... where it's not about the camera.
I never get tired of the produce shots - thanks.
Hey, do you ever get any grief from the Wal-Mart folks for taking photos in the store? I was at the one here the other day, and took out my camera to snap a shot of a long row of shopping carts that looked kind of neat, and some guy (he may have been one of the managers) was giving me a hard time about it. "Wal-Mart doesn't like it when you take pictures," he said to me. I thought about telling him I didn't want to hurt Wal-Mart's feelings (like it was an entity), but decided not to push it. I explained that I just thought it looked like a neat shot, and he said if it was for personal use that he guessed it was okay, but then reiterated that "Wal-Mart doesn't like it when you take pictures." I just said okay and went on my way.
Snap away! I would have snapped a few shots of him... like the paparazi. :-)
"do you ever get any grief from the Wal-Mart folks for taking photos in the store?" No... because I don't let them see me doing it. All large stores have rules against photography. My nephew was called out for taking pictures in the Crate & Barrell. I'm good at being discreet. There have been a few times that some employee has started to approach me but I just palm the camera and keep moving or talk about something else. On the rare occasion that somebody might tell me that no photography is allowed, I just say "oops, sorry" and keep moving. There's no point in trying to argue about it... INSIDE the store, their rules apply. There have been some famous cases recently where security guards have tried to stop people from photographing buildings even though the shooter was on a public sidewalk. This is nonsense and you can fight it. If you are interested in photographers' rights, go here...http://www.krages.com/phoright.htm
My camera is my oxygen tank. I carry it with me every place I go. Heather
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