my eye for my shot.  Big grin

Step 3) Damn.... my monopod was extended when I turned around..... heheheheehehe. And you thought the 3 Stooges were the only slapstick in the neighbourhood!
 
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RE: Rude Photographers

Thu May 03, 2007 6:33 am

Quoting Clickhappy (Thread starter):
How do you deal with it?

If its a girl like Pamela Anderson I would tell her after she gave me her backthat now its time to give me the front now to shoot her double air bags!!And actually I wont bother much if she obstructs the F18.
.... Wink very interesting thread Royal
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RE: Rude Photographers

Thu May 03, 2007 6:46 am

Quoting Clickhappy (Thread starter):
Hey Dood, you are in my shot!

Sorry!  duck 
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RE: Rude Photographers

Thu May 03, 2007 9:04 am

ever stop to think you might have been in his shot?  Silly
 
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RE: Rude Photographers

Thu May 03, 2007 9:10 am

I just kindly tell the individual to get the fu$# out of my way.  Smile
 
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RE: Rude Photographers

Thu May 03, 2007 10:14 am

Hey royal
I can do better then that
We have some photogs here in Sydney that know the crowd but only talk to a select few they walk right past some of us and never utter a word.
That i think is the ultimate of rudeness to fellow photogs .
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RE: Rude Photographers

Thu May 03, 2007 3:19 pm

Quoting Clickhappy (Thread starter):
How do you deal with it?

.... change my shot and move into his image for a close up!

Or, more often, I just say something along the lines of "oh, don't mind me"! It usually provokes a response like "oh, really sorry, didn't see you there". To which I normally think "blind b*******d"!!!
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Thu May 03, 2007 4:59 pm

You know Royal, some fellow did that in one of Andy Martin's C-17 shots  Big grin
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RE: Rude Photographers

Thu May 03, 2007 7:20 pm

Never had any problems with other photographers. At Manchester they've always been friendly, even if its just a nod to say hello.

Royal, a swift kick in the rear would sort that fella out no worries  Cool
 
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RE: Rude Photographers

Thu May 03, 2007 7:49 pm

Depends on the situation really. If the guy could blatantly see you were taking a shot and just walked into your line of fire then it would annoy me but I doubt I'd say anything to their face. IMO it's best to keep things chilled and not go mouthing off at people even if they did something to annoy me.
If you were on a mound or whatever and someone moved to pick up their bag or something like than and got in your shot by accident then no worries. Anyone can do it by mistake.

It's a hobby for the vast majority of us however seriously you take it.

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RE: Rude Photographers

Thu May 03, 2007 8:01 pm

Never had the problem at airports, but at airshows and other events like car racing and car shows, people just love to stand in front of me and/or whoever is with me. Sometimes its annoying, but other times, we have some fun with it!!!
 
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Thu May 03, 2007 8:16 pm

Quoting Eadster (Reply 25):
Never had the problem at airports, but at airshows and other events like car racing and car shows, people just love to stand in front of me and/or whoever is with me. Sometimes its annoying, but other times, we have some fun with it!!!

Heck yeah... Avalon was a friggin' nightmare. I steer clear of shots at Airshows for that one reason. That and some clowns just don't know the meaning of personal space.
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RE: Rude Photographers

Thu May 03, 2007 10:09 pm

some fellow did that in one of Andy Martin's C-17 shots

Ah yes, the infamous Moses Lake trip. Funny you brought that up, we were having a laugh about it over dinner just last night. I told my girlfriend about the comment that Futterman made "Three widebodies in one shot." Of course she heard that and said "If they knew what you had in your pants it would have been four widebodies."

Anyways, myself, Erick Lopez, and Peter Nickerson are headed out to MWH next week, should be a blast.


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RE: Rude Photographers

Thu May 03, 2007 10:38 pm

Speak to the Guy.Maybe it was Unintentional.
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RE: Rude Photographers

Thu May 03, 2007 10:46 pm

haha I'd step in front of his shot, turn my head and ask "Sucks doesn't it?"

That or I'd take a mono pod and poke the back of his locked knee....down he goes!
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RE: Rude Photographers

Thu May 03, 2007 11:57 pm

One thing that drives me nuts is when people stop to wait for me to take the picture.

When I take a picture I'm waiting for them to walk through before I snap my picture.

And that's my biggest pet peeve.
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Fri May 04, 2007 12:36 am

You could always tell him that you don't have a lens wide enough to get all of his butt in, and would he mind moving. Big grin Come to think of it the widest one I have is a 17mm L

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Fri May 04, 2007 1:23 am

if you ask nicely you can get the other fellow photographer pose for you.
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RE: Rude Photographers

Fri May 04, 2007 2:46 am

I say "Thank you very much" and "I appreciate your shot is far more important than mine, so go ahead". Most people are so embarrassed they move.

Even worse are the clowns at airshows who, as you have the shot framed, walk in front of the aircraft and then spend five minutes closely examining rivets or various panels - fully aware you are trying to get a shot. Rumour has it most of them are modellers who only get out for airshows and take the opportunity to look closely at every inch of the real thing so they can complain that their latest 1/72nd scale lump of plastic isn't to scale/has the wrong colour decals/has the position of the ejection seat warning, as shown in the instructions, 1/64th of an inch too low.
 
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Fri May 04, 2007 4:16 am

The worst for me is when shooting on vacation in high touristy locations. Sure, when that many people are present, it's going to be hard to get a clear shot, but still very frustrating.

