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    Re: Avoiding harassment when shooting in the street

    Montreal is a craphole. At one time it had a lot of potential but that was before the 1970s.

    The “why” is not an appropriate discussion topic for LFPF.

    No train to the airport is the least of the problems.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tin Can View Post
    Last time I was in Montreal was 2008

    I was amazed how the junkies were camping on sidewalks

    and openly sell junk

    I like the underground

    but why no train from airport?

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    Re: Avoiding harassment when shooting in the street

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael R View Post
    Iíve had this sort of crap doing urban landscape photography many times, not only with the fuzz, but occasionally subway Ďcopsí and security guards. I found it worst from a # of incidents perspective in the years following nine-eleven, but the level of danger is probably higher now when it comes to the likelihood of being shot or clubbed or choked or shaken down by the law here.
    one of the reasons I have focused non-camera based work (except for paid HABS and editorial ) the past 20 years is because of just this, over-reach by people - badged authorities and and non-badged people who think they are doing people a favor by being the equivalent of a vigilante. ( around here these days they sometimes drag flags of all sorts behind their pick up trucks ... faux pollice, faux patriotte )

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    Re: Avoiding harassment when shooting in the street

    I’m regularly harassed by police, US Park Rangers, security guards, and General busy bodies when shooting large format. Police came once and said I had been reported as setting up a cannon. With medium and 35mm, I’m generally ignored. When shooting urbanscapes, I’m hit on by beggars regardless of formant.

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    Hire off duty cops in uniform

    I was forced to hire them 24/7 by ARTIC

    as I was a Grad student shooting inside my old AVION all comers got 3 min video, 100's

    cost of permit $25 was low, compared to manditory event Insurance

    Downtown Chicago, I parked my Airsteam for 3 weekends

    Basiclly a movie or stills shoot is always welcome
    Tin Can

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    Re: Avoiding harassment when shooting in the street

    The ‘militarization’ of the police and shift to an absurdly over-the-top risk management mindset haven’t helped. Anyway, as j.e.simmons posted above, it’s harassment. I just expect it.

    Quote Originally Posted by jnantz View Post
    one of the reasons I have focused non-camera based work (except for paid HABS and editorial ) the past 20 years is because of just this, over-reach by people - badged authorities and and non-badged people who think they are doing people a favor by being the equivalent of a vigilante. ( around here these days they sometimes drag flags of all sorts behind their pick up trucks ... faux pollice, faux patriotte )

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    Re: Avoiding harassment when shooting in the street

    Quote Originally Posted by j.e.simmons View Post
    Iím regularly harassed by police, US Park Rangers, security guards, and General busy bodies when shooting large format. Police came once and said I had been reported as setting up a cannon. With medium and 35mm, Iím generally ignored. When shooting urbanscapes, Iím hit on by beggars regardless of formant.
    Harassed by Park Rangers? How did they harass you?

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    Re: Avoiding harassment when shooting in the street

    Quote Originally Posted by drj52 View Post
    Harassed by Park Rangers? How did they harass you?
    Doug Houk (a member here) and I were shooting at Cumberland Island National Seashore. It was nearing the end of the day and we were sitting at picnic tables resting and waiting for the time to catch the ferry back. Our view cameras were set up on their tripods. A park ranger came flying across a grassy open area in his pickup, charged right up to us, hopped out of the truck and demanded to know what we were doing. He said there were reports that we were setting up cannons. For once in my life, I had sense to keep my mouth shut and let Doug, who is much more diplomatic that I, deal with him.

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    Re: Avoiding harassment when shooting in the street

    Many boys of our generation made shot-shell cannons in shop class

    I did not

    I made slot car wheels on a 20 fl WW Ii lathe

    That did make cannons with auto taper
    Tin Can

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    Re: Avoiding harassment when shooting in the street

    I have been asked by a Washington State Park Ranger if I had a permit to photograph in a local State Park. She said that my equipment looked like "professional equipment." I explained that my equipment was old (the newest from the 1980's) and that I was a hobbyist.

    I took photographs in downtown Seattle some years ago, before Covid. I was set up across from the then fairly new Seattle Public Library. At that time there were few people living on the street. It was late in the afternoon, a man walked by and said "that looks like a very expensive camera" I felt uneasy by how he said it. If I went back to photograph I thought that I should have someone watching my back.
    Last edited by Robert Opheim; 31-Aug-2023 at 12:54. Reason: edit

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