Capt's idea, when he often offers to take photos for folks, is that if one of the family or group members can outrun ya, then they won't fear your offer :-) ...... Rennie
--rennielorca Mon Jul 16 12:17:53 2007
I was thinking it might be fun to do something odd, like a ball-and-chain, to convey the whole "I'm not going anywhere, so let me take your picture," and then orchestrate a series of opportunities (that don't go anywhere) for you to steal the camera, i.e. an accomplice in running gear shows up, or a friend shows up to release you from the chain, mid-shot, etc. You'd get nice photos of big groups of people including at least one nervous guy.
--LAN3 Mon Jul 16 13:11:59 2007
This is where I could have used some typographic distinction between Kirk's original thoughts and quoted text.
--Nick B Mon Jul 16 15:21:14 2007
Yeah, that's a good point. Usually I put quotes around stuff like this, but the multiparagraph bit kind of threw that off. And blockquote tags seem a bit ungainly.
--Kirk Mon Jul 16 16:16:18 2007
LAN3 -- yeah. A little elaborate for how long taking a snapshot but...
sometimes I think I should pre-emptively offer to let them hold my camera while I use theirs, but then it seems suspicious that I've thought it over so much...
--Kirk Mon Jul 16 16:17:30 2007
Or they might just think, "Who's this weirdo?"
--The_Lex Mon Jul 16 16:57:43 2007
Yeah, elaborate is the drawback, but the setup could be elaborate.
Also, flash-mob idea-- get someone to take your photo, and then, just as he's about to shoot, add more people. Repeat until the hapless photographer loses his or her shit.
--LAN3 Mon Jul 16 21:08:13 2007
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