At Disneyland, I like to do a lot of night photography, especially at the end of the night when the crowd starts thinning. There is nothing more frustrating than having my camera set up for a shot, camera on and ready to go yet running low on battery, to have some yahoo stand right in front of you to take a picture of their party or whatever. I wait...and wait...patiently of course...wait some more. They finally finish so I take the shot. I like to take long exposures. So, shutter wide open for a while, and what happens? Another yahoo steps right in frame mid exposure. ARGH!!!!

One recent situation that just really got to me was while I was in New York back in March. I was trying to get a picture of the bull on Wall Street. I waited patiently while people took their pictures with the bull. People were going up one at a time, so, I waited for my turn. When my turn came up, I set up for the shot when two women walk right into the frame. One of them wanted the other to take their picture with the bull. So I wait again. I wait...and wait...and wait thinking OK, you can take the picture already!!! Wait again...and wait. Still holding that camera up to her face, she just stands there...I'm like what the hell is taking so long?! HIT THE DAM SHUTTER ALREADY!!! Everyone around me was like WTF?? I swear to god 3 full minutes passed, with the camera up to her face, before she finally took the photo of her friend. Ok good they are finally done...NOPE!! She wants to take another. She repeats the entire process. Then when she was done, they switch places. ARGH!!! So, more than 5 minutes later I finally had about a 3 second opportunity to grab a shot of the unobstructed bull. So annoying.

It's too bad I'm a patient person and I don't like to confront strangers...
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RE: Rude Photographers

Fri May 04, 2007 6:24 am

Quoting Viv (Reply 3):
Take another shot. After he moves away.

 checkmark  It's not like I lose anything by having to re-take the shot.

Quoting Mikephotos (Reply 4):
Get his name, reject all of his uploads

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RE: Rude Photographers

Fri May 04, 2007 6:32 am

Quoting Silver1SWA (Reply 34):
She wants to take another. She repeats the entire process. Then when she was done, they switch places. ARGH!!!

At least they didn't hand you the camera and ask you to take a pic of them together... then start re-doing their makeup!  crazy 

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RE: Rude Photographers

Fri May 04, 2007 1:42 pm

Royal,

Tell the rest of the story. You know where you rolled him for his gear. Apparently this asshat had put a D200 strap on his antique D100. What a clown. BTW, did he have any nice lenses?
 
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RE: Rude Photographers

Fri May 04, 2007 1:53 pm

Mostly Quantaray if I remember correctly. So yeah, pretty nice.
 
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RE: Rude Photographers

Fri May 04, 2007 5:59 pm

Quoting Eadster (Reply 25):
Sometimes its annoying, but other times, we have some fun with it!!!


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RE: Rude Photographers

Fri May 04, 2007 6:32 pm

Quoting Stil (Reply 39):
Do you mean this kind of "extras"?

That's one way!!!
 
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RE: Rude Photographers

Sat May 05, 2007 3:50 am

Quoting Clickhappy (Thread starter):
Ever have some clueless photog walk right into your shot? It can be frustrating, you frame a shot and then some clown walks right in the way?

You've never been to Fairford then Royal? That is one place where patience is more a rarity then a virtue!! Not content with putting blue and whitte cones around the planes they let other buggers wander around taking pictures and even the general public!! And none of them seem to realise you DON'T want them in your picture! Big grin

Wait and watch, grab the shot and then go and annoy someone else trying to get a picture. Works for me! Big grin

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RE: Rude Photographers

Sat May 05, 2007 7:36 am

Funny thing about Fairford is that the photographers I hear whining about Joe Public being in their shot are people standing 500 yds from the subject with big white lenses on the camera, 12 ft stepladders at the ready, who are basically too idle to put a more suitable lens on and get in closer.  boggled 
 
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RE: Rude Photographers

Sat May 05, 2007 10:02 pm

Quoting Flybhx (Reply 42):
Funny thing about Fairford is that the photographers I hear whining about Joe Public being in their shot are people standing 500 yds from the subject with big white lenses on the camera, 12 ft stepladders at the ready, who are basically too idle to put a more suitable lens on and get in closer.

Sometimes you are right. However, for some aircraft "getting in closer" isn't an option and, despite it being obvious you are trying to take a picture, people continue to wander in front. But, as I said earlier, all I do is wait and within a short while a gap appears and the picture can be got.

It does annoy me to hear photographer shouting at people and sometimes getting quite abusive. Doesn't do them or the hobby/profession any favours. At an airshow like Fairford many photogs are there for the duration and on public days pictures are just a waiste of time. Better to get them on the days before and after. It's just mugs like me who are too tight to pay for a 4 day pass and only go one day that suffer. Big grin

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RE: Rude Photographers

Mon May 07, 2007 3:18 pm

They can be a problem at times and I usually wait or move in front if they take too long.

No problem last time I was shooting if anyone had walked in front they would have disappeared rapidly by 3500 feet!!



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RE: Rude Photographers

Mon May 14, 2007 10:34 pm

I find Tasers work really well at getting their attention..........................hehehehehehehehehe.

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RE: Rude Photographers

Mon May 14, 2007 11:18 pm

Quoting Stil (Reply 39):
Quoting Eadster (Reply 25):
Sometimes its annoying, but other times, we have some fun with it!!!



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Do you mean this kind of "extras"?

...imagine the extras that dude closer to the shore taking his shot had......
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