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    Thread: Public Photography Etiquette?

    1. Junior Member TrentonH1's Avatar
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      08-05-2012 05:25 PM #1
      What do you guys think about taking pictures of people's cars when they are in parking lots or public places that have nothing to do with a car show?

    2. 08-06-2012 08:12 PM #2
      Ive done it... but usually it is an exotic car. I think if its obviously a "car person's" car... then they will understand. But if your taking pictures of peoples toyota prius... they might call the cops

    3. 08-06-2012 08:41 PM #3
      Came in expecting people seeking tips on street photography... leaving disappointed.

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      08-06-2012 10:01 PM #4
      i took a piktar of a rare colored mk2 @ a Costco once.. at least 5 officers showed up asking plenty of questions.. found out and old couple called, worried about their toyota camry..

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      08-06-2012 11:52 PM #5
      old people... Yeah i'm somewhat scared of that, but i'm pretty sure it's not illegal so I don't think I could get into any real trouble.

    6. 08-07-2012 12:32 AM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by yel0wsn0 View Post
      Came in expecting people seeking tips on street photography... leaving disappointed.


      Seriously, random cars in parking lots??
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      This has to be my jam right now. If I had a few more subcontractors intothis type of **** the old lady would be done by now. Give me the kayak you know somebody is being a poseureur about.
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      08-07-2012 12:43 AM #7
      Well you see I live in Alabama and the only german car show close by that I know about is Sowo. So I don't get many opportunities to see nice cars much less take pictures of them so I was wondering what other people thought.

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      08-07-2012 11:20 AM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by yel0wsn0 View Post
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      08-07-2012 11:58 AM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by TrentonH1 View Post
      old people... Yeah i'm somewhat scared of that, but i'm pretty sure it's not illegal so I don't think I could get into any real trouble.
      maybe, but you might bring unwanted/bad attention to yourself.. if i were you, id find some car meets & start there, doesnt always have to be euro, especially if you need practice.

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      08-07-2012 03:41 PM #10
      just be respectful and don't try to make a photoshoot out of it. give the owner and car the respect it deserves as a personal piece of property, not some thing to be ogled at (though maybe that's why the owner has that car in the first place).

      case in point - i saw a 1972 Lotus Europa in a work parking lot during a lunch break, so i went over and snapped a couple quick shots on the cameraphone. owner was walking towards the car anyway, so i asked about it, and he offered to take a pic of me sitting in the driver's seat.
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      I'll break it down for you simple minded people. VWvortex. The VW stands for Volkswagen. And when you create a forum, admins can create sections within the forum. This forum has a section for general car chit-chat. The car lounge. So you see, even though it's a VW forum, you can still discuss other topics.

    11. 08-07-2012 05:10 PM #11
      It's actually funny. The gf and I have an ongoing joke about her car. As such I've started taking pictures of every one that machete her generation and color and posting them to a tumblr.

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    12. 08-07-2012 10:11 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by yel0wsn0 View Post
      It's actually funny. The gf and I have an ongoing joke about her car. As such I've started taking pictures of every one that machete her generation and color and posting them to a tumblr.

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      That's pretty funny and I think it just blue itself
      Quote Originally Posted by patrikman View Post
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      08-15-2012 06:09 PM #13
      You must start that thread NAAAOOOOOWWWW!!!

      Back on topic, just be nice. And if they ask why you're taking a picture of their car, just say that you like it

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      08-20-2012 06:35 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by yel0wsn0 View Post
      It's actually funny. The gf and I have an ongoing joke about her car. As such I've started taking pictures of every one that machete her generation and color and posting them to a tumblr.

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      08-22-2012 10:02 AM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by TrentonH1 View Post
      Well you see I live in Alabama and the only german car show close by that I know about is Sowo. So I don't get many opportunities to see nice cars
      You know the people that put in SoWo are based in Alabama, right?


      That being said, I do it all the time here in Japan. I just try to make sure people aren't in the car.

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