Wed 10-Oct-12 11:40 AM | edited Wed 10-Oct-12 11:42 AM by richardd300
<< They usually want one and I give them a card that says "Amateur Photographer" and name, email and phone number.>>
Yes, I carry one too. I got stopped in Chester during the holiday season and was asked not to photograph by a jobsworth street warden! As I was discussing in a polite manner what I actually could and could not do with my camera a police officer arrived. He apologised to me, explained to the jobsworth and told me to enjoy my day.
I also take photo's of the local junior football teams, but can only capture the local teams in the goal mouth or practicing. If playing, I would have to be CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) by every other team playing and there's 44 in the league. I hate it and feel most awkward when I take my camera out. Wish I lived in London or one of the big cities where because of tourism I would be more accepted. That's the trouble with living in a small minded backwater in a paranoid country. Sadly, I am restricted to Landscape and wildlife. This is why I love using my camera abroad and St Petersburg was a joy for a photographer.