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Do you like to have your photo taken?
Old 08-08-2012   #1
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Do you like to have your photo taken?

Do you like to have your photo taken?

While out and about in Acharavi, a small holiday village in Corfu this chap, (picture below) took a sneaky hip shot of swmbo, a friend and myself through an open bar window as we sat chatting ...

I managed to get a snap of him as he passed the door, so if you were that chap with an m6 in Acharavi in mid July I got ya back

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Do you like to have your photo taken?
Well, I don't like to be told to pose or smile.

I'm trying to figure out where this place is in Acharavi. I'm thinking west from the Pumphouse restaurant?
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Old 08-08-2012   #3
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I generally despise having my photo taken - however, since I also take pics of people through bar windows, I would not object. In fact I would tell myself that I must look pretty interesting for the stranger to want a photo of me.

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as long as i am not made to smile, i don't mind. good catch, stewart ...
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I don't mind at all personally.
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Well, I don't like to be told to pose or smile.

I'm trying to figure out where this place is in Acharavi. I'm thinking west from the Pumphouse restaurant?
... it's the Central Bar, a bit East of the Pumphouse, maybe 50m past the well on the Kassiopi road, on the left ... not a normal haunt but we have a old friend there
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Old 08-08-2012   #7
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I don't mind, since I do this to others every day

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I like it, it happens far to rarely tough; what a great thing to look at when you grow older!

The weirdest thing happened last summer tough: me an my friend were having a smoke up on a hill in Göteborg, when suddenly a bus stops beside us and unloads a heard of Germans. A few of them took some snaps of us on the bench, which I didn't mind, but then one came up and started recording us with a video camera. That did feel a bit awkward to be honest!
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Sometimes it just happens ... (I don`t know who this chap was, it was the day after 3/11 in Shinjuku ....)

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Personally I hate having my photo taken, and yes I'm aware of the irony of it haha
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Thanks, I still don't recognize the view across the road, but I have passed that place many times.
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Old 08-08-2012   #12
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I don't mind it. If I am going to photo strangers then I should be fine with having my own photo taken. And I also really hate the fad of being camera shy like so many girls.
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Personally I hate having my photo taken, and yes I'm aware of the irony of it haha
Ha ha, imagine you're not the only one, lol.

Hated having my picture taken for most of my childhood, in fact it put me off photography altogether until my mid 20's. These days, would have no problem with my photo being taken in an environmental/ documentarian fashion, but if someone is looking for a more focussed portrait, I would prefer they know what they were doing, to show me at my best. Have had enough unflattering photos taken already
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Thanks, I still don't recognize the view across the road, but I have passed that place many times.
We rent a place in Roda, but Acharavi has the nearest supermarket, I go to the bakery for coffee in the mornings, and sometimes we have dinner at the Italian place next door (Giordano's is it?)
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Old 08-08-2012   #15
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Given the type of photography I do I have to not mind.
It happens quite regularly actually, not because I'm good looking (although I am pretty sexy), but because I'm always out in town with my dog, and people try to take a photo of us.
Sometimes I get to have fun - when I notice that people have a good composition in mind they raise their camera and... I strat moving around. Giving them a run for their money. They follow me around for a while trying to recreate the composition while I pretend to not notice. Just some clean wholesome fun
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I don't mind someone taking my picture...just don't show it to me...
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Why would any sane person care?

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Old 08-08-2012   #18
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Don't like it, but don't object. Fair's fair...
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Now why do you think I turned to photography in the first place?

It's an excuse not to be in the shot: 'No the selftimer on my camera is broke, youg guys huddle together, I'll push the button, somebodies gotta do it. Yes I know I'm a saint to volunteer every time... etc"





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Nah, I don't care if someone does it... unless I'm in a bad mood.
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Old 08-08-2012   #22
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I don't mind, as long as the photographer accepts that I'm going to return the favour.
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I've always had serious self-image issues and really dislike the way I look. So except for the mandatory Wedding and Bar Mitzvah type family shots, I generally avoid being photographed by persons I know. On the other hand, when my picture is taken on the street by strangers who will never show them to me, I don't care at all.
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Why would any sane person care?

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Did not know this question was directed exclusively to the sane?

I don't care for it, the results often look too much like me, that said, if I can hide most of me behind an attractive woman, I can tolerate it.

I think Jorge has your photo with him on his desk.

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I am still waiting for the person who wants to photograph me.
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turnaround is fair play. who am I to say "no" given how heedlessly I point my camera? that said, I'll agree with Bob Michaels. you're welcome to aim a lens at me, but why would you want to do that?
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As long as I don't have to look at the photo...

Seriously: I take photos of people on the street every day, so I think it's only fair not to stop others from taking pictures. If they can't find anything better to photograph than me, then so be it.
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I wouldn't stop someone from taking my photo, but I'm definitely not a fan of being in front of the lens instead of behind it.

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, Cartier-Bresson noted that it wasn't necessarily that he hated to be photographed, but it was that he was embarrassed by the notion of being photographed for being famous.[11]

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I don't mind being photographed but I hate when people take 'snapshots' of me.
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I don't like to have my photograph taken because I always get a strange look on my face and I have no idea why. I don't like to take pictures of people either. My wife got a good picture of me one time. - Jim
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I'm ok with having my picture taken in public by strangers. I even pose in photographs with strangers whether or not they know it at the time.

I don't like having my picture taken by friends because I don't want it uploaded to facebook. I'm simply not vain or naive enough to appreciate that.
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... I was shocked that I was affected, I think it could have been the "stealthy" way he tried to do it that upset me ... oh, and I'm not particularly photogenic either so it wasn't a vanity thing
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I am being mostly photographed when shooting 4x5" Tachihara in a public and then I really do not mind - with a camera like that I am pretty much asking for it

I am not sure someone ever tried to photograph me 'normally'. So my reaction would be a surprise I guess unless I would be doing something that calls for attraction (I am not THAT cool looking guy after all )

But in general no - I would not mind too much.
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Must be in thousands of family albums around the globe, never minded, sometimes i just dont look in to the camera, but usually i just dont care. Must be very few poses i made, but sometimes that happens.
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I don't mind really, but I do not appreciate to be told to pose (or smile, for that matter!).
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I don't like being in other people's picture so I usually just turn my head in the opposite direction, unless a cute woman is taking a picture then I will pose for her.
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I like having my photo taken. Sometimes I feel a little left out since i'm always the one looking through the camera..
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I do not mind being photographed but I do not like flash light. It doesn't matter if I'm the one getting photographed or if its someone/something else near me. I find flash extremely disruptive. I wouldn't necessarily ask the photographer to stop; it would depend on the situation.
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... I was shocked that I was affected, I think it could have been the "stealthy" way he tried to do it that upset me ... oh, and I'm not particularly photogenic either so it wasn't a vanity thing
I know what you mean about being affected and the stealthy approach. He might have just been connecting with his own inner International Street "PhoTOG" Eric Kim character and didn't mean to come across as stealthy.
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