Mystery Walker.

Mystery Walker.

Recently I’ve been trying to get back into jogging (hence less photography – have you tried a 3 mile jog with a D70 round your neck? :-) ). I’m shocked at how out-of-shape I am, however I hope to improve fast!

When taking photos like this I’m never too sure if I’m crossing into someones private space, or whether I’m just making a normal observation of someones public behavious…

A few members of the local camera club were noticably voiciferous about this at a meeting last week – re-iterating that, under UK law, anyone who’s in public is “fair game” in photography terms. I think it’s important I maintain a balance between legality, and perhaps old-fashioned good manners.

In this scene, I felt that the girl was not sufficiently clear to worry about, but that there was enough detail remaining to make an interesting shot.

September 13, 2005

Comments.

CurlyToes
September 13th, 2005

I agree with your sentiments. I think it depends how clearly identifiable the person in the photo is. I think this photo is fine, as only that lady’s close relatives would probably recognise her, and then only with a magnifying glass. Anything more portrait-y, and I would (want to – but probably not able to) ask, although sometimes the best photos are when they don’t know they’re being taken.

It doesn’t seem like she’d seen you taking her, but the dog had you pegged!

Andrew
September 13th, 2005

Agreed, the dog is definately onto you :)

This may help you:
http://www.sirimo.co.uk/media/UKPhotographersRights.pdf

alan
September 13th, 2005

Yes, I’ve seen that before – quite handy. As I say it’s more about manners, and less about legal standpoint for these kinds of shots.

Leo
September 13th, 2005

I feel you on the whole invading personal space hooha bit. People around California get nitpicky about their privacy. So yea.

But you don’t go running w/ a d70 around your neck ^_^. You do it with the D70 strapped to your back. Tamrack makes some nice holster backpacks that you can strap on pretty tight.

alan
September 13th, 2005

I currently use a LowePro Orion Trekker – marvellous!

No use for running though! :-(

Ben
September 13th, 2005

I feel this shot wants to sell me an expensive French perfume, or some expensive chocolates..

But seriously, I quite like the pictures, it’s got a lovely sense of calm attached to it, and the pose is perfect.

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