>When I'm out and about I will shoot anything that is not >human. I wouldn't want my grandkids photo taken by a stranger >so I try to not take photos of other peoples kids.
Without trying to be confrontational or judgmental, I am always curious about hesitance or refusal to allow kid photos or a sense that it is inappropriate. I certainly feel a sensitivity about it - no question about that, and I don't try to sneak a photo if a parent or guardian indicates otherwise or if I sense before even approaching a parent or guardian in public that they don't want photos taken.
I guess I'm more curious about what Nikonians think is inappropriate about candid photos of kids at play, kids in concentration or contemplation over something, kids in a face-off with a parent and so on. I have a sense that we're to some degree protecting kids in this way because we've concurrently developed a sensitivity to loss of privacy in so many other areas of our lives. I suppose that alone is a good enough reason, just as much as the simple declaration that "Well, they're my kids/grandkids and I just don't want them to be photographed." Parents and grandparents rule no doubt. I'm not arguing the point, just wondering about it.
>I also do a lot of macro photography. I really like capturing >the details of a subject.